Every major party in Germany has a foundation with which it promotes political education in its own way. This of course includes financial support for students who can identify with the respective political orientation and the foundation-specific educational goal.
Konrad Adenauer Foundation
The CDU-affiliated Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) supports students and doctoral candidates with above-average school or academic performance. The scholarship holders are also involved in political, social, church or cultural areas or are planning such an engagement in the future. A prerequisite for admission is that applicants identify with the political content and topics of the foundation.
Applications for admission to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s funding program are submitted by self-application. For this purpose, among other things, an opinion from a teacher or university professor must be submitted. In a second step, the applicants still have to take part in selection conferences.
Scholarship holders can also receive funding for study visits abroad. The duration here is up to two semesters.
53757 Sankt Augustin
Phone: 02241-246-0 Fax
: Zentrale@kas.de Internet: www.kas.de
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), which is close to the SPD, supports first-year students, students and doctoral candidates with excellent school or academic achievements. Applicants should also be characterized by sociopolitical commitment and a strong personality. In order to create fair access to higher education, the funding program is aimed primarily at students from households outside the university who are often unable to study without funding. Identification with the basic values of social democracy is expected.
The application for the support program of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is done by self-application. Those who are shortlisted must submit additional documents, such as expert reports from teachers or university professors. Then there will be interviews.
Foundation scholarship holders also receive support for stays abroad. Scholarship holders receive grants for study and research stays, language courses and internships abroad for up to a period of twelve months.
Godesberger Allee 149
Telephone: 0228-883-0 Fax
Hanns Seidel Foundation
The CSU-affiliated Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS) supports first-year students, students and doctoral candidates with above-average school or academic performance. At the same time, applicants have to get involved in the political, church or social sphere. Another prerequisite is that the future scholarship holders identify with the political orientation and goals of the foundation.
Applications for admission to the Hanns Seidel Foundation’s funding program are submitted by self-application. In a second step, suitable applicants complete a selection conference. In the first year of the scholarship, the scholarship holders are in the trial funding year or basic funding. Once this has expired, it will be decided based on the academic performance and the socio-political commitment whether further funding is justified. If this is the case, the scholarship holder receives the main funding up to the maximum funding period under BAföG.
The Foundation’s scholarship holders will also receive funding for temporary study visits abroad if they provide a comprehensible justification.
Hanns Seidel Foundation eV
Telephone: 089-1258-0 Fax
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation, which is close to the FDP, promotes professionally convincing first-year students, students and doctoral candidates who have a liberal attitude and are accordingly socially and politically active.
The application for the support program of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation is done by self-application. Those who are shortlisted will be invited to a selection conference.
Under certain conditions, scholarship holders can receive funding for up to twelve months for stays abroad.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Support for the Gifted
Telephone: 0331-7019-353 Fax
Heinrich Böll Foundation
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is close to the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen party and supports students and doctoral candidates with excellent academic achievements. Here, too, social and political engagement is important. Another prerequisite is an active engagement with the foundation’s basic values: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice.
Applications for the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s funding program are submitted by self-application. The foundation then invites suitable candidates to two selection interviews.
Scholarship holders receive additional funding for stays abroad of up to one year.
Heinrich Böll Foundation eV
Telephone: 030-28534-0 Fax
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is close to the Die Linke party and supports students and doctoral candidates who achieve high professional achievements. In addition, they should be characterized by a pronounced social commitment in the sense of the foundation. The aim is to compensate for social, political or gender disadvantages in access to higher education. For this reason, women, socially needy people and people with disabilities are preferred with comparable qualifications.
The application is made by self-application. Suitable candidates are selected in a multi-stage process.
Foundation scholarship holders also receive funding for stays abroad. These can be study trips, conference visits, semesters abroad and internships abroad.
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: Social Analysis and Political Education eV
Telephone: 030-44310-0 Fax