Motivation letter

The motivation letter is crucial to your application. It tells us who you are, what your background is, why you want to study Industrial Design, and what you seek to find with us. Below we elaborate what we would like to see in your motivation letter.


Write your motivation in English. A motivation letter should preferably be written in half a page but should never exceed one page in normal font size.

In your letter, please address the following questions:

  • How did you first hear about Industrial Design at TU/e?
  • Why do you apply to the Master's program Industrial Design?
  • What are your main qualifications to be admitted to the Master's program Industrial Design?
  • If design is not your background exemplify your interest in product design as adequately as you can (not only in your letter, but also in your portfolio).