We proudly announce our NEW project


the WWU Global Community Garden
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Organiser: Graduate Centre, Sabine Schneider
Venue: Ökullus, Hofgut Schulze Buschhoff, Am Handorfer Bahnhof 2, 48157 Münster
Date: May – October 2019/20/21
Target group: Doctoral candidates, postdocs
Available places: 8

How can you gain ground when you’re far away from your roots? Try touching local soil and planting something – together with others, of course! You’ll learn about gardening, harvest flowers and organic vegetables, but you’ll also grow personally and extend your global “root” network.

The Graduate Centre is renting a small garden plot in a local organic farm. We’ll select 5-8 reliable PhDs and postdocs to share the responsibility for the garden as well as the harvest.

• Learn about organic and sustainable gardens; share and taste the harvest
• Get to know local gardeners, build a sweat network
• Relax and free your mind

All are welcome! The project is designed to bring together young researchers (PhDs and postdocs) from all over the world with local gardeners to experience community gardening. Let’s grow together!

Information Event: 26.03.2019, 4pm, Room 001, Graduate Centre, registration: send an e-mail to internationals.gc@uni-muenster.de

Eager to join? Write us a short mail expressing what motivates you to join our project and how you plan to contribute to it (max. ½ page). Questions? Drop us a line!

Contact: Sabine Schneider, internationals.gc@uni-muenster.de

Changes at the Foreigners' Registration Office

Starting on February 18 the Foreigners’ Registration Office is implementing new regulations regarding the process of application for a residence permit. The main difference is that more appointments can be booked (online) while only a very limited number of “emergency cases” is reserved for tickets on the same day.

  • If you need to apply for or extend your residence permit, please book an appointment online (as a doctoral candidate you generally need to apply for §16). Appointments can be booked: Monday to Friday, 8 am – 12 noon. You can also call the hotline 0251 – 492 – 36 36 to make an appointment. If you have an appointment you can enter the Foreigners’ Registration Office via Südstraße.
  • The emergency office hours are: Monday to Thursday, 10 am – 12 noon. You can register for the emergency office hours at the information desk (ground floor). Keep in mind that there are only very limited amounts of tickets for emergency cases. An emergency exists, for instance, if an urgent trip is planned.
  • Pick up your electronic residence permit (eAT): Room 124 (1st floor), approximately 3 days after you receive the letter from the Bundesdruckerei (enter via Südstraße).

Please keep in mind that you do not need to get into the line early in the morning to get a ticket anymore but instead you have to book an appointment (don't forget to activate the appoinment by clicking on the link you receive via e-mail after booking the appointment). For more information, refer to the Foreigners' Registration Office website.

Research at the WWU. Life in Münster.

International PhDs and postdocs often face particular challenges. Apart from individual consultation and the numerous English speaking workshops offered in the Graduate Centre, we inform you about formalities, accommodation and other aspects that are relevant for a good start in Münster.