Berichte unserer internationalen Studierenden

Jedes Jahr heißt der Fachbereich Biologie neue Austauschstudierende willkommen. Hier können Sie etwas über Ihre Zeit in Münster erfahren.

Dafne (on the left) during the "Welcome Module", a course for all new international students at the Faculty of Biology

Dafne from Paraná

"I am living in Münster since 10 months now, and I must say, it exceeds my expectations. When I got here I was afraid of not adapting, but with help and support of the exchange coordinator of the Faculty of Biology and friends that I met studying here, everything is being great. I am now finishing my Bachelor Thesis at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, and I’m very happy with it, all the professors, especially my advisors, technicians and other students (bachelor, master, PhD) taught me a lot, and not only scientific things. It is not just the educational part that exceeded my expectations, Münster is a welcoming city, it is easy to live here, if I want to go to the lake (Aasee) and read a nice book, or prepare a barbecue with my friends at the canal, or ride my bike at the promenade, or even go to a pub or party on a Friday night, I can, Münster has everything! I will go back to my home town in Brazil in a couple of months, and I have two completely different feelings, on one side I’m happy to go back home, I miss my family and friends (and speaking my mother tongue) but at the same time I feel my heart is breaking, because now I belong to two different places in the world. I will miss Münster so much and all the people that I’ve met here, but I’m glad I had the opportunity of coming here and living this amazing experience."

Thaís (middle) with some of her fellow students

Thaís from São Paulo

"I am a biomedical science student from Brazil and I am having the opportunity to study as an exchange student at the University of Münster in Germany. The exchange is enriching for both academic and personal experience and this is amazing for helping me to decide how to deal with the next steps of my life. In the academic aspect, I learned that there are several ways to learn and to teach, so I can mix them to obtain a perfect balance for me. Here, I learned how to be more efficient and fast with my studies. Besides, I met new people, with other cultures and with another way to see the world. Living in Germany I can also visit the beautiful surrounding cities and countries."


Verônica in front of the castle which nowadays hosts the administration of the university

Verônica from Porto Alegre

"Living and studying in Münster has been an amazing experience. Münster is a lovely city, with a high quality of life, where you can find a lot of green areas and cycle ways. Besides, many students live here, so you can find many options of bars and an active nightlife to enjoin with friends. The University has been really receptive and helpful since the beginning. Even as an international student I already feel at home, especially in the Biology Faculty, where we had the opportunity to attend an introductory module before our classes, and where we received full attention and support from the International Office. We also have the possibility to join research groups, which is a great and unique opportunity."