Personal statement / Letter of motivation

Application & Admission
  • Posted by haferbratling on 11/19/11 11:39pm

    Hi,

    I found it hard to find useful information about how to write a good personal statement / Letter of motivation, I only find informations about the personal statement at the bachelorlevel.
    Could someone give me some good informations?

    Best regards,
    Haferbratling

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 11/20/11 9:30am

      Hi there,

      in general, letters of motivation follow similar guidelines, no matter if you apply for a bachelor program, a master, or a job. In your case, I would go for the following framework:

      Address: Dear ___

      Brief personal introduction and intention: My name is... I am interested in the ... Master in Management next year".

      Paragraph about your prior experience: I have studied ... and I have experience in...

      Paragraph including

      • why a Master is your next step (future intention): I intend to to the Master because I want to do... in the future.
      • why the school should choose you: Because of my prior experience in and of my knowledge in .. I think I could add value to the program and my class fellows.

      Final sentence: I would be happy if my application would become accepted...

      Best wishes
      Thomas

    • Posted by haferbratling on 01/09/12 11:52pm

      Okay, thank you very much! I will take your suggestions into account.