The University of Münster supports young refugees who wish to begin or continue studying in Germany. In addition to our central support services for students and academics, there are several student organisations and faculty events which address the needs of refugee 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.
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.
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 Müller or Ms Dr Burgbacher at the International Office.
General information and services for refugees
The International Office / "Die Brücke" is the central contact office for offers for refugees at the University of Münster and provides information on the DAAD programmes NRWege, INTEGRA and WELCOME.
The University of Münster supports refugee post-graduate students who wish to enrol in a PhD or postdoc programme. We help refugee 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 Graduate Centre.
You can contact us in person during consultation hours or make an appointment by e-mail or phone.
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 for an initial consultation.
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]
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]
Student Initiative "GeVInt"
The initiative "GeVInt" invites every first Monday of the month to the KulturBegegnungsCafé at Paul-Gerhardt-Haus (Friedrichstr. 10, 48145 Münster). The aim is to offer a space in which different people can come together and get to know each other. Visit the facebook page