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I would like to thanks everyone at English Forums. Your forum is a priceless service for all of us with poor English. I must say that I learned a lot surfing thru your forum.

In near future, I would like to apply to several Phd programs. Motivation letter is a must for all of these programs.

So, I would be very grateful if you could comment my letter.
Thank you in advance.
Sincerely, Nenad

letter:

Dear Sir ****

The purpose of this letter is to give basic information about me, my education as well as my future academic interests and plans, since I would like to apply for PhD position at your Department.

Please, let me introduce myself. My name is ******, presently student on the final year at Electrical Engineering faculty of ***** University. I expect to graduate in next 6 months at Department of Power Converters and Drives. In my previous education, I acquired knowledge in sciences/skills that covers areas of energy conversion, power electronics and converters, electromagnetic and mechanical analysis of electric machines, motion controls algorithms and more. Also I obtained skills in programming new generation microcontrollers (Texas Instruments DSP – C2000) and developing power electronic hardware. In addition to that, I attained high level of laboratory skills owed to two years of experience as a laboratory assistant at the Department of Electrical Drives and Department of Electrical Heating Processes. Furthermore, one year of experience as a collaborator at laboratory for Digital Control of Power Converters and Drives has contributed greatly to my research experience.

In my future professional development I see PhD program as way to broad my knowledge in analyzing and evaluating processes with theoretical postulates and to obtain more experience as a researcher. Current PhD programs that are offered by your department such as ‘***********’ and ‘**********’, I see as a great opportunity to achieve stated above. These programs propose areas of research that match my interests, such are: power converters topologies for new actuators design, algorithms for motion control and their optimization, construction and energy efficiency of electric machines, renewable energy generation and traction based on electric drives (hybrid vehicles, railway based on linear and rotational motors).

Equipped with good understanding of academic principles I will be able to adapt and expand my knowledge in order to meet challenges. Tasks like complex hardware design and software demands I will carry out successfully in time limits. Applying gained knowledge, I will be capable to effectively analyze problems, make plans for necessary actions, carry out laboratory experiments with patience and precision, provide complete documentation and present my ideas and conclusions. Devoted time, energy and motivation will be at the highest level, due to the fact that I am persistent and goal oriented person. Considering that the *country*** invests much in renewable energy and represents a leader in new technology research, I am certain that this environment will enable me to reach my full potential.

As a motivated and curious individual who can easily adapt to different situations, I hope that I will represent an asset to your team. My friends know me as very effective, hardworking and helpful team player, fast learner, and initiative person. I enjoy in learning, exploring possibilities and new ideas. Thrilled by the opportunity to join the group of professionals where I can apply and develop my skills, talents and enthusiasm, I am eager to receive answer from you. For any additional information that you may need, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you wish to hear opinions from professors and coworkers from my University, be free to contact ****************.

In case that your Department does not accept PhD students in this moment, I will be very grateful if you will consider me as a potential candidate in the future.



With kind regards,

***********
Good work, Nenad. I have indicated corrections below in bold:

Dear Dr (Mr) ****:

The purpose of this letter is to supply basic information about myself, my education and my future academic interests and plans, since I would like to apply for a PhD program in your department.

My name is ******, presently a student in my final year in the Electrical Engineering faculty of ***** University. I expect to graduate in the next six months from the Department of Power Converters and Drives. In my previous education, I acquired knowledge in sciences and skills that cover the areas of energy conversion, power electronics and converters, electromagnetic and mechanical analysis of electric machines, motion controls algorithms and more. Also, I obtained skills in programming new generation microcontrollers (Texas Instruments DSP – C2000) and developing power electronic hardware. In addition to that, I attained a high level of laboratory skills owing to two years of experience as a laboratory assistant in the Department of Electrical Drives and Department of Electrical Heating Processes. Furthermore, one year as a collaborator at the Laboratory for Digital Control of Power Converters and Drives has contributed greatly to my research experience.

In my future professional development I see your PhD program as the way to broaden my knowledge in analyzing and evaluating processes with theoretical postulates and to obtain more experience as a researcher. Current PhD programs that are offered by your department, such as ‘***********’ and ‘**********’, I see as great opportunities to achieve my goals. These programs propose areas of research that match my interests, such as power converter topologies for new actuator design, algorithms for motion control and their optimization, construction and energy efficiency of electric machines, and renewable energy generation and traction based on electric drives (hybrid vehicles, and railways based on linear and rotational motors).

Equipped with a good understanding of the academic principles, I will be able to adapt and expand my knowledge in order to meet new challenges. Tasks like complex hardware design and software demands I will be able to carry out successfully within time constraints. Applying my gained knowledge, I will be capable of effectively analyzing problems, making plans for necessary actions, carrying out laboratory experiments with patience and precision, providing complete documentation, and presenting my ideas and conclusions. My devoted time, energy and motivation will be at the highest level, because I am a persistent and goal-oriented person. Considering that (the) *country*** invests heavily in renewable energy and represents a leader in new technology research, I am certain that this environment will enable me to reach my full potential.

As a motivated and curious individual who can easily adapt to different situations, I hope that I will be an asset to your team. My friends know me as a very effective, hardworking and helpful team player, a fast learner, and a person with initiative. I enjoy learning and exploring possibilities and new ideas. Thrilled by the possibility of joining a group of professionals where I can apply and develop my skills, talents and enthusiasm, I am eager to receive a positive response from you. For any additional information that you may need, please contact me at [email address, mailing address]. If you wish to hear opinions from professors and coworkers at my university, please contact ****************.

In case your department is not accepting PhD candidates at the moment, I would be very grateful if you could consider me as a potential candidate in the future.

Sincerely yours,
Wooooo!

What can I say..... Your ideas were missing ingredient.....Thank you for your time!!!

Nenad