Basically, there is a strategy you can use that always wins. Do your homework. Look at the university's website, and learn about their programmes, and even their professors. Does one of them have a Nobel Prize? Are some famous in certain areas? What exactly is the course of study in the programme you are interested in?
Just state what programmes and professors interest you, and show some appreciation of the actual real things they are doing.
You will stand out like a beautiful flower among a pile of rotting vegetables, and you will gain admittance.