Motivation letter is very important to apply at European universities, it would be a key document that can create huge impact on your application and assure you a place in your desired study program. The motivation letter is also know as a cover letter, admission committee provide you a way to prove yourself in a short document and also prove that you are the right and most motivated person to be chosen for participating in the program.
Writing such a letter can prove to be sometimes tricky and challenging for some applicants who often find themselves wondering how the letter should look like, what it should contain and how to convince coordinators that they are the right ones to be chosen for the program. The internet is packed with different websites that offer tips and tricks on such letters. By simply typing motivation letter on any of the consecrated search engines you will find a vast number of examples of different motivation letters with structural and content details.
Consider the following tips to write a good motivation letter/cover letter
1. Do your homework before starting you motivation letter
It would be better to know and find out more about the university and the course it offering, so it will give you pretty clear and direct information about their requirements, expectations and about what qualifications and qualities they hope their candidates have. To know these will help you to be more focused when you will start writing it.
2. Ideas and main points
Start with writing down some of the main ideas, important points you would like to approach in your letter and later build around them, enrich their content; an example would be :
- Make your goal clear; provide a short preview of the rest of the letter;
- Why do you think that the university and the Master’s program are interesting and suitable for you? ;
- Focus on some of your strongest qualifications, past experiences (international experiences are always relevant) and qualities; organise the middle paragraphs in terms of the qualifications most relevant to the program, you can also refer to your CV for more details;
- Conclude by restating your interest and show appreciation for the chance to prove yourself in the letter (in some cases you can ask for a personal interview)
3. Give your readers some insight into you as an individual
4. Give good impression by organised and structured in paragraphs
5. Be professional and consistent
6. Other opinions and advice
It is good to find alumni or students who are already doing study there where you are applying for. Join Facebook groups or pages to follow the university activities, research and development.
All above tips will give you clear understand about how to write motivation letter. Here we have compiled few sample motivation letters:
Read more here about motivation letter from master portal.