International researchers

The University of Münster is committed to offering excellent research opportunities, high-quality teaching and strong support to its junior researchers. Ensuring equal opportunity for both men and women is also a matter of vital interest. With close regional ties and a cosmopolitan attitude, the University of Münster promotes international exchange, interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer in the professional and public sectors. The University of Münster promotes internationally renowned cutting-edge research in numerous scientific and academic fields, e.g. the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between religion and politics, evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

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Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre of the International Office offers international researchers and their host faculties a broad range of information and consultation services during every phase of planning and conducting a research visit in Münster. If you have any questions or require further information, we are your first point of contact

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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.

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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. We have put together the most important information here.

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Language courses

The Language Centre of the University of Münster offers German courses to international researchers and academics. All participants are obliged to pay the course fees themselves. For more information on course times, registration details and the exact fees, please visit the Language Centre website.

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Research Alumni

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

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WiRe - Women in Research

With the "WiRe - Women in Research"- project funded by the DFG/BMBF ("Research in Germany - Land of Ideas") and the WWU's Equal Opportunity Office, we support international female researchers and their families.