Information for refugees

The University of Münster supports refugees who wish to begin or continue studying or their academic career in Germany. On this page you will find the central counselling services for students and researchers as well as current information and offers.

  • For students

    If you are a refugee and wish to begin or continue your studies at the University of Münster, we can help you. With various projects and funding programmes, we continually develop and expand our programmes for refugee students, e.g. university preparatory courses.

     

    Academic counselling

    If you wish to apply for admission to the University of Münster, we invite you to contact the International Office for an initial consultation on admission requirements and degree programmes.

    Hanna Noack
    International Office
    International Students and Student Mobility
    Room 221
    Schlossgarten 3 (Botanicum)
    48149 Münster
    T: +49 (0) 251 83-2 24 19
    international.students@uni-muenster.de
    • Consultation in person: Tuesdays 2.30 - 4 pm
    • Virtual consultation hours: Wednesdays 10 am - 11.30 am

    You need a stable internet connection, a microphone and a webcam. You do not need to register to enter the Online Consultation. You can find the waiting room here. You will be called into the conversation when it is your turn.

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    We are also available to you by telephone, e-mail and via our  contact form.

    Reachable by telephone: Mon - Thu in the morning, +49 251 83-22419

     

    Language course support

    The University of Münster awards language course tuition waivers to prospective students who are preparing for university enrolment. Refugees, who meet the formal admission requirements, may apply to attend a German language course.

    You can receive more information at your initial consultation with Ms Noack at the International Office.


    General information and services for refugees

    The International Office is the central contact office for offers for refugees at the University of Münster and provides information on the MKW programme "NRWege ins Studium".

    Coordinator:

    Viktoria Junasko
    International Office
    International Students and Student Mobility
    Schlossgarten 3 (Botanicum)
    48143 Münster
    T: +49 (0) 251 83-21237
    international.students@uni-muenster.de

    Please make an appointment by e-mail or phone.

  • For post-graduates (PhD)

    The University of Münster supports refugee post-graduate students who wish to enrol in a PhD or postdoc programme as well as academics and researchers by providing advice and assistance with funding applications.


    Consultation for doctoral candidates

    Refugees, who wish to enrol in a PhD programme at the University of Münster, should arrange an appointment for an initial consultation with the Centre for Emerging Researchers (CERes).

    Please make an appointment by e-mail.

    Schneider Sabine
    Centre for Emerging Researchers (CERes)
    Room 109
    Schlossplatz 6
    48149 Münster
    T: +49 251 83-2 31 11
    muenster.ceres@uni-muenster.de
  • For researchers

    The University of Münster supports refugee post-graduate students who wish to enrol in a PhD or postdoc programme as well as academics and researchers by providing advice and assistance with funding applications.

    Consultation for researchers

    If you are a refugee academic and wish to get in contact with our academic staff at the University of Münster, we invite you to stop by the Welcome Centre at the International Office (Dept. Researchers & Staff) for an initial consultation.

    Please make an appointment by e-mail.

    Dr. Christina Uhlenbrock-Kies
    International Office - Dept. Researchers & Staff
    Welcome Centre
    Hüfferstraße 61
    48149 Münster
    T: +49 251 83-2 1509
    international.researchers@uni-muenster.de
    Benedikt Steppeler
    International Office - Dept. Researchers & Staff
    Welcome Centre
    Hüfferstraße 61
    48149 Münster
    T: +49 251 83-3 9954
    international.researchers@uni-muenster.de
  • Local projects

    Student project "Welcome Münster"

    Welcome Münster e.V. is a non-partisan, non-denominational student organisation at the University of Münster which makes it easier for refugees to adjust to life in Germany through intercultural exchange with students.
    Visit the "Welcome Münster" website [de]

    Welcome Dinner

    Münster residents cook for immigrants and invite them to spend an evening in their home. The immigrants get to know life in Münster, the hosts encounter other cultures, customs and languages.
    Further information can be found here [en]

    Project Zusammenleben Willkommen

    Since 2014, the project Zusammenleben Willkommen has been bringing together people who provide housing and refugees in order to initiate private accommodation.
    More information about the initiative can be found here [de]