Personal Statement limitWatch
Different text editors have different character lengths per line. Most likely, your text editor has probably told you you're just under 47 lines because each line on that text editor will contain more characters than what the UCAS personal statement box allows for.
In word my personal statement in just under 47 lines, and just below 4000 characters. However, when I put it into UCAS it says I’m 5 lines over the 47 limit. Why is this?
I put together a couple of templates - one Google Docs, one Microsoft Word - which exactly mimic the line lengths in the UCAS form. If you edit you personal statement in one of these templates, and keep an eye on the character count, you can be sure it will paste into UCAS OK. Here are the templates:
If you find them useful, can you let me know? Or also if you find any problem?