Motivation Letter Requirements for International Law and Human Rights
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, 5000-7000 characters with spaces) based on the following points:
How is your previous education and/or work experience linked to the topics covered in the master’s programme of International Law and Human Rights?
Why are you interested in applying for this particular master’s programme? How do you plan to apply the knowledge and skills that you will acquire from the programme for your future career?
Which of the fields of international law and human rights you consider most appealing and thought provoking?
Which of the fields of international law and human rights you would like to study more closely at the University of Tartu. What would be a potential topic for your master’s thesis? (Please note that the topic mentioned here is not at all binding, you can easily change it during the studies)
fit between the applicant's background (prior education and/or work experience) and the programme (25 %)
motivation and goals for the future (25 %)
formulation of the potential master’s thesis topic and the way it is linked to the programme (25%)
clarity, argumentation skills and fluency of written English (25 %)
The maximum score for the 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.