The Group cooperates closely with partner organizations both in Germany and abroad in almost all its programs. These partners include the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the DAAD, the sdw and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes as well as the German Scholars Organization e.V. and the Stiftung Genshagen.

Outside Germany the Conférence Olivaint France, the Conférence Olivaint de Belgique and the Young Polish International Network (Warschau) are among the cooperation partners of the Group.

In addition to the Student Forum the Tönissteiner Group is a partner for student associations which also aim to support the international development of young people, such as for instance AIESEC and ELSA.