LOI (Letter of Intent): Meaning, Template, and Samples

LOI (Letter of Intent)

Majorly used in business transactions, Letter of Intent (LOI) is a document which declares the preliminary commitment to do something, such as applying for an educational course, business deal, or a job. The LOI is written in the form of a letter and comprises of signature of the writer. All those students, willing to draft a Letter of Intent for their dream school or university must know the correct way of drafting it. Here is a blog which aims to guide you with tips and tricks, format and samples of the letter. 

Tips to Write a Perfect LOI 

Being an essential part of your application for overseas education, it is important to put your best foot forward through the letter and convey the right thoughts. While drafting your LOI, do not target to keep in mind these essential tips and tricks. 

  • Stick to the format 
  • Always address the letter to the right person and mention the correct name 
  • Do not exaggerate your thoughts in the letter and keep the tone of the letter formal
  • Try to keep the entire letter crisp and to-the-point 
  • Always proofread your letter or get it examined by a professionals

Letter of Intent (LOI): Format 

Like the other formal documents, LOI also has a prescribed format to follow. Regardless of the intention of your letter, the format of it remains the same. Have a look at the format mentioned below-

[Sender’s Name]
[Sender’s Address]

[Reciever’s Name]
[Reciever’s Designation]
[Reciever’s Address

Dear ______


Your’s Sincerely 
[Sender’s Name]

Samples of Letter of Intent 

Mentioned below are 2 samples of LOI-

Sample 1

Aeysha Kapoor 
12/26 Shalimar Bagh
New Delhi-88 

Dr Steven Johson 
Dean of the College of Social Science and Humanities
University of California 
23-Z Central Avenue
California- 556637

Dear Dean Johnson,

I am applying to your master’s course in Elementary Education for the winter intake 2020. After securing my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Boston University, I have worked for 3 years as a full-time teacher for 3rd class at the St. Marry Elementary School in New Delhi. 

I always wanted to be a teacher since the eighth class as I was inspired by my own experiences with my maths teacher. While I was in school, I struggled to understand the basic concept of division. My maths teacher identified my weakness and helped by tutoring me for the subjects even after school. My teacher dealt me with great patience and one day it clicked. After weeks of practice, I understood what I was doing. 

Inspired by the hardship of my teacher, I decided to pursue my career in the same lines. Hence, I have applied to your esteemed university to pursue a master’s degree in Elementary Education. The institution’s reputation, as well as remarkable teaching in the domain of educational programs, is the foremost reason for my decision to attend the University of California. I have applied for the New Teaching Models track as it aligns the best for my topic of the thesis.

Thank you for considering my application. I would be obliged to continue my studies and pursue my passion at the University of California. 

Yours Sincerely
Ayesha Kapoor 

Sample 2

Anukriti Gupta 
AK-56/ Shalimar Bagh 
New Delhi-110078

Mr Ross Geller  
Dean of the University of Essex 
24-Central Avenue

Dear Mr Geller

I am writing this letter to inform you of my interest in the Masters of Science in Environmental Management Program at the University of Essex. I have duly submitted my entire application form along with all the required documents. I have secured an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas, where I secure a GPA of 4.02. 

When I was in high school, I got influenced by waste management and went on a field trip to the local landfill. There I learned that it takes ample time for many common waste materials to decompose, hence, I realised I wanted to pursue a career in this field and was eager to generate more useful ways of waste management. Thus, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. During my coursework, I worked for several waste management companies. I have been awarded a financial bonus as I created a device for disposing of plastic waste and recycling newspapers, broken toys etc.. 

I believe that my academic and professional journey makes me a worthy addition to the list of students at your esteemed university. I am looking forward to learning through your interesting program of Masters of Science in Environmental Management as it will equip me with the right knowledge of the field.  

Yours Sincerely 
Anukriti Gupta

Hopefully, through this blog on Letter of Intent (LOI) has helped you in drafting your own letter. Get your documents like LOR, SOP, Motivation Letter, etc drafted by our experts at Leverage Edu and pave your way into your dream university. 

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