These notes are from the 2018 version of the course. A significantly expanded new version will be made available once the 2019 course starts. 🤓

Whether you are applying for a Master's or for a PhD, the personal statement is your chance to present a coherent picture of your traits and abilities, and convey a bit about your personality. In this lecture, we discuss general best practices for writing such a personal statement. We discuss the purpose of the statement, the information that should be included, and finally some writing tips.