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I am going to send my cover letter for a PhD program, but I don't know who should I address exactly (I have written Dear Professors). Now the problem is for postal address what should I write. I don't know who exactly will receive the application.

Thank you

  • "I don't know who exactly will receive the application." Well, neither do we. Why not email the admin office of the department you're applying to to find out the address and addressees? – astronat Apr 24 '17 at 12:21
  • Is there a website? What does it say? – user70612 Apr 24 '17 at 12:21
  • Yes there is a website. There is written "SEDE " which, I think, in English means "head office" , and there is an address under it. There is as well director name in another part of the website. Is it better to write her address instead of Admission Board? – Shapol46 Apr 24 '17 at 20:41
  • Well actually there isn't only one department. All different majors apply through the same application page. OK, thanks I will ask the "SEDE" director to know what should I do. – Shapol46 Apr 24 '17 at 20:47
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This may vary by culture, but the common procedure for this case (letter that looks like a traditional letter, but is only sent electronically), the common procedure in Germany is to write something into the place where the recipient's address would normally go - but not necessarily an address: Something generic such as

University of ...
Admission Board

should do.

  • Thank you so much. It is an Italian university and I think for Italy it could be the same. – Shapol46 Apr 24 '17 at 12:49

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