Friedrich Naumann Foundation
The FNS doctoral funding is intended for highly talented students from abroad. The scholarship is awarded independent of parental income. The subject of the doctoral thesis should be of relevance for science and society issues. Every year about 15-25 scholarships for students are awarded. They are initially granted for one year and can be extended for a second year, if applied for. Funding beyond the third year is not possible.
International scholars receive up to EUR 900 each month plus a contribution to health insurance. There are additional benefits for both groups. One of the sponsorship priorities is, however, non-material support: the FNS offers a wide range of projects, events and initiatives for scholarship holders.
Young people committed to the political ideas of the German liberal party and willing to take responsibility. Candidates come from any discipline at universities of applied sciences or higher-education institutions in Germany and have very good to outstanding school and academic records.
Unconditional admission to a doctoral programme or enrolment for a post-graduate course
The Foundation holds calls for applications twice a year. Closing dates for application are 30 April and 31 October of each year.