Cover letters are not mandatory when applying to join the OSG. However, candidates who wish to share more about their unique experiences and motivations for applying are welcome to append a 1 page cover letter to our application form. However, a cover letter should not just be a rehashing of one’s CV, but rather should be focused on what you bring to the table as well as your thought process and motivations in applying to join the OSG. There is not much else that we can really say on this, as cover letters tend to differ from person to person. However, we would encourage those writing a cover letter to check out our website in greater detail in order to get a feel for the values that we prioritise when appraising a student’s application. All the best!