That is used to apply to a university program and I want to politely say that I hope I can enter your program.

Should that be

I hope I could receive your recognition.


I hope I would/might/may receive recognition.


I wish I could receive recognition.

Is there any other way to say it?

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    You need to give us more information. Are you sending an email? And can you tell us what this "approval" is referring to? Is this "approval" referring to a holiday, a project you proposed, a scholarship you applied for, a permit you are seeking?
    – AIQ
    Commented Oct 31, 2019 at 5:37
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    Commented Oct 31, 2019 at 7:41

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You would "receive recognition" for something significant that you did, or something you did better than others. A recognition is close to an award. Lexico says

2.1 Appreciation or acclaim for an achievement, service, or ability.

his work was slow to gain recognition
she received the award in recognition of her human rights work

So I think it is a poor choice of word, implying that you think you might be better than the other applicants for the program, or deserve to be noticed. I would rephrase the sentence something like this

I very much hope to get a place on your course/program.

although obviously there will be more than just that in the email.


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