Top 15 Program - Launch your scientific career 

The TOP 15 Program - X edition 

TOP 15 is a prestigious academic program for the most outstanding Kozminski University Students. The purpose of the program is not only to award the best students but also to allow them to develop their individual research skills and gain further knowledge.


Apply by the 10th of March- details below.

Who can participate in the TOP 15 Program ? 

TOP 15 is open to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students at Kozminski University, regardless of the field and mode of study. Every year a maximum of 15 students is accepted for the program. Candidates should demonstrate curiosity for research, self-reliance, and self-discipline as these are the characteristics required for scientific work.

What are the advantages of participation in the TOP 15 program?  

Participation in the program TOP 15 combines a number of benefits:

  • Know-how - TOP 15 allows you to get a unique know-how associated with the preparation of research projects. This is extremely useful knowledge both in business practice and in the scientific activity.
  • Work with a mentor - participation in the program gives you the opportunity to develop your research under supervision of a mentor.
  • Own scientific publication - prepared under the Programme TOP 15 papers - which will be positively assessed by independent reviewers - will be published in special, prestigious scientific booklets.
  • Establishing new contacts - participation in the program will allow participants: to get to know each other,exchange experiences and cooperation during workshop specially designed for the needs of participants.
  • Points for the scholarship - program participants will have the opportunity to gain extra points for a scholarship.
  • Recognition - participants of TOP 15 will participate in a photo session, as the final fifteen.
  • The prestige - participation in a unique Polish-scale project.


    How to apply?  

    If you think that the program is for you, simply fill out the application form.

    Applications for the X edition of the TOP 15 Program will be accepted until 10th of March 2018.

    (The completed questionnaire should be submitted to the Career Center of Forge ALK (A /16) and sent via e-mail:

    What's next? 

    Those whose applications receive the highest number of points will be invited to the verbal part of the competition, during which recruitment committee will ask questions mainly on the areas indicated in section E1 of the questionnaire, as well as academic and professional interests of the candidate and its plans and aspirations.

    After a positive evaluation, the student and his tutor (chosen individually from research staff on KU) accedes to write an article in no more than 9 months. Finished text (in English or Polish) is reviewed by a professor. After its approval the article is published.

    TOP 15 program members who manage to publish their work in the journal of the Top 15, will become the members of the elite Top 15 Club.

    TOP 15 program members who manage to publish their work in the Top 15 booklets the top 15, will receive the title of his Ambassador and become members of the elite Club Top 15.

    The largest polish newspapers wrote about the program and it's participants in the past and it proves that the program is well known among the most opinion forming societies in the country.


    Application form -> Recruitment interview (positive decision) -> Write your article -> Review of the text -> PUBLICATION!

    * TOP 15 Program participants will take part in workshops on how to write an scientific article.


    In case of any questions please contact with Top 15 counsellor  – dr Błażej Podgórski