KEY POINTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
A cover letter is an excellent opportunity to set yourself apart from other applicants. It allows you to show the admissions team at your chosen university that you are genuinely interested in a bachelor’s or master’s program, and outline precisely why you are the right candidate. A common mistake many applicants make in their cover letter is overstating their attributes, embellishing their letter and adding superfluous detail. It is crucial to remember that any exaggeration will soon appear inauthentic or implausible, and damage your chances. Instead, you should stick to the truth and remain realistic while emphasizing your qualifications and personality. After all, this is what the university actually wants to find out.
Stick to answering key questions: Who are you? Where do you come from? What have you learned to date? What experience can you bring with you? And why do you want to embark on this course of study, at this moment in time? Once you have given some thought to these issues, there will be nothing left to prevent you producing a solid cover letter to secure your place at university.
A cover letter for an application to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree should include the following points:
A good cover letter can be decisive in determining whether or not you are accepted on your dream course of study. It is an opportunity to highlight your personality and shown your enthusiasm for your chosen program – something tests and certificates can never truly convey. So, what makes a convincing cover letter?
When writing a cover letter for an application to a bachelor’s or master’s program, there are a few common mistakes you must avoid.
So, you’ve finally chosen a course of study. You might well be asking yourself how to write the perfect cover letter for your application. We’ve compiled a checklist with the most important points your cover letter should absolutely include:
Let’s pull back the curtain and take a look at the structure of the Munich Business School application process.
DID YOU KNOW?
Our business programs at Munich Business School are award-winning! Munich Business has been named the best private specialist business university in Germany (WirtschaftsWoche ranking 2022).