I am writing to apply for a scholarship tostudy Software Engineering at Master`s level. Before mentioning my purposes of theapplication, I would like to give a brief information about my educational andprofessional background. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” one of thebest proverbs I follow to achieve my goals and ambitions, starting from myearly teenage.
Throughout myschool years, I had been trying to identify a career field that would attractme the most as a lifetime profession. Itwas quite difficult to complete studyingin the village school because of the lack of equipment and resources. Yet I succeeded and graduated from high school withan average of 96.2 percent. Moreover,I uncovered my potential in logical thinking, analyzing and decision making bygetting distinctions in Olympiads in Mathematics field. At National Olympiadsof Azerbaijan in 2008, 2009 and 2010 I took the second, third and fourth placerespectively among all students.
Myaccomplishments in Mathematics and high marks on IT classes motivated me toturn my career to Computer Engineering. Having thought thoroughly, I took anexam and entered BS in Computer Engineering at Azerbaijan State Oil Academy byachieving 562 out of 700 points in the entrance exam. By entering Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Ihad a chance to gain competitive knowledge in one of the prestigiousuniversities in the Caucasus andcontinuously develop myself by taking online courses from differentorganizations. Anotherstep to take was improving my skills to raise my opportunities. I started totake intensive lessons in English sincemost universities over the world require a certain level of English proficiencyfor postgraduate programs. Additionally,during my bachelor study, I was hired for IT internship following by part-timejob at Albax TV, and I had three precious years there. Just after finishing mybachelor education I was admitted to Qafqaz University for studying MBA byachieving 122 out of 150 points in the entrance exam, as I wanted to be acomputer professional with a good understanding of Business issues. Myexcellent academic results, work experience in that field and a good knowledgeof business helped me in the hard application process at British Petroleum (BP)and eventually, one of the giant petroleum companies hired me to IT SupportEngineer position.
At BP, I had six valuablemonths by implementing local and international tasks given by top managers ofthe Global organization. Just after few months of working at BP, I was promotedto play a major role in the implementing international project of BP named”myITbar” in Azerbaijan branch. This project was created to provide desktophelp for the employees of BP around the world. As a result of user scoring, BPAzerbaijan has been selected the best branch of BP among all offices in theimplementation of the “myITbar”. That was the honor of our team and me. Ourresult at BP branch was the primary determinant for my invitation to SOCAR Polymer,which SOCAR is again one of the leading brands in the petroleum, selected me asone After these valuable years, I decided to take the second step for my future career. However after the devaluation of our money financial situation inAzerbaijan is not pleasurable and I do not earn much to pay for my education.
On the other hand my main ambition is tocontribute my country by having higher educationwith exact practice sides and getting experience. Afterwards, to return backand make a model here in order to give better opportunities for the nextgenerations in this sector. I would like to innovate to open new working placesfor the youth and to pursue my career in further IT studies. There are manysmart people interested in IT who can not seek employment in the country andthus, have to leave.That’s why my primary future aim is to eliminatethis trend and to stop the “brain drain”. Due to these factors, I was searching for convenientuniversities that offer the best opportunities and fit best for my needs. Through the search, I came acrossthe announcement of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, which seemed to be the outletI was looking for.Reading about all scholars, EMSE scholarship wasthe best choice for me because of the scholarships it offers and my knowledgeof IT.
Through further search, I found that universities which included programhave a very good rank in the world rankingof universities in the major of IcT. Allthese reasons together made EMSE my number one priority among scholarshipprograms.I want to study at EMSE program universitiesbecause of its outstanding educational system, focus on gathering relevant workexperience, and its excellent facilities. So I am confident of my decision.With many distinguished scientists as professors, I know that I will gainexpert knowledge at the forefront of discovery. Further supporting professors’lectures are the university’s use of advanced. All these strong positives allowme to pursue my dreams and ambitions.
Given my past history of commitment to achievemy dream, I am confident that I will exceed the expectations, because of bothmy academic and interpersonal skills. I will enrich the program by enablingfellow students and professors to benefit from my ambitious and open nature.Furthermore, my international background will add more diversity to yourprogram.I would be glad to be chosen to study EMSE with the support of Erasmus programto gain a substantial degree. I hope the admission committee will assess myabilities and skills and approve of my tendency to participate in next studies.Thank you for considering my application to EMSE program.