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Jan 2, 2021   #1

Motivation letter for Hungarian Scholarship - Stipendium Hungaricum

Hi. Please have a look on my motivation letter. Bear in mind that both technical management and electrical engineering are Bsc and has a entrance exam for physics and math.

In HS' site says: "Its goal is to introduce your background and support your application. In short, its goal is to answer the question: 'Why are you a suitable candidate?'"

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Dear Madam or Sir,

my name is [my name] and I would like to express my interest in studying at Hungary as a full degree student in the field of Technical Management or Electrical Engineering. Being part of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship program would be a solid step towards my future career as a manager or engineer who loves science and technology.

Since high school math and physics are passions of mine. The connection between mathematics and physics and the reality as well how I can use them to solve real-world problems really amazes and inspires me. The first time I realized that was when I was teaching physics for some of mine classmates to help them keep up with classes. Although it was a modest experience, it was wonderful because I was using physics to help other people. I am confident that Hungary has experienced professors that will help me help more people in the future and strengthen my passion for mathematics and physics.

So, I would very much like to graduate in Hungary because I believe that a powerful education, such as the Hungarian that produced wonderful physicists like Győző Zemplén and Eötvös Loránd, would not only empower my career development, but also give the framework to utilize my full potential and broaden my horizons. In my mind, this experience also would be a chance to deepen my knowledge in the inspiring, creative, and cosmopolitan environment of one of the best countries in the world. Furthermore, I could improve my English and meet people from all over the world which would give me such a multicultural experience. Moreover, I am confident that my experience in Budapest would be extremely exciting, fun, and valuable not only for my studies but also for my personal development.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to a favorable reply.

Yours faithfully,
[my name]


Thank you

Holt  Educational Consultant - / 10,088 3251  
Jan 3, 2021   #2
Since you are applying as a full bachelor's degree student, the motivation letter should show your ambition as a person interested in the field of Technical Management or Electrical Engineering. Normally, you should focus on only one course at a time for your application because, even though both share an entrance exam, you are not going to be able to write a convincing motivation letter because the two courses have different course curriculum and end results in terms of a professional career. Pick one of the two, the one you are truly interested in. You cannot write a convincing motivational letter that tries to hedge your bets. The reviewer will not get a clear motivation for your choice of course if you do not pick one. In reality, this letter does not offer a true motivation because of your divided course choices. There is no clear ambition, professional path that could be considered a motivation, nor, interest in how Hungary can help you become a top professional upon your return to your home country. Improving your language skills should not be a reason or motivation for you to seek studies in Hungary either. The letter itself is too generalized, does not contain any focus, and offers no unique purpose or reason for your studies in Hungary. You even forgot to add a university choice as one of the motivations for your choice of Hungary to study at. This is not an effective motivational letter because it does not reflect any real motivations on your part, only a general, unfocused, little developed discussion of why you think you should study in Hungary. Nothing in this letter indicates that you will be a good candidate for the scholarship.
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Jan 4, 2021   #3
Thank you very much for your review. I'll embrace your suggestions and hopefully make a better letter.

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