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Cover letter sample for a PhD position application

Jalanstraat 22 , Haselar, Belgium

May 1, 2007

Personnel Department

Faculty of Applied Computation

University of Kalifornia,

KotaBaru, Belgium

Dear Selection Committee Members,

I am writing in response to the advertisement as regard vacancy for Doctoral Grant for the project of on sparse tensor approximation methods for high-dimensional transport
problems at Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Computation. I respectfully submit this letter of application, for I believe my experiences are well qualified to meet the needs of the project.

I graduated from Master in Computation program at Tegal Alur University in Jakarta, Indonesia at 2006. I am currently a student at Master of Science in Complex Computation programme in the same university and fully expect to complete my degree by December 2007.

I work at Institute of Computation. Five years experience as a lecturer for Institute of Computation keens my experience in the application of computation in many fields. I also conducted project supervision for my student in those research areas. I achieved teaching experience also as a visiting lecturer in some universities in Jakarta. Besides my main responsibility, I also accomplished some research independently or in a team mainly in complex computation. These practices give me skill in the application of complex computation.

My studies in Computation and Complex Computation programme in Tegal Alur University not only provide me strong background and research experience in computation but also in its application in many fields. Several projects and course provide me broad view of computation problem in various fields. I also have gained valuable experience in solving real problem

I believe with these educational values that I possess, pursuing a PhD will add more to it and expose me more to areas where Computer science knowledge are relevant and in addition, put into practice what I have learnt so far. I have enclosed the application form, my CV, certificate and transcript. I look forward to hear from you soon. Thank you very much for your consideration.



February 22, 2009 Posted by | Scholarship | | 23 Comments


The next example of motivation statement (with some changes) was provided by the author for me to be distributed. Hopefully be helpful.


NAME: Brama Kumbara

COUNTRY: Madangkara

PROGRAMME: Master of Science in Advance Mathematics, Harvard University


First I would like to express my appreciation for this opportunity to apply for XXX scholarship. I am a graduate of Mojopahit University holding a degree in Mathematics Science, First Class Honours.

With the background knowledge I have in mathematics, I strongly feel that a master course in Advance Mathematics will be very relevant to my practice back here in my country Madangkara. I plan to work with research based groups in applied mathematics sector as well as in local universities with an aim to improve research and human resource capacity building through training.

Owing to limited resources, I have not been able to proceed with further studies here in Madangkara or elsewhere as I lack the necessary funds. I would be grateful to be provided with sponsorship to further my education and build a career and XXX scholarship will be immensely helpful. My future potential employer especially in the public sector such as local universities and research organisations will be a good channel where I can transfer the knowledge gained in an optimized manner to my country and future generations.

In addition I will get a chance through XXX scholarship to interact with students from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds drawn from all over the world. The exposure is important for interaction and integration of diverse ideas and perspectives pertaining to various global issues; for the world is a mosaic of different cultures and a single perspective cannot apply in all these cultures.

Finally I am determined to make the most out of the scholarship benefits. I will optimize my stay at Harvard University to garner a wealth of ideas that will apply when I return to my country and at the same time contribute to a better Harvard University and the Americans with my country Madangkara.

Once again I am grateful for considering my application and I look forward to a favorable reply.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | education, Scholarship | , , | 49 Comments