I have applied for Phd scholarship in Computer science at a European university. My master is from Malaysia. Unfortunately, my application has not been selected (only 9 has been chosen among 116 applicants). The email I received is informing me that I can fill an appeal form attach against the decision made by the committee. Although having a form is supposed to be helpful, I have not written such an appeal. The form is one page A4 and five lines of it starts with
I expose and I have to fill the five lines and other five lines start with
And therefore, Kindly ask you for. The question is, what should I write here? I really have no clue. I really believe I am very strong candidate for the program as it conform exactly my research area (which I had published two conference paper in ). Any advice would be highly appreciated.
Although all answers and efforts are highly appreciated, I am afraid that most of the talk focuses on if it is right to write the appeal or not. My question is what and how to write in the two sections of the form if I decided to write.
I sincerely appreciate all answers and comments. I can see clear opinion with not writing an appeal at all. In fact, all what I can add is that another paper has been published. I have never thought of any accusatory appeal. It is just that I have no idea about appeals and their justifications and consequences. Indeed, if they did not send me this appeal form, the most fanatic thing I would have done is to ask them (if possible) to provide me with key factors that caused my application to be terminated. This will help me in my career and I've done it many times previously for job applications as well as universities (I have nothing to loose and I do not agree this will affect my reputation. I believe it gives impression that you accept you are not selected and looking forward taking into account your weakness points to work on). I chose the word not selected rather than rejected. Getting not selected is very common in academia and life.