Recreation, sports and culture - Students in Münster have a wealth of leisure activities to choose from.
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Campus life

It's hard to imagine life in Münster without the University of Münster. A fifth of the 300,000 "Münsteraner" are students at one of eight universities, of which the University of Münster is the largest. The cultural attractions, sport and leisure options, incentives for families— in short, everything that enriches life alongside studying and research is on hand in the city and at the University. Münster is one large campus.

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Students and researchers at the University of Münster can enrol in University Sports courses. With about 150 types of sports to choose from, there is something for everyone. You can also participate in one of the many sports clubs in Münster.

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Arts and culture

When the Skulptur.Projekte exhibition is held every ten years in Münster, the city’s cultural life becomes the focus of attention worldwide. But even without this there is a wide range of culture on offer, with museums, theatres, cinemas and music.

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University clubs

At the University of Münster there are numerous clubs and groups that students and staff can get involved in, not to mention various international student groups and religious communities.

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Whether by train or by plane – Münster is easy to reach. In and around town, residents typically use their bicycles.

Advising services

When faced with difficult questions or problems, you need competent advising and assistance. The University of Münster offers a wide range of specialised advising services, e.g.  for students with children, finding accommodation and assistance with financial matters.

Student financing
Disability advice service [de]
Children and families
Other problems? We can help you!

For more information on how to prepare for your studies at the University of Münster, visit the pages for international undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.