University of Munster: Statistics



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#193 of 14,131 In the World
#63 of 2,785 In Europe
#14 of 369 In Germany
#4 of 64 In North Rhine-Westphalia
#1 of 4 In Munster
#3 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 209 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate14%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 14% acceptance rate for University of Munster based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Munster is a world-class research university with 92,462 scientific papers published and 2,275,422 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Genetics, and Environmental Science.


University of Munster majors

by publication & citation count

49,549 / 1,712,206
46,946 / 1,615,897
39,484 / 1,209,377
35,968 / 1,112,709
34,058 / 1,054,578
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32,672 / 492,892
28,493 / 1,073,680
Organic Chemistry
26,243 / 925,337
25,297 / 936,143
Environmental Science
24,740 / 736,882
Quantum and Particle physics
24,294 / 762,722
Computer Science
23,459 / 633,782
21,504 / 240,626
Materials Science
21,019 / 703,048
17,555 / 541,450
Political Science
14,160 / 157,189
14,160 / 473,868
13,478 / 514,149
10,618 / 364,017
Optical Engineering
10,383 / 344,479
10,245 / 360,961
Metallurgical Engineering
10,142 / 310,587
Geography and Cartography
10,090 / 247,289
9,546 / 266,445
8,887 / 290,492
8,782 / 295,016
8,329 / 339,483
8,064 / 262,873
7,987 / 141,868
7,720 / 239,044
7,278 / 164,553
7,093 / 137,981
6,994 / 140,486
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,748 / 140,314
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
6,651 / 210,751
6,318 / 122,780
Physical chemistry
6,187 / 241,367
6,099 / 129,578
Nuclear Physics
5,911 / 201,912
Anatomy and Physiology
5,360 / 168,185

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 961 6776
1992 1024 7466
1993 1177 7856
1994 1226 8986
1995 1238 10278
1996 1351 11497
1997 1348 12887
1998 1651 14144
1999 1657 16977
2000 1797 19520
2001 1722 22183
2002 1592 24751
2003 1528 29362
2004 1696 32879
2005 1751 38777
2006 1849 40713
2007 1962 45666
2008 2124 49632
2009 2250 56098
2010 2345 63587
2011 2515 71698
2012 2812 81789
2013 2940 90909
2014 2998 98738
2015 2994 105594
2016 3181 110578
2017 3345 116042
2018 3495 124878
2019 3586 135779
2020 3865 156935
2021 4079 177636
2022 3943 179688
2023 3667 179834
Academic rankings


Local studetns None, semester contribution 299,34 (EUR)

The University of Munster has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Munster.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Asian Studies, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dutch, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Government, Greek (Classical), History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Chemistry, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Italian, Jewish Studies, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Music, Musicology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychology, Religion, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Surveying and Mapping
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology
Magister Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology
Master American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Art Therapy, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dutch, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geophysics, German, Germanic Studies, Government, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Italian, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Musicology, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Psychology, Religious Education, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Surveying and Mapping
PhD American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Baltic Languages, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Education, Computer Science, Dentistry, Dutch, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Research, Educational Technology, English, English Studies, Ethnology, European Languages, European Studies, Fine Arts, Folklore, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, German, Greek (Classical), Hebrew, History, Home Economics, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Chemistry, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medicine, Mineralogy, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Native Language Education, Orthodox Theology, Paleontology, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Prehistory, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Studies, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Sports, Technology, Technology Education, Textile Design
Habilitation Biology, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, History, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports

University of Munster alumni

  1. Ursula von der Leyen

    Ursula von der Leyen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    1958-.. (age 66)
    equestrianphysicianpoliticianinternational forum participant

    Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German physician and politician serving as the 13th president of the European Commission since 2019. She served in the German federal government between 2005 and 2019, holding successive positions in Angela Merkel's cabinet, most recently as minister of defence. Von der Leyen is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its EU affiliated group, the European People's Party (EPP).

  2. Ulrike Meinhof

    Ulrike Meinhof
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1934-1976 (aged 42)

    Ulrike Marie Meinhof was a German left-wing journalist and founding member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in West Germany, commonly referred to in the press as the "Baader-Meinhof gang". She is the reputed author of The Urban Guerilla Concept (1971). The manifesto acknowledges the RAF's "roots in the history of the student movement"; condemns "reformism" as "a brake on the anti-capitalist struggle"; and invokes Mao Zedong to define "armed struggle" as "the highest form of Marxism-Leninism".

  3. Judith Rakers

    Judith Rakers
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1976-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Studied in 1995-2001
    news presenterradio personalitynon-fiction writertelevision presentervoice actor

    Judith Deborah Rakers is a German journalist and television presenter.

  4. Thomas de Maizière

    Thomas de Maizière
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1954-.. (age 70)
    politicianuniversity teacherministerinternational forum participantjurist

    Karl Ernst Thomas de Maizière is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as Federal Minister of the Interior from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2018, as well as Federal Minister of Defence from 2011 to 2013. He previously served as Head of the Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs in the First Merkel cabinet from 2005 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Bundestag for Meißen.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Munster faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Biology Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology
Department/Division : Chemistry and Pharmacy Chemistry, Pharmacy
Department/Division : Economics Business Administration, Economics
Department/Division : Education and Social Studies Communication Studies, Education, Political Sciences, Sociology
Department/Division : Geosciences Earth Sciences, Ecology, Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology
Department/Division : History/Philosophy History, Philosophy
Department/Division : Law Law
Department/Division : Mathematics and Computer Science Mathematics and Computer Science
Department/Division : Medicine Medicine
Department/Division : Music Music
Department/Division : Philologies Philology
Department/Division : Physics Physics
Department/Division : Protestant Theology Protestant Theology
Department/Division : Psychology, Sport and Exercise Sciences Psychology, Sports
Department/Division : Roman Catholic Theology Canon Law, Catholic Theology

General information

Alternative names WWU
University of Münster
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universitat Münster
Founded 1780
Accreditation AACSB
Motto living.knowledge
Colors ral 9004, ral 5021

Location and contacts

Address Schlossplatz 2
Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 48149
City population 318,000

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