College: remarkable in Vietnam, unremarkable worldwide ). I could be Top 1, though.

Gender: Male

Nationality: Vietnamese

IELTS: 8.0 (R:8.5, L:7.5, S:7.0, W:8.0)

TOEFL: will take soon, not expect that it would be as high as IELTS, though.

GRE General

- Quantitive: 170

- Verbal: 144 (23rd percentile, hope it would not be a disadvantage)

- Writing: 4.0

GRE Subject Math: 840 (85th percentile)

GPA: 3.88/4

Major: Mathematics of course.

Currently interested in: Theoretical Algebra in general, commutative algebra and homological algebra in particular.

I use the word "currently" because I hold a belief that if you are good at something, you would love it. I hate Ext,Tor's guts at first , but now I love using them.

Letters of recommendation: all three from my department.

Research experience: a seminar that discuss many topics in commutative algebra, a thesis based on what I acquired in that seminar and some unremarkable group projects.

Graduate courses: some courses in commutative algebra and homological algebra.

Scholarships: roughly 3000 USD in 4 years (maybe will use them all in this application ).

Math competition: some olympid medals in my country, not worth mentioning.

Jobs and Activities: tutor Abstract and Linear Algebra in my first and second year. Currently an IELTS tutor (would it help?)

I consider myself as a sarcastically funny guy (American way), which could be observed in this post . I hope you guys do not mind.

Can you recommend me some universities that I may reach (this is the main part of the post)? I am totally a newcomer, so I do not have a great idea which school would accept me. Thank you very much.