Updated: Jan 21
My name is (Full name) and my DoB is --/--/----.
I am a resident of (city of residence).
I have enrolled in (name of the university) to study (name of the program) and I am writing this SOP in support of my visa application.
My father’s name is ---.
He is a businessman and is into the business of –
He is working with (name of the employer) at the designation of (designation)
My mother’s name is ---.
She is a homemaker.
She is a businesswoman and is into the business of –
She is working with (name of the employer) at the designation of (designation)
I have an elder/younger brother/sister. His/her name is --. He is studying/working with --.
Details of other family members
Details of the Spouse/Dependent:
If you have dependents (spouse and children), please provide their names and age. Also, indicate if they plan to accompany you or join you later or remain in your home country whilst you study in Abroad.
What is your spouse’s current occupation? Will your spouse resign from their current employment to accompany you to Abroad?
What does your spouse intend to do in Abroad? Do you have any children?
If so, will your children accompany you to Abroad? Are you aware that school-aged children must attend school in Abroad? Are you aware of the extra costs associated with bringing your spouse and/or children with you to Abroad?
I completed my SSC from (name of the board) in (year of completion). My aggregate score in SSC was -
I then completed my HSC from (name of the board) in (year of completion). My aggregate score in HSC was -
Thereafter, I enrolled in (name of the degree) in (year). I successfully completed my graduation in (year of completion) from (name of the university) with an aggregate score of ---.
For Postgraduation, if applicable: Thereafter, I enrolled in (name of the degree) in (year). I successfully completed my graduation in (year of completion) from (name of the university) with an aggregate score of ---.
Work Experience Details:
I started my career with (name of the organization). My designation was --- and my salary was ---. I worked here from --- to ---. I left this company for (reason for leaving the job).
Mention details of other work experiences, if the applicant has any.
Details of a gap in the profile, if any:
Give a detailed description of the activities in the gap along with documentary evidence (if any) that can be furnished.
Date of completion of highest qualification
Research for higher education in India
Research for higher education abroad, in overseas universities
Preparation of IELTS/PTE
Date of submission of application
Date of the generation of offer
Date of fund approval
Date of fee payment
Immigration history, if applicable:
Disclose any previous visa refusals or cancellations you have received from any country, including Abroad and describe how you addressed the issues identified that resulted in your visa refusals or cancellations.
Reasons for choosing not to study in India
If your program is offered in your country, why don’t you want to study it there?
How is the education system in Abroad different from that in your country and how will this benefit you?
Challenges you might face in getting admission in good universities in India
Reasons for choosing the course
How is this program related to your previous studies? If there is no link, explain why you are seeking a change of discipline and therefore a career change.
What do you know about this program? Accreditation awarded to the courses
What do you like about the program structure?
How will this program benefit your future? explain how this course will benefit you in your future career prospects back in your home country or in other international settings where employment opportunities may be available for you.
Include the research you undertook into your potential career outcomes.
How the work experience is relevant to the program the applicant has chosen? If it is not relevant, then why the applicant has chosen to study his intended program?
Reasons for choosing to study in Abroad
What research have you done into other countries that have led you to choose Abroad as your study destination?
How will studying Abroad benefit your future?
How financial investment in an Abroad degree will improve your circumstances in your home country?
Reasons for choosing the university:
Comparison of your chosen university with other universities in Abroad (rankings, facilities, scholarships, etc.)
Details of the university:
Details of campuses and reasons for choosing your intended campus where the course is being offered
Facilities provided by the university
Future plans and job prospects after completion of the course:
Which companies do you expect to work with after completion of your studies?
Which designations to you expect to work after completion of your studies?
How much do you expect your salary to be after you complete your degree in Abroad?
Why is studying Abroad a good investment for your future?
Where do you intend to live in Abroad? How many expenses you will have to incur to live in your preferred accommodation?
Total Costs and Details of Sponsors:
Annual tuition fee: USD
Annual living expenses: USD 20290
Travel Fare: USD 2000
In this way, the annual cost of tuition and living for me in Abroad will be USD.
Provision of funds:
I have availed an education loan of Rs. ---- from (name of the bank).
My father/mother has savings worth Rs. --- in (name of the bank).
My father/mother has a fixed deposit/FDs worth Rs. --- in (name of the bank).
Incentives to return to India:
After my studies in Abroad are over, I will return to India. My parents and my entire family are settled in India. My parents have been very supportive and kind enough to sponsor my studies in Abroad. I will, therefore, return to be with them and support them.
Besides, there are many good job and career prospects in India. I can get high salaries in India as mentioned above and be with my family and look after them. These are strong reasons for me to return to India.
I thank (name of the university) for considering me for the (program) and I am eagerly looking forward to commencing my studies in Abroad and make the most of this opportunity.