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* Universität Münster, Munster, Germany (Business)
Muenster, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
10/15/2017 04/01/2018 08/10/2018
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2018 08/17/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 07/02/2018 09/24/2018 08/10/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

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Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, German
Program Coordinator:
Amy Young Program Type: CSU Exchange Program
Areas of Study:
Program Description:

Universität Münster
in Münster, Germany

Muenster aerial viewPrincipalmarket in MuensterUniversity of Muenster
The University of Muenster's School of Business and Economics (MSBE) offers a variety of business courses taught in English plus an introductory German language class. The program focuses on the summer session, but semester and academic year options are available too.

General Program Information

WHEN: Students may participate in the program for a summer, academic year, or spring semester.

Summer--Late May to Early August
Academic Year--October to Early August
Spring Semester--April to Early August

WHERE:  Münster, Germany.

HOST INSTITUTION:  Universität Münster

CREDITS:  Two European Credit and Transfer Accumulation System (ECTS) credits are equal one CSU credit.

COST:  Please see relevant budget sheet for summer, academic year, or spring. Students should complete the Education Abroad Common Scholarship Application as Heidelberg applicants are eligible for scholarships.

LANGUAGE:  English is the primary language of instruction for classes in business administration, economics, and information systems. German is the language of instruction for all other classes.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum GPA 3.3, Good Disciplinary Standing. MATH 141 (or other calculus course) for business, economics, and information systems courses.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  This program allows Colorado State University business students to attend Universität Münster on an exchange basis for one or two semesters.


SEMESTER PROGRAM*:  Courses taught in English include business administration, economics, and information systems. Universität Münster strongly encourages CSU students to study German language while on exchange.  German is available at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Going during junior year for academic year or second semester is likely to be best academic fit.

SUMMER PROGRAM*:  Students must be a business major or minor. Students can earn up to 26 European ETCS credits equaling 13 CSU transfer credits (12 for business and 1 for German language).  Ideally, CSU students will complete MGT 320 or 305, FIN 300 or 305, and MKT 300 or 305 prior to the summer program.

APPLY EARLY FOR SUMMER:  CSU students should apply as early as possible--well ahead of the CSU deadline-- to ensure enrollment availability and accommodation space. 


CSU students can find information about accommodations at Münster here.  It is essential that students apply early if they want to live on campus.  Off campus housing is available in the event of no availability.


Owing to its many young people, its academic institutions, and its diverse and exciting cultural offerings, Muenster has a unique atmosphere. Bicycles are the main means of transportation in Muenster and contribute to its pleasant environment. Visitors enjoy traveling to Muenster because of its historic city center, large open spaces, and numerous cozy cafés and bars. 

Parks lend themselves to various activities, adding to the excellent quality of life in the Muenster region. Lake Aasee – located next to the city center – is ideal for strolling, having a picnic, jogging, and sailing. Muenster has a lot of cultural offers: its many museums, theaters, cinemas, pubs, and festivals ensure variety and entertainment. 

Muenster is only a short distance from the cultural sights in the Ruhr district, Cologne, and the Netherlands. Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, the North Sea, and the Baltic Sea are just a three-hours’ train ride away.