Dear Prof. XXX,
My name is Guessy, a fourth year UBC student in science. I am interested in the Master of Education in Higher Education program at UBC, and I have applied for the Jul.2011 entry. I believe I will need a supervisor for the master program and I hope you could consider taking me as a graduate student.
The field of education is familiar but also challenging for me. As an international student from China, I have volunteered and worked at the International House of UBC, where I developed my interest in cross-cultural education. On the other hand, I am currently studying microbiology and immunology. I have strong health sciences background and I am very exciting on your research on education in health professions. However, I do not have experience as a full time teacher or educator, nor do I have a Bachelor of Education degree. The reason I wanted to try education is solely based on my long term interest on education. I really hope it will work out and become my future career.
As a science student, I am well trained to be a researcher and I have demonstrated my ability through my experience. I have various research experiences on life sciences, and one publication as co-author. I believe the research skills are transferable and I am a fast learner. I understand that the limited time M.Ed student can commit to research, and that is why I hope to have a supervisor as early as possible, to better prepare myself for the graduate study, and to achieve as much as possible on the research.
Thank you for your time. I would love to send my transcript,statement of intent and my resume, or anything you think will be helpful for evaluation. My student number is XXXXXXXX, and this is also the student number I used for my application. I greatly appreciate your consideration.