Tips to write your Erasmus motivation letter in 2024

Published by Manuel Herrero on

Writing a motivation letter can be boring and many times you don't know where to start. Here is a common template for all Erasmus students which you can either use directly or as a guide to inspire your own Erasmus motivation letter.

Some main characteristics that a good Erasmus motivation letter has to have are:

  • Show your personal data

  • Be polite, concise and brief

  • Properly structure the charter

  • Convey the reasons why you want to leave Erasmus

  • Write a conclusion

Here is an example of an Erasmus motivation letter made by the Erasmus Play team that will surely be of help. You only have to copy and paste, changing the data that appears in 'bold', by the name of your University, your studies, the country you are going to and the language you want to learn.

Example of an Erasmus motivation letter in English

Peter Johnson Brown

C/Laurel 5, 128000

Madrid, Spain


E-mail: [email protected]

International Relations Office

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am aware that the <Universidad Complutense of Madrid> offers its students the possibility of taking the Erasmus+ programme. Aware of the importance of this opportunity, I would like to apply for a scholarship.

I am currently in my <second year of the degree in Business Administration and Management>. Given this situation I believe that this is a good opportunity for me, to grow both personally and professionally.

From a personal point of view, it will allow me to grow and develop, obtaining greater sense of responsibility, thus achieving a higher degree of confidence and maturity than at present.

From the professional point of view, it will allow me to understand different ways of working, to improve and perfect my level of <English>, therefore, improving my Curriculum Vitae, which will allow me to apply for more qualified and high responsible jobs.

Regarding my chosen host country, <England> has prestigious universities, which will help me develop abilities in a pleasant work environment with good educational system. In addition, I will have the opportunity to interact with native students and students from other cultures, which will help me to improve my English.

Finally, I think that doing the Erasmus plus programme will give me a broader sense of what Europe stands for and what it means to be a European citizen.

Yours sincerely,

<Peter Brown>

Manuel Herrero

Former Erasmus+ student, now ErasmusPlay CTO and Co-founder.


Anne · December 1, 2020 at 7:32 am

This article is very interesting. 😉 It has helped me to write my Erasmus motivation letter.

Concha · March 1, 2023 at 8:57 am

A European , not an European.

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