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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 45,022
Students at this campus 45,022
Semester contribution 301,18 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
7.3 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
25.4 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
31.9 %
Humanities, Languages
27.3 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
4.0 %
Other studies
4.1 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
34.1 %
Master's degree
14.7 %
Teacher qualification degree
25.6 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
24.3 %
Other types of degrees
1.3 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The library system is divided into the central university library and approx. 80 decentralized libraries; it comprises a total of approximately 7.6 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 as a partner in the field of eScience, e.g in the context of digital humanities. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Ancient Greek, German (preparatory, accompanying 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. 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). 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. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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