Dear Dr. Someone
I am writing to apply for the PhD position in the Group Name
research group. I am currently a research student at the My Institute Name
) basically dealing with Web Technologies, User Interface design and Geographic Information Systems.
I believe that my academic training and work experience prepare me to be an effective researcher. For the last 10 years I have been studying Computer Science and particularly Internet Technologies. Being a High-school student I graduated extended education courses of Web-master (2002) and Perl developer (2003). In 2008 I took Specialist Diploma (equiv. Masterís degree) in Applied Mathematics and Informatics. In 2008 I became a research student in Mathematical and Software support of computer complexes, systems and networks at the MIN
In high school I attended Olympiads on Mathematics, Geography, IT, Chemistry and Economics (school, district and city rounds). In 2005 I attended the ACM quarter final (International Collegiate Programming Contest). My high school grade point average (GPA) is equal to 5 out of 5 (5 corresponds to 1 in German educational system) and Specialist Diploma GPA is 4.6 out of 5.
. Iíve designed and implemented several web-applications for this portal, including wiki (based on DokuWiki), client-side metadata catalogue, user authentication library and others. I also have several conference reports and publications that are listed in my CV.
In addition to what is said above, this month Iíve started to study German as a second foreign language. I would enjoy discussing this position with you in the weeks to come. In the meantime, I am enclosing my Curriculum Vitae. If you require any additional materials or information, I am happy to supply it. Thank you very much for your consideration.