international students

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    Prospective students

    If you are an international student interested in studying at the University of Münster, there are certain prerequisites you have to fulfil. These vary depending on the type of degree you wish to pursue. To gain admission to a German-language degree programme, you must possess the necessary German language proficiency level, whereby specific requirements may vary from programme to programme.

    The University of Münster offers a number of English-language degree programmes, for which applicants are not required to demonstrate German proficiency. Most of these English-language programmes are advanced master’s degree programmes.

    The only undergraduate degree programme for which admission is granted without proof of German language proficiency is the bachelor’s programme "Human Movement in Sports and Exercise" (BSc). (Undergraduate degree programmes conclude with the first-level university qualification, normally a bachelor’s degree. However, students of the University of Münster may alternatively pursue the following undergraduate degrees: state examination, Magister Theologiae and the ecclesiastical final examination.)

    The International Office provides prospective international students with extensive support and advice concerning study programmes, study preparatory German language courses, admission requirements, application processes, visa and financial matters. If you have any specific questions or wish to arrange a personal meeting, please contact the staff at the International Office.

    To learn more about the prerequisites for admission to master’s degree programmes, the required application documents and selection criteria, please speak with the respective degree course advisors.

    The Student Admissions Office is responsible for processing applications and granting admission to new students. If you have any questions or encounter difficulties concerning the application and admission process, please contact the staff at the Student Admissions Office.

    If you have any questions about application formalities with regard to undergraduate study, please use the following email address to correspond with the Student Admissions Office:

    If you have any questions about application formalities for master’s degree programmes, please use the following email address to correspond with the Student Admissions Office:


    Are you an EU or EEC citizen and need help choosing a major?

    The Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB) provides information and advice to prospective students on choosing, applying for and successfully completing a degree programme at the University of Münster. Our goal is to help students develop the necessary skills to act independently. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email, or visit us during regular office hours. If you have any specific matters you wish to discuss, you can also arrange an appointment for an individual consultation. (Contact).




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    Students at the University of Münster

    Our services for international students at the University of Münster include:

    • Advice on learning techniques
    • Decision-making support (e.g. changing majors or when in doubt of your choice of degree programme)
    • "Endspurt" (Home Stretch): study completion advice
    • Workshops on learning techniques and coping with stress (only in German)
    • psychological counselling to students dealing with personal difficulties caused by or which are influencing their studies

    Our advice services are person-centred, i.e. we focus on you and your concrete problems. By providing relevant information, examining your personal circumstances and taking into account objective aspects, we work together with you to develop individualised solutions and potential courses of action.

    Psychological counselling

    I’m having a personal crisis!

    Sometimes it’s all too much. Things start getting out of control and nothing you do seems to be fixing the problem. That’s when it’s time to get help. In a confidential meeting with a psychological counsellor, you can often gain new perspectives and identify potential solutions.

    You can arrange a meeting either by phone, email or in person. In most cases, we can offer appointments for introductory meetings within two weeks. Our Psychological Counselling Service is free of charge and exclusively for students of the University of Münster.

    If you need support with coping with psychological stress and personal problems, we can gladly provide information about counselling centres and psychotherapy practices available in Münster.

    If you are facing an acute crisis, please contact the crisis emergency service of the city of Münster.
    Students of the Münster University of Applied Sciences can find further information here.

    Studying with a disability

    The Student Advice and Counselling Centre is the first place of contact for prospective and current students with disabilities. Either by phone, email or personal consultation, we can help you with all matters related to applying for admission, commencing your degree programme and managing the challenges of everyday life on campus.

    We can provide you with important (subject-relevant) contact details and information about University facilities and organisations. In addition to helping you plan your next steps in pursuing a handicapped-accessible degree programme, we also offer additional assistance if needed and advice on adjustments to your study and examination requirements (compensation for disadvantages).

    For more information, please contact:
    Volker Koscielny (Dipl.-Psych.)
    Tel. +49 251 83-22082

    Every faculty and department of the University of Münster has a representative for disabled students who you can contact for advice and assistance. The Rectorate Representative for Students with a Disability or Chronic Illness is responsible for addressing particularly serious matters. You can find the contact details for all representatives at and outside the University as well as numerous links in the section "Studying with a disability".