Are first steps always the hardest? Not necessarily! To help you gain orientation at the beginning of your studies, various facilities of the University of Münster provide helpful advice to first-semester students:
University Library (ULB)
The University Library (ULB) is one of the central facilities of the University of Münster – a place you are sure to encounter as a first-semester student. Your University student ID is also your ULB user card. You only have to activate your library user card once. For an introduction to our libraries and the services they offer, we recommend attending a training session.
The CIT is the University's central service provider for communication and information technology. It is responsible for assigning University email address to all first-semester students and ensuring that sufficient computer pools are available. The CIT also offers software courses.
Important CIT information for first-semester students
Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB)
The Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB) is the place to go prior to and during your studies for information and advice in matters related to choosing, taking up and completing a degree programme. The ZSB staff provide support when dealing with personal, academically-related difficulties, and also offer psychological consultation.
Visit the ZSB
Portal for students
At Münster University, daily life for students is organized via the students’ portal. This provides access to the applications needed, as well as to additional functions such as diary, timetable and news area. Students can also register for courses on the students' portal and access their academic achievements and examination results here. For now, information in the portal is in German only.
Intranet for students [de]
University Sports – Keeping your mind on the move
Academic life can be exhausting and challenging at times. The best way to reduce stress is to take a University Sports course. The University Sports programme offers a multifaceted, inexpensive, needs-based selection of high-quality fitness opportunities with some 120 different types of sport, tours, continuing education courses, tournaments and international sporting events.
View the University Sports programme
There's a saying in Germany that goes "You can't learn well on a full stomach". On the other hand, you can't learn well when you're famished either. At the dining halls (Mensen) and bistros operated by the Student Support Services (Studierendenwerk), you will find a wide variety of meals and snacks every day.
View the menus at the University dining halls and bistros
With your Semesterticket, you can take all the buses in North Rhine-Westphalia for free. You can also use your Semesterticket to ride the trains in North Rhine-Westphalia for free. The Semesterticket is not valid on high-speed trains (IC and ICE).