A Guide to Writing a Motivational Letter to Study in Canada

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A Guide to Writing a Motivational Letter to Study in Canada

Studying in Canada can be quite the dream experience as an international student. With some of the top-rated educational institutions and programs alongside a new and exciting environment, it can seem like the most complete experience that’ll help you learn things in and out of the classroom.

To get into a university, though, a motivational letter has to be sent alongside your application. Getting documents for your application can be a tough feat. However, writing down your reasons for wanting to enroll in a Canadian college and why you’d be a good candidate for the program you’re eyeing is its own daunting task.

Here’s a short step-by-step guide on how you can write an excellent motivational letter to study in Canada. 

Look for a DLI’s Requirements

A DLI or designated learning institution is a type of university where international students are permitted to study. There are plenty of institutions available all across the nation, with many offering a multitude of courses and programs. 

Pick what you think you could fit into and find the needed requirements of that institution. Doing research ahead of writing will give you some background to the details you need to integrate into your letter. This can include your purpose, desired program, and so on.

Create an Outline of Topics

After doing your research, it’s time to get into the actual writing process. Start by making an outline of the points that you want to touch on in your motivational letter. It’s best to keep it short and sweet with just 1 to 2 pages per application, so use that space wisely.

Things that you should never leave out are your intentions. Answer what exactly you hope to achieve with the letter and your application. Back that up with the proper qualifications and your program of choice.

Adopt a Professional Tone

As you begin to flesh out your outline, don’t just write it as if it’s getting sent to a friend. Keep in mind your tone in writing and make it seem as distinguished as possible. It’s an excellent chance for international students to showcase writing and communication skills after all, so be as eloquent with your points as possible.

Bring Some Personality 

Show parts of your personality. With more than thousands of applications going through each year from people of the same background, make yours more memorable by conveying a bit about yourself. Share your values of being open-minded in the academe or that you take the utmost care when meeting people from all walks of life. Just remember to choose your words carefully.

Check Your Grammar and Spelling

When you’ve finally written everything down, have a grammar and spelling check. It’s best to project a strong first impression with your fluency in English that’s likely to make you stand out from the crowd. 

Consult Someone You Trust

There’s always a possibility that your eyes might be missing something, so always get a second pair to check on your motivational letter draft. Try to show it to a family member, friend, or colleague that can give some opinions.

Send and Set Eyes on a Study Permit

Once the motivational letter is all set, send it alongside your application to the university of your choice. Getting all this out of the way can help you focus on attaining a general Study Permit to use in Canada. This would allow you to continue your education in Canada and get some work experience as a student during your stay.

Conclusion

Studying at a Canadian college or university is quite a learning opportunity and an easy way to enter Canada. As long as you have your documents ready and a well-written letter that’s ready to be sent, you’ll surely enter the university of your choice!

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