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Guidelines to the Motivation Letter

AIM OF THE LETTER

As this education is geared towards innovation, those applicants will be given priority who can convince the committee not only about their academic excellence but also about their entrepreneurial excellence and/or innovation potential. In other words, you need to convince the committee of your talent and creativity which are needed for you to turn your innovative research ideas and results into valuable products (services) on the market.


STRUCTURE OF THE LETTER

Ideally, your motivation letter consists of three main parts: the heading, the motivation letter and your entrepreneurial (business) idea.

 

Heading

Specifies the addressee (University Admissions in Sweden) and its address, and gives the applicant’s name, university, and location.

 

Motivation Letter

Explains your motivations for applying for one of the EIT ICT Labs Master Programs.


1.  purpose of the letter: to apply for a Master Program (state the specific Program you are applying for);

                                 

2.  academic excellence: academic results which show that you are professionally very good (e.g. former studies, work experience, research projects, tasks, competitions, etc.);

3. entrepreneurial (business) idea: the service or product you would like to launch on the markets (briefly state what the idea is and whose benefits it serves, how it has emerged, what is new about it, how it should be introduced on the markets);


4. connections to the Master Programme: state how your professional interests and business idea fit in with the Master Program you are applying for (explain in what ways the Master Program will help you reach your goals);

5. mobility: outline and justify your study track (state what universities you prefer as entry and exit points and why), and mention what study or work experience you have abroad, if any.

 

Your entrepreneurial (business) idea

Elaborates on the entrepreneurial (business) idea that has been briefly outlined in the motivation letter (see above). Ideally, it has 6 subheadings.

 

  1. motivations for the product: explain how the idea has emerged

  2. the entrepreneurial idea: state what it is and what its main features are

  3. innovation: declare what is new and innovative about it

  4. experiences and results: explain at what phase of research&development the idea is (e.g. state if it been used/tested already and what results you have had)

  5. business plan: outline how it may be introduced to the markets

  6. development areas: specify what potentials it has for further development

LENGTH OF THE LETTER

Altogether, the letter is 3 pages long: the motivation letter is 1 page and the entrepreneurial (business) idea is two pages long.

 

 

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