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What is reconsideration letter?

Don't let rejection stand in the way of your academic dreams! Careersky tells you how a reconsideration letter can give you a chance of being admitted to a German university.

July 14, 2023

Receiving a rejection from a German university can be a tough and emotional experience. It's natural to feel defeated and unsure of what your next steps should be. At CareerSky, we believe that rejection doesn't have to be the end of your academic journey. German universities allow you to re-appeal an admission decision via a "Widerspruch". Here's a guide from our experts on how write a successful reconsideration letter, also known as a "Widerspruch," and increase your chances of being admitted:

Q: What is a reconsideration letter and how can it help me get admitted to a German university?

A: A reconsideration letter is a formal request to a university to reconsider your application for a Master's program. It should convince the university that you meet all the necessary requirements and that your initial rejection was a mistake. Not all German universities offer the option to appeal through a reconsideration letter, so it's important to reach out to the university and ask if they allow this.

Q: What are some common reasons for application rejections and how can a reconsideration letter address them?

A: There are several reasons why your application may have been rejected in the first place. The rejection letter from the university explains why your application didn't make it through. For technical reasons such as not having enough ECTS points from your bachelor's degree or not meeting the necessary language requirements, it is most often the case that courses, credits and degrees have different names in different countries. For such cases, you need to prove that you have met the requirements from the university in the reconsideration letter.

Q: How does CareerSky's reconsideration letter service work?

A: Once you've applied for our service, we'll ask for your CV, rejection letter, and university transcripts. From there, we'll create a customised "How-To" document specifically for your case, complete with access to documents from students who have been successful in this process. After you've gathered all the necessary information, our team will write the reconsideration letter for you. We'll review it and send it back to you for final approval before sending it off to the university. Please note that the review process may take some time, so be sure to apply for our service in a timely manner.

Q: Is it worth it to try writing a reconsideration letter?

A: We understand that receiving a rejection can be devastating, but we believe that it's always worth giving the reconsideration letter process a try. After all, the worst case scenario is that your appeal is unsuccessful and you don't get admitted. But on the other hand, if your letter is successful, you could end up getting admitted to your dream university without having to pay any additional fees. Our service has successfully helped many students convert their rejections into acceptances, so don't hesitate to give it a try.

Don't let rejection hold you back from reaching your academic goals. Let Careersky help you write a persuasive reconsideration letter and give you the best chance at being admitted to a German university. Contact us today to get started on your reconsideration letter journey.

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