iNTERSTUDENT 2015 - Konkurs na najlepszego studenta zagranicznego w polsce


The best foreign students in Poland

In the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk the final ceremony of INTERSTUDENT 2015, the competition for the best foreign student in Poland, was held. We had learned the names of the winners in BA, MA and PhD categories as well as the winner of the Special Prize – the Most Popular International Student in Poland, selected by an internet ballot.

Cristina Rodríguez Álvarez from Spain (the Gdańsk Technical University) – BA studies, Timothy Mankowski from Canada (the Medical University in Łódź) – MA studies, Assef Salloom from Syria (the Catholic University in Lublin) – PhD studies, Francisco Gubinelli from Italy (the Jagiellonian University), selected by the internet ballot, had been declared winners in the sixth edition of the INTERSTUDENT competition, organised as part of the „Study in Poland” program conducted jointly by the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and the „Perspektywy” Education Foundation

The competition had been launched in the autumn 2015 and the Polish universities had put forward 130 candidates. Among them there were Ukrainians, Belarussians, Indians, candidates from Armenia, China, Egypt, Georgia, Spain, Israel, Canada, Kenya, South Korea, Namibia, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Italy.

All of them had proved to be unusually active – they participate in scientific life, organise charity actions, produce films, organise festivals, help their colleagues to accommodate to life in Poland. Waldemar Siwiński, the President of the „Perspektywy” Education Foundation, stated: – They are fantastic young people who really bring a lot to our academic life.

The winners INTERSTUDENT 2014

The winners of INTERSTUDENT 2015

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Honorary Patronage

Prof. Wiesław Banyś

Prof. Wiesław Banyś

INTERSTUDENT Competition is organized under the honorary patronage of Professor Wiesław Banyś,
President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP).



Włodzimierz Nykiel

Prof. Włodzimierz Nykiel

Rector of the University of Łódź, Chair of International Cooperation Committee CRASP, President of the Jury

Prof. Marcin Gruchała

Prof. Marcin Gruchała

Vice-Rector for Students’ Affairs
Medical University of Gdańsk

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Executive Director
Perspektywy Education Foundation

Michał Gajda

Michał Gajda

Chairperson of the Poland’s
PhD Students Union (KRD)

Mateusz Mrozek

Mateusz Mrozek

Chairperson of the Students’ Parliament
of the Republic of Poland

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Competition Rules and Regulations

Mission of the INTERSTUDENT competition

The mission of the INTERSTUDENT competition is to select, reward and promote the best foreign students studying in Poland.


The INTERSTUDENT Competition is organized by Perspektywy Education Foundation. Prof. Wiesław Banyś, rector of the University of Silesia and President of CRASP, is the honorary patron of this year’s edition.


The INTERSTUDENT competition is open to all foreign students (also with dual citizenship) studying at Polish universities and other higher education institutions both public and private. The competitor may be a student of higher vocational studies, bachelor’s studies, master’s studies or doctoral studies.

The competition seeks to distinguish the "university leaders", who contribute to the integration of Polish and International students the most. Student’s cultural, social, environmental or sport activity in the student community, alongside with good academic performance, are the requirements for participation.


In order to enter the INTERSTUDENT competition a participant must complete the Questionnaire (in Polish or English) and send it to the organizers. Candidates may be nominated by a rector, dean, international officer, student organization or simply by friends of a deserving student.

Deadline for the competition applications is December 10, 2015.
Questionnaires should be sent by e-mail or post to:
Perspektywy Education Foundation
31 Nowogrodzka St.
00-511 Warsaw, Poland

Selection Rules

An eminent jury of professors, politicians and other stakeholders will identify the best submissions, one in each of the following categories: Bachelor’s Studies, Master’s Studies, Doctoral Studies. The Jury’s decision will be considered as final.

The Organizers reserve a right to grant additional award. The Sprecial Prize will be awarded to the candidate who will receive the most votes in the internet voting.


The laureates will be awarded during the official gala, which will be held on January 21, 2016. Winners of the awards and prizes should be prepared to talk to journalists or any media covering the competition. INTERSTUDENT winners will receive prizes and diplomas.

Participants in the Competition are deemed to have fully understood and accepted all the regulations and entry form.


Perspektywy Education Foundation
Nowogrodzka 31
00-511 Warsaw
phone: 22 628 58 62, fax 22 629 16 17

Anna Wdowińska
phone: 22 628 24 07, ext. 40
Magdalena Chróstna
phone: 22 628 24 07, ext. 31
Julia Łysik
phone: 22 628 24 07, ext. 15

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