Certifications and awards

Erasmus Award

In 2006 the University of Münster was one of the first universities in Germany to be awarded the Seal of E-Quality. The Seal, which has been awarded annually since 2005 by the National Erasmus Agency at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is presented to universities in recognition of particularly good, innovative implementation of European mobility measures.

The condition for a university to receive assistance from the DAAD is a successful application to the EU Commission for the Erasmus University Charter. The text of the Charter, and the Erasmus Declaration on University Policy, can be read here:

Erasmus-Universitätscharta 2004-2013 [de]
Erasmus-Universitätscharta ECHE 2014-2020 [de]
Erasmus Erklärung zur Hochschulpolitik [de]

Münster University has particularly large numbers of Erasmus students and occupied first place in Germany in 2007. For this reason, in 2009 a student at Münster University was honoured as the “300,000th Erasmus student”, in recognition of all who had gone before.

EURAXESS Service Centre

EURAXESS Germany is part of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and provides information and advice to internationally mobile researchers who come to Germany to undertake research work, or to those who want to go abroad. The University of Münster is a EURAXESS Service Centre which works closely together with EURAXESS Germany.

To the EURAXESS Germany website
To the service area for visiting academics

Excellent support for foreign students

The International Centre at Münster University – “Die Brücke” (“The Bridge”) – has already received an award twice from the German Foreign Office for providing excellent support for its foreign students:

  • German Foreign Office award for providing excellent support for foreign students: “Die Brücke” support scheme (1999)
  • German Foreign Office award for providing excellent support for foreign students: “CONNECTA International Münster” project (2007)

International Centre "Die Brücke"