The best international students 2020 awarded!

Competition for the best international student in Poland INTERSTUDENT 2020 under the honorary patronate of prof. Jan Szmidt - President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland.

Ambassadors of Polish universities

During the gala as part of the conference "Foreign students in Poland 2020" at Lodz University of Technology, the winners of the Interstudent 2020 competition were awarded.

This is the tenth edition of the competition organized as part of the Study in Poland program, run jointly by the Conference of Polish Academic Rectors and Perspektywy Educational Foundation. The goal of the competition is to promote the best and most active foreign students at Polish universities.

Every year more and more international students come to our country. In 2018/2019 academic year, 78,259 foreign students from 174 countries studied in Poland, i.e. 5,516 more than the year before (an increase of over 7.5 percent).

Over 70 applications from over 30 universities were submitted to the competition.

Honorary Patronage


INTERSTUDENT Competition is organized under the honorary patronage of Professor Jan Szmidt,
President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology.


Prof. dr hab. inż. Stanisław Bielecki

Head of the Jury,
President of International Affairs Committee CRASP

Prof. dr hab. inż. Sławomir Wiak

Rector of Lodz University of Technology

Dominik Leżański

Head of Polish Students Perliament

Aleksy Borówka

ESN Polska

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Executive Director of "Perspektywy" Education Foundation



Mission of the INTERSTUDENT competition

The mission of the INTERSTUDENT competition is to select, reward and promote the best foreign students studying in Poland at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. The contest is organized annually under the honorary patronate of the President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools of Poland and in partnership with Polish Students Parliament and Poland’s PhD Students Union (KRD).


The INTERSTUDENT Competition is organized by Perspektywy Education Foundation with headquarters at 31 Nowogrodzka Str., Warsaw.


The INTERSTUDENT competition is open to all foreign students studying at Polish universities both public and private at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels (in English or Polish as the language of instruction). The competition seeks to distinguish the "university leaders", who contribute to the integration of Polish and International students the most building bridges between cultures and enriching Polish academic environment. Student’s outstanding cultural, social, environmental or sport activity in the peers’ community, alongside with good academic performance, are the requirements for participation.


The basis to enter the INTERSTUDENT competition is a filled in Questionnaire sent to the organizers. Candidates may be nominated by a rector, dean, international officer, student organization or simply by friends of a deserving student. The Questionnaires must be sent by the nominating persons. The Questionnaire is available at the competition website. The deadline for applications is January 8, 2020.

Selection Rules

The best submissions, one in each of the following categories: Bachelor’s Studies, Master’s Studies, Doctoral Studies will be identified by an eminent Jury of persons of public trust. The Jury’s decision will be considered as final, it may also grant additional awards.


The laureates will be awarded during the Official Gala, which will be held on January 27, 2020 in Łódź.

INTERSTUDENT winners will receive prizes and diplomas. Additional distinction they get is a wide media coverage of the competition and its results (in both Polish and English) in the educational monthly “Perspektywy” as well as at,, in “Study in Poland” newsletter and through the channels of media partners.

Final remarks

Submitting the filled in Questionnaire Participants of the Competition are assumed to have fully understood and accepted all the regulations.

Competition website:

In accordance with the obligation arising from art. 13 GDPR, we kindly inform you that:

The administrator of your personal data is Perspektywy Education Foundation with headquarter in Warsaw, 31 Nowogrodzka Str., postal code 00-511 (hereinafter also referred to as "the Company"), KRS number: 0000176397

You can contact the Data Protection Officer appointed in the Company by sending traditional correspondence to the above address of the Company's headquarters (with the note "IOD") or by e-mail to:

Your personal data will be processed for the implementation of tasks related to participation in the INTERSTUDENT 2020 Best Foreign Student Competition.

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