Sample Letter of Recommendation (LOR) for UG Courses: LOR Format/Template

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Aug 27, 2022 03:07 IST

Normally universities request 2 to 3 letters of recommendation from teachers and faculty members for applicants applying to UG Courses abroad. It is always better to choose a recommender who has taught you a noteworthy subject and has known you for a decent duration of time. Provided below is a sample recommendation letter. strictly advises students against copying the content.

Letter of Recommendation

In the capacity of Headmistress of the Senior Wing at XYZ School, New Delhi, I have known the applicant, Mr ABC for the past 8 years, ever since he joined this school in Grade IV. I have also had the opportunity of teaching him the subject, ‘Organic Chemistry’, in Grade XI. Based on our association, I consider him to be one of the most diligent and perseverant students I have come across; he has performed to his utmost capability throughout his tenure at this institution.

Being very particular about his academic performance, it came as no surprise to me when he was one of the top performers in school, academically, especially in Science and Mathematics. In fact, he obtained 99% in my subject in his Grade X CBSE board examination, with a 97% aggregate score. Furthermore, ABC has always demonstrated a strong work ethic and discipline.

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I have often noticed that ABC plays the initiator of fruitful and intriguing discussions in the classroom, from which, his peers also tend to gain immensely. Owing to his innovative mind, he, along with a 5-member team, set up a common platform, where students could post and answer academic and activity-related queries (on ______________ topics). This platform led to direct interaction among students as well as with their teachers, and paved the way for a healthier environment at school.

Other than excelling in academics, ABC displays immense interest in sports and is one of the well-known volleyball and football players at our school. As part of the school volleyball team, he represented us on various occasions at inter-school events like the PQ School Sports fest in January 2019, where our team stood first amongst 24 participating schools. He has even achieved many titles at the district level.

In conclusion, I would like to say that considering ABC’s penchant for achieving excellence in whatever he undertakes, I believe that he is one of the ideal candidates for pursuing an undergraduate degree at your esteemed university. Thus, I provide my wholehearted recommendation for his candidature. Please feel free to contact me in case of any further queries about him or regarding this recommendation.

Yours sincerely,

Full Name of Recommender

Designation, Department

Name of Institution, City

Contact No:

Email ID:

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a year ago

I have been taught by a sir doing a Ph.D. from a university and he helped me in astronomy olympiad preparation. I have had a very good connection with him for a year. Can I ask him for the lor? mam

Reply to Shamizer


Vikas Pathak

a year ago

I have done my 12th from haryana open Then where I will get my lor and moi

Reply to Vikas Pathak

You need LORs from teachers or the principal of the school you attended prior to joining the open school.



2 years ago

Ma'am, I changed my school after grade 10 and opted for coaching+school , from where should i acquire my LOR? also my grade 9-10 class teacher , with whom I have good connections no longer work at that particular school.

Reply to Ojaswi

That won't be an issue. As long as that teacher taught you in the previous school, he/she can write a LOR for you.



2 years ago

Mam, I have completed my 12 and now I am in my drop year. Can I still get my LORs from my high school teachers or do I have to get them from the institute in which I am currently studying?

Reply to NEX

If you are planning to apply this year or next year then LORs from school is fine. If you are planning to complete your current studies at the institute, then LORs from here will be required.


Md Arif

2 years ago

Mam I got backlog in class 12 Can I get it from school ??

Reply to Md Arif

Yes, you can get LORs from school teachers and the principal. Backlogs should be cleared before starting the application process. No university grants admission with active backlogs.

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