A strong network of scholarship holders, alumni and teaching staff is what distinguishes the work of gifted students. As a scholarship holder, you can make many contacts for your future career.

Student contacts at the university location

Our beneficiaries live and study at universities and technical colleges throughout Germany and abroad. They organize information events and round-tables on site, attend events together, or meet up for a barbecue. They implement their ideas and are active together. Among themselves, they choose the contact persons at the university location to assume on-site communication.

Liaison lecturers

Most universities and colleges have honorary liaison lecturers from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. They are important contacts for our fellows. They meet regularly for individual discussions. Lecturers are also available for individual advice on study or career planning. In addition, they promote exchanges among the fellows on-site by doing things together with the student contacts at the university location, encouraging excursions or discussions, or even visiting an exhibition, going to the theatre, or cooking.


The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been awarding scholarships to talented students and young researchers for over 40 years. Around 7,000 people have been supported over these four decades. In the meantime, our alumni have taken different career paths. They have become scientists, judges, social workers, teachers, politicians, journalists, or artists. Many of them are still closely associated with the Foundation to this day.

Are you an alumna or alumnus of the Foundation? Find more information here.

Association of Fellows and Former Fellows (VSA)

The Association of Fellows and Former Fellows (VSA) is the recognized alumni association. More information here.

Förderverein Solidaritätsfonds für Studierende und Graduierte e.V. (Solidarity Fund for Students and Graduates)

Everyone can have a financial emergency at one time or another. Due to illness, unpredictable events or bureaucratic hurdles in foreigners' law, you suddenly find yourself unable to pay the rent or an urgent flight home. This is where the Solidarity Fund comes in.

FNF at home and abroad

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is active at many locations in Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.