Common Statement of Purpose Mistakes

Before applying for an Australian Student Visa, it is important to understand the necessary requirements. One of the most difficult visa requirements is a Statement of Purpose (SOP) or similarly, a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statement. Both of these statements are written documents that share your intent to study in Australia with a government case officer. Without hiring expert SOP writers like GTE Experts, students make common SOP mistakes that cost them a visa and a dream. Today, we will share with you one of the most common SOP mistakes that you are making in your Statement of Purpose.

“I have considered your educational background and I have afforded this fact some weight in reaching my decision. I note that you have not tried to enter any other studies since then. While I accept that there might be no need for that earlier, I find that you have not considered any other options prior to choosing Australia.”

For this refused SOP example from China, his visa was denied because he did not attempt to study or research alternative education options in his home country before applying for an Australian Student Visa. While writing your Statement of Purpose, it is important to prove you have considered obtaining your degree from colleges, universities, or institutions in your home country. If you are still choosing to apply for an Australian Student Visa, clearly state why your home countries’ courses will not provide the same value as the courses you are proposing to study in Australia. Your case officer will always consider the amount of money and effort that goes into studying in Australia, so you need to make sure an Australian Student Visa is the best option to benefit your future.

“You have provided limited details in relation to your reasons for wishing to study in Australia and you have not provided sound reasons for not undertaking similar course in your home country or in any other country.”

So, you’ve researched education options in your home country and they just don’t stack up to those in Australia. It’s not enough to simply state this fact. While writing your Statement of Purpose, always provide a wide range of details. What learning experiences do these Australian courses provide that your home country does not? Are there unique student research studies or internship opportunities that will help benefit your future career? These details are crucial toward the decision of your Australian Student Visa, yet they are one of the most common SOP mistakes potential students make.

To avoid getting your Australian Student Visa refused, it is important to seek help from the professionals here at GTE Experts.Download SOP sample here


Click here to learn how you can minimize your visa refusal risk without wasting time and money.

If you are ready to make a commitment to your future, contact us for an expertly written Statement of Purpose / GTE Statement. With a 99% approval rate, GTE Experts is a safe bet for your future.

Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for more tips, tricks and our latest GTE Experts Student Visa success stories!

About the Author

How We Can Help You

Writing service

We have developed an innovative and highly effective format for crafting a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement that guarantees success.

Student Visa
Application service

Success in obtaining a visa depends on the strength of your individual case, the quality of your GTE statement, and the supporting documents you provide.

Visa Refusal

We have successfully assisted over 90% of visa applicants who were previously refused, including assistance with the AAT application process.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Let’s make magic happen!