Hello, my name is Prity. I will be applying for GKS undergraduate thus year. This is my personal statement-

Personal statement:

I found economics a very intriguing subject. It compels me to use my both - analytical and creative skills together. This subject appears limitless, enabling me for so much scope for further research and study. One of the reasons I want to pursue economics as my major is its high utility and huge demand in the job markets. Job opportunities are increased because of globalization and after the merging of the world economy. A well trained economist has a high demand all across the world.
It was in 9th grade that I studied about South Korea's economy for the first time. That was the time I learned about 'The Miracle on the Han river', the transformation from a least developed country to a developed country and now the 11th largest economy of the world. So, when I found my interest in economics, the first and only name that came into my mind was of South Korea. I could not think of any better place for my higher education. I also got attracted by the amazing education system of the country. The extracurricular activities, practicals, teacher-student interactions, and an ideal place for learning and personal development. The education system of South Korea is considered one of the best in the world. Large number of international student goes there every year for quality education. Studying economics in Korea is the key that can help me reach higher and higher in this sector. Also the country's culture and history had got me attached to them.

I come from a middle-class nuclear family, consisting my father,mother and an elder brother. They have always supported me and my decisions. I have spend most of my life with my parents and have seen them struggling. But in spite of their hardship, they have provided my brother and me the best possible education. My brother did very well in his studies and is currently working as a software engineer in IBM company. So now it's my turn to devote myself to studies and make my family proud.
Talking about my academics, I was a normal student without much struggle. I always got more than 80% every year and been in top 10 lists in the class. I made model for science exhibitions organized in my school and also have given speech on the special occasions. I have been the class head of my class for two years. I also had great bonding with my teachers and they were very supportive and motivating.
When I was 8 years old, my family shifted from our hometown to a state-capital- 'Ranchi'. It was big and beautiful but an unfamiliar place for me. From a small town to a big city, the change was huge for a little girl with no friends, but I tried my best to get moulded in the new environment. I went to the best school near us and there the students had to talk in english only. With the passage of time, I got familiar with place and the city became my new home. After 3-4 years, a tragedy happened with my family and we had to return to our hometown. Everything had changed there. It felt like a new place to me. I had to start everything again, from making friends to knowing neighborhood places. Even in my hometown I changed my school twice. And because of this, I learned how to adjust in a new environment quickly. I think the qualities that helped me through all those time such as positively interacting with new people and socializing easily, is in my genes that I got from my father.
I always believed in holistic development, so apart from academics I also tried to focus on extracurricular activities. From dancing to learning taekwondo, I wanted to explore every opportunity to learn something new. Sketching,dancing and playing kabaddi are some of my hobbies. I have played kabaddi and badminton at the school level competitions. I was once the leader of the kabaddi team during 8th grade and won a competition organized in our school against 10th grade students. Participating in extracurricular activities have helped me develop skills such as teamwork, problem solving and confidence. Playing with a team also helped me build leadership qualities. During my high school, I did not get a chance to participate in any activities that was related to the major that I am choosing, because of Covid 19 and lack of opportunities, but I will actively participate in the future when I get the chance. I have performed different roles in school plays and participated in dance programs. Few years ago, I took part in a talent hunt in the dance category, held in our town. I got the 1st position among my schoolmates and 3rd among whole town's students. During Covid 19 lockdown in India, I spend my time learning something new everyday. I did small free courses available on UNICEF's learning portal- Agora, and tried to enhance my sketching skills by free online lessons. That was the time I started learning Hangul and some basic Korean words. All these activities helped me in greater character development and broadening my perspective. The social skills that I have developed via participating in numerous activities will surely help me to better interact with native people of Korea along with students from various countries, and make it little easier for me to adjust in the new-country environment.

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Hi there,

1- What is the word limit for that statement?

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3- What is the submission deadline?

I can only point out the errors of grammar and word use. You did not post the instructions.


I found find economics a very intriguing subject. It compels me to use my both - analytical and creative skills together. This subject appears limitless, enabling me for so much scope for further research and study. One of the reasons I want to pursue economics as my major is its high utility and huge ("Huge" is a rather juvenile word.) demand in the job markets. Job opportunities are have increased because of globalization and after the merging (??) of the world economy. A well trained economist has is in a high demand all across the world. (repetitious)
It was in 9th grade that I studied about South Korea's economy for the first time. That was the time I learned about 'The Miracle on the Han river', the transformation from a least an underdeveloped country to a developed country and now the 11th largest economy of the world. So, when I found my interest in economics, the first and only name that came into my mind was of South Korea. I could not think of any better place for my higher education. I also got (wrong word) was attracted by the amazing education system of the country. The extracurricular activities, practicals, teacher-student interactions, and an ideal place for learning and personal development. (That is a long noun phrase, not a sentence.) The education system of South Korea is considered one of the best in the world. Large number (wrong form) of international student goes there every year for quality education. Studying economics in Korea is the key that can help me reach higher and higher in this sector. Also the country's culture and history had got (wrong word) me attached (wrong word) to them.

I come from a middle-class nuclear family, consisting my (wrong phrase) father,mother and an elder brother. They have always supported me and my decisions. I have spend most of my life with my parents and have seen them struggling. But in spite of their hardship, they have provided my brother and me with the best possible education. My brother did very well in his studies and is currently working as a software engineer at in IBM company. So now it's my turn to devote myself to studies and make my family proud.
Talking about In my academics, I was a normal student without much struggle. I always got more than 80% every year and been in top 10 lists in the class. I made model (wrong usage) for science exhibitions organized in my school and also have given speech on the special occasions. I have been the class head of my class for two years. I also had great bonding with my teachers and they were very supportive and motivating.
When I was 8 years old, my family shifted (wrong word) from our hometown to a state-capital- 'Ranchi'. It was big and beautiful but an unfamiliar place for me. From a small town to a big city, the change was overwhelming huge for a little girl with no friends, but I tried my best to get acclimated to / adjusted to moulded in the new environment. I went to the best school near us and there the students had to talk in english only. With the passage of time, I got familiar with place and the city became my new home. After 3-4 years, a tragedy happened with my family and we had to return to our hometown. Everything had changed there. It felt like a new place to me. I had to start everything again, from making friends to knowing neighborhood places. Even in my hometown I changed my school twice. And because of this, I learned how to adjust in a new environment quickly. I think the qualities that helped me through all those time such as positively interacting with new people and socializing easily, is in my genes that I got from my father.
I always believed in holistic development, so apart from academics I also tried to focus on extracurricular activities. From dancing to learning taekwondo, I wanted to explore every opportunity to learn something new.

(This paragraph is rather disorganized and lacks coherence.) Sketching,dancing and playing kabaddi are some of my hobbies. I have played kabaddi and badminton at the school level competitions. I was once the leader of the kabaddi team during 8th grade and won a competition organized in our school against 10th grade students. Participating in extracurricular activities have helped me develop skills such as teamwork, problem solving and confidence. Playing with a team also helped me build leadership qualities. During my high school, I did not get a chance to participate in any activities that was related to the major that I am choosing, because of Covid 19 and lack of opportunities, but I will actively participate in the future when I get the chance. I have performed different roles in school plays and participated in dance programs. Few years ago, I took part in a talent hunt in the dance category, held in our town. I got the 1st position among my schoolmates and 3rd among whole town's students. During Covid 19 lockdown in India, I spend my time learning something new everyday. I did small free courses available on UNICEF's learning portal- Agora, and tried to enhance my sketching skills by free online lessons. That was the time I started learning Hangul and some basic Korean words. All these activities helped me in greater character development and broadening my perspective. The social skills that I have developed via participating in numerous activities will surely help me to better interact with native people of Korea along with students from various countries, and make it little easier for me to adjust in the new-country environment.

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Hello,

1. There is no word limit. The essay must be within two pages.

2. There are 4 points that are given in application:

a) motivation with which you are applying for this program.

b) family and education background

c) significant experience you have had;risks you have taken and achievements you have made; person or event that have has a significant influence on you

d) extracurricular activities

3. It's not out yet.


Thank you so much for the help.

Revise your statement (bearing the above corrections and comments in mind) and repost it below if you like.

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This is the first part of my GKS scholarship. I tried to explain the reasons I want to study International management.


Due to globalization,countries all across the world are becoming more interconnected and trade barriers among nations are disappearing. Companies are no longer confined to a single country but are reaching overseas as well. Therefore, it will be great to have a degree in International Management, which will provide me knowledge about how to manage and work around a diverse team, carry out research on a global level, learn new skills and make strategic decisions. This will help me to prepare for a global and diverse career, with opportunities across many sectors and industries. One of the reasons I want to pursue International Management as my major is its high scope and utility in job markets due to growing significance of MNCs. Also, 'Management' is something that I have always been interested in, because I think it will allow me to use my both - analytical and creative skills together.

Due to (That really is not logical.) In this age of globalization, countries all across the world are becoming more interconnected and trade agreements barriers among nations are carefully negotiated. disappearing. (BREXIT is not an example of that "disappearing". In fact, it went in the opposite direction. The political wave of nationalism is sweeping across Europe, and that means a policy of protectionism. If you are applying for university, make sure you are accurate. Don't overgeneralize.) Major international companies often have headquarters in one country, manufacturing and research facilities in others, supply chains that span the globe and branch offices in cities everywhere. are no longer confined to a single country but are reaching overseas as well. (That is not a very accurate statement. The East India Company reached overseas hundreds of years ago.) Therefore, it will be great to have a degree in International Management, which will provide me knowledge about how to manage and work a multi-national around a diverse team, carry out research on a global level, learn new skills and make strategic decisions. (Your list is really a hodge-podge. You really don't know where your are going! Your letter is not focused. It is too broad, an example of what I call "pablum." ) This will help me to prepare for a global and diverse career, with opportunities across many sectors and industries. One of the reasons I want to pursue International Management as my major is its high scope (Not a good phrase) and utility in job markets due to the growing significance of MNCs. (Do not use an acronym without spelling it out in words first.) Also, 'Management' (The quotes are disparaging.) is something that I have always been interested in, because I think (You are not sure.) it will allow me to use my both - analytical and creative skills together.

Thank you so much. I will try to improve.

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