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Dear Admission Office,
Out of an excitement to join such a prestigious school, I am writing this letter with an intention to explain my purpose in applying for School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, hoping to pursue a major in Physical Sciences and Communications later in my academic years. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and grant me an admission. During the in-person interview, I would also be delighted to expand more on my area of studies and what I can achieve upon joining the school.
Not so commonly known, many ancient civilizations had advanced knowledge on space, but it was the Arabs and Jewish that opened up the path of space exploration in ancient time, after that it was all government sponsored projects but nowadays you see many of the richest people in the world seem to be in competition investing in space exploration technologies and programs. You wonder why?
Scientists use powerful telescopes on earth and in space to study distant stars and galaxies. To everyone’s surprise, the famous Hubble Space Telescope, which revealed the cosmos in great detail for the first time, will soon be replaced by the even more powerful James Webb Space Telescope. Exoplanets are planets beyond our own solar system. Very intriguing, thousands of them have been discovered in the past two decades, mostly with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. These planets and surrounding worlds come in a huge variety of sizes and orbits, some of them being icy, some others rocky. As the earth is experiencing extreme weather and natural disasters, latest mission of NASA and other agencies has been looking for a special kind of planet – one that is about the same size as Earth, orbiting a sun-like star in the habitable zone.
In fact, government space programs have increased knowledge, served as indicators of national prestige and power, enhanced national security and military strength, and provided significant benefits to the general public. In areas where the private sector could profit from activities in space, has been most notably the use of satellites as telecommunications, and commercial space activity has flourished without government funding. In the early 21st century, entrepreneurs and the rich believed that there were several other areas of commercial potential in space, most notably privately funded space travel. For example, companies have arisen that use satellite imagery to provide data for business about economic trends. It is also said that in the future other areas of space activity, including utilization of resources found on the Moon and near-Earth asteroids and the capture of solar energy to provide electric power on Earth, could become successful businesses.
As described, space studies don’t only concern the rich but the general public. It is extremely important to be aware of related studies and how new technologies are used in arising profitable businesses as well as national security conservation. We may live in a world of fully developed world yet there are always new possibilities, therefore, I feel passionate about gaining broad knowledge in astronomical physics and international studies from diverse perspectives. I am very impressed with a wide range of study programs that can be found on the school online syllabus. And in order for me to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to survive the next decades of globalization and competition, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where liberal studies is offered. Thank you very much for reading and I am very much looking forward to hearing good news.