The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany with a rich and time-honoured tradition. It enjoys an outstanding reputation in the region and far beyond. Fifteen faculties with 120 degree programmes and 27 research centres comprise the institutional backbone of the University.
Some 44,000 students and 5,700 academics appreciate the University's excellent research opportunities, high-quality teaching, promotion of junior researchers, and the advantages of living in the city of Münster. Our slogan sums it up best: "living.knowledge".
A Jesuit seminary was founded in 1588. By the beginning of the 17th century, it was already offering philosophical-theological lectures, thereby laying the groundwork for the establishment of a university. Yet despite receiving papal and imperial privileges, efforts to found the university were unsuccessful, mainly as a result of financial difficulties.
From Internet-based teaching materials to e-testing – the University of Münster supplements traditional study and classroom instruction with an extensive digital e-learning programme for students and professors.
Two-cycle teaching degree programmes
(with conferral of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.))
Double-major bachelor's degree programme (2FBA)
(with conferral of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.))
Single-major bachelor's degree programme
(with conferral of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the Humanities, or a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
Master's degree programme
(with conferral of a Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Law (LL.M.) or others)
Continuing education programmes
(post-graduate master's degree programmes)