Letter of Recommendation By Head of Department – Best LOR Sample

Just recently, I shared one of my LOR sample written by the assistant professor at our college. Here, I would like to share the LOR written by the Head of Department.

LOR written by HOD surely makes somewhat good impact on your study abroad application. That being the reason, it is highly advised to get at least one of your LOR to get written by your Head of the Department.

You may get lots of LOR examples on internet, but, hardly few of them would be genuine. I had really tough time to get best letter of recommendation example to reference. Anyway, I ended up creating my own LOR from scratch.

Related: SOP Example

However, just to let you know LORs are not meant to be copied as it is. The LOR examples should be used to get ideas to tell your professors and HOD so that they can include relevant things you have done during your time of study by referencing the sample LOR.



Letter of Recommendation Example

Practically speaking, your assistant professors know almost everyone in your class. But, HOD knows only few exceptional students because of his/her nature of job. The admission committee would also be aware about this fact. They will surely read the LOR with different prospective if it’s written by the Head of the Department.

What is LOR?

Full form of LOR is Letter of Recommendation.

Letter of Recommendation is a documented draft mentioning the qualities of particular person for their future reference. LOR may be used for applying to positions in companies, applying for admission in high ranked universities etc.

If you are planning to apply for foreign universities in countries like Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, then, it is common practice to include two or more LORs along with your application.

LOR helps the admission committee to know about some qualities which are hard to determine by checking your results and resume.

How to write a good LOR?

Writing a good LOR is not hard if certain steps are followed. It’s all about flow of writing. Your LOR shouldn’t look fake to admission officer. That being the reason, spend quite a good amount of time while writing and editing your LOR before sending it.

You can follow the format of LOR shared below to get the genuine flow while mentioning your qualities.

How to send the LOR?

LOR is meant to be sent in enclosed envelope. It should be sealed and stamped before it reaches the university you are applying to. If you send the LOR without enveloping it, then, there are high chances of it being rejected. So, be mindful about how you send your LOR.

How to write a Recommendation Letter for a Student?

If you are a professor looking for a sample of writing

Referencing LOR is simple. You only look for the flow in any particular LOR sample you are trying to reference. Of course, your skills and quality would be different than mine. So, instead of plagiarizing the whole LOR as it is, try to come up with your own ideas for your LOR.

Let me share my letter of recommendation for student sample with you to give you a precise idea about how to draft yours.


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

To whom it may concern,

It is my great pleasure to recommend Unnit Metaliya, an undergraduate of my department, who is keen to be a part of your institution for your graduate program. I have known Unnit for more than three years as a proficient student, who always pursues excellence through enthusiasm and attentiveness, which is evident in his academic results and vigor for other curricular and non curricular activities. Few students are gifted with the talent and intent to project a new vision and cherish their aura for knowledge and the particulars of their syllabus. Unnit is undoubtedly one such student and thus I cannot deny him a letter of recommendation.




Each year, very few students offer a unique standpoint and really embrace their angle of learning the subject matter. It is on the basis of above discussion, that I simply could not turn down this letter of recommendation. He truly is an intelligent student with results justifying hardworking efforts. His hunger for practical knowledge is reflected in the various counselling sessions he had with me. His views and aspirations during group and public discussions are solid of his scholarly ability and gentle principles.

With the mind sowed with consistent inquisition, practical knowledge and passionate attitude, Unnit has constantly validated his finesse. His task involved activities along with genuine questionnaires during the debate, Seminars and group discussions activities truly indicates his oral eloquence. He depicts good leadership skills which one can evaluate from his project inclusion. He leads his team very well during the project presentations. He is aware of strengths and weaknesses of his team members and assigns task accordingly. He positioned his team third at our annual Project Exposure. Unnit is very well adored and respected by both his classmates and professors.

Unnit amazes me with his certain determination for continued improvement in his overall stature. I am confident that his talent will revere your highly reputed institution. I hope you will consider this request and admit Unnit into your esteemed university with full possible financial assistance. I will be highly grateful to you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Nice Name,
Head of Information Technology Department,
Email : Best-LOR-Sample@bvmengineering.ac.in


If you checkout this LOR written by my professor, you will be able to see the difference in tone of writing. What your HOD knows about you would be different than what your professor does. Hence, it is highly recommended that you get at least one LOR written by your HOD.



Apart from LOR, you’ll also need something called SOP Example.

You can find my personal SOP example here: My Personal Student Visa SOP Example

I wish you all the best for your further process.

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Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any kind of help with your student visa application. I would love to help you at best of my ability.

Can you give me advice?

Due to the overwhelming numbers of messages I started receiving from readers of my website, I decided to charge a small amount for my advise. Because of my busy schedule, I can’t and I won’t be replying to any message I receive.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

If you are interested in my advise, it would be 29$ for email consultation.

During my consultation, I guide students on whether they selected right university/college, whether consultants scammed them or not, how they can find good accommodation and how to land a good part time job as soon as possible. All and all, I make their 29$ and time absolutely worth it.

I can also help you validate your SOP and give some suggestions if there are any.

Can I validate your profile?

Yes. This would be a part of my 29$ package.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

And, put your details in this format to simplify the things.

Field/Program Completed: Bachelors of Information Technology etc.
My percentage/CGPA: 80% or 7.0/10 or 3.5/4 etc.
No. of Backlogs/Fails: 0 or some.
IELTS Score: 7.0 Bands with individuals in LWRS
Work Experience: No / 2 years etc.
Chosen Field/Program: Master of Computers Science / Business Management etc
Chosen University/College: University of British Columbia / Humber College etc.

What kind of help you need? Tell me.

I am looking for post ideas helping students/people coming to Canada or going anywhere abroad for studies. Comment down below and let me know what kind of help you need and I will draft in-depth posts accordingly.

Other than that, I am regular on Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.

My Personal Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Sample

Decent quality Letter of Recommendation samples are highly advised to read through before you start preparing yours. A good LOR may convince the admission committee to grant you an admission for any University. I would be happy to share my personal LOR example here on this site. I hope this may help you in positive regards.

Whom to contact for writing an LOR for yourself?

It should be someone who knows you very well. Someone who can write positive things about yourself and create a good impact on your overall profile. Straightforwardly, if some professor is having grudges with you and if you contact that person to write an LOR for yourself, then it won’t turn out to be a good one.

What to include in a good LOR?



A good LOR should contain qualities and skills which are relevant to your field of study. Things like your projects, achievements, skills, industrial visits, positive experiences are worth mentioning in your Letter of Recommendation.

Apart from these, the subjects in which you scored good and seminars you have attended also make a good impact in your LOR.

How important is the LOR?

Speaking out of experience, countries like Canada, USA and Australia highly focus on references and recommendations to evaluate your ability and skills. That being the reason, LOR samples are worth checking out in order to get the idea about drafting yours.

Can you show me some sample of LOR?

Yes. Sure. I would love to share my personal Letter of Recommendation example.

Here goes the first LOR sample (Letter of Recommendation) being written by one of my assistant professor at my under-graduation college. I would suggest you to get your LOR written from the faculty who knows you personally and write only positive things about yourself. You can remind them to include in your LOR about what you have done in past in case they have forgotten.


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

To whom it may concern,

It is with the sincere enthusiasm that I am writing this letter of recommendation for Unnit Metaliya, who wants to be the part of your institution as a post graduate student. I have known Unnit for the past 4 years and during this period, I was his teacher for Object Oriented Programming in C++, Data Compression and Computer Networks. His thorough dedication in his academics and vital practical knowledge snare me to write this letter of recommendation on his behalf.

Unnit has been a passionate scholar and his credentials are a collection of continual efforts and his natural ability to understand and analyze the subject matter. I’ve had enough opportunities to work with him on few live projects and he has always delivered up to my expectations.

In these four years, I had ample opportunity to assess his personal and professional aptitudes and I must say Unnit has shown excellent interest in all the latest technologies. He is a person with very good grasping and analyzing power. He has secured good grades throughout his academics. He is quite skillful in the programming languages like PHP, Java, Python, AngularJS.

Other than his academics, he is also one of the best student in the extra-curricular activities like group discussion, debate, etc. As a student, he was devoted to his tasks allocated to him and always finished them on time.



I am pleased that Unnit is planning to enroll in University of Windsor starting this winter. I have no doubt that he has the practical skills, motivation and determination to successfully complete a master’s degree in a timely fashion. I believe that he is determined, visionary and compulsive when it comes to achieving goals. He is well-trained, ambitious, and enthusiastic about his career. I believe that he will be successful whenever he ends up attending graduate school. He is dedicated student and a skilled young man. I highly recommend him for your graduate program.

Sincerely,

Prof. John Doe
Assistant Professor
Information Technology Department
Email: Sample_LOR@bvmengineering.ac.in


You can see my professor has mentioned my name quite a few times in the LOR. This helps a lot in creating a good impression in admission officer’s mind. They want to know your capabilities and skills from different person’s prospective. That is why they ask for one or two LORs in your student admission application.

Apart from LOR, you’ll also need something called SOP (Statement of Purpose).

You can find my personal SOP example here: My Personal Student Visa SOP Example

I wish you all the best for your further process.

You can checkout the Travel section of my blog here to know about some amazing places I have been after coming to Canada.

And, Yes! I am regular on Instagram and Facebook to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.

Let me know if you need any other help with your student visa application process.

 

Can you give me advice?

Due to the overwhelming numbers of messages I started receiving from readers of my website, I decided to charge a small amount for my advise. Because of my busy schedule, I can’t and I won’t be replying to any message I receive.

If you are interested in my advise, it would be 29$ for email consultation.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

During consultation, I guide students on whether they selected right university/college, whether consultants scammed them or not, how they can find good accommodation and how to land a good part time job as soon as possible. All and all, I make their 29$ and time absolutely worth it.

I can also help you validate your SOP and give some suggestions if there are any.

Can I validate your profile?

Yes. This would be a part of my 29$ package.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

And, put your details in this format to simplify the things.

Field/Program Completed: Bachelors of Information Technology etc.
My percentage/CGPA: 80% or 7.0/10 or 3.5/4 etc.
No. of Backlogs/Fails: 0 or some.
IELTS Score: 7.0 Bands with individuals in LWRS
Work Experience: No / 2 years etc.
Chosen Field/Program: Master of Computers Science / Business Management etc
Chosen University/College: University of British Columbia / Humber College etc.

My Personal Student Visa SOP Example – APPROVED LIKE A BOSS!

Standard and meaningful visa SOP example is hard to find these days. All you get is some copy pasted and repeated stuff in each SOP samples you find on the internet. I personally went through hundreds of visa sop samples but couldn’t find anything different in all of them.

Visa SOP is the most crucial part of your student visa application and visa officers are highly interested in reading your honest statement of purpose. So, if you copy paste content from someone else’s visa SOP, then they will figure out it really well. I get this question asked a lot: how to write a statement of purpose? I will explain.

With all that being said, I decided to share my personal SOP (Statement of Purpose) which I have prepared staying awake for days and night for my Canada Student Visa application. I would suggest that you take only ideas and references from this SOP and do not copy paste the whole SOP as it is.

What is SOP?

The full form of SOP is “Statement of Purpose”.

SOP simply means stating your purpose for your student visa application.

Visa SOP (Statement of Purpose) is all about sharing your experiences and giving a firm statement and/or a reason why you are eligible for any particular country where you want to study. So, my experiences and your experiences and reasons won’t be the same as yours and vice versa.

You will get to know more in a minute once you go through my sop example.

How to Write A Statement of Purpose?

It’s all about letting them know why do you want to go to their country to achieve your dreams.

Writing statement of purpose is all about proving your point about why you are perfect fit for their country and why their country is perfect fit for you.

Be honest and pour out all of your passion in writing that one paragraph. That one paragraph can change your life. Don’t take it lightly. Don’t take it for granted.

In order to write straight to the point SOP, first off, list down the things you want to write in one piece of paper. Then, start explaining those points in quite professional and convincing manner.

Try to make good use of your vocabulary. You can reference to some of the words I have used in this particular sop example.

Statement of Purpose Format

I have encountered numbers of people saying there’s no particular statement of purpose format.

I disagree with that. Totally.

I mean you are most probably planning for graduate school statement of purpose.

That’s not a small thing.

Visa officer would be more interested if you sound more professional in your SOP. And, in order to do that, your SOP needs to be formatted really well.

In this SOP example, I have followed really nice statement of purpose format targeting to make the beloved visa officer as engaged as possible.

Without wasting much of your time, let me show you my visa SOP sample. One can refer to this statement of purpose sample for Australian visa application, Canada visa application or USA visa application.



My Personal SOP Example


From,

Name: Unnit Metaliya

Address: 3, ABC, XYZ,

PQR, STU,

Surat- 349231, Gujarat, India.

Email: myemail@gmail.com

 

To,

Visa Officer,

High Commission of Canada

Subject: Statement of Purpose for Masters

(Note: Your subject might change like statement of purpose for mba, for grad school, for computer science etc.)

Respected Sir/Madam,

I would like to have this opportunity to introduce myself as a tech enthusiastic person whose life is basically all about computers and programming. Ever since my father bought me a computer, there were hardly some days in which I would not be on my computer learning something new, doing something interesting.

Slowly and gradually, the hobby became a passion and I made myself determinant about making a career in Computer Science. This passion and love for computers led me to pursue Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology from Gujarat Technological University.

Why Masters of Applied Computing at the University of Windsor?

(Note: this heading will be different in your statement of purpose format. For example, mba, nursing, graduate program etc.)

As I considered my alternatives for post-graduate studies, the Masters of Applied Computing at the University of Windsor has emerged for various reasons. The interdisciplinary way of the program is particularly appealing to me, as this will give me a much more extensive, more down to earth comprehension of all major concepts of Applied Computing, including the advanced database concepts and also the network and security concepts.

With the innately worldwide nature of today’s computer programming industry, it is vital for me to contemplate in a universal domain far from my home country, and doing as such in one of the reputed university in Canada will absolutely give me a novel advantage in my career pursuits.

Having had the privilege to learn practical aspects of multiple programming languages and subjects such Data and File Structure, Operating System, Database Management Systems, Object Oriented Programming With C++, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Web Technology and Programming, Advanced Java Technology etcetera in my under graduation, I am confident of adding to the paradigm diversity of the applied computing world by joining the University of Windsor for my post-graduation.

The Master of Applied Computing offered at the University of Windsor will surely substantiate me with the right acquaintance, dexterity, and practice to accomplish my professionalism. Advanced Computing Concepts, Network and Data Security and Advanced Systems Programming are among the few courses, which I wish to pursue there.

Working out with the highly experienced and skilled faculties along with the prominent facilities being provided will surely back me in my academic pursuit.

My profile is having all the pre-requisites for the admission and I have secured my admission there. I have secured 7.07 CGPA in my under-graduation and scored overall 7.0 bands in my IELTS test.

Extra-Curricular:

In addition to the courses that I have taken in my under-graduation, I have been exceptionally active outside of the classroom, participating in extracurricular activities and working on personal projects in order to inspire myself and broaden my perspectives. For instance, I have developed Personal Time Management Application, a project, despite the fact that being non-academic, at last, gave me an opportunity to learn and implement latest technologies for personal use.

I have developed a graphics based game which was solely focused on increasing typing efficiency of users. Moreover, I successfully delivered a presentation to my juniors teaching them PHP Programming and Importance of Programming. All of my past endeavors makes me feel highly motivated and energetic at adopting new attitudes and encountering new things. This is definitely why I have chosen to keep improving myself by considering for a graduate degree in the University of Windsor, Canada.

Why Masters in Canada?

Canada was the first and final choice for me when I was in a phase to choose a country for my post-graduation because of some straightforward reasons. The education system of Canada is brilliant in all sorts of ways and ranked as best among the whole world. In addition to that, Canada is a safe and peaceful nation with superb health care facilities.


All Canadian institutes provide a dynamic, innovative and challenging environment in which one can create and nurture their true potential. Canadian qualification will surely be a strong base for boosting my career and building my future.

Every year, talented students from all over the globe do come Canada to study so that they can make their dream come true. Studying with them will surely expose me to their cultures and ethics, as well as improvise my communication skills.

How to end a statement of Purpose?

Now comes how you should end your SOP part which is really important as this will be the last thing that will be sticking in visa officer’s mind before he proceeds with next steps. You need to make sure it’s appealing in your own SOP.

Future Goals

After completion of my masters in Canada I intend to come back to my home country with the outstanding skillset and join the IT industry, which continues to thrive in India, as a computer engineer.

In past decade, the world has shown tremendous growth in IT sector and there is and will be a huge demand for IT professionals in near future. So, I would like to come back as a high skilled techno-functional computer engineer and join some reputed organization to make a bright career.

Hence, after completing my course I am confident that I will easily get a suitable job in leading IT organizations in India. At the end, my only goal is to be a successful and dynamic professional in near future which can make me stand out amongst all. Also, I have paid 11,360 CAD in my tuition fees and 10,035 CAD in Scotia Bank’s Student GIC Program to cover my first year living expenses.

Dear Sir/Madam, I hope that you will find all my documents in proper order and I kindly request you to process my visa application as soon as possible. I am very much thankful to you for giving me your valuable time to process my student visa application.

Sincerely,
Unnitkumar Metaliya


I hope you liked my visa SOP example and got to know something new from it. It will surely help you out in your visa application.

I wish you all the best for your further process.

If you have made this far, great!

Frequently Asked Questions (after reading this SOP)

These are the messages I get on my social media from people after finishing going through my shared statement of purpose. Please check if your question is listed here. If not, feel free to reach out. I’d love to help.

Can I help you in writing your SOP?

Yes. I can.

Fill out this Google Form with all the details.

I am very transparent about my charges, so you don’t need to pay any hidden fees like those in-office consultants.

As I am mostly free these days and I just celebrated my birthday.

With reference to that as a gratitude, I am offering LIMITED TIME OFFER FOR THREE DAYS ONLY to save you more!

  • SOP Writing for Canada Visa (applying for first time) – 109$ – 69$
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  • Email Consultation for any help you need with your process – 49$ – 29$

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OR

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My humble request to the people: please fill out this Google form or email me only if you are really interested in placing an order. I respect your time and expect the same for my time. 🙂

In my consultation, I guide students on whether they selected right university/college, whether consultants scammed them or not, how they can find good accommodation and how to land a good part time job as soon as possible. All and all, I make their payment and time absolutely worth it.

I can also help you validate your SOP and give some suggestions if there are any.

Should you believe what traditional in-office consultants suggest?

Never.

In fact, don’t hire them. They are useless. And, selfish.

The people who contacted me know how much I hate them for ruining some people’s lives. Sending high academic profiled people to some average college in a remote corner in Canada which nobody has heard before. This leads me to draft another question.

Why do consultants do such things?

Commission.

Yes. Unfortunately, not many people know this. If you end up joining the institutes or colleges they suggest, they would get hefty amount of commission out of your fees. Starting from 10%, at best, they get 30%, 40% and even 50% commission from your fees.

That means if your fee is 30000$, they would get 5000$ to 10000$ straight out of your fees.

In high-end universities, they don’t get such commission. They get 0$ if they admit into these good universities which do not need paid admissions.

If I share the number of people who reached out to me having awesome profile with no backlogs and great IELTS score, good work experience and all the amazing things, but still ending up at colleges or average institutes which nobody knows about, your mind will be blown. This saddens me to the core and this has been happening for decades. For some, I was able to divert their mind and don’t do what consultants tell them and instead, get admitted into University where they deserve to be. However, for the rest, their minds were already brainwashed by these consultants and there was nothing left which may convince them otherwise. Ask yourself. Are you the same brainwashed person right now being pushed into colleges for commission’s sake? Ask twice.

Can I validate your profile?

Yes. This would be a part of my 29$ package.

And, put your details in this format to simplify the things.

Field/Program Completed: Bachelors of Information Technology etc.
My percentage/CGPA: 80% or 7.0/10 or 3.5/4 etc.
No. of Backlogs/Fails: 0 or some.
IELTS Score: 7.0 Bands with individuals in LWRS
Work Experience: No / 2 years etc.
Chosen Field/Program: Master of Computers Science / Business Management etc
Chosen University/College: University of British Columbia / Humber College etc.

What kind of help you need? Tell me.

I am looking for post ideas helping students/people coming to Canada or going anywhere abroad for studies. Comment down below and let me know what kind of help you need and I will draft in-depth posts accordingly.

Other than that, I am regular on Instagram and Facebook to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.