Welcome Week, Buddy Programme and Recreational Activities

Welcome Week

At the beginning of each semester, the International Office of the University of Münster organises a Welcome Week for all ERASMUS participants and other exchange students. The programme introduces you to the important facilities of the University and explains the formalities of academics and life in Münster. The Buddy Programme offers you the chance to team up with a student mentor who can answer your questions and help you get acquainted with Münster and the University.

If you have any questions, please contact the Exchange Student Service of the University of Münster:
ESS Admin: admin.ess@uni-muenster.de, +49 251 83-11223
ESS Social Support: social.ess@uni-muenster.de, +49 251 83-21546

Recreational activities for exchange students


The ERASMUS team organises numerous recreational activities every semester to help exchange students become familiar with the University and meet other German and international students. All upcoming activities are announced in advance on the ERASMUS Team Facebook page, which also includes contact data of exchange students currently studying in Münster.
Visit the ESS Team on Facebook

Sports and culture

The University Sports department offers courses in more than one hundred types of sport every semester. The University has a wide selection of cultural activities to choose from as well – student choirs, orchestras, theatre groups and even a student-run radio station. Not to speak of numerous exhibitions, concerts and readings that take place on a regular basis.
Münster University Sports website
More information on sports and culture