Hello, my name is Laura and I finished High School in June 2015 and am currently studying Linguistics in Austria. The first months being passed I can already tell that - even tough i find it very interesting - this is not what I want to do all my life. I mainly started Linguistics because I didn't know what else to do. I wanted to start some kind of study right away and in most Austrian universities there is no long application process necessary and basically everyone with a high school diploma can start studying right away.
The last couple of weeks I intensively started looking at different colleges, programs and universities, also internationally. I didn't really manage to do that during my last year of high school. I now figured out that King's college is exactly what I want to do, it's exactly what I've been looking for.
I will definitely apply to King's college but my questions are:
- Is it bad for my application that I already started another study but didn't finish it?
- Are there any tips how to explain this in my personal statement?
- Will my application be neglected because I took a one year "break" and didn't apply right away?
I am willing to work really hard for this, it won't fail due to my graduation grades but I am not quite sure what I have to pay attention to in my personal statement.
I hope someone can help me with that issue! Thank you in advance!
Loughborough at number one