The University of Münster supports refugees who wish to begin or continue studying or their academic career in Germany.
On this page you will find the central counselling services for students and scientists as well as current information and offers.
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.
You need an internet connection, a microphone and a camera. You do not need to register to enter the Online Consultation. You will be taken to a "waiting room" and will be called into the conversation when it is your turn.
We are also available to you by telephone, e-mail and via our contact form.
Reachable by telephone: Mon - Thu in the morning, +49 251 83-22419
Please note the Christmas holidays of the International Office from 24 Dec 2021 to 07 Jan 2022.
Language course support
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 Noack at the International Office.
General information and services for refugees
The International Office is the central contact office for offers for refugees at the University of Münster and provides information on the DAAD programme NRWege.
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]