Definition of personal statement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


personal statement

BrE BrE//ˌpɜːsənl ˈsteɪtmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɜːrsənl ˈsteɪtmənt//
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a written description of your achievements and interests, included as part of an application for a job or a place at university or college In the personal statement, applicants have the opportunity to explain why they believe they should receive the scholarship.