So You Want to Write a Study Abroad Cover Letter?
- Parent Category: Application Materials
- Category: Cover Letters
- Written by Ashley Squires, Ph. D.
Problem 1. (Understanding the genre)
a) Who will read your essay and make decisions about your admission?
b) Why do they make you compose this text instead of just looking at your academic record? What signals are they searching for?
c) What is more important for the host university: your personality, your academic achievements, your ability to take courses in English, or something else?
d) Is there a word limit? If yes, why do you think this is the case?
e) Are you expected to write a conventional cover letter? Or do they want you to be creative and tell them your personal story? (Think about statements of purpose for MBA vs PhD programs)