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Gap Year Personal Statement Examples

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 life was always a combination of two different cultures. Living in France, the active contact between French and Russian culture allows my cultural background to be favourable and beneficial for my future, both in my studies and working experiences by bringing in the traditional meaning of what defines cultural diversity...
As a young child I would often marvel at a feat of engineering, such as how a wing creates lift. However, frustrated at my inability to comprehend the nature of such sights I could merely only scratch at the surface...
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...