Hi All,

Can someone please check my motivation letter for a PhD scholarship? Is the content OK or I should be more specific in some parts. It's very important for me to get this scholarship, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to continue to my PhD.

Thank you in advance for all comments.

Dear Sirs,

I’m a (MK) PhD student, at the University 1, department 1. With this letter I would like to apply for PhD scholarship for foreign students.

I came here last year, as a result of collaboration between the Faculty 1, and Faculty 2, working in a project (project name). The aim of the project is developing and controlling orthoses for upper and lower limbs for elderly people, and people with neuromuscular disease. In this way the quality of their life and the social cost of these disabilities will be reduced. This orthoses can also be used in rehabilitation purposes. During my stay here, I meet a wonderful people, professors and colleges, who help me to accommodate here and to feel like home. I was also very satisfied with the working conditions here, and with the result that we accomplished on this project.

I have always been interested in research in bioengineering, especially if it is closely related with helping people. During my BSc studies I was involved in several project connected with bioengineering. But in my country, unfortunately, there is a very small chance to work in that field. The chance that I got here was like a dream that becomes true. Encouraged from all the colleges and professors from department at the faculty, with whom I worked, an also with support from my family, I decided to enter the PhD research program at the University 1. I successfully pass the PhD exam, and was elected as one of the students who can participate in PhD research program at this university.

My plans now are to continue with hard work and to accomplished as much as possible in the field of bioengineering which is in function of improving human lives. I finally had a chance to use my theoretical knowledge practically.

Beside my research activities, I like to travel. I like your country, and during this year I learned a lot about her history and culture. I also attended language courses in order to learn your language and better understand your habits. I’m also fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian. My previous working experience in an international multilanguage company helped me to easily adapt to new environment. I have also learned the commitment necessary for success as an individual and how to work as a team member.

Considering my qualifications and interests (exposed above and in my CV), I think that I’m suitable person to get the scholarship, which will help me to continue with my research activities.

Yours faithfully,

Natasa.
Anybody? Any comments? Please, it's urgent.

Thanks.
Hi Natka,

Your application looks very interesting. Here is your letter with suggested amendments made in bold. Some of these are grammatical and others change the words you have used to make the English flow more fluidly. Do get back to me if you have any questions on my suggestions.

Best of luck - Nick

Dear Sirs,

I am a (MK) PhD student, at the University 1, department 1. I would like to apply for a PhD scholarship for foreign students.

I came here last year, as a result of collaboration between the Faculty 1, and Faculty 2, working in a project (project name). The aim of the project is to develop orthoses for the upper and lower limbs of the elderly and people with neuromuscular disease. In this way the quality of people’s lives will be improved and the social cost of these disabilities will be reduced. The orthoses can also be used for rehabilitation purposes. During my work here, I have met wonderful professors and colleagues, who helped me to fit in here and made me feel at home. I was also very satisfied with the working conditions here, and with the results that we achieved on the project.

I have always been interested in research in bioengineering, especially if it is closely related with helping people. During my BSc studies I was involved in several projects in this field. But in my country, unfortunately, there are very few opportunities in this area. The chance to work here was like a dream come true. Encouraged by colleagues and professors from the department at the faculty, I decided to enter the PhD research program at the University 1. I successfully passed the PhD exam, and was chosen to participate in PhD research at this university.

My plans are to continue working hard and to accomplish as much as possible in the field of bioengineering in order to improve people’s lives. I look forward to having a chance to use my theoretical knowledge practically.

Besides my research activities, I like to travel. I like your country, and during this year I have learned a lot about her history and culture. I have also attended language courses in order to improve my knowledge of [which language?] and to better understand your culture. I am also fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian. My previous working experience in an international multilingual company helped me to easily adapt to a new environment and I have also learned the commitment necessary to succeed as an individual and as a member of a team.

Considering my qualifications and interests outlined above and in my CV, I very much hope that you will consider me for a scholarship.

Yours faithfully,
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Thanks a lot Nick!

I will accept your suggestions.

Natka.
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Thanks a lot Nick!

I will accept your suggestions.

Natka.
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When u r already phd student then why u r applying again for phd?