PhD Cover Letter: 4 Templates and Emails

Here are some cover letters for Ph.D. Things become difficult when we fall short of words while writing such formal letters. We care for the needs of our readers and thus have composed several letter templates for the purpose. Just copy and paste the content when you need them.

Letter Template: 1

PhD Cover Letter

[ your name]

[ your address]

[ your contact information]

[ date]

[ recipient’s name]

[ recipient’s address]

[ recipient’s contact information]

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to apply for the position of research student in the department of [mention the department] in [mention the university]. I have attached my profile regarding my academic background which will help you easily understand why I am capable to work as a research student in the team of [mention the team] led by [mention the professor name]. 

I have checked the information about the opening on the website of the university and am very much interested to do my research studies and excel in it.  I would like to let you know why I am capable to work in the research team in this particular field. 

To let you know about my academic career, I finished my high school diploma with a percentage of [ mention the percentage], and then I did my graduation in [ mention the subject name] in the [ mention the college name ] from the University of [ mention the university name].

During my graduation years, I had always associated with the research team and made projects on the topic of [mention the subject]. I completed that particular project successfully within the first year. I was awarded a gold medal for the successful project. I was again appreciated for the research work during my 3rd year of graduation.  

With my overall score above [mention the percentage], I was actually a topper in the university and I was one of the gold medalists in the year of [mention year]. After that I had pursued my post-graduation in [ mention subject ] from the University of [ mention the university] and I had developed [ mention the project] in the lab and had helped me to gain appreciation from the head of the department.

 I earned a master’s degree with a percentage of [mention the percentage] and I do believe that I will be able to do my doctoral work in [mention the subject] very efficiently and help the research team to gain the benefit of my contribution.

I am looking forward to know further about working as PHD scholar in your team> I promise to do best.

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

[Mention your name]

Letter Template: 2

PhD Cover Letter

[ your name]

[ your address]

[ your contact information]

[ date]

[ recipient’s name]

[ recipient’s address]

[ recipient’s contact information]

Dear [mention your name],

With reference to the subject areas found on the [ mention the website] under the category of [ degree programs] , I am writing down to express my interest in [ mention the doctoral program ] at the [ mention the university name] starting in the summer session from [ mention the date ].

 I have completed my [mention the graduation] from the [mention the university] and I would prefer to go for the doctoral program this is what I am looking to add value to within the field of professional scientific research. I do believe that my contribution in the post doctoral research will create a new dimension in the academic field.

If I would like to introduce myself, my name is [ mention name] and I have recently completed my masters degree at the University of [ mention the university name] and I have got the degree certificate on [ mention the date]. Quite recently, I had a conversation with few professors and I am quite assured of the fact that I will be able to do my research work on the subject of [mention the doctoral program].

During my master’s research, I had been associated with [mention the professor] who is the head of the department of [mention the department]. It had been a great learning experience for me. 

I got the opportunity to explore new things in the field of [mention the subject]. I was able to research on [mention the subject of research]. Additionally, I am feel that my post-doctoral research will help me fulfill my career goals to apply for the position of lecturer or professor in any university or any research organization.

I would be grateful to all of you if I am given a chance to pursue the most prestigious post-doctoral degree at your university.  You can verify the information related to my academic background. You can contact me at [mention the contact number] or [mention email address].

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,

[Mention your name]

Letter Template: 3

PhD Cover Letter

[ your name]

[ your address]

[ your contact information]

[ date]

[ recipient’s name]

[ recipient’s address]

[recipient’s contact information]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Since you have posted the requirement for the post doctoral associate for the subject of [mention the subject] in the website of your university quite recently, I would like to apply for it. I find myself absolutely fit for it. As per the information existing in the website of [mention the university], this post doctoral program is going to begin on [mention the date], I would like to join immediately. 

I believe that my quantitative research and conducting surveys will surely promote my education career and also open new channels of academic learning. I am writing this letter to share why I am interested in applying for the post. 

In regards to my education career, I had finished [mention years] years of graduation in the college of [mention the college] from the University of [mention the university name]. [Mention the subject] had been my area of specialization.  I got the [mention the degree] in the year of [mention the year]. I had been the topper in the university with a score of [mention the score]. 

It was then encouraged to pursue my master’s in the same subject from the same university and I had scored [mention percentage]. During my two years of masters program, I took the initiative to contribute as the research student by associating with [mention the name of professor] who had encouraged me to pursue my researching goals in the field of [mention the field]. He had been my mentor. 

I collaborated with the research team during my master’s studies and also researched independently. I had been credited for my contribution in this specific research work and for coaching the junior undergraduate students. 

I have mentioned the details of my research work in the resume attached with this letter. I do believe that I am the potential candidate for post-doctoral research in the field of [mention the subject]. You can contact me through my [mention the contact number] or [mention email id]. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,

[Mention your name]

Letter Template: 4

PhD Cover Letter

[ your name]

[ your address]

[ your contact information]

[ date]

[ recipient’s name]

[ recipient’s address]

[ recipient’s contact information]

Dear Sir/Madam,

As I view the advertisement on the website of [ mention the name of university] for the requirement of the post-doctoral candidate to do research in [ mention the subject ] which belongs to the category of [ mention the branch], I would like to enroll for this course as I find it interesting and opportunity to gain applied knowledge.

It will definitely fulfill my academic goals. I am very eager to join the post doctoral team and start my research work and make the team proud with my academic contribution. I do believe that [mention the university name] will give me an opportunity to pursue my academic goals.  

I am writing this letter to enroll for the post doctoral degree in the subject of [mention the subject] which is going to start from [mention the date]. 

I would like to introduce myself and my academic goals. I am [mention your name] and recently completed my masters in [mention the subject] from the University of [Mention the university]. It was two years program and during this post graduation period, I came in touch with many learned professors. 

I got the opportunity to get the best learning experience for my masters subjects who were [name the subjects]. They had helped me not only to get excellent grades in all the subjects but also inspired me to do my research studies in my favorite subject. My favorite subject is [mention the subject]. 

In fact, I got the opportunity to prepare assignments and projects related to all the subjects I had for my masters. I was also awarded a gold medal for scoring the highest marks in all the subjects for my master’s program. Prior to that, I had done my graduation in [mention the stream] with specialization in [mention the subject] from the University of [Mention the university name]. 

If you will check my resume attached with this letter then you will find all the details related to my academic background and surely understand the reason for applying for the post doctoral degree in [mention the post doctoral program]. Kindly contact me for further information on [mention your phone number] or send me an email at [mention email id].

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

[Mention your name]

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