Motivation letter requirements for Actuarial and Financial Engineering
The motivation letter is a part of the online application form. Guidelines and evaluation criteria for the motivation letter are also included in the online application form.
Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, maximum of 6000 characters with spaces) focusing on the following points:
- Explain your motivation for applying to the programme. (Why are you interested in actuarial and financial engineering? What are your plans for the future and how would this study programme help you achieve your goals? Is this programme your first choice? If not, what is your main interest?);
- Explain how your educational and professional background relates to the programme you are applying to. (What makes you a good candidate for this programme? What have you accomplished in the past? What knowledge, skills, and experiences do you have that are relevant to this programme? Do you have a prior work experience on the related field?);
- Please tell us about your specific research interests within the field of actuarial and financial engineering. Are you more interested in financial or actuarial side? Have you considered what could be the field/topic of your Master's thesis?
- fit between the student's background and the programme (50%);
- fit between the student's goals and the programme (25%);
- clarity, argumentation skills and fluency of written English (25%).
The maximum score for motivation letter is 100 points and the result is positive only if the applicant gains 51 points or more. Only those applicants who score 66 points or higher (out of 100) as a combined score from both the motivation letter and average grade of the previous study level will be considered for admission.