The following example essay on “Letter of Motivation” is a great example of how to write a university application. The essay outlines the reasons why the choice should fall on this particular candidate.
There is a very famous adage, Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty and Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
My decision to pursue Masters in Germany is underlined by my desire to be a part of this program at your institution which offers the flexibility needed for such a vast and rapidly changing field.
In addition, retaining high reputation in having superior standards of education and research activities with the opportunity to challenge myself has motivated me.
I strongly believe that enjoying what we do and having the passion to pursue, can ultimately achieve our destination. My school days imbibed a sense of responsibility and discipline in all aspects of my life. The knowledge gained over the years through my education and various experiences have shown me the path that I should follow and discover myself.
During the summer season, in my state we used to have regular power cut, so as a school student I used to ask my parents and teachers about the reasons for power cut.
They gave me fundamental idea about the electrical power sources, generation and distribution and told about the non-conventional energy shortage in India, especially in south India thats when my interest blossomed. Getting an admission in engineering is not only very competitive but also requires intense hard work in higher secondary school studies and secured excellent academic credentials and I got admission to one of the leading institutes KCG College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai.
As my major for my undergraduate studies I chose engineering with electrical and electronics.
Right since the beginning of my undergraduate education they emphasized me to have exposure in various fields and also helped me in making a judicious decision about various field in electrical engineering. The broad based and well balanced undergraduate program in my college is also one of the main inclinations towards postgraduate study and comprehensive curriculum enabled me to acquire, strong fundamentals of many fields of electrical engineering in theoretical footing and also stoked my interest in application-oriented studies and research.
As my college emphasized on having an experience and experimenting on all the other various fields in our department I had undergone internships on Embedded and Networking in HCL and Wireless Communication in Reliance. I had done a mini project in our college fest on Wireless Notice Board using ioT and Bluetooth and got me Best Innovative Project. I had a training session from Steinbeis Solar Research Centre during my 2nd year about the introduction and basic of Solar panels, off-grid and on-grid designs which happened to be the base of my unique interest.
As it provided me with answers of my childhood questions and a new perspective on the energy and its utilization and with the approach to the generation and supply of energy. As a result of this my final year project was on Renewable energy system which I had done as internship for 4 months in NIWE- National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai on Power Quality Improvement of Solar – Wind Hybrid System Using Energy Storage and UPQC which is an industrial project done under the guidance of the staffs from NIWE and my college professor. Since it was final year project everyone was awarded among which I was awarded with Best Industrial Project.
I acquired first practical experiences as an intern in NIWE exposing me to real world engineering a main interface for bringing out the concepts into application. After my graduation my professional career started at Emergion where I have worked as Project Engineer Trainee. I have been allocated in the job of solar installation and automation and mat lab design and Simulink.
Electrical Power is important as it drives the life of people around the world. It has revolutionized our lives and working. Being from the world most populated and developing country I can appreciate the extreme importance of electrical power in day-to-day life. Enormous numbers of power projects are now in progress to overcome the shortfall of electricity thus resulting in increased demand of power engineers. I believe that a masters degree will give me the in-depth knowledge to understand the subject and formulate theories, but it is just as important to know how to apply those theories and use that in the real world.
Germany is the attractive place for research and science, which join hands with students in developing technologies and spread it worldwide. Germany is the largest exporters of automobiles and first major Renewable Energy Economy in the world in addition to that it provide exceptional education. This convinced me to pursue MS in Germany at your esteemed University provides the kind of expose needed to broaden my concept from the narrower confines of nationalism to internationalism, overall development of the personality can be done. The common dream for most of the engineers is to be a part in research and development. It is achievable by studying this program in your university.
I strongly believe that I possess the basic aptitude, discipline, perseverance to sustain the motivation and the necessary commitment and stamina to look forward to do it all for the Masters degree. And I have gained specific experience in the required field during my final year project and work. It is my conviction that through sheer diligence, I am confident that I will make a positive contribution to the society and to your University.