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How to Write a Professional Letter of Recommendation to Study Abroad?

What do you know about a Letter of Recommendation (LOR)?

It is a document that gives the admission officers with a comprehensive vision to your suitable application for admission into foreign university to Study Abroad. This letter aims at making the admission officers to get a clear and favorable idea of your achievements, work experience, skills and contributions communicated by the recommender through this letter of recommendation.

Provided that almost every application requires submission of two to three Recommendation Letters, you should have your recommenders agreed and identified for preparing your letter in time. Always keep in mind not to underestimate the significance of as it is almost as significant as your SOP - Statement of Purpose, Admission Essays, resume or any other document for that matter.

While selecting the correct recommender, you should always keep in mind few points that you would end up submitting excellent Letter of Recommendation to the admission committee.

Types of Letter of Recommendation

Recommendation Letter broadly could be classified into two categories which are based on the nature of the recommender.

Educational LOR to Study Abroad

A recommendation letter provided by a member of the faculty of your earlier institute. Normally, top universities at which you have decided to Study Abroad would ask you to provide 2 or 3 LORs from your earlier institute. The format of recommendation letter from the faculty often differs in the content and need the professor to highlight the accomplishments of the applicant.

Professional LOR to Study Abroad

Most of the Study Abroad colleges have a pre-defined job experience requirements. They request a professional recommendation letter from an immediate supervisor. The format of professional recommendation letter from a supervisor differs from an educational LOR in terms of little specific content that aims at the applicant's ability to work within a team, the exposure to the domain, along with the leadership abilities, all essential to the course applied for.

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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation (LOR)?

A recommendation letter is usually a 400 to 500-word essay that talks about the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate who is looking to Study Abroad. There are few things you should add in a recommendation letter like nature and tenure of association. There are few basic formats that you should keep in mind. Many universities need this letter to be an official letterhead. 

For an educational LOR, the letterhead of the university is needed and for a professional LOR, letterhead of the company. What is significant to remember is that the letterhead must be of the company the recommender is working in. This normally creates a problem when your recommender has moved on to some other company. Hence, the student should know how to choose the proper recommender to avoid Common Mistakes during the Study Abroad Process.

A significant point you need to keep in mind is that a LOR should not be a repetition of an SOP. An ideal LOR is supposed to show some perspectives and aspects of your personality not stated either in your SOP or your resume. Thus, an ideal recommender is the one who knows you well and has personally seen the work quality delivered by you and agrees on providing examples of your contribution and excellence. A generic LOR is not allowed as it does not offer enough value to your candidature for the Study Abroad program you are applying to.

If you are looking to Study Abroad, it is recommended that you go with Global Tree who is one of the Best Abroad Education Consultants in India that helps you in your Abroad Education Process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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