Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship for International Students

Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship for International Students, The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship is open to qualified international candidates pursuing their first degree, whether in Master’s and PhD at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany, Switzerland, or within the European Union.


Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship for International Students

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is a foundation in the Federal Republic of Germany devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education. The goal of the foundation is to advance the principles of freedom and dignity for all people in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad.

Host Institution(s): German, Swiss, and other EU state or state-recognized universities and technical colleges

Level/Field(s) of study: Full-time Masters and Ph.D. degrees in any subject, except for the following: second degrees; LL.M, MBA; part-time degrees; bachelor’s degree for non-European applicants; doctorate studies in dentistry and medicine; postdoctoral programs; projects and separate stays abroad.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Target group: International students from all countries committed to the political ideas of the German liberal party and willing to take responsibility.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Masters: The scholarship’s worth is up to € 861 per month. In addition, there is a contribution to health insurance. The Foundation also offers non-material support for projects, events and initiatives. The minimum funding period is 2 semesters. The scholarships do not have to be paid back. Funding is initially granted for 1 year. Extensions up to the end of the course can be granted on request. Study and research stays and internships abroad are not funded.

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Eligibility for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship

The scholarships are targeted to young people committed to the political ideas of the German liberal party and willing to take responsibility. They come from any discipline or subject taught at state-recognized universities of applied sciences or higher-education institutions in Germany. Those who are awarded a scholarship by the Foundation for Freedom are considered to be members of the ‘liberal family’ in Germany.

Application instructions:

The application documents must be submitted in German and the selection interview will also take place in German, even if you are applying for funding for an English-language course or an English-language doctoral program. Knowledge of German is therefore essential. Deadlines for application are 30 April and 31 October of each year.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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