Letter of motivation for scholarship – Sample

Dear Madam/Sir,


With this letter, I would like to express my interest in studying at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden as an Erasmus student.


I am currently a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, member of the University of Zagreb. Having seen the opportunity to spend the first semester of my masters degree at the KTH, I immediately decided to partake in this interesting challenge. The main reason behind this decision is that I would like to broaden my experience and gain new skills which would strongly enrich my future studies and help me in my prospective scientific career. Moreover, I consider this program as an extraordinary occasion to improve my English, while in the same time uncovering a whole new and interesting culture.

During my prior studies I have discovered my affinity to evolutionary algorithms and machine learning, especially in application to timetable scheduling problems. Having gained insight into the Machine Learning masters program at the KTH, I have realized that it complements my interests to the utmost extent. Since the possibilities given at the KTH further expand those at my home university, it would provide me with adequate expertise to continue my education and eventually become an accomplished scientist in the field.


Furthermore, I would be able to learn a new language and meet new colleagues in the inspiring, creative, and cosmopolite environment of one of the largest Swedish universities. Apart from academic benefits, I strongly feel that studying at a foreign university would help me to develop as a more complete person and undertake life and work situations from a different perspective.


Thank You for considering my request and I look forward to your positive response.


Yours faithfully,