University of Meunster
University of Muenster
Dates to Remember

Exchange Dates to Remember

Fall 2018 Applications

Applications Due: September 21, 2018
Interviews: September 24-28, 2018
Decisions: October 1, 2018


The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany with a rich and time-honored tradition. 44,000 students and 5,600 academics from Germany and around the world appreciate the University's extensive range of courses, diverse research profile and the advantages of living in the city of Münster.

The University of Münster is committed to offering excellent research opportunities, high-quality teaching and strong support to its junior researchers. Ensuring equal opportunity for both men and women is also a matter of vital interest. With close regional ties and a cosmopolitan attitude, the University of Münster promotes international exchange, interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer in the professional and public sectors.

Language Requirement

Submit proof of language proficiency as required by the University of Münster.  Students may opt to enroll in courses with English language instruction.


Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program. 

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Münster may attend for one academic semester or for the entire academic year. 

Program of Study

The faculty of law offers different degree programs:

- "Rechtswissenschaft" (= our main law degree program)

- Bachelor "Politik und Recht"

- Bachelor "Wirtschaft und Recht"

- Master "Deutsches Recht (LL.M.)"

International incoming students can choose from all subjects offered without any restrictions. There are no special requirements for the admission to law classes.  The faculty offers German-taught and English-taught classes within the different degree programs. Even with an intermediate level of German (B1 or better) students should be able to participate in introductory classes, e.g. in philosophy of law, history of law, etc. without greater problems.

For more detailed information please consult the course catalogue of the faculty of law:

Besides, Faculty of Law offers a very renowned “Foreign Law and Language Program (FFA)”. FFA-courses are taught in English, French or Spanish. Law students enroll in the FFA-program in addition to their studies in German law in order to achieve an additional certificate in either “Common Law”, “Droit Français” or “Derecho Español”.  The FFA-classes are also open to incoming students and very popular.

Further information about the FFA-program is available online:

Finally, incomings law students are also welcome to attend classes from other faculties of the University of Muenster or to select from the many language courses offered. Students like to use this unique opportunity to study subjects that are not typically part of their degree.

For choices please consult the university’s course catalogue:

The Culture
Juricium von der Aa aus

Münster is one of the largest university towns in Germany located near the Dutch border just in between Cologne and Hamburg. The Altstadt (old town) was rebuilt after WWII to resemble its medieval predecessor and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. This is a cosmopolitan city, youthful, laid-back and proud of a history going back more than 1,200 years. Whether as a bishop's seat, a member of the Hanseatic League or a university city – Münster has always played an important role in the region and far beyond. The city earned its place in the annals of world history when the Treaty of Westphalia was signed there.

The locals love their bikes and prefer to use them instead of their cars because the city is extremely compact. The beautiful city has a homey feeling, has numerous parks to relax in, many cultural activities such as sighting and museums and many historic buildings around the city. The universities and research institutes have attracted many young people to the city. In fact, one out of every five inhabitants is a student.

Support in Münster

International Office
Exchange Student Service

Room 105 Schlossplatz 3, 48149 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83-22113
Fax: +49 251 83-21413

Social Support
Wilmergasse 2, 48143 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83-21546
Fax: +49 251 83-21413

Departmental coordinator

Room J111a, Universitätsstraße 14-16, 48143 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83 22750

Room 301, Universitätsstraße 14-16, 48143 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83 22887