Dear Prof. xx:
I’m ×××, a 1st year PhD candidate from Lanzhou University of Technology, . As I’m top student in my department, I am eligible to receive a national wide scholarship of China, which will support those PHD candidates in China to go abroad to some world class Universities of their fields. This programme will cover all living cost I need in Germany. After I read a lot of papers of my research area, I understand that you are working on alkaline rocks and have published quite a lot of high level scientific papers, and your group is one of the leading groups in the world in that area. I find your area fits me well, so I write to you to see if you can give me a chance to study in your school. My CV has been attached.
My research area is mainly about igneous petrology, and recently I am very interested in alkaline rocks, especially in the petrogenesis of coexisting SiO2 –undersaturated and -oversaturated alkaline rocks. I have published 1 journal paper and 2 conference papers during my master stage. In addition, a paper is being revised and other two are being prepared. I want to apply for a full time PHD programme, but I’m not sure if there is a position in your group. This programme will be supported by China Scholarship Council. The study period abroad varies from 36 months at least to 48 months at most. Then I will accomplish my doctor degree at University of xxx.
And this programme runs like this, students meeting the application requirements can apply this programme, and my university and research area is among the main supporting universities and areas. Students must acquire an official invitation letter from the prospective tutor/university. Therefore, all I need is an official invitation letter from you (or your University). The date of enrollment I'm considering is September/October 2012. In order to make sure I can catch up with the next year's programme, I have to prepare all the application stuff (including your official invitation letter) before January, 2012. And because it will cost a long time to mail your invitation letter from Germany to China, so I really hope you can respond me as soon as possible to make sure I can receive your letter before the winter vacation this year.
And if you can't make this decision or you have a better recommendation whose research areas fit me well, please inform me.
Really hope to hear from you as soon as possible!
Dear Pr. ~~~~
It is my great pleasure to invite your PhD Student, Mr !!!, to work for one year from September 2012 in our Department of Chemistry at the@@@. I had recently the opportunity to extensively communicate by e-mail with @@@ in English and I can