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We are a classical German university with 45,000 students, among them 3,500 from abroad, in 15 faculties. The WWU combines over 200 years of tradition with modern innovation to provide a unique interdisciplinary education at a top ranked institution. Besides courses in 120 subjects from the humanities, social sciences, medicine & sciences, our students enjoy extracurricular activities & support. 

History

  • The establishment of a Jesuit College in 1588 - which offered philosophical and theological lectures - laid the foundations for the University of Münster. 
  • While a first attempt to found an official university failed despite papal and imperial privileges due to the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War and financial reasons, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster was officially founded in 1780. 

Education

  • We combine research and teaching to get our students as close to the action as possible, whether it be through research or practical experience. 
  • At the WWU, you’ll benefit from our wide range of programmes, including nationally and internationally top ranked degree courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Geo Sciences, Communication Sciences (we are among the top 100 universities worldwide in these fields / Shanghai Ranking 2019), Law, and Medicine - to name just a few. 
  • Not sure of your German skills? Come and join or study-preparatory German language courses! Or just choose one of our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes conducted in English. 

Research

  • The WWU performs internationally recognized cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and life sciences. 
  • The participating researchers combine excellent basic research with application-oriented approaches. 
  • In addition to three clusters of excellence, the WWU is the spokesperson for eight DFG Collaborative Research Centers. 
  • Ten Leibniz Prize winners are currently working on WWU. Around 20 grants from the European Research Council (ERC - Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and six Max Planck Research Awards underline the high level of science.

Career

  • For your entry into the job market, our Careers Service assists you with workshops, seminars, and advising before and during the job search process. Our WWU degree provides a foot in the door of top employers worldwide as our graduates regulary confirm.

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University of Münster Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to University of Münster. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
500 EUR
Deadline
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Graduation Scholarship of the International Office
Need-based

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University of Münster
Münster, Germany
Provided by university
Grant
450 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Emergency Scholarship of the International Office
Need-based

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University of Münster
Münster, Germany
Independent provider
Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship
Merit-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Karl Schmidt Rottluff Scholarship
Merit-based

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Studienstiftung
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD
Merit-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Graduate School Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
649 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
Merit-based

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Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
DAAD-ACEH Scholarship of Excellence
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
80 ZAR
Deadline
Not specified
DAAD-NRF Joint Scholarship Programme South Africa
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1920 EUR
Deadline
Anytime
PhD Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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Gerda Henkel Stiftung
Location not available

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
367 17
2024
384
2023
384
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
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2024
193 -8
2023
185
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
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2023
201
2022
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
-
2024
-
2023
219
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

  • Our International Office team advises prospective and current students, scientists and staff who are planning to join our university or who wish to spend time at one of our worldwide partner universities or at any other scientific institution abroad. 
  • Our International Centre offers extensive support and organises a variety of cultural events for our international and German students. 
  • Our Welcome Centre for international researchers and our Graduate Centre offer diverse services, support for young researchers in their qualification and in career planning as well as cultural and networking events. 
  • These are just some of many institutions and centres at the WWU that help making your stay with us a great!

Housing services

  • As in many German student cities, the main student halls in Münster are run by the Studierendenwerk, a state-run institution. Many students also share flats in Münster - there is a broad offer for a room in "student" flats! But keep in mind that Münster is a very popular city - especially among students - making accommodation not always easy to find. Our International Centre helps prospective international students with finding a suitable place!
  • Rents in Münster are lower than in many other popular German university cities and the cost of living in Germany is comparatively low.

Library services

  • Our Central University Library as well as our departmental libraries provide all members of the university, including students and researchers, with literature and information. 
  • University members have access to a large number of online research and education resources. The central university library also offers courses on information literacy, i.e. how to use and manage literature and information

ICT services

  • Whether teaching materials on the Internet or electronic exams, in addition to traditional teaching and study, the WWU offers a wide range of digital services for students and teachers.

Medical services

  • In Germany, everyone has to have health insurance by law. Students can get affordable health insurance with one of the statutory health insurance companies. 
  • Our International Office advices you on how to get a health insurance - or how to get an exemption from the legal obligation in case you do have sufficient health insurance coverage in your home country.

Campus life

  • The University of Münster is not a campus university! As we have grown continuously over the last centuries, our departments are spread all over the city - well, Münster somehow is our campus! 
  • Münster is a beautiful, green and lively city of about 320.000 inhabitants in west Germany, and the northern part of its federal state, North-Rhine Westfalia. Münster has a vibrant cultural scene - partly due to its over 70.000 students of one of the 8 institutions of higher education. 
  • Münster also hosts one of the most important art exhibitions worldwide - the sculpture project - every 10 year! What else? Well, Münster has won numerous awards for its high quality of live - and a bicycle is the best way to zoom around!

Sports facilities

  • The university sports offer a versatile sports programme: The spectrum includes not only over 150 different sports, but also attractive sports travel and of course competitions of any kind.

Student clubs

  • There is a large variety of university groups at the University of Münster where students and employees of the WWU can get involved. 

  • The accreditation of degree programmes has long been the standard procedure for ensuring the quality of individual degree programmes at almost every university in Germany.

Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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