In some ways you are very lucky because your experience of high school, hobbies and life experience will already be different from many UK/ home students so you should take advantage of this in your personal statement. But you also need to make 2 things very clear. Firstly, why do you want to study in the UK and secondly, you need to show that your English is of a good standard (usually IELTS 6ǌ or above). It is no good having IELTS 6Ǒ if you personal statement is full of grammar and spelling mistakes. But DO NOT pay for someone to write your personal statement for you on one of the many websites offering this service. If you have IELTS 6Ǒ, you do not have perfect native speaker style English and universities may reject your application if they suspect it is not your writing.
Writing a personal statement does not have to be rocket science; however, if you're not careful, you could easily jeopardize your personal essay and compromise your chances of getting accepted in the school you prefer. If you think you can write about anything in your personal essay, you better think again and think hard. Not everything you might want to share will make the right impact, and failing to comply with essay rules and guidelines could cost you your acceptance. Here are some of the more common ways for you to mess up your personal statement and some tips on what you can do to keep yourself from doing so.