The motivation letter aligns your goals and passion with the course you are applying for. It serves as a convincing letter that presents your vision Most students who have met several rejections presented very shabby letters, hence their application was denied.
More so, one way to know if you’ve done justice to your motivation letter is by asking someone to read it or reading it out loud yourself. If it sounds too good to be true or below your expectations, don’t expect it to hit the pass mark.
To help you scale through the process, in this article we have provided a sample motivation letter from one of our successful clients applicant. We have provided this to serve as a guideline, so you know exactly what to expect.
Disclaimer: This is a sample motivation letter used by a successful candidate for his EIT application (Linus Onuh), he has chosen to share this sample as a source of guide for other interested applicants This is but a sample motivation letter. It is to serve as a guide and not a replacement for your application. Please do not copy or replicate this in any form. If you need help or assistance writing or editing your motivation letter for the EIT Scholarship, you can contact us.
Presently, my home country, Nigeria, is among the world’s largest consumers of polymeric materials. The phenomenal growth of plastics and polymer consumption in Nigeria has resulted in the generation of enormous waste in the environment, much to the inefficiency of existing waste management methods in Nigeria. In June 2022, an analytical study carried out by the Environmental Law Research Institute in Nigeria recorded that it generates about 5.96 million tons of polymer waste annually, making the country the ninth highest global contributor to environmental pollution caused by polymer and plastic wastes. More so, less than 20% of these wastes are recycled annually due to underdeveloped technology in Nigeria’s recycling sector. Sadly, the unrecycled 80% end up in water bodies and landfills, causing severe challenges to human health and the ecosystem. Providing a long-lasting solution to these environmental issues has inspired me to study materials recycling at the graduate level. This will help me achieve my goal of contributing to the recycling sector in my home country and beyond. I strongly believe that the AMIR program is the best fit for me to meet my goals, hence my motivation to apply to the program.
During my undergraduate studies as a metallurgical and materials engineering student, I took courses on the selection of engineering materials, polymeric materials, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, composite materials, environmental engineering, and material characterization. These have helped me build a solid background in materials science and develop research skills. I interned at a metallurgical firm, where I characterized steel materials using a variety of laboratory testing tools and machinery. Here, I gained first hand practical knowledge of the mechanical properties and ISO standards of various grades of steel. I also contributed to the Nigerian metallurgical market survey in 2019, which led to the closure of illegal local steel shops in Nigeria. Additionally, I graduated with second-class honors (upper division 4.11/5.0) in 2021 and was among the top 5% of my class.
In graduate school, I plan to build on the scientific knowledge and research skills that I acquired as an undergraduate and as a volunteer research and laboratory assistant in Prof. xxx research group and the xxxxx in my school. For my undergraduate research project, I developed xxxxxx reinforced with epoxy resin to fabricate bio polymer composite materials for orthopedic purposes. The test results revealed that HAp developed from animal waste enhances the mechanical properties of biopolymer composite materials, increases their biocompatibility and biodegradability, and also enables easy drug absorption, making them suitable for implantation into the body. Due to the research significance of my project, I received a departmental commendation and have published two articles in reputable journals, with another already accepted, all from the research project. Additionally, I gained research experience by volunteering as a graduate research assistant in the xxxxx, where I collaborated with senior researchers on different projects. I worked on research involving soft materials, biomaterials, and other polymer composites, their applications, and their impacts on the environment during this time.
I believe that the AMIR program is the best option for me to pursue my graduate studies because it provides a unique study track (polymer and functional materials recycling) that is in line with my research interests, which are polymer materials, their applications, and recycling. This track will enable me to improve my research background on polymer materials and provide me with a strong foundation in materials science with a focus on polymeric materials, composites, and waste recycling from various non-metallic waste streams as I begin my first year at the University of Miskolc. Studying at the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) in my second year will broaden my knowledge and give me profound insights into material selection for magnetic and energy applications, as well as their design and optimum recycling. By completing the AMIR program, I will be able to contribute to closing the technology gap in polymer waste recycling to promote a circular economy in my country and beyond. Other benefits that have attracted me to the AMIR program include the opportunity it gives to make sure that students have the chance to learn numerous transversal skills, such as entrepreneurship skills, project management experience, research experience, scientific communication, intercultural communication, and the native language of their host countries, so that they can easily adapt to a global professional environment in the future. More so, the AMIR program is part of the prestigious European Institute of Innovation and Technology network.
With the goal of enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship in the raw materials and recycling sectors, I plan to pursue a doctoral program in the field of polymer and plastic recycling. To that end, I hope to one day open a state-of-the-art research and industrial facility that will collaborate with the “African Plastics Recycling Alliance” to develop and exploit the recycling potentials of advanced materials, which will impact the global economy positively. Additionally, I will be able to help solve environmental and health problems while also making a positive impact on the economic sector of my country and Africa at large.
I look forward to being a part of the prestigious AMIR program.
1. What does EIT stand for in Europe?
EIT stands for European Institute of Innovation and Technology. It is a unique body of the European Union that brings together universities, research labs and businesses across Europe to create and drive innovation and entrepreneurship.
2. Where is the European Institute of innovation and Technology located?
The EIT is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, but it has a presence across Europe, with innovation hubs in many cities.
3. What is the role of EIT in Food Production?
The EIT plays a key role in food production by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the food sector. The EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Food, EIT Food, is a leading European network of universities, research labs and businesses working together to develop new and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing the food system.
4. How do I write a motivation letter for a European university?
When writing a motivation letter for a European university, it is important to be specific about why you are interested in the university and the specific program you are applying to. You should also highlight your relevant skills and experience, and explain how they will make you a valuable asset to the program. Be clear about your career goals and how the university will help you achieve them. Lastly, be enthusiastic about your work.
5. How to write a motivational letter as an international student?
When writing a motivational letter as an international student, you should focus on the following:
Why are you interested in studying at the university and in the specific program you are applying to..
What you hope to gain from your studies.
How your skills and experience will make you a valuable asset to the university community.
How you will contribute to the university community and the diversity of the student body.
Make sure you are specific about your academic interests and goals. If you are interested in taking particular courses or conducting research with a particular faculty member, be sure to mention them in your letter.