Guidelines on how to write a good Motivation letter for a Graduate School or A job.

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Image Credits: Internet Resources



A letter of motivation is required when you apply for a study scholarship or a grant for a language or specialist course. This letter gives you the chance to describe your personality and the reasons why you are applying for the  scholarship.

The following information and questions will help you to write an informative letter of motivation.


  • Facts about your education, skills and knowledge
    • Studies: study programme, number of semesters, if applicable, degree
    • Professional experience, if applicable
    • Academic knowledge, skills and language skills
    • Prizes and awards (if applicable)
  • Academic motivation
    • Why do you wish to take the study programme or attend the language or specialist course for which you are applying?
    • What appeals to you about the university you have chosen?
    • What are your expectations of studying in (Specified country) or attending the course (personal, professional, for your career)?
  • Reasons for applying for a scholarship
    • Why are you applying for a (Particular) scholarship?
    • What do you expect of this scholarship?
    • How will the scholarship help you achieve your academic, professional and personal goals?
  • Personal interests
    Here you can outline special extracurricular achievements and commitments or personal qualities that say something about your character.

Formal information

The letter of motivation should be between one and three DIN A4 pages long.

How should I introduce my research project? – Or: How do I write a research exposé?

In a research exposé, you define the goals of your research work, reflect upon the theoretical and methodical procedure and you describe the individual steps.

The objective

  • What is the content of your research project?
  • Which steps are planned?
  • How do you plan your work schedule?

The structure
The description (approx. 3 – 10 pages) should provide information about the following:

  1. The research field in general and the current state of research literature:
    • What is the current level of research?
    • Which theories/work of other scientists do you refer to?
    • Discussion of the theoretical framework or model
    • What is your research question?
  2. Key research questions (hypotheses), research objectives and the scientific relevance of your project:
    • What do you intend finding out?
    • What goals are you pursuing with your project?
  3. Research strategies/methods:
    • How do you intend answering the research questions?
    • How do you want to collect data (document analyses, quantitative or qualitative survey, experiment, etc.)?
    • Which scientific literature will you use?
    • How will you evaluate results?
    • What is your schedule?
    • What preparation have you already done or intend doing before funding begins?
  4. Ethical issues/anticipated difficulties collecting data
  5. Provisional schedule (in tabular form)
    • How much time do you need for the individual research phases (before, during and, if applicable, after the scholarship period)?
  6. Research bibliography
    • List of books and essays upon which your work is based.

Not all of these points may apply to your project..

Original Article adopted From DAAD WEBSITE

2015 IBM Master the Main Frame Contest For students Across the Middle East and Africa

image Credits : IBM

image Credits : IBM

What you need to know:

In Spring 2015, IBM is running its first Master the Mainframe Contest for students across the Middle East & Africa.

No experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit and be ready to compete!

Frequently Asked Questions/Answers:

When is the contest?

Registration will be open from March 9th until May 29th! The contest runs from April 1st until May 29th. Students can register and join the contest through May 29th.

Why compete in a Mainframe Contest?

The prizes up for grabs in the 2015 Master the Mainframe Contest include:

Today’s mainframes are growing in popularity and require a new generation of mainframe experts. This contest is designed to equip students with basic skills to make them more competitive for jobs in the enterprise computing industry. Participation in the Master the Mainframe Contest could give you the edge you need.

To help employers connect with the best mainframe students, contestants are encouraged to check out the jobs posted on the System z job board at

Who can compete?
Anyone is who is currently a student can compete (16 years of age or older) – no experience is necessary! Please click here for the official rules and regulations (PDF, 544KB).

For more information on how to participate please visit the Official Website

2015 (Fully Funded) Huawei-She leads Africa fellowship for female Technology Entrepreneurs from across Africa

Image Credits : She leads Africa

Image Credits : She leads Africa


How does it feel to be a woman in Technology and especially when you are trying to establish yourself as  a brand.. She leads Africa in collaboration with Huawei, are bringing opportunities closer to you, as a female Technology Entrepreneur .

The fellowship is aimed at fostering and promoting cohesion within the landscape of female entrepreneurs in Africa. It is the first of its kind to provide female technology Entrepreneurs from across Africa, the opportunity to visit China.

The fellows will receive an in-depth experience at the Huawei technologies Headquaters on how technology works to its entirety.


  • The fellows will visit shenzen and Shangai China in the month of August  from 2nd-7th 2015.
  • Fellows will be able to network with peer entrepreneurs  and develop relationships  with investors and companies interested in doing business in Africa.


  • Women between the ages of 18-40
  • Building Technologies focused in Africa.

Application process

1. Fill out the application form by following this link

2. Email Your pitch to with the subject  line:

  • Huawei Fellowship
  • First name,surname by april 30th 2015.

Good luck to the applicant  🙂