An expression of interest

An expression of interest

Learn how to write an email to ask for more information and express interest.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.


Reading text

Travel grant

Are you a first-year or second-year student at Central University? Would you like to learn a language this summer?

Central University offers funding of up to £800 each for five students to go overseas and study English, Spanish, French, German or Chinese.* You can use the grant to pay for accommodation, travel expenses and tuition fees.

For more information, email

*Courses must be full time in July or August and for a minimum of two weeks.

From: Merry Yi
Subject: Summer travel grant

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm writing to express my interest in the summer travel grant that was advertised in this month's university magazine.

I am a second-year student and I am planning to study English in New York for three weeks in July. I would like to apply for the travel grant to help me with my expenses.

Could you please send me further details, including how to apply and when the application deadline is?

I look forward to hearing from you.




  1. If you don't know the person's name when writing a formal email, you can start it Dear Sir/Madam.
  2. Your email should have three short main paragraphs:
    1. What you are interested in
    2. Why you're interested
    3. Any questions you have.
  3. I look forward to hearing from you is a good way to close an email if you want a reply.
  4. Regards is a semi-formal, respectful way to end an email. It is common in professional emails too.

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Average: 5 (6 votes)

Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Tue, 29/06/2021 - 11:31

Yes,I would like to go to study English in New Zealand.

Submitted by emidepegaso on Wed, 02/06/2021 - 20:55

NIce so helpful Sooooooo Easy

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 06:45

Surely I'd like to go to the United Kingdom or the United state to learn the English language.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Mon, 12/04/2021 - 14:15

I would like to study English in New Zealand or England.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 03:14

Dear Sir/Madam, I writing to express my interest in your advertised summer time language course. I would July course and also use my grand for accommodation. Could you send me detail about your course, including application deadline, and addition expenses. I look forward to hearing from you. Regard, Mikhail

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 03:32

I'd like to go to NewZealand to study English for a few months or years. not only English but also I'd like to study Maori or other pacific language. It attract me a lot.

Submitted by In on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 06:48

I would like to travel to France for a few months to learn French.

Submitted by IrinAristova on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 14:11

I'd like to study English in New York or UK. Because I'd like to recognize about the life of english or american people and also I'd like to talk to native speakers and live among them.

Submitted by Pola on Sat, 30/01/2021 - 16:02

I'd like to study English in New York, and I hope to have funding from an organization, government or charity, including my accommodation and travel expenses.