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University of Munster EXC
Munster, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, German
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Exchange Semester/Year
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 The University of Münster  

Location: Munster (Münster)
Year established: 1780
Student population: 44,000 (3500 international students)
Founded in 1780, the WWU Münster is a university with tradition. As one of the largest universities in Germany with some 44,000 students and 5,600 academics from Germany and around the world, there is no lack of appreciation for the University's extensive range of courses, diverse research profile and the advantages of living in the city of Münster. Their slogan says it all: "living knowledge".

Student life in Munster is often ranked as being among the most live-able towns worldwide with a huge offering of cultural events for every taste spanning from music festivals, theatre performances, historical exhibitions to karaoke nights and athletic fairs.

Unique characteristics
Located in the most densely populated administrative region in Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, the University of Munster has developed a reputation for excellence in cross-disciplinary research in medicine, business studies, mathematics and chemistry. Organised in 8 developing faculties, the institute awards degrees on all levels ranging from protestant theology, PR and journalism to psychology and sports science. This makes it one of the most popular universities in Germany as well as the third largest. There is no doubt that one will find their niche.
Münster forms a university triangle within the area known as "Euregio". The Westphalian metropolis is sometimes described as a cyclist's paradise. There are a great many cycle lanes, and most students have bicycles. The university's numerous institutes are dotted all over the medievil city centre, as well as the western districts of Münster. However, although its buildings are all within walking or cycling distance, Münster University is quite different from campus universities in that its activities tend to merge with everyday urban life.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
See information regarding units of study and courses on the University’s website.

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Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: October-February
Spring Semester: April-July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail. More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.

Germany - Munster - City


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German and English.
Language Requirements
See language requirements for exchange students. German language courses are available.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
At the beginning of each semester, the International Office at Münster University organizes a Welcome Week for all exchange students, during which important facilities and formalities regarding studying and living in Münster are explained. Exchange students can also contact tutors, who answer questions and give assistance in getting acquainted with Münster and the university.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.


Student Experiences

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