Living in Münster

Find out more about the “most liveable” university town of Münster and about its university, the WWU.

  • Münster as a place to study

    Münster is a lively city in which there is always something to experience. You can join many freetime acitvities including sports, cultural events and different university groups. You can get a first impression of your possibilities on the homepage of the University of Münster.

  • Libraries

    While studying at the WWU, you have the possibility to use a variety of libraries belonging to the WWU.

    The main and largest library of the WWU is the University Library, the “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek” (ULB). Here you can find the specialist literature of every faculty: altogether 2.3 million printed academic books and more than 10 000 current journals. Most of the books in the ULB can be borrowed.

    Furthermore, around 150 smaller department and subject-specific libraries also belong to the library system of the WWU. These are mainly reference libraries, meaning that the books can only be read in the library and can, if at all, only be borrowed over the weekend. The Department of Psychology also has its own library where you can read and study. 

  • Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung

    The “Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung” (ZIV) is the main service provider for communication and media technology. You can turn to their helpcenter with any questions regarding computers, email, access to the WWU WLAN, or other IT problems.

    On top of that, there are many computer workplaces in the main building of the ZIV where you also have the possibility to print affordably. You can also take part in software courses (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SPSS, etc.).

  • Buddy programme

    At the beginning of every semester there is a “Welcome Week” for all exchange students where you get to know other international students and also German students. The “Buddy programme” finds a German WWU student for you as a partner who can guide you through Münster at the beginning and help you get the information you need.

  • Sports at the WWU

    Students who are enrolled at the WWU can take part in the programme of sports provided by the “Hochschulsport”, which offers about 150 different types of sports. On top of that there are many sports clubs in which you can participate.

  • Culture in Münster

    Münster offers a multitude of cultural possibilities ranging from different museums to music groups to theatres and cinemas. Much of what the WWU offers is free for students.

    In addition, there are many different student groups at the WWU which you can join (e.g. related to politics, religions or business).

  • Food and Drink

    Students usually use the dining halls, bistros and cafés of the “Studierendenwerk”. They are spread over the whole city and offer low-price but tasty meals and snacks.

    You can also visit the large variety of restaurants, cafés and bars in Münster, which cover all price levels.