Student ID

You will receive your student ID card by mail from the university after enrollment. The ID card contains some important functions for your everyday study life:

Student ID:

With your student ID you can identify yourself as a student within the university, at ticket controls or at many institutions with discounts. In addition, you must bring your student ID to all exams, otherwise you will not be allowed to participate.

Library card:

At the same time, your student ID is your user ID for the University and State Library (ULB). You will find your ULB user number on the back of your ID card under the barcode. At the beginning of your studies you have to activate the card once at

Mensa card:

You can use your ID card to make contactless payments in all refectories and bistros at the university. To do so, you must first load the card with cash at machines located in the foyers of the dining halls.

Copy card:

Not only in the refectories, but also at all copiers in the university and the ULB you can pay with your student ID.



The most important online portals for your studies are QISPOS, HIS-LSF and the re-registration portal (also called service portal or SelfService). QISPOS is integrated with HIS-LSF, so you can quickly switch between portals.



HIS-LSF is the university's course catalog, i.e. a list of almost all courses. You can access it without logging in. If you register, you can apply for places in courses. You can apply for all courses that have been activated for you through your enrollment in a particular program. If you have been accepted for a course, this will be displayed in your timetable. You can also find this in HIS-LSF. HIS-LSF is used by many departments, but not by all and by some only partially. The allocation of places for events can therefore also be done via other portals or registration lists.

You can find out which portals your department uses on the websites of your department. There you will also find your examination regulations, in which you can read which courses are eligible for your studies. At HISLSF, you can only register for places in courses, not for the credits you earn in the course!

This link will take you to the HIS-LSF portal:



After you have received your event seats, you must register for services in QISPOS. The QISPOS registration period starts in the first weeks of the semester and ends depending on your exam dates. You will be informed about the registration period only by mail. If you do not register for the services of the courses you are attending, they cannot be booked and you will have to repeat the services. Therefore, the QISPOS registration period is essential for your studies! At the university, no one is obliged to inform you about the registration period and the correct entry of your registration data. This is unusual for former students. Therefore, you should write down the registration period in your diary, in your cell phone reminders or on notes on your desk and fridge.

You have to register for lectures, seminars, excursions and exams. For some courses, you do not have to take any exams, but you will still receive the required points for your studies. Therefore you have to register for these lectures or seminars in QISPOS. There is also a distinction between course work and exams. If you pass an examination, you will receive a grade, if you pass a course, you will receive the full number of points. Exams are usually an examination. If you do not register for an exam in QISPOS, you will not be able to take it and sometimes have to wait for the next semester!

Within the registration period you can register and deregister from exams and performances, so you can think about whether you want to do this performance or not during this period. If you have registered for a service, take a photo or screenshot of it and check your registration several times! If the system makes a mistake, a photo or screenshot may help you at the examination office.

This link will take you to the QISPOS portal:


Re-registration portal:

The re-registration portal, also called SelfService or Serviceportal, is used for your study administration. There you will find your semester certificates, which you need as proof of your studies for various matters, for example when applying for child benefits. Under "My applications" > "Documents" you can download the semester certificate, the BAföG certificate as well as the semester ticket and the cultural semester ticket. Here you will also find information on how to pay your semester fee before the semester starts.



After enrolling at Münster University, you will receive a university user ID that remains valid throughout your studies. It is the access to the e-mail service "per-Mail" and to the other online functions. All communication with lecturers and professors takes place exclusively via this mail server. It is worth checking your mailbox regularly so that you don't miss any important information about exams, appointments or events.

You can also access your personal settings via the WWU IT portal. Furthermore, you can activate your personal WLAN access here and have to set up a password for its use. You can then use the WLAN pretty much everywhere at the university - there are a total of 660 WLAN access points, which ensure comprehensive coverage.

Some services are only available via the university's WLAN network, including databases of scientific journals. If you want to access these outside the university, you need a VPN client. A program allows you to log in to the university network with your user ID and use all services at home. This is helpful, for example, when writing a term paper. You can find detailed instructions at: VPN/VPN_Anleitung.html.


ULB portals

The ULB has two main portals: the search portal "Disco" for literature research and the ULB account for managing your borrowed books. You can find the search portal at: Your ULB account can be found at:


Important buildings

The University of Münster is not a campus university, which means that the buildings are spread all over the city. You can find a clear map with all buildings here: Especially important are the locations of the refectories as well as the libraries. However, opening hours may vary due to the Corona pandemic. Some bistros will also remain closed altogether.


  • Mensa am Aasee, Bismarckallee 11
  • Mensa am Ring, Domagkstraße 61
  • Mensa Bispinghof, Bispinghof 9
  • Mensa Da Vinci, Leonardo-Campus 8
  • Mensa Steinfurt, Stegerwaldstraße 39, 48565 Steinfurt


  • Bistro Oecnomicum, Universitätsstraße 14-16
  • Bistro KaBu, Domplatz 21
  • Bistro Denkpause, Corrensstraße 25
  • Bistro Frieden, Scharnhorststraße 100
  • Bistro PI, Einsteinstraße 62
  • Bistro der katholischen Hochschule, Piusallee 89
  • Bistro Friesenring, Friesenring 32


  • Hier und Jetzt, Bismarckallee 11 (Mensa am Aasee)
  • VIVA Campus Café, Domagkstraße 61 (Mensa am Ring)




  • University and State Library, Krummer Timpen 3
  • Branch Library Social Sciences, Scharnhorststraße 103-109
  • Branch Library of Medicine, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A11
  • Chemistry Branch Library, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 6

In addition to these four large libraries, there are a number of smaller departmental libraries. You can find an overview here: