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Living in Steinfurt

The city of Steinfurt is located in the picturesque Münsterland region, about 31 km northwest of Münster (Westphalia) and has about 33.500 inhabitants. Steinfurt is not only a district town, resort and university town, but also an attractive place to live and work. After the cramming, the students relax and recover on one of the numerous green areas of Steinfurt, such as the Bagno, which was built in the 18th century as a pleasure garden and exotic garden landscape and is today the most popular recreation area for the inhabitants. In the historic city centre of Burgsteinfurt, listed buildings lend the city a unique flair. There you can end the day in a cosy way in one of the pubs or restaurants. Students are pleased about another feature of the city: the rent index of 6.7 Euro/m² on average allows affordable living space.


And if you do want to head for the big city, you can benefit from the good connections to Münster. Within 40 minutes from Burgsteinfurt railway station you can reach the centre of Münster. You can also stay mobile with your semester ticket: you can use buses, trams, city trains, underground trains and local rail passenger trains (SPNV) free of charge throughout North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, the journey to Enschede is included in the semester ticket.

Feast cheap

It's 12 o'clock and the stomach rumbles? Then off to the Mensa! Because it is never far away - students of the FH Münster are allowed to eat at 14 facilities of the Studierendenwerk in Münster and Steinfurt. In the dining halls you will find a varied and inexpensive range of high-quality food. More than 250 employees aim to convince you as our guest with an extensive and customer-oriented service. Enjoy your meal!


To be short of cash - every student knows this. In order to be able to afford a course of study, many students sit unsettled before BAföG applications. Am I entitled to BAföG? What types of educational support are there and what do I have to consider? Information and help can be found on the pages of the Studierendenwerk Münster and the team at the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung, who will be happy to help and advise you.

University sport

Sitting in seminars all day and now ready for some exercise? Hochschulsport Münster offers students a selection of over 140 activities that make them sweat - from Aikido to Zumba, everyone will find the right thing for them!

Studying with a child or caring for a relative

You are not interested in which pub is currently popular with the students or which cafeteria roasts the tastiest hamburgers, but how you should create a study with child? We will help you! Take advantage of the numerous offers of the FH Family Service and find out, for example, about childcare options, helpful coaching or networking with other students who are also parents. The FH Family Service is also the first point of contact in cases where students have to take care of a relative.

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