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How to write a C.V.

Curriculum Vitae

Your C.V. is certainly one of the most vital documents in your application. You must make sure that the personal information you maintain in a C.V. is accurate, up-to-date and clear. It is via your C.V. that our experts as well as admission committee members get to know you.

There are various types and formats for a C.V. Each has different sections. We highly expect that your C.V. includes the subsequent sections:

  • Personal and Contact Information, including:

 Name, gender, nationality, telephone/cell phone number, complete postal address, email address etc.

  • Education Information, including:

All previous education since secondary education/high school, beginning and ending year of each mentioned academic period, thesis title for thesis-based degrees, GPA of each academic period, attended seminars or workshops etc. 

  • Publications (in case you have published academic work), including:

Published scholarly articles, contributions in scientific/academic publications, conference papers etc.

  • Professional Working Experience, including:

Places you have worked, you position, short description of responsibilities and duties, beginning and ending year of each job etc.

NOTE: Although all types of work experience are important, it is recommended that you give a higher priority to those jobs which have some relevance to your academic background or your intended academic programs in the future.

  • Language Knowledge and Qualifications, including:

Name and level of proficiency (beginner, intermediate, advanced, native etc.) of any language you know, name and score of any official language tests you have taken etc.

NOTE: As a minimum band score of 5.5 in IELTS, or its equivalent TOEFL iBT (minimum 69) or TOEFL PBT (minimum 525), is an admission requirement here, it is highly recommended that you provide the score of any standardized English language test you have taken in this section. Write your TOEFL and IELTS scores in this part, providing the score of each test section, i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

  • Notable Skills, including:

Computer skills such as adequate familiarity with different software, social skills such as public speaking and lecturing, language skills such as translation or editing, etc.

  • Honors and Awards, including:

Any notable awards, certificates or honors you have received during your academic career in contests, seminars, workshops as a result of high-quality performance or excellence in your specific academic field of interest or line of work.

  • Interests and Hobbies, including:

Academic interests such as various fields of study in which you are interested, research interests etc., as well as personal interests and hobbies such as music, sports, arts etc.

  • References, including:

Name and contact information (especially email addresses) of references, primarily your university teachers and professors or references who know you in a professional working capacity, i.e. from your jobs

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