SAMPLE APPLICATION COVER LETTER
Name of Contact (if available)
Department/Office of Admission
Dear Name of Contact/ To whom it may concern
My name is name, and I am a citizen of Ukraine currently enrolled (working)
at university (institute) in city. I am sending you my completed application
form for the undergraduate (graduate) degree program in field.
I have (will have) taken the TOEFL on date of test and SAT (GRE, GMAT) on
date of test. Official score reports for these tests will be sent to your
As you know, the currency in Ukraine is nonconvertible. Therefore, I am not
in a position to pay for the required application fee. I would ask that your
department and the office of undergraduate (graduate) admissions give full
consideration to my application without this fee.
I have noted on the application form that I am applying for full financial
support from the university to cover tuition and living expenses. Due to my
financial situation, I am totally reliant on the generosity of the university
to support my studies. I would ask you to consider me for any scholarships,
(teaching assistantships, or research assistantships) or other awards for
which I am eligible.
I would like to inform you that channels of communication between the USA and
Ukraine are very poor, and highly unreliable. Therefore, I have enclosed all
application materials in one envelope. I would ask that you please allow for
extra time in transferring letters, documents, etc. At all times, I will try
to stay in touch with you phone, fax or e-mail to monitor the progress of my
I have enclosed another copy of this letter, which I would ask you to pass
along to the office of undergraduate (graduate) admissions so that they are
alerted to the special circumstances surrounding my application.
Thank you very much for your attention to all these matters and for your
consideration of my application.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.