Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Münster, Germany. 

"The WWU Münster is a great university to study. The Dutch-German relations are very interesting. There are a lot of students and people who can speak Dutch and are very enthousiastic about Dutch people and the language" - experience from a former exchange student 

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Practical information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October – February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approximately April – July

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English/German is required for courses on BA level. MA courses require a C1 level.

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Areas of study open to exchange students

Languages. Subjects taught here include:

  • German Language and Literature
  • Dutch Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • History

Students are allowed to take some of their courses within other faculties of the university, if the situation allows it.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Most courses are taught in German, only very few lectures and seminars are taught in English or other languages.
There are no additional courses for exchange students. Please make sure to acquire some German skills before you arrive to Münster. 

Housing assistance

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Estimated living costs per month

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available
  • History: 3 places per year. 
  • Foreign Languages: Dutch and German 2 places per year
  • Translation: 2 places per year (MA)
  • Literature: 2 places for BA students, 2 for MA students per year
  • Humanities and Arts: 5 places (BA)
Additional information


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!