Your application should contain the following documents:
1) Politics and History Registration of Interest form
2) A cover letter, indicating why you are applying for a student exchange, why you have selected your destination, why it will be beneficial for you to study in the department you have chosen, if there is anywhere you would not want to go, if you speak and write any other language(s), and at the level of your language skills.You need to submit a satisfactory rationale, detailing the academic reasons for wishing to undertake the year of study at the partner institution rather than at Brunel University. You also need to state a second and third destination, in case you are not selected for your preferred choice.
Students who have excelled in the first part of the application process will be invited to meet with the Exchange Committee who will make the final decision.
Please follow these tips when writing your personal statement:
- Research thoroughly before you start writing your cover letter. Have you decided which programme you are applying to?
- Be focused
- Be transparent: why are you making these choices?
- Show motivation and enthusiasm for the subject
- Demonstrate that you are mature and responsible
- Show initiative
- Demonstrate analytical and communication skills
- Show you are able to adjust to a new environment
- Structure the material: the majority (50-75%) of your personal statement should be spent explaining why you want to do the course
- Be selective
- Show knowledge of, and interest in, the programme and the modules taught in the department you are applying for
Include relevant experiences Interests, hobbies, achievements and responsibilities Career plans
- Finally do at least two drafts, check all of your course and personal details are accurate, and check your spelling and grammar
The Selection Committee holds the right to rescind any offer, or refer a student disciplinary proceedings if it is discovered that the required materials and grades were not their own and dishonestly presented.