Resume (CV) or personal statement: Some universities require applicants to provide a resume or personal statement. A personal statement should be approx. 500-1000 words in length and describe your personal qualities, interests, educational background, why you want to study in China, your future academic or career plans, and so on. If you are already working, you should include your work experience. Applicants for post-graduate programs should include their field of research and a study plan.