Letter of Recommendation By Head of Department – Best LOR Sample

Just recently, I shared one of my sample recommendation letter for graduate school admission.

That gained a massive popularity on internet.

In this post, I would like to share the LOR written by the Head of Department.

You will get to know how to draft a perfect Letter of Recommendation in order to show it to your future graduate school admission committee.

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 be 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.


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.


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

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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.

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IELTS Score: 7.0 Bands with individuals in LWRS
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