First of all, let
me introduce myself. My name is Thai Thuy Tien and currently, I am a senior
student at Le Quy Don – Dong Da High School in Hanoi, Vietnam. Through this
motivational letter, I would like to put forward my candidacy for enrolment in the
Bachelor in Software Engineering study programme.
“A small change can
have a big impact” – that is the saying that I sympathize profoundly until now.
Since I was a child, I was once obsessed with justice, crimes and rights, for I
wanted to become a great and powerful judge. I put my best effort on studying
at school, watched movies about law, and played judgment games with my friends.
Many of my friends wished to have the dream as I have, wished that they could
be passionate at law as I am, but they all choose their own way. Lawyer is considered
as a respectful career, a dream job that I would be so proud if I could have,
but the more I think of it, the more I doubt my choice: Would it be enough?
Language is always
the biggest barrier. I asked myself: “If I was born in the USA, would I be
able to enter Harvard as easy as the way I can pass the university entrance
exam to the Top university in my country?”. I know the answer is yes, at least
to me, but I cannot blame for my start. Being a lawyer means I have to
understand deeply the language, the customs and the traditions, but how long
will it take me to know those things as well as a native speaker? Forever, I
guess. I want to be a lawyer because I love writing, I love using my language,
I love fantasizng myself being the voice of justice, I love helping people get
out of troubles, and when I can break down my childhood dream into those small
reasons, I choose to fit with Software. Code to me is another kind of language
that everyone has the same chance to learn and to absorb, it shows equality
just exactly the way that laws are made to show, and software engineering force
me to collect data, think logically and seriously like a lawyer find the way to
combine laws from law books and discuss with others. The two fields may sound
different, but they stand for the same purpose: to show human knowledge and to
With the swift
development of human intelligence, technology is becoming extremely important
for life both in the present and in the future. How slowly will we progress if
we do not want to contribute to something that is considered “smarter” than us?
That is the computer, the artificial intelligence, and they are created to
I am much eager for
knowledge and absorbing everything. I am really enthusiastic to attend a
Bachelor course related to computers and machine intelligence. Knowing how to
cooperate with machines will help me to successfully acquire in-depth skills
for Data scientist – which I consider to be my future career, and bring out the
concept of Computer science to apply in different industry.
I myself always
noted that I had good abilities in such subjects as mathematics and computing
(the information about the GPA for this subjects are 9.3 and 10 perspectively).
This not only made me realize that I could follow the things I’m good at but
also increased my interest in sciences, and I decided to link my future prospect
with technology and data analyzing, wishing to gain success in the future. For
that reason I constructed a plan for achieving this long-term aim, starting
from registering for a Bachelor course in a well-organized and reputable
environment where definitely help me accomplish my future plan and motivate me
to go further in achieving what I really care about. My objective for registering
to this bachelor program is to both constantly expand my education and to
create more opportunities for myself in the future. My
ultimate goal is to become an expert in data analyst and data scientist who
gathers information and bring out the valuable “insights” that the marketing
sectors or the company can use for their campaigns. I believe that advanced
training in a graduate program of good quality will realize my dream.
I believe that the “hunger”
to obtains specific techiques related to the subject is a reason why I am
attracted to the Software Engineering program in Saxion University, which is a
well-known Applied science university in Netherlands that is prominent for its preeminence
in the information technology field and the high professional environments,
complete with an proficient faculty and inventive research resources. I am also
impressed by the unique curriculum and excelent subject syllabus. With the
diversity in the students’ nationality, the university provides its students
with a good chance to learn from different cultures as well as cope with
challenges in life. Also the fact that Saxion University links its students
with many lecturers who are leading expert in their fields and we have a golden
chance to study and to discuss with them is the fundamental reason of why I
desire to study exact here. I do believe that apart from my strong will for
Software services together with my high academic results I achieved (GPA: 91%)
and an advanced English communication skill with IELTS band 7.0, studying at
Saxion, I seek to combine all the knowledge and ability I have gathered over
the years and try to intensify my command and my passion for software
engineering, and in the future, Data science.
I am confident that
I will match the high standards set by your university and I will be able to
greatly contribute to the program. With the explicit purpose bearing firmly in
mind, I strongly aspire to secure admission to pursue graduate studies, with
adequate financial assistance in your program which is the Saxion Living
Technology Scholarship since I myself realized I can completely meet the requirements
for this scholarship.
In conclusion, I
would like to say that if I become a student of your university, I promise to
be a worthy student, not just because I would motivate myself and accomplish my
goal, but I will definitely contribute to the development of the Software
services in the Netherlands’ industry.
Thank you very much
for considering my application. I look forward to your positive response.
Thai Thuy Tien