International researchers

Important updates on Covid-19 can be found on the homepage of the WWU. The FAQs provided by the Welcome Centre for incoming int. researchers can be found here.
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Welcome Centre

Welcome to the Welcome Centre of WWU Münster, the advice and service centre for internationally mobile researchers from Postdoc-Level onwards 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

  • 06.11.2020 - "Ausländerbehörde" on Campus

    Information event for internationally mobile researchers from Non-EU countries.

    Friday, 6 November 2020, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

    Participation through a digital platform.
    Please register via E-Mail (
    For more information please download the flyer.

  • New Skilled Immigration Act in effect as of 1 March 2020

    The new Skilled Immigration Act has come into effect as of 1 March 2020 in Germany. For the group of international researchers the law implies only minor changes in the provisions regarding the different types of visa and work permits, but the access to the permanent residency and job search has been facilitated in some cases. Furthermore, the numeric indication of the single paragraphs has been redefined within the new §18. You find an overview of the differences here.
    For further questions, please refer to Ms Audrey Busch under .

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    Welcome on Wheels for U

    You want to brush up on your skating skills? Let's meet, connect to other members of the university and explore Münster.

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    German Language Courses

    As part of their initial training, new employees of the University of Münster who would benefit from German language instruction can now take their first German course at the WWU Language Centre at no cost. To register, please contact Ms. Nölting in the Personnel Development department (tel.: +49 251 83-22150; email: )

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