Semester fee

Students at the University of Münster are not obliged to pay tuition fees. However, every student is required to pay a so-called "semester fee" each semester. The revenues collected from the semester fee are used to finance various student-related services, such as the dining halls, student halls of residence, University Sports and the University radio station. AStA (the official representative organ of the student body) receives a portion of the semester fee to finance projects and activities for the student body. Part of the semester fee also covers the cost of the "semester ticket", or NRW Ticket. With this ticket, enrolled students may use all modes of local public transportation within North Rhine-Westphalia (2nd class) free of charge for the respective semester.

The semester fee is € 303.52 in the summer semester 2021.

This amount includes the following expenses:

Item Amount
Tasks of the Studierendenwerk Münster (Student Support Services) € 99.11
Supplementary student insurance € 0.23
University Sports € 1.40
Tasks of the student body € 11.68
University radio station € 0.30
Semester ticket for cultural events € 3.40
NRW Ticket € 187.40

Following enrolment, first-time students receive their WWU account details by post which includes instructions on how to pay the semester fee. Students already enrolled at the University of Münster receive an email, sent to their WWU account, instructing them to transfer payment of the semester fee (see also re-registration).

If you find yourself unable to pay the semester fee due to financial or social hardship, the Social Counselling Office at AStA can help you find a solution on the basis of the current hardship case regulations (section 57 paragraph 1 clause 3 Hochschulgesetz NRW).

Social Counselling Office at AStA

The NRW Ticket

The NRW Ticket is based on an agreement between the constituted student body of the University of Münster, represented by AStA, the Stadtwerke Münster and the Deutsche Bahn. It permits all students of the University to use the busses and certain trains in Münster and North Rhine-Westphalia without additional tickets and at no additional expense. The NRW Ticket is a fixed cost calculated into the semester fee. The semester ticket (NRW/ VGM) will be available a month before the start of the new semester.

Please contact AStA for more information about the current cost of the NRW Ticket and its area of coverage: Visit the AStA website