Shopping areas

Time is a valuable commodity for students. When you don’t have a whole lot of time to spare, it makes sense to be able to quickly take care of some of those items on the list either before or after meeting friends for a meal at one of our student canteens. As part of our commitment to providing a great service to our customers, we integrated a row of shops into our student canteens “Mensa am Ring” and “Mensa am Aasee”.

So come and visit us!


Shopping area at the "Mensa am Ring"

In the foyer of the student canteen “Mensa am Ring” students have the choice of many food and beverage outlets such as the “Foyer-Treff” and “Viva Café”. Here you’ll also find a branch of the health insurance company, the “Techniker Krankenkasse”; copying services and office supply store the “Mensa Copy” and travel services offered by “Aster Reise Service”. And in case you need cash, there is an automatic teller machine provided by the Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost at this location as well.

  • Travel Agency Services "Aster Reise Service"

    Founded in 1990, the “Aster Reise Service GmbH” is an IATA-accredited travel agency with three branches in Münster – one at the “Mensa am Aasee”, one at the “Mensa am Ring” and one at Schlossplatz 24-26. Originally established as a student travel agency, today it is a modern full-service travel agency with a focus on providing individually tailored travel to anywhere in the world, with student and youth discounted fares. We can offer a whole range of travel services – from cheap flights to well organised all-inclusive or flat-rate group tours, to even the most remote corners of the earth. There are plenty of options at our website to browse, but it’s also worthwhile talking to one of our travel consultants who will be able to optimise your travel wishes.  Our team has travelled to a total of more than 80 countries. We don’t want to simply send you to your holiday destination, we want to help you bring your dream itinerary to life. With our help, the world is open to you. Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Phone (0251) 857 0808 E-mail: Internet:

  • Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) - Health insurance company

    With more than eight million members, the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is one of the largest statutory health insurance companies in Germany. We have been open at the “Mensa am Ring” since 1997. Our consultants there are specialists in health insurance for tertiary students who will be able to answer all your questions about studying. They are also available to provide information for employees of the surrounding academic institutions regarding any questions they may have on health insurance. Recently, TK was voted for the seventh time in a row as Germany’s best health insurance provider by the magazine “Focus Money”, and not without reason – our total package of excellent service, advice and performance is well above the industry standard. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sometimes, questions on health just care can’t wait. We can be contacted during our opening hours on 0251 / 53006-500, as well as 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the TK service number 0800 285 85 85 (toll free if calling within Germany). E-mail:

  • Copy shop "Mensa-Copy"

    Mensa-Copy GbR is a service organisation that was established in Münster in April 1997 and offers comprehensive digital photocopying and printing services, as well as sales of office supplies. In the following areas we provide Digital photocopying and printing:

    • Digital colour and b&w printing
    • Brochure printing services
    • Digitalisation of your written work
    • Glued or spiral binding
    • Finishing of printed material by folding or stapling

    Office supplies:

    • Sales of a comprehensive range of office supplies

    Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone (0251) 81101 E-mail: Internet:

Shopping area at the "Mensa am Aasee"

On the first floor of the student canteen “Mensa at the Aasee”, besides the service offered by the student allowance (BAföG) information office, students have access to Cafe “Hier und Jetzt“ with its expansive sun deck and to an automatic teller machine provided by the Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost as well.