Your Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Your statement of purpose is an important part of your international student application and helps The Gordon assess your application for GTE purposes.

All students are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements. In order for us to assess your application quickly, it is important that you complete the correct Statement of Purpose (SOP).  The SOP is based on data that The Gordon receives from the Department of Home Affairs. This information is specific to The Gordon and may not be the same for other providers. 

If your country appears in the list below, you are required to complete the SOP for EL3 Countries. If your country does not appear in the list below, you should complete the SOP for EL1 and EL2 Countries. Please download the relevant SOP template below, complete all sections and submit the completed SOP with the rest of your application.


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SOP for EL3 Countries

EL 3 Countries:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Lebanon
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Pakistan
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

 

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