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There are various alternatives for students to find accommodation in Münster.

Probably the best-known and most frequently used option is the Studierendenwerk halls of residence. You can apply there for one of the many student flats in Münster or Steinfurt. They offer both single flats and shared accommodation (WGs).

One of the advantages of living with the Studierendenwerk is that the rents are affordable compared to the private housing market and each hall of residence has a house manager who handles any issues in the flat (broken lights, fridge, etc.).

The many friends and wonderful moments you will experience in the student halls of residence (or elsewhere during your studies) will certainly hold a special place in your memories.

However, it is also possible to find accommodation outside of the Studierendenwerk. The most frequently used websites are:



Shared accommodation & flats Münster (Facebook group):

You want to know where to go in Münster?


Google Calendar of the AStA FH

Our Google Calendar, to which you may subscribe using any digital calendar, will keep you informed about dates and events that we organise as the AStA. We also keep you in the loop through our website, our social media channels and the AStA Update newsletter.

Münster Alternativ

is a website where cultural and political events are published. You can also subscribe to the mailing list there to make sure you don't miss out on anything.


Discover many events as well as the cinema programme online or in the print edition of the weekly newsreel for Münster.

Almost every event is announced on Facebook, so follow the organisers, places and initiatives that catch your interest, or take a look every now and then, and you're more than likely to stumble upon something. 


The place to be to have a barbecue with your friends in the summer, spend a relaxed evening or simply go for a nice walk to really calm down and get your mind off things!


On hot days, the canal is the place to be to cool off. Not only can you sunbathe here, but also go for a swim. And if the weather is not exclusively sunny, take the chance to enjoy the greenery.


At the harbour, you not only have a beautiful view but also numerous lovely restaurants and bars where you can indulge in culinary delights. 

Right behind it is the Hansaring, which is home to numerous pubs and cafés that attract young folks.

Old Town 

The old town is commonly referred to among students as the Kuhviertel, and primarily Jüdefelderstraße and Kreuzstraße, with their numerous pubs and bars. You can certainly pull quite a few all-nighters here.


If you want to satisfy your craving for culture once again, the LWL is exactly the place to be. New exhibitions on a wide range of topics are regularly held here.

Weekly Market 

Located next to the LWL Museum is the Münster Cathedral. On the Domplatz, you will find flowers, fruits and vegetables and many other kinds of fresh food and beautiful goods for sale twice a week.

Cinema & 'Kurbelkiste'

Verein zur Förderung kommunaler Filmarbeit e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Municipal Film Work e.V.)


The room offers space for many different occasions: in the mornings it is a café for parents and their children, in the afternoons it is a district office and in the evenings it is a place for a wide variety of regulars' tables and events.


The Baracke is a student cultural and event centre, as well as the home of the Political Science and Sociology departments.


The B-Side is home to the cultural association, the house project and the festival. A diverse bottom-up collective that has been working since 2015 on a non-profit and community-oriented utilisation concept for the emerging socio-cultural centre in the former Hill warehouse.

F 24 (KulturVerein Frauenstraße 24 e.V.)

The cultural activities at F24 range from concerts to readings, exhibitions and film screenings.

Leo Kneipe

Leo:16 is a pub and a collective. A place for events and concerts, networking and exchange.

Gleis 22

Concerts, parties, workshops, readings, further education and other events


Culture and meeting centre


Youth Centre

cuba e.V.

Culture and Meeting Centre Achtermannstraße

KCM Schwulenzentrum Münster e.V.

Non-profit association founded in 1985 - works for emancipation and against discrimination of homosexual people & venue for queer groups/meetings etc.


Catholic Student and University Community


Protestant Student Community


In Steinfurt, the housing market is not quite as tense as in Münster.


Similar to Münster, there is also the possibility of moving into the Studierendenwerk hall of residence. Single rooms and shared accommodation is available there, directly opposite the Steinfurt campus.

Alternatively, you can check out the private housing market in Steinfurt via the well-known websites:


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Are you always a bit strapped for cash at the end of the month?
Check out this list to find out where you can get discounts as a student.


Theater Münster  50% off the day ticket price (minimum amount €6, only for students under the age of 28)


Wolfgang-Borchert-Theater  Discounted rate for students

Varité-Theater  50% discount on Wednesday, 25% discount on other days (only for students up to 27 years)

Der kleine Bühnenboden  Reduced rate for students up to 30 years of age

Boulevard Theater Students pay only 11€ daily

Cinema & Kurbelkiste   Reduced rate for students up to the age of 45


Schlosstheater  Reduced rate for students (always except Friday, Saturday and before/on public holidays from 6.30 pm)

Cineplex  Reduced rate for students

LWL Naturkundemuseum & Planetarium  €4 each or €7 combination ticket - Reduced rate for students up to 30 years of age


Allwetterzoo  €11.90 (online) or €12.90 (on site); As of November even cheaper due to winter season - Reduced rate for students

LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur  €4.50 - Reduced rate for students up to 30 years of age

Westfälischer Kunstverein  €2 - Reduced rate for students

Museum für Lackkunst  Generally free admission

Picasso Museum  €8 - Reduced rate for students up to 25 years of age

Mühlenhof Freilichtmuseum  €3.50 - Reduced rate for students

Studikiste (Student box) at the weekly market  Vegetable box for €5


'Retail to feel comfotable'  Wednesdays 15% off the entire purchase

"Heißes" Münster Eck (Wolbecker Str. 43)  15 % discount on all hot drinks for students and changing 'Sprittwoch' (term for the night out in münster for students) specials


NinFly  Mo - Thu: reduced rate for students


Schwarzlicht Minigolf  Mo - Thu: only €10 entrance fee ( drink included)

Monolith (Bouldern)  €9 (day ticket) - reduced rate for students


Kopfwerk (Friseur)  Mo + Wed: reduced rates for students


X-Viertel Friseur  10% reduced rates for students

CESUR Bikes  20% reduced price for bicycle repair for students

Where Can I Get Involved?

Do you have an issue that you are enthusiastic about and that you would like to advocate for?

There are many groups, associations and movements in Münster that are eager to welcome new members. 
You can network here, promote something good, gain a lot of experience and learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and improve your CV. 
Perhaps you will find what you are looking for in the list below. Do you miss a group that other students might want to know about? Write to us