The Paulus-Kolleg, in short PK, is different to other student dormitories in both its size and spirit. A total of 40 students from a variety of cultural, religious and social backgrounds live together in a house which is roughly divided into two wings: the old building (Altbau) and the new building (Neubau). The house has a strong focus on its internal community or ‘Gemeinschaft’. The two kitchens form the central gathering points and lie at the heart of the PK’s way of life. Here roommates meet to cook together or just sit and chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Other rooms such as the study room (Leseraum), the PG Room, lounge, chapel, party cellar and the big garden, give the students the space to learn together and socialise. In this way everyone gets to know everyone.
The students regularly organise community events such as: cooking together, grilling outside, sports activities (roller skating, jogging, yoga, volleyball, spike ball etc.), movie nights in the lounge using a projector, parties, bicycle tours, theatre excursions, environmental activities, or anything else they have an interest in. In this way everyone can bring their ideas to the table. Creativity is always encouraged! With new students come new ideas and cultures, therefore the dynamic of the house in constantly changing 😊.
A short History of the PK
Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen Description:
Living together and Responsibilities:
Posts (Ämter) in the Paulus-Kolleg:
In order for the house to function effectively on a day-to-day level, many students will take on a post (Amt) and are responsible for a specific aspect of the house. The students are appointed at the General House Meetings (Heimversammlungen) which take place twice a semester. The appointed students can keep their posts for two semesters, after this they can be re-elected. Two people always share a post. In this way they share the responsibility and can help each other out for example during an absenteeism.
Beer Post (Bierwart:innen)
Bicycle Post (Fahrradwart:innen)
Chapel Post (Küster:innen)
Communications (to former Students) Post (Ehemaligenwart:in)
Environment Post (Umweltwart:innen)
Garden Post (Gartenwart:innen)
House Technician (Heimtechniker:innen)
Internet Post (Internetwart:innen)
Kitchen Posts (Alt- & Neubauküchenwart:innen)
Laundry Post (Waschwart:innen)
Sports Post (Sportwart:innen)
Cashbox Auditor (Kassenprüfer:innen)
House Committee (Heimausschussämter)
The House Committee (Heimausschuss) consists of four students each in charge of one post and the House Manager. They are also appointed at the General House Meetings (Heimversamlung) but carry larger responsibilities. They meet regularly to discuss house matters, such as improvements, repairs, students moving in or out, etc.
Old Building Representative (Altbausprecher:in)
Neu Building Representative (Neubausprecher:in)
To apply for a room in our student dormitory, you need to fill out the application form and submit it together with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a motivational letter to Mirjam Schilling, our House Manager.
To find the Application form please click on the tab “Bewerben” on our website, and then scroll down until you see the British flag. By clicking on this, the website will redirect you to our application form. Further information about our application procedure is found in the document.
For further questions regarding the Paulus-Kolleg please contact the House Manager Mirjam Schilling via Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you! 😊
Other Links you might find useful:
- Paulus-Gemeinschaft – paulus-gemeinschaft.de
- Förderverein – pk2000.de
- Stadt Münster – https://www.stadt-muenster.de/english/welcome-to-muenster
- Universität Münster – https://www.uni-muenster.de/en/
- Fachhochschule Münster – https://en.fh-muenster.de/
- Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster – https://www.katho-nrw.de/en/muenster/
- Nadann (Münsters local Magazin) – https://www.nadann.de/
- Münsters Dormitories (Wohnheime) – muenster.org/wohnheime