Dear Sir or Madame, Bonn, 24.10.2005

Having completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and International Relations at the University of Reading, England, in July 2005, I am now very keen to study for the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development at the University of Maastricht.

After completing tenth grade in Germany I decided to continue my education in England. As well as improving on my English skills I also wanted to experience a foreign culture. I was so impressed by the international climate of the school which I attended that I not only stayed to complete my A-levels in Mathematics, Biology and History, but also decided to go to University in England and focus my career aspirations on an area that relates to globalisation.

My studies of mathematics at school also included two years of classes in statistics, the final exams of which I completed with a C+. Apart from that I am positive that I will benefit from all the courses I attended during my time at the University of Reading when studying Public Policy and Human Development. We especially focussed on issues of international migration, class and inequality, social stratification, race and nationalism, as well as the forth going European political integration. In addition to my studies of Sociology and International Relations I also studied the Spanish language, achieving very high marks in the final exam.

I decided to apply for the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development at the University of Maastricht for several reasons. The first is that the course offers a specialised insight into the aspects of global issues which interest me the most, namely globalisation, trade and development, as well as issues of social policy. In my view a stable and regulated social policy is the key to creating positive, and most importantly sustainable, changes in education, trade and health around the globe. The second reason for applying is the reputation of the University of Maastricht for producing outstanding graduates throughout its faculties, a fact that greatly contributed to my decision of applying. The third reason, though not important to the course, also impacted on my decision. After visiting the campus and town of Maastricht I think that it comprises a warm and friendly climate, which will surely contribute to making me feel welcome and enjoy my studies there. After considering those aspects, applying to the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development at Maastricht University was the natural choice at this point of my career.

At the moment I am conducting three months of work experience at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn. The department I work with concentrates on the regional policies in the Middle East, with a heavy focus on the education of children and adults alike.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian Kuehn
I kind of need the letter to be finished by friday. would be really nice if someone would give some input. or is the letter good enough like this? Emotion: big smile
Hi SabianX,

I brushed your essay a bit but mind you, I'm not a native.Emotion: smile It's not a good idea to start a letter with 'having completed'.Ok, here we go:

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Dear Sir or Madam, Bonn,24.10.2005

I am (please delete now) very keen to study (delete for) the Master of Science course in Public Policy and Human Development offered at the University of Maastricht. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and International Relations at the University of Reading,England in July 2005.

I did my schooling upto the tenth grade in Germany.I then decided to continue my education in England to improve my English learning skills and experience a foreign culture. I was so impressed by the international climate of the English school (please delete which )I attended that I stayed on to complete my A-levels in Mathematics, Biology and History. I then decided to continue in an English University and focus my career aspirations on an area that relates to globalisation.

My studies in mathematics at school (delete also) included two years of (delete classes in) Statistics, (delete the final exams of) which I completed with a C+. (delete Apart from that I am positive that) I benefited a lot from (delete all) the courses I attended during my time at the University of Reading when studying Public Policy and Human Development. We especially focussed on issues of international migration, class and inequality, social stratification, race and nationalism, as well as the forth going European political integration. In addition to my studies of Sociology and International Relations I also studied (delete the) Spanish (delete language), achieving very high marks in the final exam. (why not write your Spanish mark since it's good?)

I decided to apply for the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development at the University of Maastricht for several reasons. The first reason is that the course offers a specialised insight into the aspects of global issues which interests me the most, namely globalisation, trade and development, as well as issues of social policy. In my view a stable and regulated social policy is the key to creating positive, and most importantly, sustainable(delete comma)changes in education, trade and health around the globe. The second reason for applying is that the University of Maastricht is higly reputed for producing outstanding graduates throughout its faculties, a fact that greatly contributed to my decision of applying. The third reason, though not important to the course, also impacted on my decision. After visiting the campus and town of Maastricht I (delete think) feel that it comprises a warm and friendly climate, which will surely contribute to making me feel welcome and enjoy my studies there. After considering these aspects, applying to the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development at your esteemed university was my natural choice at this point of my career.

I am now working since three months at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn. The department I work with concentrates on the regional policies in the Middle East, with a heavy focus on the education of children and adults alike.

Thank you for taking your time in considering my application. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian Kuehn
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SabianX
Dear Sir or Madame, Bonn, 24.10.2005

Having completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and International Relations at the University of Reading, England, in July 2005, I am now very keen to study for the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development at the University of Maastricht.

After completing tenth grade in Germany I decided to continue my education in England. As well as improving on my English skills I also wanted to experience a foreign culture. I was so impressed by the international climate of the school which I attended that I not only stayed to complete my A-levels in Mathematics, Biology and History, but also decided to go to University in England and focus my career aspirations on an area that relates to globalisation.

My studies of mathematics at school also included two years of classes in statistics, the final exams of which I completed with a C+. Apart from that I am positive that I will benefit from all the courses I attended during my time at the University of Reading when studying Public Policy and Human Development. We especially focussed on issues of international migration, class and inequality, social stratification, race and nationalism, as well as the forth going European political integration. In addition to my studies of Sociology and International Relations I also studied the Spanish language, achieving very high marks in the final exam.

I decided to apply for the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development at the University of Maastricht for several reasons. The first is that the course offers a specialised insight into the aspects of global issues which interest me the most, namely globalisation, trade and development, as well as issues of social policy. In my view a stable and regulated social policy is the key to creating positive, and most importantly sustainable, changes in education, trade and health around the globe. The second reason for applying is the reputation of the University of Maastricht for producing outstanding graduates throughout its faculties, a fact that greatly contributed to my decision of applying. The third reason, though not important to the course, also impacted on my decision. After visiting the campus and town of Maastricht I think that it comprises a warm and friendly climate, which will surely contribute to making me feel welcome and enjoy my studies there. After considering those aspects, applying to the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development at Maastricht University was the natural choice at this point of my career.

At the moment I am conducting three months of work experience at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn. The department I work with concentrates on the regional policies in the Middle East, with a heavy focus on the education of children and adults alike.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian Kuehn
Hi Sebastian. Just a suggestion. I think it's not a wise idea to write " the final exams of which I completed with a C+". You should delete those words. The readers of your ML want to know more about your strenght, not your weakness. So try to write a letter that reflects the strength of yourself. Be positif in writing your motivation lette. That's all. Good luck with your ML.

Teddy A.