Living and studying in Münster
Münster was voted the world's most livable city with a population of 200,000 to 750,000 at the LivCom Awards in Niagara/Canada Gold in 2004. In addition to many green spaces, Münster is home to three universities. Thanks to the many students, there is a very active nightlife. During the day, many different cultural and leisure activities attract (not only) students: e.g. the sports programme of the university sports department https://www.uni-muenster.de/Hochschulsport/en/ with offers ranging from Aikido to Zumba, museums, theatres and the zoo https://www.allwetterzoo.de/. Another highlight is the Christmas markets that take place every year during Advent. Münster's surroundings also have a lot to offer https://www.muensterland.com/en/.
The institutes of the WWU Münster are spread all over the city (image video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV0v5GYIrMo) whereas the institutes of the Department of Chemistry and the MEET Battery Research Center are all located relatively close to each other on the northern outskirts of the city.
Important fact: Finding accommodation in Münster is very difficult as the demand for living space is very high, especially at the beginning of the semester. Therefore, we strongly advise students especially from abroad to start looking for accommodation well in advance before they come to Germany.
In Münster the bicycle is the most important means of transport. Due to the well-developed network of cycle paths and cycle roads, Münster has been one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Germany for years.