Admission to Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
The English language motivation letter is written in free form. Its length is between 2500 and 3500 characters, with spaces. The motivation letter is to specify candidate's motivation to study in the programme.
The motivation letter should focus on the following questions:
• How is the candidate's previous studies and work experience related to topics covered in the curriculum?
• Why does a candidate want to study in this particular curriculum?
• How does the candidate intend to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the studies in the future?
• Which subjects in the curriculum are most interesting?
• Which topics does the candidate wish to study in depth?
• What would be the possible research topic/problem of the Master's thesis?
The following aspects will be considered in assessing the motivation letter (maximum 100 points):
• Reasons for entering the programme (20 points);
• The connection between previous education and/or professional career, on the one hand, and the content of the programme, on the other (40 points);
• Research issues of interest (a potential topics of your Master's thesis) and a discussion of how these issues could be addressed (40 points);
• The motivation letter structure, analytical skills and language skills are carefully evaluated.
The maximum score for the motivation letter is 100 points and the result is positive only if the applicant gains 51 points or more. Only those applicants who score 66 points or higher (out of 100) as a combined score from both the motivation letter and average grade of the previous study level, will be considered for admission.