Cover letter sample for Erasmus(4 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for Erasmus.”

Samples of cover letters for Erasmus

When applying for the Erasmus program, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to your course. When writing a cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address your recipient with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).”
  • introduction and a big achievement fitting the program.
  • Key information about you and why you fit the postgraduate program. 
  • Highlight your strengths: Why do your strengths make you a good match for the program? 
  • Express what your plans are for the future: How will this particular program help get you there?
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for Erasmus”

“Peter Johnson Brown

C/Laurel 5, 128000

Madrid, Spain



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 an European citizen.

Yours sincerely,

<Peter Brown>”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for Erasmus”

“Location, the … .


Phone number / e-mail




Ma’am, sir,

After inquiring about the opportunities offered to students for further study abroad, I decided to compile an international mobility file. I am very interested and I suggest you examine my application.

Being currently a student in (speciality), I would like to specialise in fields related to the (field). However, it so happens that the University of (place) offers a training course entitled (name) of (level) corresponding to my professional aspirations.

Indeed, this program offers (details of the training). It is therefore a multidisciplinary program that corresponds exactly to my academic profile since I am already a (diploma) holder. This training would thus allow me to reinforce my skills in (specialty), accentuating my success in professional opportunities.

Moreover, the fact that this training is given at the University of (place) is a real chance for me. Indeed, since the beginning of my higher education I have been looking for the opportunity to study a year abroad. I know that this is a considerable advantage on a CV, which will also allow me to integrate more easily into the world of work. Moreover, living in (a) country(ies) for a year will allow me to open up to a different culture, which will also enrich me personally.

Thank you for the attention you will give to my application. Yours sincerely


P.J.: Curriculum Vitae”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for Erasmus”

“Elsa Román Garcia

C / Buenos aires 28 67584 Lugo

Tlf: 83736190



Rúa Castelao s / n

 27780 Foz. Lugo

Dear Sirs,

I have learned that Foz IES offers its students the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus program. I am aware of the importance of being part of this project and am writing to you with the firm intention to apply for one of the available scholarships.

I am currently in my last year at middle school ……………….. In such a situation I understand that this is an ideal opportunity for me. Firstly, I was able to benefit from the high level of cooperation between the Italian region in which I want to do internships and very important companies in the industry.

Second, because it would allow me to perfect a language as well as Italian, it would also allow me to get closer and get to know cultures from all over the world, which undoubtedly completes my academic education in an extraordinary way. If I want to take part in the Erasmus program, I am aware of the opportunity I have in front of me and therefore I am convinced that I can make the best of it.

Nonetheless, I consider it a unique opportunity to make a qualitative leap if I finish my higher-level studies with an excellent curriculum that will undoubtedly translate into better prospects for me in my future work.



Sample 4: “Cover letter for Erasmus”

“Dear Erasmus committee,

My name is >>Name<< and I am currently in my second semester at >>Name of University<< majoring in English and minoring in French as part of >>Name of programme<<.

As a language student a semester/year abroad is of great value, since I believe that you cannot really learn a language to the fullest if you have not been in an environment where it is the primary language spoken.

It is a unique opportunity to combine my university studies with first-hand experience of life in a country speaking the language that is a part of my education. Along side improving my spoken and written English/French, I also hope to gain insight into the various aspects of the culture and history of the country.

I have an excellent command of the English and French language which would enable me to adjust and adapt easily to an English or French speaking country and university. This is partly due to my experience with work and travel both in/to France and the US, where I spent time at each site studying the English and French language. The stay in the US ended with a CAE test where I received the highest score, C2.

To grow up in an household where there were more than five languages spoken daily, have made me able to see language learning and development as more than only grammar and “right or wrong”. I see it as a way of communication, which may be, in a lot of ways, more relevant today than ever before, not only in a way of solving conflicts, but also to learn and understand other cultures and societies etc.

Both English and French literature is something that is close to my heart. You can probably throw any kind of classical literature my way and I will have read it. Personally literature, mostly the classic but also the modern, has shaped me a lot as a human and given me a great appreciation for language learning and how it is used.

I am a firm believer that through learning new languages, we learn to interpret literature from other countries and cultures in a better way. I have experienced that through knowing/understanding English and French I have been able to see for example, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Tom Hardy’s Tess from the D’Urbervilles, Honoré Balzac’s La Comédie Humaine or Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in a completely different way than when reading it in my native tongue.

Some reasons for choosing Erasmus:

– Learning a foreign language even better and improving my skills in English and French.

– To get practice and first-hand see how English and French studies work in each respective country, and to work in a different environment than at my university.

– Enhance my chances to find a better employment, as I will get a truly multicultural experience, highly vaulted nowadays among employers.

I am in particular interested in courses in English/French cultural studies, English/ French linguistics and English/French literature.

I really hope that you will consider me as a student for your university, which would be a honor for me to attend as a part of my abroad studying.

Best regardes, 


Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for Erasmus

How do I write a motivation letter for an Erasmus internship?

“My resume, enclosed herewith for your consideration, includes additional information on my experience and skills. I hope you will take this letter as sincere proof of my interest and motivation to have an internship in this program. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

How do I write a cover letter for studying abroad?

How to write a study abroad cover letter

  • Summarize your intentions and professional history. 
  • Describe your background. 
  • Write a closing paragraph. 
  • Include a professional sign-off. 
  • Attach your resume.

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