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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

  • Schlossplatz 2
  • 48149 Münster
  • Phone: +49 251 83-0
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1780
Total number of Students 44,459
Students at this campus 44,459
Semester contribution 307,97 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
7.4 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
25.1 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
32.9 %
Humanities, Languages
25.9 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
4.2 %
Other studies
4.5 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
34.2 %
Master's degree
15.0 %
Teacher qualification degree
26.6 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
23.9 %
Other types of degrees
0.4 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Locations: The WWU library system is divided into the central university library and 66 decentralized libraries.; Stock: The stock comprises a total of about 7.8 million volumes, some 1.6 million of which are electronic stock.; Services: The university library (ULB) ensures a comprehensive and rapid supply of all academic information available at the WWU directly to the workspace by providing digitalisations and electronic full texts. An integrated search engine allows this information to be searched together with the literature stock. The ULB supports research as a partner in the field of E-Science, e.g in the context of digital humanities, and in research data management. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Ancient Greek, German (preparatory to studies, companion to studies or for visiting scholars), Finnish. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. As well as students and employees of the University of Münster, those also eligible to participate include the University of Applied Sciences Münster, the Kunstakademie, KathFH, DHPol. Weekly participants approx. 25,000. In addition, trainer courses, tournaments in popular sports (Nikolaus tournament) and German University Championships are organised. As a partner university for top-level sports, WWU plays a large role in promoting student athletes. Sports: The spectrum includes all known sports (153 different offers), which are offered in popular health sports courses and sports tours (e.g. skiing, canoeing, surfing, diving). more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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