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Letter of Recommendation

Letter Of Recommendation (LOR)

  • If you are planning to pursue your higher education abroad, then the Letter of Recommendation or LOR becomes an indispensable part of your application process
  • The LORD is essentially a letter that is written by your Professors/Mentors highlighting your achievements and providing an insight into your work ethics and academic caliber to recommend your application for admission to the university
  • The Letter of Recommendation should provide the admissions officers with a clear picture of your achievements, skills and contributions, that would help them to form a favorable opinion of you

When will you need a Letter of Recommendation?

  • If you are a student, who is planning to study abroad, especially in a western country, then you will need a letter of recommendation
  • You will be asked to provide an LOR as part of your admissions package, irrespective of the level of your course
  • You may be asked to provide one or more letters of recommendation
  • These letters could be from your professors, academic counselors or any manager or mentor during your internship periods
  • If you are applying for an MBA program, then you will need to get your Letter of Recommendation from someone you have worked with in a professional capacity
  • If you are applying for a PhD program, then you can ask your project guide or college professor to provide you with a LOR

What should be the format of the Recommendation Letter?

  • If you are asking your professor or mentor to provide you with a letter of recommendation, then it is most likely that they would have prior experience in writing them. However it is useful, to know the preferred format of the letter
  • The LoR should ideally be in the form of an essay and should not exceed 500 words
  • The letter should highlight your strengths and achievements to the admissions officers
  • The LoR should be written on the letter head of the academic institution where you studied if you are getting one from your professor or a corporate letterhead if you are getting it from the manager at your workplace
  • You will be asked to provide more than one LOR in many cases, and should ensure that they are both unique and are not repetitions of each other

If you are planning to get a letter of recommendation from your professors, then we suggest that you get in touch with our expert overseas education advisors to get additional tips and advice about obtaining letters of recommendation and other admission procedures

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