How to Write a Letter of Interest for Graduate School Applications

Course Length: 1 Hour
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the key differences between a Letter of Interest and a Personal Statement for graduate school
  2. Evaluate your goodness-of-fit with a graduate program based on its call for applications and ideal applicant profile
  3. Discuss how to properly format and style your Letter of Interest for graduate school
  4. Identify the 6 core components of an effective Letter of Interest for graduate school
  5. Describe step-by-step how to write each of the 6 core components (with exemplars)
  6. Navigate the 7 most common mistakes made when writing a Letter of Interest for graduate school
  7. Discuss unique considerations for Letters of Interest prepared for Oxford and Cambridge


Lashanti Jupp, MPhil is a Program Associate with Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF), where she supports the Global Advocacy Launch division of the foundation. She is responsible for all administrative tasks related to Launch grants, as well as helping to devise advocacy strategies, and support on consideration of new grants for dissemination, amplification and advocacy for the foundation priority areas. She earned a BSc in Marine Biology from Barry University and subsequently received an MPhil in Conservation Leadership from University of Cambridge. Prior to joining TWCF, Lashanti served as Program Assistant at the Perry Institute for Marine Science and independently conducted research and grassroots advocacy to inform policy about natural resources in Bahamian ecosystems. Lately she has worked in government relations, strengthening organizational and community partnerships.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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