What should I include in my personal statement and how long should it be?

Please check the entry requirements on specific course pages to see if the relevant course(s) require a personal statement.

Your personal statement should address why you wish to study a particular course at Cairnmillar, including any relevant work or volunteer experience, certifications and career or future study aspirations.

Personal statements should be no longer than 500 words. 10% leeway either side is normally acceptable.

For those applying to any Counselling and Psychotherapy program, please note that a personal statement is not required. Instead, applicants will be asked to provide extended responses to questions within the application form directly. Please see the relevant course page(s) for further information.