Should I replace theses sentences ?
Are these good sentences or should use something else?
Due to the alignment of my research interests with the interests of its excellent faculty, the X de-
partment at Y university is especially attractive to me.
After working for X years and Y months, having gained practical experience and proper tools needed to create something meaningful and original, and having received a full scholarship from Z Institute and other institutes, I decided to pursue a Master's degree in XX.