Motivation letter sample for a Master in International Law University application

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RE: Application for Master in International Law

Dear Sir/Madam

With this letter I am applying for the Master program in International Law program offered by the University of [NAME]. Opportunity to study and gain degree from your respected University I perceive as an chance to upgrade my knowledge and skills, and thereby contribute to the development of the humanity and the strengthening of the values of human rights throughout the world.

As you may see in the enclosed resume, I hold BA degree in Law, from University of [Name]. Following graduation I started to work in an organization dealing with protection of human rights of the asylum seekers, where I have worked on the provision of free legal assistance to refugees. Thanks to this experience I became aware of the complexity of their situation, but also over the difficulty of the international practice that regulate the legal institute of asylum. Nevertheless I have became more motivated and incented to provide personal contribution to the process of the protection of their basic rights on the global level, since they are heavily endangered and often violated.

Therefore I have decided to develop my future career in the area of International law, as seek my future employments in International organizations, such as United Nations, or International Court of Justice. In that line I believe that University of [Name] has just the program that suits my professional aspirations, and I would be very glad to receive the opportunity to become your student.

I have vast experience in citizen activism, as I am member of several CSOs active on local and regional level. There I have gained some experience in advocacy, and took involvement in several campaigns. I have also drafted several policy documents and policy recommendations, which were submitted to the national government, all in the areas of human rights protection and civil law.

Opportunity to study at your University will allow me to get insight in international policies and practice, and establish ground to work on International Projects. It will also allow me to get the contacts and enable my future networking, with fellow colleagues.

I am sure that the knowledge I shall receive in the MA in International Law program will 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. 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 practice, and I am persuaded that studying would contribute to my development as a specialist of international level in the best possible way.

To my knowledge, this program is very competitive, attracting highly motivated students, but I am convinced that my good academic record and my motivation make me a strong recommendation for a place at it. I would be honored if you decide to accept my candidateship to be MA student at the University of [Name]

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours,


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