Writing a letter of recommendation for University Teachers and Students

Reference Letter Sample#1

University of T4TUTORIALS

It is a true pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. Robert. He did his MS (Electronics and Electrical Systems) from the Electronics and Electrical Systems Department, Australian National University, and Ph.D. (Electronic Science and Technology) from XYZ University of Technology, Australia. During his MSEES degree program, I taught him three courses and supervised his MS thesis. I have directly known him for the previous three years and found him punctual and hardworking. He always made intelligent and insightful contributions during group discussions and meetings. I found him a good team player who coordinates well with his group members.

He has shown motivation, Intelligence, preserving nature, and analytical aptitude for his Masters’s study. His attendance and presence of mind have been a key part of his study program that has helped him contribute positively while working as a part of the team.

In my view, Mr. Robert compares favorably with the best among my students. I strongly recommend him as a potential candidate as he has always shown enthusiasm for problem-solving, and his habit of hardworking will help him in pursuing his goals. It will serve him well in a higher education institution. I hope any professor will feel good about having him as his Post-doctoral fellow.

Please, Don’t hesitate to contact me if needs any more details about the candidate.



Dr. Jack, PhD


Department of Computer Science and Engineering, XYZ University, Australia

[email protected]

Contact No: +61-xxx-xxxxxxx

Reference Letter Sample#2

April 17, 2023

To whom it may concern,

Respected Hiring Committee,

I am writing in support of Robert’s application. Robert is genuinely a gifted student with great potential as a research scientist. I encourage you to give him your most careful consideration.

Robert has been conducting several research projects in the laboratory for the past several years. Without a doubt, Robert is one of those rare individuals that comes along only once every few years; he is brilliant, inquisitive, motivated, and creative. Robert has just the right combination of assertiveness and respect to make her a joy to work in the lab. He takes instructions very well, but he is not nervous about questioning experimental details or rationale. This is a student that I will enjoy watching progress into a highly fruitful research scientist.

Overall, Robert is knowledgeable and has good analytical and communication skills. His written work is clear and concise, and enjoyable to read. He always explained his views very briefly and gave supporting arguments that were clear and convincing. Robert also demonstrated good teamwork skills in group assignments. Moreover, his strong ability to plan, organize, and conduct complex research and engineering projects impressed me.

In short, I give Robert my highest recommendation. He is one of the best students I have seen and is a talented researcher. Therefore, I sincerely wish you could consider his candidacy seriously.

Please, Don’t hesitate to contact me if needs any more details about the candidate.


Profound Regards,

Thomas, Ph.D

Lab of Neural Network and Image Processing

Faculty of Information Technology,

XYZ University of Technology, Australia.

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