My name is Aditya. I have received an offer of admission from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to study for an MSc in International Relations.
I recently completed my degree in BA (Hons) Political Science at Hindu College, Delhi University, a premier institution in India ranked 3rd in the country by the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF).
I have been an assiduous student throughout school and college, having scored 493/500 (98.6%) in my Class 12 final exams in 2018.
I also enjoyed writing down my ideas and analysis about contemporary international affairs and I contributed articles and essays to major Indian and foreign publications including The Hindu and the Times of Israel.
I won an all-India essay writing competition conducted by Indian Folk for an article on China’s foreign policy during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alongside my studies, I have been an ardent supporter of human rights for oppressed peoples and have deployed my writing skills to defend them and shine light on power abuses around the world.
As a volunteering writer for the London-based news website Tamil Guardian, I particularly focus on the predicament of the Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka and bring to global view the myriad cases of oppression in that part of the world which go chronically unnoticed in the mainstream media.
At the LSE, I would investigate the concepts of self-determination and human rights and explore how they affect the making of foreign policy and influence the strategies of nation-states.
The total cost of my degree at LSE, including tuition fees and living expenses, would be around 39,000 British Pounds (see supporting documents for full details). Converted to Indian currency, it costs 40 lakh rupees.
For a middle class family with a modest income, this is a formidable obstacle to overcome. However, my parents have striven might and main to defray a substantial proportion of these costs, so that I have to rely on generous and beneficent donors only to cover the remainder of the fees.
Here I stand, exhorting, nay, beseeching, you reader to make any amount of contribution you see fit towards my studies in the UK.
I hope you have been convinced that I am a promising student whose higher education is worth supporting.
I request you to donate your funds sooner than July 31, 2021, the date on which I'm required to show proof of my financial ability to pursue the course to the institution.
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