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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 44,016
Students at this campus 44,016
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 266,37 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
7.2 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
24.7 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
32.1 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
28.1 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
3.9 %
Other studies
4.0 %

Types of degrees

45.9 %
13.6 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
24.4 %
Other types of degrees
16.1 %

Central services

Special features regarding the library
The library system of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is divided into the central university library and approx. 100 decentralised libraries; it encompasses a total of about 6.7 million volumes. 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 at the WWU as a partner in the field of e-science. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Ancient Greek. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. Students attending the institution can participate as guests in all sports programmes in NRW. The programme is open to: Fachhochschule, Kunstakademie, KathFH, DHPol. Nearly every type of sport is offered, from aerobics to Zumba and the 150 different types of sport are offered in the form of popular and health sport courses and sports tours (skiing, canoeing, trekking, surfing, diving). Weekly participants approx. 25,000. In addition, workshops, tournaments in popular sports (Nikolaus tournament) and German University Championships are organised. Universität Münster is a Partner University of Leading Athletics and specifically supports students in the A, B and C squads. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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