An example of the reference (recommendation) letter for a student, applying for a grant of the Master's programme in Applied Physics.
5 November 2006
To whom it may concern:
Dear Sir/Madam, Hereby I send to you a reference letter for Ms. Ann Johnson. I have known Ms. Ann Johnson for the past three semesters as she has taken the following courses which I teach:
- Physical kinetics (brief description of content of the course);
- Physics of condensed state of matter (brief description of content of the course);
- Physical basics of laser medicine, which I am teaching her now (brief description of content of the course).
As her mentor I have had an opportunity to observe the student's participation and interaction in class and to evaluate the student's knowledge of the subject matter. I would rate the student's overall performance in these subjects as above average. This is evidenced by her marks.
All tests which I gave to check student’s understanding the subject matter were passed by Ms. Ann Johnson with good and excellent results. Moreover, she has always shown interest to my courses and been very thoughtful for my seminars that I noticed during teaching. Based on my professional experience I have evaluated Ms. Ann Johnson as intelligent, dependable and purposeful person.
I believe the student would perform remarkably in chosen Master’s programme and will prove to be a great value of the institution. I am confident if your organization gives her a financial support to study in the Netherlands it will be a great opportunity to Ms. Ann Johnson to develop further her abilities in scientific and research areas. Please feel free to contact me if you need further information.
Sincerely, Prof. Alex Smith
Engineering Physics Institute Chair of Medical Physics
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