Από: Startup Team

Ανάμεσα στα άλλα χαρτιά που θα χρειαστεί να καταθέσετε στο Πανεπιστήμιο του εξωτερικού που υποβάλλετε αίτηση να σας δεχτεί για μεταπτυχιακό, είναι και το Motivation letter, δηλαδή μια επιστολή στην οποία αναγράφετε –όπως λέει και ο τίτλος- τους λόγους που το επιλέγετε.

Η επιστολή αυτή, πρέπει εκτός από την ευχέρειά σας στη γλώσσα, να αποδεικνύει και την ικανότητά σας να υποστηρίζετε τα επιχειρήματά σας ως προς την επιλογή του συγκεκριμένου Πανεπιστημίου.

Ακολουθεί ένα δείγμα μιας τέτοιας επιστολής, στην οποία ο υποψήφιος είναι Τεχνολόγος τροφίμων.

Όποιος το χρησιμοποιήσει, θα πρέπει να προσαρμόσει βεβαίως τα στοιχεία ανάλογα με την περίπτωσή του, αφού κάνει πρώτα μια έρευνα στο ίντερνετ για το τι προσφέρει το Πανεπιστήμιο που απευθύνεται, έτσι ώστε να τα συμπεριλάβει στην επιστολή. (πχ το συγκεκριμένο πανεπιστήμιο στο δείγμα προσφέρει πρακτική εξάσκηση σε επιχειρήσεις, κάτι που δεν είναι απαραίτητο να συμβαίνει πάντα).

Καλή επιτυχία!

This letter is to express my interest and motivation to attend the Master Programme in Food Technology…

Athens, ……….


Dear Sir/Madam


This letter is to express my interest and motivation to attend the Master Programme in Food Technology …………………………………….

I am applying to your Master program of ………………… with specialization in ………………..  starting in September 2013.

My career ambition is to become a food technologist …………………………

I graduated the Technological Institute of …………., with mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, as my majors and my Bachelor degree is in the fields of Fermented Foods Technology & Quality Control, Fruits and Vegetables Technology & Quality Control Food Additives and Sweeteners Technology & Quality Contol, Grain and Pastry Products Technology & Quality Control, Milk & Milk Products Technology & Quality Control.

Moreover, I have been practised and trained in the  real working field by a big multinational company in Greece  (………..) and achieving a significant experience which helped me determine my future career expectations.

Seeking  for information, and after an extended research and serious consideration which took me as much time as necessary in order to reach a life decision, I find …………….. University  as one of the ideal universities  to further my study.

I have come to realize that taking a course in food technology and furthering it will help me in knowing better and new methods of preserving and manufacturing the food we use. …….  University is known to be the best in offering masters degree in food technology and therefore choosing to further my studies in this university, I will be an excellent  food processor and I will be very well  taught  the HACCP rules and regulations, plus all the information and knowledge needed in order to be a professional in a very sensitive and demanding  field as the food industry today.

As it is often said,  to be an expert you have to know from the experts, that’s why I am applying to you, expressing my strongest will to accept my admission.

My wish is  to study at ……….. University because of your outstanding educational system, your excellent facilities, and because it can offer:

  • An integrated programme of courses in food technology, varying from food

and ingredient functionality to food processing. This would give me the

opportunity to perceive foodstuff as a unit of different ingredients and the way

that the latter may interact during several processes. The outcome anticipated

would be deeper understanding of the way different types of products, which

are already available to the consumers, are made and even ideas of new

products. Also, a quality improvement of our company products could be

achieved by turning theory into action.


  • Courses that could enhance managerial and marketing skills, knowledge which  is of indisputable value in surviving at labour market nowadays.


  • A bridge between the university and the industry is accomplished by the visits

to the industries so that students are provided with a unique opportunity to have an  inside look to “how the world goes round”.


Last but not least, the idea of going around Europe being taught by the bests

and in the same time coming upon so many different cultures and people is

fascinating. I believe that living and studying in the Netherlands will give me the chance to expand my personal horizons in a multinational environment and also will offer me the opportunity to experience the views and the approach of well known professors on the scientific field I m interested in.

The chance to see the way of thinking of other people of other  countries can make one think out of the box, find solutions to previously unresolved problems and see opportunities where others would see nothing at  all or even ruins.

On top of that the students of the programme are tiles of a

multicultural mosaic, working together as team to achieve the best possible



All in all, I would be proud of being part of a group of people from all around the world and collaborating for the best.


Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,