Applications Open for 2024 Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship for International Students

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship is available to qualifying international candidates pursuing their first degree, including Master’s and PhD programs, at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany, Switzerland, or the European Union.

The Friedrich Naumann charity for Freedom is a German charity dedicated to the promotion of liberal values and political education.

The foundation’s mission is to further the principles of freedom and dignity for all people in all aspects of society, both in Germany and around the world.

Type: Masters, PhD

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

Value & Duration of Award: Full Scholarship, 10,000 Euros Per Annum Stipends

  • 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.

Eligible Field of Study: Full-time Masters and PhD degrees in any subject, except for the following: second degrees; LL.M, MBA; part-time degrees; bachelors degree for non-European applicants; doctorate studies in dentistry and medicine; postdoctoral programs; projects and separate stays abroad.

Eligible Countries: All Non-European Countries

The scholarships are intended for young people who are committed to the liberal political values of Germany and are eager to take on responsibilities.

They are drawn from any discipline or subject taught in Germany’s state-recognized universities of applied sciences or higher-education institutions.

Those who get a scholarship from the Foundation for Freedom are considered members of the ‘liberal family’ in Germany.

How To Apply: 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.


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