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

Student experiences

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General 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.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Humanities and Arts (BA only) Niederlande-Deutschland Studien, Germanistiek. Within this agreement some other areas within Humanities may be possible, however this cannot be promised and has to be discussed beforehand with the coordinators of the faculties concerned. Contact Kathrin Lange MA
  • Foreign Languages: German and Dutch 
  • Literature (BA only)
  • Master in National and Transnational studies only: this master is open for UU research master students of Comparative Literature only.
  • History

Students are allowed to take some of their courses within other faculties of the university, if the limited number of participants in these courses allows it.

Courses at Master’s level
  • History (BA and MA)
  • Foreign Languages: German and Dutch (BA and MA)
  • Translation (MA only)
  • Literature: (BA en RMA Comparative Literature only)
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
Estimated living costs per month

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

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Temporary address: Janskerkhof 12, 3512 BL Utrecht till July 18. We will be back at Drift 10 on July 23.
+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h
  • There is no walk-in hour on July 22.
  • From July 29 till August 10 there are no walk-in hours. You can reach us by telephone and e-mail.

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Janskerkhof 12


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Tessel Arendsen (Support Officer)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)