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Established in 1780, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (University of Münster) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Münster (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially recognized by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 243-year-old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this German higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WWU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Control Typepublic


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Entity Typenon-profit


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Münster
Acronym WWU
Founded 1780
Motto wissen.leben
Colours Ral 9004 and ral 5021
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University Location

Address Schlossplatz 2
48149 North Rhine-Westphalia
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Phone Number +49 (251) 83 0
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Fax Number +49 (251) 83 24831

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Münster has more than 1900 international students.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Admission Office Admission Office

Schlossplatz 2
Münster 48149
(251) 83 20001

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Control Type Control Type

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is a public higher education institution.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Entity Type Entity Type

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is a non-profit higher education institution.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's main facilities:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Library

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's main services:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • European University Association (EUA)
  • German U15

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media

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