How to Write Your Erasmus+ Motivation Letter

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What is an Erasmus Letter of Intent/Motivation Letter?

An Erasmus+ letter of intent (or motivation letter) is a document that's created between a prospective student and education or learning facility abroad and contains important details of the agreement.

What to Include In Yours

You should always demonstrate that you share the organisation (where you wish to conduct your mobility’s) values or are exceptionally qualified through a short story or use personal examples. Be specific. Your motivational letter should demonstrate that you really want to do your mobility with them!

What’s the Difference Between a Cover Letter and a Letter of Intent/Motivation Letter?

The difference between a motivation letter and a cover letter is that a cover letter gives specific examples of how your job experience and skills match the opening you're applying for. A motivation letter, on the other hand, focuses more on your personality, interests and motives for applying. Your cover letter should be no more than one page long.

How to Get Started With Your Motivation Letter

Writing a motivation letter can be challenging, and perhaps you don’t know where to start? Here’s a basic template for all Erasmus+ students that you can either use in its entirety or as a guide to inspire your own Erasmus+ motivation letter layout.

Some of the key points that a good Erasmus+ motivation letter should cover are as follows:

  • Include your personal information.
  • Be polite, concise and brief.
  • Properly structure your letter.
  • Convey the reasons why you want to participate in an Erasmus+ mobility.
  • Summarise at the end of your letter with a brief conclusion.

Make sure to offer thanks for the organisation’s time and consideration and choose a professional closing salutation such as, Sincerely,” “Best regards” or “Thank you for your consideration.” Avoid overly familiar phrases like, “Yours,” “Cheers” or “Take Care.”

For more help with Erasmus+ or letters of intent, do get in touch and we’ll do our best to assist.