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Financing your stay

Job opportunities

The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany, and for this reason you will always find plenty of interesting job offers in the academic field.
List of job offers at the University of Münster [de]

Scholarship databases

There are a number of scholarship databases providing information for academics on how to finance your stay in Münster.

  • “Forsch und Fahr“ is a University of Münster search engine for academic trips undertaken by persons with a PhD or higher at Münster University. This search engine can be accessed on the intranet.
    “Forsch und Fahr“ search engine [de]
  • There are many funding programmes for researchers. At Münster University the Applications Advisory Centre can not only help you to find the right funding options, but also provide assistance in making your application.
    Applications Advisory Centre (SAFIR)
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers its own scholarships database for visiting academics. You can find information here on funding opportunities for foreign students, graduates and post-docs, as well as on other selected funding organizations.
    DAAD scholarships database
  • EURAXESS Germany, an information portal provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, has a database containing information on funding opportunities. It is aimed not only at researchers who wish to come to Germany, but also at German researchers returning to Germany after a lengthy stay abroad.
    EURAXESS database

Funding programmes

Funding for visiting academics often takes place through large-scale programmes provided by institutions such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), ERASMUS or the Fulbright Commission. The International Office at Münster University can advise you on these funding opportunities and answer any related questions you might have.
Information on funding programmes

Financial assistance from Münster University

The University of Münster awards WWU Fellowships to invite visiting academics from abroad. Hosting faculties can apply for funding from the Internationalisation Fund for visits lasting up to three months. WWU Fellowships are awarded as scholarship funding totalling 2,000 euros per month (proportionately less for shorter stays). Applications can be submitted to the Internationalisation Fund by 15 February, 15 June and 15 October of each year.
More information: see No. 3 of the Internationalisation Fund [de]

For more information on alternative financing options for international academics through third-party funding, please contact Nina Nolte in the Welcome Centre.

Funding for guest lecturers

External guest lecturers are eligible to receive travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.
Application for guest lecture funding [de]

The respective faculty is responsible for applying for, monitoring and effecting payment of funding. If you have any questions, please contact the respective Head of Faculty.