University of Münster

Universität Münster
In the latest university rankings, drawn up by the Centre for Higher Education Development (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung), Business Information Systems Studies and Communication Studies of the University of Münster achieved top marks in all the categories assessed.



Founded in 1780, the WWU Münster is a university with tradition. 250 courses of study, 37 000 students, a staff of 5 000 including 565 professors - as well as 400 partnership agreements with universities and other academic institutions all over the world.


Excellent teaching qualityWith its "Quality Initiative for Teaching and Studying – know.teach.learn" Münster University is strengthening the importance of excellent teaching. This means

  • a good ratio of academic staff to students
  • the further qualification of teaching staff in the University’s own "Centre of University Teaching"
  • an improvement in the quality of advice given to students in their initial study phase in order to reduce the number dropping out
  • Optimization of practical relevance during the entire course of study


The Research Portal “Research from A to Z” provides you with an integrated overview of the variegated research activities carried out and the research results achieved at the University of Münster. It not only lists the individual research projects and the resulting publications, the prizes and awards received and the doctoral and postdoctoral theses supervised, but also shows how the projects are linked across institutional and individual borders. Thus, a coherent overview of the broad and in particular interdisciplinary research landscape at the University of Münster is achieved.


If you wish to apply for a leave of absence for a voluntary internship , you need the Career Service , the so-called quality seal .

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Student services

The International Office offers foreign students support on all issues relating to starting their studies here, as well as advising them on any questions and problems they may have during their studies. The International Office provides support in the form of a variety of activities and meetings.

Housing services

We have something for everyone. You can choose from single rooms, single apartments and larger flats with anything from 2 - 6 rooms. We offer reasonably priced accommodation in 21 residence buildings. At current figures this translates into a total of about 5,000 places at a monthly rent from €188.95 including heating.

Student Life

Sports facilities

University Sports is a university institution offering high-quality physical exercise which is not only varied and affordable, but also geared to participants’ requirements. The activities on offer are aimed primarily at students and staff at the four participating universities: Münster University, Münster/Steinfurt University of Applied Sciences, The Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Münster Academy of Arts.