The reason that you chose your preferred destinations plays a crucial role in the selection process, in both your letter and during your 10-minute interview. Therefore, we advise you to devote a sufficient amount of time to preparing your application and interview. The motivation letter is part of the online application for your exchange.

Your letter should: 

  • include a detailed description of what you hope to accomplish during your exchange for each of the three specific destinations in your top three;
  • clearly explain why you have chosen those destinations;
  • be well structured and thoughtfully written;
  • be written in English.

This motivation letter may not exceed 6.000 characters (text and spaces). If you copy-paste from Word, please keep in mind that Word does not count hard returns as a character, the online application system does.

The more personal your motivation letter is, the more you stand out from the crowd applying for the same destinations.