University of Munster

Germany

Private

University of Munster

, Germany

Private

Summer and Winter

Intakes

15%

Acceptance Rate

9:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

Summer and Winter

Intakes

15%

Acceptance Rate

9:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

The university's foundations may be found in the Münster Jesuit College (Jesuiten-Kolleg Münster), founded in 1588, and the Liebfrauen-Überwasser Convent of Lay Sisters, founded in 1040, from which it derived its seal. The monastery was shut down in 1773 so that the money from its dissolution could be utilized to establish Münster University on April 16, 1780. Established in 1780, the University of Munster was formerly known as the Royal Theological and Philosophical Academy. The institute is public and is one of the biggest universities in Germany

The University of Munster has more than 550 affiliations with universities and academic institutions from all over the world, from the Netherlands to China. 

The University of Münster is one of the top public universities in Munster, Germany, ranks #384 in QS World University Rankings 2023 and #201 - 250  in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of Münster is the third-biggest university located in Germany with its campus situated in North Rhine-Westphalia. 

The institute has 15 Collaborative Research Centers, 4 research training groups, nine graduate schools, and nine Emmy Noether independent junior research groups. The University of Münster has a botanical garden and three museums, which have an outstanding reputation in the whole of Germany. The museums are publicly accessible and enhance research, teaching, and continuing training. The musical culture at the university is quite rich. It boasts a-cappella choirs, brass ensembles, chamber music groups, and symphony orchestras. The musicians present their work at various concerts during the academic year. And new members are always welcome to join. The institute has the biggest library in the area and has about 6.2 million books.

The University of Munster provides over 250 programs of undergraduate and postgraduate with their fifteen faculties with specializations in Business Administration, Educational science, Biology, Chemistry, and English.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Within 15 faculties, more than 5.000 academic staff members and over 600 academics do research and teach. Researchers from many University faculties and sub-disciplines collaborate in the Clusters of Excellence "Religion and Politics" and "Mathematics Münster." Along with these, the University of Münster funds innovative research in a number of world-renowned disciplines, including evolutionary science, medicine, chemistry, physics, and battery research.

The University of Münster has outstanding achievements with remunerated Rectorate awards. These include the Research Prize, Transfer award, Teaching Prize, Gender Equality Prize, Student Award for Extraordinary Student Commitment, and Dissertation Awards. The University of Münster has Ten Leibniz Prize winners who are currently working at the research centre of the institute.  About 20 awards from the European Research Council and six Max Planck Research Awards underline the high level of science. 

The top alumni of the institute are Gustav Heinemann (Former President of Germany), Friedrich Hirzebruch (Renowned mathematician), and Ursula Von Der Leyen (Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Munster has over 45,000 students on-campus and has about 3,000 students coming from all over the world. The University of Munster wants to be a research community, in which all members have equal opportunities to reach their potential and are assisted to be able to contribute fully to research and the research community. Decreasing the inequalities and celebrating diversity allows the students to thrive. An equal, diverse and inclusive space is fundamental to the institute's success and scientific excellence. The visiting companies at the institute are SoftGate, Eklipse, Mercedes Bank and others.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

201 - 250

Global Ranking

Times-2022

201 - 250

Global Ranking

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Scholarships

Covers health, personal liability, accident insurance, and living and travel subsidies.

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Awarded to students for a degree in engineering and science.

Applicability

Online application

Covers stipend and monthly travel allowance

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Bachelor’s or Master’s students who want to continue higher studies in Germany are eligible for this scholarship

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Covers tution fee and mothly travel allowance

Eligibility

Students passing the university entrance exams are eligible for this scholarship

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Awarded to 20 international students annually

Eligibility

Students with Bachelor’s degree

Applicability

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scholarship for students applying for a Bachelor’s course

Eligibility

Awarded to students with excellent academic records

Applicability

Online application

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  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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FAQs

GPA requirements are course-specific and thus, must be checked accordingly.
GPA requirements are course-specific and thus, must be checked accordingly.
Yes, most courses, especially UG courses, require German proficiency proof.
Yes, most courses, especially UG courses, require German proficiency proof.
Yes, the University of Münster does not demand tuition fees to be paid.
Yes, the University of Münster does not demand tuition fees to be paid.
Yes, English proficiency proof might be required depending on the course requirements. The University of Münster accepts TOEFL, TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), IELTS, CET, BEC, UNIcert Certificate, and the European Language Certificates (TELC).
Yes, English proficiency proof might be required depending on the course requirements. The University of Münster accepts TOEFL, TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), IELTS, CET, BEC, UNIcert Certificate, and the European Language Certificates (TELC).
The highest paid University of Muenster alumni & graduates are Financial Services professionals at 160,000 USD annually.
The highest paid University of Muenster alumni & graduates are Financial Services professionals at 160,000 USD annually.

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