The motivation letter for scholarship program EMECW
I am putting forward my motivation letter for you, to make general idea about me and
my concern about getting the scholarship.
Who am I
My name is Radek Pospisil and I'm 21 years old student of Masaryk University, The
Faculty of economics and administration. My field of study is Economic information systems.
Well, IT and economics belongs to my hobbies too. What can be more pleasant than joining
hobby and duty together? :)
Why do I want to get the scholarship
The idea about making attempt to get some scholarship has been in my eye since I
have got to the university. But just few weeks ago, my schoolmate told me about this
opportunity and I started to wonder about this more concretely.
My temper is naturally curious and adventurous so the fact that the destination is in the
area of The Middle East was quite surprising and pleasant for me. Moreover, there is another
aspect I’d like to point out. Let’s imagine, I would be offered two scholarships. The first one
to the United States and the other one to Jordan. Despite the fact I’ve never been to USA, I
would choose the second mentioned. Why? I’m quite fed up with “consumer” society so
visiting states like USA wouldn’t improve my cultural knowledge. That is one of reasons why
I'm interested in your offer.
What do I expect
As mentioned above my interests lays in cultural and social spheres too. In my opinion, the
main gain for a student who get a scholarship, shouldn't be the studium itself. Discovering
habits and ways of living of various people is the way how to make a detached view on the
society. So the answer to the question „What do I expect“ is clear. Of course I'm not saying I
don't want to get new skills on the field of my academic aim. I'm quite a lot interested in
economics and informatics so this is an ideal way for my knowledge to be widen. What's
more, I believe I could be a benefit for the other students too. It depends on the level of the
contact with them. And I believe that your kindness will make my wish come true.
To: Admission department
University of Cambridge
I am writing to apply for the B.A. in Law program, in which I am enormously interested. The degree
from one of the most prestigious, elitist and respected universities is my chance to enrich my
knowledge and professionally outgrowth thereby contribute to the development of the humanity and
the strengthening of the values of human rights and fundamental freedoms, promoting peace in the
world by contributing the development of democracy in my native country and a whole world.
I am a human rights activist, public figure of my own and students’ community, master in
photography, and creator of my fortune. Ukraine is my native country. My country is an independent
and young state. It is developing but it has a lot of problems. By observing and analyzing these
problems I am aware that everybody’s well-being depends on a solution of social and global problems.
I know that England is a country with a perfect system of human rights protection and solutions of
social problems. Active youth human rights advocates assert its rights decisively and implements new
ways of solving of social problems. As a leader of the youth community and a member of NGO I have a
lot of goals and plans. These goals are improvement of youth well-being, involvement of young people
into social life, finding and promotion of young leaders. It’s very important for me. That’s why I strive
to take part in your educational establishment together with progressive international youth. I aim to
join in researching and developing of projects together with the best world academics, journalists,
activists, officials, and leaders in human rights protection in order to solve global problems of mankind
as well as challenges of my community.
From the very beginning of my public activity I’m engaging social projects aimed at protecting citizens
and especially youth and children. The project is based on my research which allowed evaluating the
degree of human rights violation in the Ukrainian province and applying a number of measures of their
solution, and consequently increasing a level of social welfare. My projects have been highly
appreciated by experts of Klitschko brothers Foundation, Charitable Fund “Ukraine 3000
Women’s Fund, Youth Union of Ukraine.
Studying in University of Cambridge will allow me to explore the long-term experience of democracy
building, gain knowledge and skills in the field of law and leadership, which can be used for creating
better instruments of protection of the individual and promotion of democracy.
Large role in the promotion of social projects has the status of leader, their credibility, especially in the
case of projects the national and international level. Therefore my personal status, that besides
depends on the success and rating of the institution, will provide additional opportunities to my
I have already done much for social improvement of my community as volunteer, author of projects,
member of NGO, secretary of student parliament and deputies assistant; but life changes and new
challenges require new ideas, knowledge, skills and partners. After training in the Visegrad Summer
School and Ukrainian Summer School of Human Rights, I ascertain that the experience, knowledge and
desire of even one person with an active social position can change the lives of others people,
communities and countries.
Moreover, taking part in The B.A. in Law program is a perfect chance to develop both my personal and
professional experience by interacting with top students and leaders of other nationalities, discovering
new culture and traditions. Being an active participant of the Ukrainian meetings of youth, I know how
enriching it is to meet new people, sharing ideas and broadening our horizons beyond a single nation’s
I am sure that the knowledge I shall receive in The B.A. in Law program will be able to be applied in
the future in order to become a professional, I could help people and teams to develop their own
potential, to overcome obstacles and to achieve their goals. While working in the public sector we all
strive for positive changes in our society. I am sure all changes we want in society have to start with
NGO and ourselves. I shall develop national programs, which could help to adjust long-term relations
among cultures and continents.
This is my way, the way of a person who wants, for certain, to change the fortune of Ukraine and its’
folk. I am a drop of my Ukrainian people and the fortune of all the ocean depends on my personal
experience, knowledge which I can and want to pass the other people.
In conclusion, I would like to say that I am eager to gain new experiences, improve my skills and
broaden my understanding of the dynamic economic world, and I am persuaded that studying in the
B.A. in Law program would contribute to my development as a specialist of international level in the
best possible way.
Thank you very much for considering my application.
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing to apply for the Master in Finance & Accounting program at the London School of
Economics and Political Science starting in the autumn 2012. The degree from one of the most
recognised and prestigious business schools is my chance to make a substantial progress in personal
career and thus contribute to Ukrainian economic development.
Ukrainian economy is an emerging market whose economic evolvement is extremely dependent on
investments. I started explorations in investment valuation when studied at the university. I found out
that low sovereign risk was one of the most important factors for successful investment activity in
emerging markets. My research was concentrated on development of an econometric model for
measuring a sovereign risk of Ukraine. The model allowed not only to obtain a quantitative assessment
of Ukrainian sovereign risk but to define macroeconomic factors that influenced it the most. The results
of my explorations were highly evaluated by Victor Pinchuck’s and Ivan Puluy’s Foundations as I won
two scholarships. Studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science will allow me to
obtain necessary skills and knowledge in investment valuation and analysis to proceed with my
explorations and make my model widely circulated among domestic and foreign investors.
In addition, the Master’s degree from the LSE is crucial for my career growth. I have already made a
substantial career progress from an intern position to a senior analyst at Metinvest Holding, the largest
steel & mining company in Ukraine. It took me only two years to grow up and prove to my colleagues
that my knowledge and abilities were enough to work in a highly competitive and complex business
environment. My future career perspectives strictly depend on educational progress due to the fact
that my managers and directors already have foreign institutions’ diplomas that allow them to
communicate with our overseas partners in one language of business and financial terms.
As a senior analyst at Strategy & Business Development department I studied opportunities for steel
consuming sectors development in Ukraine. One of the most attractive options exists in wind energy
sector that is very steel intensive. During the project I had a chance to participate in the international
conference devoted to consideration of successful factors to implement wind energy projects in
Ukraine. All of participants, included foreign wind turbine manufacturers, investment banks and
international financial institutions, pointed out that they needed reliable partners to start business in
Ukraine. As a representative of Metinvest Holding I experienced lack of world-class investments
valuation and expertise practice to assure foreign investors that our company could be a reliable
partner in this complex and cross-industrial business. Diversification of energy sources is one of top
priorities in the long-term national energy policy that is why succeeding in wind energy projects is
significant for energy independence of Ukraine.
I am pretty sure that acquaintance with world-class investment valuation and risk assessment
procedures is my chance to make substantial career progress. As the Master of Science in Finance &
Accounting I would manage complex investment projects in steel and related industries, for example,
wind energy attracting foreign investments in Ukraine. I would also be able to assure foreign investors
that sovereign risk can be easily measured and we know what factors influence it.
Since studying at the university I have been steadily developing personal communication and
presentation skills. I participated in more than ten international and regional student scientific
conferences in Ukraine and abroad. There were no conferences where I did not take a prize place. My
presentation skills were significantly strengthened during work at Metinvest Holding as I was urged to
prove rationale of various investment projects and market strategies to company’s top management.
During studying at the university I also managed to demonstrate leadership potential. I was a captain
of a team which participated in student business games. Our team showed very good results at the
regional stage and was chosen to participate in the final. I highly appreciate this experience as it was
my first serious successful management practice.
To sum up, I am at the beginning of my career path, but I have already attained substantial progress
in it. I aspire to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science in order to obtain
urgently needed investment valuation and analysis skills to make further progress in personal career.
My educational results as well as communication and leadership potential prove that I am basically
prepared to apply for the Master in Finance & Accounting program.