A Letter of Intent


A letter of Intent is a type of letter to explain your reason for your application and your goals. The letter of intention is the most effective tool for your university master application. Also, you can write this letter of intent for a company in a job application.

How to Explain a Letter of Intent?

The intent letter is required for master’s degree with thesis, master’s degree without thesis and applications for graduate degree abroad.  It can answer these questions such as in which department do you want to study?, Why do you want to study in this department?, What are your experiences in this field?, What do you intend to do after completing your studies?, What are your career goals?.

Why Should You Write a Letter of Intent?

Explain Yourself

First of all, you should be able to explain what you are interested in with the master program or interested business you want to apply. If you have a specific reason for applying for a Master’s degree at that university, you must express it clearly. For example, if you use the academic papers of interested department and refer to that jury academicians. Thus, they will prove that you are conscious and relevant.

Talking about skills and academic achievement in the field will make your letter more dramatic. In addition, candidates should indicate their personal benefits and their contribution to the programme.

Your letter should not be longer than 1 page. Thus, it is important to be shortly and concise.

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Begin to explain yourself and why you are writing this letter in the first paragraph. You can mention about your interested experiences.  If you are applying to a particular job, you should write your name and the job title.

You should provide a specific examples from your experience in the second paragraph. Express your highlight relavant skills about interested department. Also, you should conclude your letter with a brief paragraph. You should follow up and what are your future aims.

Closing Your Letter

You may end with a professional closing such as ‘yours sincerely’ at the end of the letter.

In additional, Don’t reshape your resume. Instead, choose to write your most powerful features. Your goal should be to prepare an original letter to allow your resume to be read.

An Example of Intent Letter

You can examine the example at below.

Denmark, 16 November 2018

Lary Handson,


e-mail: laryj.hotmail.com

Dear Jackson Mary,

Technical University of Denmark

Anker Engelunds Vej 1

Building 101A

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Tel.: +45 45 25 25 25

Email: dtu@adm.dtu.dk

PhD Programme Application

Dear Authorized,

I’m Lary Handson who applicate for your microbiology PhD programme in the Life Science.

I completed my master’s degree by studying on ‘Genetics of Bacteriocins Produced by Lactic Acid Bacteria’ in last semester.  Also, I did several enzyme studies such as amylase, laccase, cellulase. Furthermore, I can say that I am very active in laboratory studies using devices such as SDS page, NMR, HPLC, spectrophometer so, I can identify myself as a person who is prone to team work, have high responsibility, high communication skills, and like to research.

You can be sure that I will successfully carry out my doctoral studies with the experience and features that I mentioned.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter of intention and my application. It is my honor to work with you.

Yours sincerely,

Lary Handson

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