Most Common SOP Mistakes

A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is a letter of intent to study as a student in Australia. If your SOP is written properly and your supporting documents are sound, you will likely be granted an Australian Student Visa. However, too many potential students make these critically common SOP mistakes that cost them valuable time and money during their Australian Student Visa application process. Below you will find one of the reasons Kyle from Istanbul got his Australian Student Visa refused and how you can avoid the same fate.

“I have included the evidence that your partner Devons, Maya is a non-accompanying member of the family unit as you have stated in your application form, although she has applied for the same type of visa and the same courses as you did, just two days prior to your visa application.”

In this case, Kyle’s reviewing officer noted that his partner, Maya, had also submitted a Statement of Purpose to apply for an Australian Student Visa. Not only did Kyle’s partner submit her Australian Student Visa application shortly before Kyle’s, she expressed interest in her SOP for the exact same courses and university mentioned by Kyle. Unfortunately, the lack of SOP individuality and attention to detail from both Kyle and Maya led to have their Australian Student Visa refused.

“When the above mentioned factors are considered as a whole, your application and supporting documents, lead me to question your motives for applying to study in Australia. These motives do not appear to focus on the educational outcomes which can be achieved through obtaining a quality international education in Australia, but rather on the use of a student visa for maintaining residence in Australia.”

Kyle and Maya made the common SOP mistakes of not thoroughly planning their educational plans in Australia to reflect their individual goals. Another reason Kyle saw his Australian Student Visa refused was because his partner, Maya, was planning to accompany him in Australia. Without his partner back in Istanbul, there is less motivation for Kyle to return back to his country of origin. For this reason, Kyle’s reviewing officer was not satisfied with his Statement of Purpose and believed he was using an Australian Student Visa as means to travel or maintain residence in Australia.

To avoid getting your Australian Student Visa refused, it is important to seek help from the professionals here at GTE Experts. Click here to learn how you can minimize your visa refusal risk without wasting time and money.

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