The University of Münster is the third largest in Germany. Currently, about 39,000 students are enrolled and every year about 5,000 are graduating.
The university's popularity is no doubt due to the wide range of subjects on offer (over 120), the excellence of the research carried out in many departments, and the high quality of life in the city of Münster.
Münster University has an international dimension. More than 3,500 foreign students study here, and we have partnership agreements with over 400 academic institutions all over the world. Together with Enschede (Netherlands) and Osnabrück (Germany), 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 mediaeval 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.