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MY REWRITTEN MOTIVATION LETTER FOR DAAD SCHOLARSHIPHello there! Please help me with my motivation letter. I would appreciate your correction and feedbacks, every comment will be important for me
With this letter I am expressing my interest in Master's Programs on Communications Engineering in Germany starting in October 2018 and my need of scholarship on this purpose.
I don't know how to prove my desire to study in Germany. I have been dreaming of pursuing my education in Germany since my sophomore year at university. Already four years passed after that time during which I owned number of successes and failures. Time is passing and my dream is getting far and far away from me eliminating my hope.
About my few personal successes: In 2012, I secured governmental grant for Bachelor program on Radio engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications at al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Eight semesters of study there have given me solid theoretical background in this field. I took very basic courses like Physics, Math, Informatics as well as subjects directly associated with Telecommunications Engineering, namely, Measuring Techniques, Electric Circuits. I had gained computing and programming skills with help of programming-based lessons such as Simulation of Telecommunications Systems in MatLab and LabVIEW, and Programming the FPGA using Verilog HDL language. And Global Communications Systems module gave me opportunity to study basics of Telecommunications Transmission Technologies, GPS navigation system and Internet Technologies. I also attended number of humanitarian and language courses during my undergraduate years, which helped me to improve my communication skills, and to change my attitude towards environment and society. I excelled all of my courses with 3.85 GPA overall from 4.00. In 2016 I successfully graduated, obtaining Bachelor degree on Techniques and Technologies.
Besides my lessons within university, I took part in some extracurricular activities, like university conferences in Electronics and Telecommunications, sophomore's Electronics Club, and volunteering job in student organisation "Ko'mek". As a volunteer, I helped children in orphanage with their studies. And I confess the fact that despite of being little children, they really taught me how to care about people, to be patient, thankful and to enjoy the life no matter what.
By the end of my third year I won DESY Summer Student Programme 2015 scholarship, which opened me brand new aspects of electronics, gave me real experience in electronics and computer simulation at DESY the large research centre in Hamburg. I had an honour to be part of the CFEL group led by Professor Dr Heinz Graafsma, who is well-known scientist among the particle physicists, and worked under supervision of Drs Milija Sarajlic and David Pennicard. There I experienced being in international, multicultural environment, and I really enjoyed it.
And speaking about my failures, in my senior year I couldn't apply for German universities because of the lack of my English language skills. After graduation I took my time to improve my English. Next year I received a rejection letter for my application. In addition I tried several work places, but did not find them suitable and left. Day after day I was thinking that I was useless person in this life. Even though, I was not giving up easily.
Now finally I am working at a small Telecommunications company as a specialist of monitoring system. And here I am facing lots of real problems of Communications System such as network hacking, overloaded channels, unstable network, etc. To be able to fix drawbacks of network like these I need more knowledge, more experience, and more professionalism. These challenges are raising a new motive in me to extend my knowledge, it is more professional than a childish dream that I had several years ago. Thus I am applying for scholarship again.
I studied less or more about universities in my homeland that have Master's programs on Telecommunications but couldn't find better offer than German universities do. Besides, as far as I explored about Germany, it is well positioned as an academic hub and its research field has an international focus, and open to academics from abroad. Most of universities have advanced laboratory facilities and research institutes, where there are loads of chances for students to join to research projects. I am targeting several universities, where I would have golden opportunity to strengthen my theoretical background and to do investigations in network problems.
My first and most desirable choice is Master of Science in Communications Engineering (MSCE) at TU Munich. It offers exactly what I need. Core modules and electives of Communication Systems, which include Channel Coding, Security in Communications and Storage, Communication Network Reliability, and accompanying laboratory classes, would complement my knowledge in Communication Networks and give more narrow specialization in this field. And research internship during the semester break would be crucial for my further researches on Master's Thesis project.
My next two alternative choices are Master of Engineering in Information Technology (IT) at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, and Master of Science in Advanced Signal processing and Communications Engineering (ASC) at FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg. These programs have similar curriculum as MSCE.
Apart from their main courses, these universities offer German language courses which I would take advantage of it in social life and exploring the land itself during my studies.
In one hand, I am quite certain that this program helps me not only to gain the solid technical knowledge, but also to develop intercultural skills in me to start a successful career in the high-tech engineering industry. But in the other hand, to become a qualified specialist for being capable of starting a successful career needs hard work and much effort. So, in order to achieve my ambition, I need a financial support to let myself dive into my studies without any money troubles. I know it through my two-month-long life experience in Hamburg that living in Germany costs fortune for young graduate from Kazakhstan like me. That is why I am applying for DAAD scholarship. I wholeheartedly hope me to be one of more than one hundred thousand lucky students who become a scholarship holder every year. The honour of being DAAD scholarship holder is going to be the wind beneath my wings firstly for my studies, secondly for my future prospects in Communications Engineering.
Truly relying on DAAD's support centred policy I would like to ask you to consider my application. And I look forward for your positive answer.