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Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship For International Students

Filed in Scholarships Update by on July 12, 2021

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The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship for international students is currently open for applications. Qualified candidates are hereby advised to make the most of the opportunity.

Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship For International Students

This article is preoccupied with providing you with all the relevant details which you might need for a successful and hitch-free application.

A Brief Background of The Friedrich Naumann Foundation

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship is part of the contributions of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s contributions to the development of education and promotion of liberalist ideas around the world.

The foundation’s ideals embody that of its founder. Friedrich Naumann was a champion for democracy and political freedom. On this note, the foundation has been called the “Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom” since 2007. Here is the notice to that effect 

And just as it advocates for freedom, it also encourages greater responsibilities for citizens.

About The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship

The Friedrich Naumann Scholarship is a partially funded annual scholarship program open for international students and German scholars too. Qualified candidates for this scholarship (international students) ought to be students or scholars pursuing their Master’s degrees or their doctoral qualifications in Germany.

The scholarships are only awarded to students who fit the profile required by the foundation. Such students must be excellent in academic performance. He or she must be studying in a college or university. Also, to merit the scholarship a candidate ought to be courageous enough to think freely and be very much involved in social activities and discourses.

The scholarships are not only for international candidates, they are also available for German university students as well as those seeking their doctoral qualifications. The scholarships are currently benefitted by more than eight hundred and fifty (850) students and doctoral candidates.

Disqualifying Or Ineligible Programs/Candidacy

For clarity sake, we have to give you a list of conditions that would render one ineligible. They include:

  1. Candidates seeking to study for their second degrees are ineligible
  2. The same applies to students who are undertaking part-time programs
  3. Another ineligible category  of students are those undergoing distance learning
  4. There are also exceptions made to students pursuing their post-graduate or complementary qualifications
  5. Students of non-European nations studying for their first degrees who are in their final stages are eligible for minimum funding which covers two semesters.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarships are open to both students from German as well as other nationals too. However, there are programs in which the scholarships only accept German applicants and those within the European Union.

But there are those open to students from non-European Union states. These would be our major focus. Such students are expected to be studying in German State universities or other institutions recognized by the German government. There are no course or field preferences for the scholarships.

Consequently, students studying any course could apply for the scholarships and stand a good chance of benefitting from it. This is provided, that the students’ academic records and capacities are up to the required levels. In addition, such students must possess a high level of versatility.

They ought to be comfortable in or have interests in different disciplines and areas of knowledge. They must also meet the personality requirement set by the scholarships board. Such personality traits required are motivation, dedication, responsibility, decisiveness, and promotion of social freedom.

They must also be active participants in school political programs and leadership. They are also required to be advocates of environmental protection and sports too. To apply for the scholarships, candidates must possess a minimum of a B2 level knowledge of the German language. As a result, all applications are required to be submitted in the German language.

The Application Process

The application process for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship is exclusively online-based. As such, one can only complete the forms and submit them online. On this note, there is no provision made for post-application submission by post or via E-MAIL.

The application windows open twice annually. The first begins on April 1st and closes on April 30th. The second opening begins on October 1st and closes on the 31st of October each year.

Steps for Application

Applying for the scholarships can only be completed via the scholarships website  The first action to be taken on this page is to create an account on the website.

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Steps for Application

This would require the candidates’ E-MAIL addresses while also requiring them to set their preferred passwords on the page having also filled in other required information on the account creation form. After the above,

  • Proceed to fill out the application forms. Submission of the form would be accompanied by the candidate’s CV which must have two references. For doctoral candidates, they are required to include a précis of the research they plan to carry out during their studies. For further information concerning the application forms, candidates are hereby directed to follow this link 
  • Candidates would then be selected based on the criteria which are associated with their selections
  • Successful candidates would then be invited to undergo interviews.
  • Two weeks after the interviews, accepted and rejected candidates would be notified accordingly

Benefits Of The Scholarships

For the Master’s students, the scholarship makes provisions for the payment of monthly stipends of about EUR 850 every month. Also, there is a side contribution to the students’ health insurance. The above packages, sum up the material value or support of the scholarships for Master’s students.

For candidates who are studying for their doctorate degrees, they stand to benefit from a pay package of EUR 1200 which is a significant sum to be getting on a monthly basis without actually working for it.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship is what could be called lucrative scholarship funding. It is not a fully-funded scholarship program but the benefit packages it offers is not something not to be desired.

Aside from the material benefits such as the monthly stipends, the non-material programs are immensely beneficial for the students’ self-development. On this note, we implore all qualified candidates to try and take advantage of this opportunity and get to be a part of this academic journey.

For further information on the scholarship such as the timelines for submissions and documents upload, this page will bring it to you as it drops. Also, any relevant information on the scholarship will be updated on this page for your quick reference. You could bookmark the page for easier access subsequently.

CSN Team.

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