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Gap Year Personal Statements

Your personal statement should explain what you enjoy about the subject you are applying for, and why you want to study it at university. Our gap year personal statements will inspire you to write your own unique statement, and help you understand how gap year students have successfully applied for courses in the past.

Geography has inspired me from a young age and I believe that growing up in Scotland has had an important role to play in this. The country's geography, to me, can never fail to impress, particularly the city of Edinburgh...
A trip to the capital city of Iceland; Reykjavík, shaped distinctively by its earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, I noticed how fundamental tourism and investment in geothermal energy had resulted in a strong correlation of economic growth for the country...
My decision to study Geography stems from an evolving curiosity in the world's complex relationships, both human and physical. The relevance and dynamic nature of the subject never ceases to impress. Investigating soil properties in local farmland confirmed this...