International researchers

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Welcome Centre

Welcome to the Welcome Centre of WWU Münster, the advice and service centre for internationally mobile researchers and host departments. We are very happy that you have chosen WWU Münster.

Target groups

Our services are aimed at professors, postdocs, scholarship holders, scientific and non-scientific staff, lecturers, etc.
For PhD candidates, these services are offered by the Graduate Centre.

Our team
Get to know our team.

Upcoming event:

30 Jan - Humboldt-Day for internationally mobile researchers

The Welcome Centre for internationally mobile researchers and the Research funding support SAFIR invite interested members of all faculties, dealing with the motivation, funding options and perspectives of international research.

Thursday, 30 January, 2.30 pm
Hüfferstraße 61, 48149 Münster

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Advice & Cooperation

Here you will find information and advice from our cooperation partners on topics related to your stay at WWU.

© Welcome Centre / Judith Kraft


If you are interested in researching or teaching at the University of Münster, there are some formalities that need to be taken care of before you arrive.

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There are a number of ways to finance your stay in Münster. Aside from taking on a paid position, the University and various funding providers offer grants to initiate exploratory meetings, participate at conferences and conduct research visits of varying lengths at the University of Münster.

© WWU / Peter Leßmann


Accommodation in Münster is an important topic that should be tackled at an early stage. We support you in this.

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The higher education programme of the European Union (EU), Erasmus, promotes cross-border mobility of students, university instructors and other university staff, as well as business personnel.

© WWU/Judith Kraft


With its Research Alumni strategy (RE.AL), the University of Münster is consolidating and optimising its services and structures to ensure that international researchers receive the best support possible. 

The project WiRe - Women in Research supports international female researchers and their families.