Dear all,
Could you check my motivation letter for university? Thank you a lot in advance!

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to apply for the Masterís Degree program in Environmental Management at the University of... for 2014 - 2015 academic year. I believe that my personal essential skills and academic background provide an excellent basis for that.

To introduce myself, my name is .., I was born and grew up in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Persistent interest in the life of surrounding nature, biology and ecology, inherent to me throughout school years, has identified my ensuing choice of profession. Environmental science is the field of studies allowing to incorporating my love of nature with the propensity to physical sciences and well-developed analytical skills. I have been always concerned of the existing environmental issues. Todayís industrial expansion and growing human impact to the Earth raise the consequence of the efficient environmental protection and restoration.

Having successfully obtained the diploma in Environmental Engineering at ... University in Saint-Petersburg, I acquired the necessary theoretical basis and diversified knowledge in the area. I would like to increase my professional level, and the program in Environmental Management by (at?) .. University accords ideally with my purpose. I realized my desire to study in Europe already few years ago. Belgium is well-known for its high quality of education and excellent research capacity. This Masterís program provided by University ..., one of the biggest and oldest universities in Belgium, offers knowledge about effective modern techniques used in environmental prevention and rehabilitation, and gives essential practical opportunities.

Qualified specialists trained in the leading educational centers such as University of Leuven are in high demand in Russia. In the future I desire to work in industrial sector, using the acquired knowledge to decrease and control the influence of production activities. Advanced technologies, knowledge of European practice, international contacts will definitely help me to develop my career.

Participating in the international cultural program as an au pair within last 1,5 years I took the unique possibility of living in Europe among the local people, got great personal experience, learned traditions and features of life in the Netherlands and Belgium at first-hand, and, particularly, improving and practicing my Dutch with native speakers. I'm currently a follower of the lessons of Dutch language for level 6 (2.4) at CVO in Turnhout, and potentially I will be passing the exam for B2 level in June 2014.
During this time I was able to visit many European cities, and made sure that .. (city) is a perfect place to live and study, considering its central location, inimitable charming atmosphere of an old city and all needed modern facilities.

I have very strong intention (aspiration ? ) and necessary material basis to study in Belgium. I am also sure that my individual characteristics, such as responsibility, sense of purpose, good communication skills, the ability to work both in a team and independently would help me to cope successfully with all assigned tasks.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,