Just wanna share my experience

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 |


  1. Salam kenal Mas Tio,
    Ini benar2 kebetulan sekali… saya mau apply di Hasselt Universiteit, untuk PhD Logistic. Saya benar-benar belum tahu dengan pendidikan di Belgia. saya diminta melampirkan motivation letter dan aplikasi (saya sempat kontak via e-mail, apa hanya itu saja, mereka jawab iya…setengah ga yakin tapi saya coba saja)… date line saya tanggal 8 nanti, moga2 saya bisa berkomunikasi dengan mas Tio… kira-kira peluang keberhasilan dulu lah… nanti kalau dinyatakan lolos baru saya mau tanya (maaf) banyak tentang kondisi di sana. S1 saya sama Matematika FMIPA … S2 Teknik Industri. Mohon atensi ya mas… dulu pernah coba DAAD..khe, gagal.

    Thank buat blog nya…moga saya bisa lolos tahap awal ini.Amin.

    Comment by siddiq | May 4, 2009 | Reply

    • Asswrwb Mas Sidiq,
      Untuk melamar PhD disini peluangnya bagus kok, ada satu rekan dari indonesia juga yang sedang PhD di IMOB, namun bukan di bagian logistiknya..tahun lalu ada rekan dr indonesia juga yg diterima disini tapi karena dia dpt kerja juga dia lebih memilih kerja..so..jangan takut untuk mencoba….
      Sukses yah,

      Comment by Tio | May 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. thankyou sampelnya mas, sangat membantu

    Comment by arief | September 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. Big thanks for your articles.
    those stuffs really help!
    keep writing!

    Comment by yunita dewi | November 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. Yep, it is good. Unfortunately, I can’t understand your other posts so i don’t know about your progress. I hope you were successful in this application.

    Comment by Kirill Lykov | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • yeah some of my post is in indonesia….I got some scholarship finally..:-)

      Comment by Tio | October 7, 2010 | Reply

  5. thanks this was a great heip

    Comment by kshemankar | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thankx it help a lot.

    Comment by Soumen | June 27, 2010 | Reply

  7. Thanks for the template, it sure helped me write mine.

    Comment by david | July 11, 2010 | Reply

  8. Thanks mas.. sample yang baik.. Keep sharing yach!

    Comment by azrol | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  9. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by ty | September 22, 2010 | Reply

  10. This is really a great post

    Comment by Shoukat Ali | November 5, 2010 | Reply

    • thx

      Comment by Tio | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  11. Great example! One small issue, California is not spelled with a ‘K’.

    Comment by Kmac | March 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks..those info i just made it up…

      Comment by Tio | March 29, 2011 | Reply

  12. thank u!

    Comment by legesse | June 11, 2011 | Reply

  13. thanks

    Comment by andrew | August 18, 2011 | Reply

  14. did you get selected for PhD with this letter?

    Comment by Jayanth (@jayanthcv) | October 9, 2011 | Reply

    • yup

      Comment by Tio | October 23, 2011 | Reply

  15. Well done! Your motivation letters are very well structured, detailed and convincing, so I’ve stolen some of your phrases and ideas, hope you won’t mind ūüôā
    As for me, I would never publish my ML because it’s the result of a hard work (yep, I do spend a lot of time on that) that many others will just simple copy and paste but I do admire your generosity.

    Keep on keeping on!
    Elena, Moscow

    Comment by Elena | October 12, 2011 | Reply

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