For students attending the Study abroad, Master's Programme in Nutrition Science (120 credits) Selection and nomination

Is it difficult to be nominated for exchange studies?
The Master’s programme in Nutrition Science has decided on a number of conditions and selection criteria for exchange studies within the programme.


You must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Study results: you must be eligible to continue your studies at KI at the time of your departure abroad.
  • Language skills: your study programme will consider your language proficiency or how you plan to acquire the necessary language skills.
  • Good ambassador: your ability of being a good ambassador for KI will be considered. As an exchange student from KI, you will be representing KI at the host institution. 
  • Motivation: your motivation letter should demonstrate that you are motivated to study abroad and, if applicable, provide evidence of interest in a particular course, institution, country etc.
  • For Erasmus: as an Erasmus student you must also comply with the EU requirements – you must have studied at a higher education institution for at least one year and be abroad for studies/traineeship for at least 2 and not more than 12 months.

If you fulfil the basic requirements your application will then be considered for nomination according to the following criteria:

  • Study results: better study results will receive higher priority.
  • Motivation: special interest in a particular course or institution will be considered in the event of otherwise equal credentials between applicants.
  • Promotion work for KI/active engagement and participation in any of KI’s associations or committees such as MF, Global Friends or other bodies within KI; been an ambassador or mentor for students, etc.
  • Interview or decision by lot: if it is difficult to distinguish between applicants, the study programme may summon them for an interview or decide priority by lot.​​​​

Note: an overall assessment, incorporating all the above criteria, is always performed.

How is the selection done?

Once the application period has expired, the study programme will make its choice in accordance with the requirements and selection criteria listed above and rank the students in order of preference. The exchange study places will be allocated in order of priority – you will be allocated and nominated to the highest ranked partner institution in your application and at at which a vacant place is still available.


As soon as a decision has been taken you will be informed if you have been nominated for exchange studies. You will then receive further information and instructionsfrom your International Coordinator.

Note that you are responsible yourself for applying to the partner institution after having been nominated by KI. You should also contact the relevant Programme Director for further information and to discuss a draft plan for your studies abroad.


It is important to know that you have not been accepted for exchange studies until you have received a confirmation of acceptance or admission notification from the hosting partner institution. Do not make any travel arrangements until then.