As part of the student visa application process, all students are required to demonstrate the genuineness of their intentions to study through the submission of a Statement of Purpose (SOP).

The information you need to provide depends on your circumstances. Please select one of the categories below for guidelines on writing your SOP.

Note: All SOPs must be written by the student (not the agent or a family member) and should match the student’s current English ability.

Students who are applying for their first student visa:
How to write a Statement of Purpose – First Visa Application

Students who are applying to extend their current student visa:
How to write a Statement of Purpose – Visa Application Extension