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The 'word' limit is 47 lines of text, or 4000 characters. This equates to (roughly) 600 words.
UCAS recommends that you write out your personal statement in a word processor before copying and pasting it into their online application form.
To help you with this, use our personal statement length checker when writing your statement.
Nobody can write a brilliant personal statement in one draft, so it's important you start early on to make sure your statement is the best it can be.
We recommend you begin jotting down some notes for your initial draft during the summer holidays (July and August) so you have something down before you go back to school/college in the autumn.
To write a great personal statement that will give you the best chance of success, we recommend you:
For more tips and advice, please see:
At Studential, we also offer a range of UCAS Personal Editing & Review Services, including ones for:
Our professional editors are here to help those who are struggling with their personal statements, and need a little extra help with putting together a final draft.
You can also use our Personal Statement Template to help you put together your first draft.
When writing your UCAS personal statement, it's best to avoid the following:
For more information, please take a look at our 10 Personal Statement Don'ts.