Dear Sir of Madam, (Try to find out the name of the responsible person)
I am hereby applying for the one-year International Master in Hospitality Leadership program at *** in September 2013.
My name is Oded Arieli, I am 28 years old, born and raised in Rishon Le-Zion, Israel. But I am also a European citizen with German citizenship. I finished my B.A degree in business management with marketing specialization last year in "Peres Academic Center" (college).
Hospitality has always been an integral part of my life and indeed a life-long dream of mineĖ having my own hotel or restaurant in the future. This is what brought me to your school where I hope to develop my skills and obtain new ones so I could fit in straight away in the hospitality industry in the Netherlands.
I entered that industry when I was a young man to work as bar manager in a restaurant or later as a travel agent, just to learn more about hospitality and its different categories of fields. I have traveled around the world a lot since I was 8 years old and even lived in Toronto, Canada for 5 months and in India for one year, and that surely helped me to improve my English communication and social skills with people around the world that I had never met before (and with whom I am still in touch) and learn about different cultural practices.
My interests nowadays are mostly about how to reach my goals and develop myself especially in the hospitality industry, a field which I regard as my desired life career. Now after my B.A graduate I feel that I need to finally achieve my goal and master hospitality in ***. I am very ambitious and motivated as far as my goals are concerned and I always try to develop and take my abilities to the limit, and that is why I am also planning on working in hospitality during the master program so I could test, improve and master the skills I would acquire.
My hobbies vary largely from watching soccer, messing with all kinds of new gadgets to motocross riding or just going out with friends to a good restaurant or to the beach, or just entertaining at home.
I think that most of my skills, interests and abilities that I mentioned above show my suitability to the master program, but I would like to mention few more values I have. I am very open-minded and have a profound wish to learn, instill values, to grow and develop my hospitality career. I always like to initiate activities, and I can perfectly handle stress situations. I have high interpersonal and communication skills and always love having people around me whether in work, school or at home.
I hope this letter has helped you to know a bit about my life, goals, skills, abilities and my suitability to *** for the hospitality master program. Thank you for considering my application.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Yours truly (Or: yours sincerely, when using a name)