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Should I include a letter of motivation with my CV for a master application?

The uni only asks for a CV but should I add a letter of motivation??

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    To other Answerers: A letter of motivation is exactly like a cover letter for a job. You describe your qualifications and skills and apply them to the requirements of the program.

    In the olden days, when we had to mail in our applications, applicants would include a letter of motivation "pro forma" since we'd need to include some sort of cover letter to the application (in the "attached please find" vein; you'd never just submit a "loose" application). 

    To the Questioner: If the application has an essay as either a requirement or an option, you don't need bother with a letter of motivation. Just put it all in your application essay. 

    If there is no essay component to the application, then it certainly can't hurt to include a letter of motivation. Just don't make it too long; a single page will do it.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Send them a letter of demotivation listing all the reasons you don't want to attend their crappy-azz school then ask them to 'tell me about yourself' and why you should hire them.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A well-written letter can be a decisive factor in ensuring you a place in your desired Master's programme. It is probably the most personalized document of your application. Therefore, writing an original motivation letter for your Master's is a task that should not be taken lightly.

  • 1 month ago

    Just don't put the word "passion" in it. I was never in a position to screen student applications but if I had been, I would have binned anything with "passion" or "passionate" in it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I am in the USA. I have never heard of a letter or motivation either.

    A letter explaining that you are motivated to do the work and graduate?  Why would you apply for a Masters degree program you were not motivated? 

    I would think they university would assume if you apply you want to attend. 

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I'm in the UK and have never heard of a letter of Motivation.

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