Example of a Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation
Soochow University
1# Shizi St. Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006 People’s Republic of China

August 25, 2018

To Whom It May Concern,

As Chairman of the University Council, Soochow University as well as her PhD supervisor in School of Politics and Public Administration, Soochow University, I take great pleasure in recommending Miss Li Juan, my PhD student as a promising candidate to apply for your esteemed Foreign Fulbright Program.

I have accepted Miss Li Juan this year as my PhD student, the only entrance-exam-exempted PhD student in the School of Politics and Public Administration, whose academic performance ranked top 1 percent among her peers when she studied for and achieved her master’s degree in politics at Soochow University under her Master Degree supervisor, Professor Zhang Jinsong. As a professor in politics, over the past three years I have got to know Miss Li Juan very well. Being an extremely diligent graduate student and having a strong critical thinking ability, Miss Li Juan have successfully accomplished a few research projects and published her research papers in some academic journals.

Based on my observations, in addition to her exceptional academic excellence among her peers, I find Miss Li Juan is a person of very good character—polite and elegant, easygoing and generous, as well as confident in face of challenges. More importantly, she has a loving and caring heart, actively participating in various volunteer and charitable causes.

Most important of all, I am in strong support of Miss Li Juan’s application for your foreign Fulbright Program because she has impressed me as an exceptionally talented female researcher with greater insights, more perspectives and stronger research skills than a great majority of both male and female researchers in political science. She has great passion in doing further research in this field and I believe her research plan in her application for your program has a solid foundation and great feasibility for success.

I really take great pride in supporting this excellent and promising female PhD student for your program and hope that her application will have your favorable consideration. Should you have further question about her, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr. [Name of Professor]
Professor of politics, School of Politics and Public Administration
Chairman of the University Council, Soochow University
Address: 1# Shizi St. Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006 P.R.China
Tel: [Telephone Number] Mobil: [ Mobile Number]
Email: [Email Address]

NB: Do not use the above text in your letter of recommendation. You are advised to write another one on the basis of your overall evaluation about your student.

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