Sample Letter to the head or other member of the admission committee

Dear Prof. Anderson,

My name is Ivan Ivanov. I am applying to PhD program in Physics at Princeton University this year. I have been informed that my application is currently under consideration.

I would like to state and somewhat clarify to you my continuing strong interest in your program. My specialization is … Last year I have learned from my advisor about the research done by Prof. X and was fascinated by his discoveries…. (Write something about strong group at the university in your field or about some particular professors and their research and why all these interest you so much or how well you are prepared for this type of research – try to be short though 4-6 sentences.)

I know that your PhD program is very strong and competitive. If there is anything I can do to further support my application please let me know. I am determined to succeed in my chosen field of physics and hope that Princeton University will be the one I could call my Alma Mater sometime.

Thank you very much for your time and attention.
I look forward to hearing from you.


Ivan Ivanov

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