Semester fee

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. The General Students’ Committee (AStA) 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" (see below). Students at the University of Münster are not obliged to pay tuition fees.

The semester fee is € 317.48  in the summer semester 2024.

This amount includes the following expenses:

Item Amount
Tasks of the Studierendenwerk Münster (Student Support Services) € 119.77
Supplementary student insurance € 0.23
University Sports € 1.40
Tasks of the student body € 15
University radio station € 0.30
Semester ticket for cultural events € 3.40
Semester ticket € 176.40
for the provision of bicycles, cargo bikes and scooters € 0,98

Following enrolment, first-time students receive their University 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 University 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

Semester ticket

The semester 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 (2nd class) in Münster and North Rhine-Westphalia without additional tickets and at no additional expense. The semester ticket is a fixed cost calculated into the semester fee. The semester ticket will be available a month before the start of the new semester.

Please contact AStA for more information about the semester ticket area of coverage: Visit the AStA website