My most memorable experience was my very first day in Akademeia. I remember being shocked by the school facilities, but most importantly – by the new people I have met. All of them were motivated to work and open for new possibilities. What also impressed me was the diversity, but at the same time unity of the entire Akademeia community. For now, it’s very hard to determine, what I will be doing in 10 years. I hope it will be something related to astronomy, engineering, or mathematics since that’s what I enjoy doing. One thing is for sure – thanks to this scholarship opportunity, I will be able to pursue both academic and career dreams and achieve my greatest goals.


Akademeia is my chance. A chance to study abroad and to delve into my interests aside from academics. To me it is an inspiring community of passionate teachers and mentors eager to stir my curiosity, encourage self-discovery as well as strengthen my internal motivation for development. In here, I can express myself through singing and performing with the school band and cast in various musicals, putting together shows for the rest of the school to enjoy.


I think choosing this school is so far the best decision I have made in my life. Akademeia now means everything to me, it became my second home as I am spending all the time around my colleagues both at school and at the boarding house. I am taught and mentored by the best teachers who have been guiding and helping me throughout the year. My life goal is to work at an EU institution in the law department and to secure that the international law is obeyed and respected. I think the scholarship is the key to succeeding, not just from the purely academic point of view, but also because of the way that this school is helping me widening my knowledge and achieve my goals.


I am still figuring out what my main interests are and what I want to study at the university. But I know that because of being able to study in Akademeia I will be supported throughout the whole process of applying to any college that I choose to pursue my dream career. Because of my recent internship at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, I could experience the research and lab work and I can easily see myself in this career, so maybe it is something for me to think about and consider when deciding my future.


This scholarship is the greatest opportunity in my life so far. In primary school I would have never believed that I will attend a high school with such passionate people, both amongst students and teachers, and that it will give me a real chance to apply to the best universities in the world. The scholarship makes it possible for me. In 10 years, I will finish college and be amongst the greatest engineers out there. I do not know what exactly I will be creating, but preferably spacecraft, autonomous systems, or even better, beginnings of proper space infrastructure.


Being able to concentrate on mathematics and physics in Akademeia was very helpful in my development. However, not having to study social sciences and humanities according to a strict syllabus, but instead being offered opportunities to discover them in a much more independent way helped me to grow as a person. For me, a very important part of my experience were people I met – other students and teachers, some of whom I still keep in contact with. I hope that future scholars will also contribute to and benefit from this atmosphere. Studying at Akademeia helped me with the gradual transition between teacher-led learning and one based more on individual work. Akademeia developed my ability to learn and think in English which makes studying abroad much easier.

Małgorzata, Class of 2019, currently studying Mathematics at the University of Cambridge

Akademeia scholarship allowed me to study subjects I loved in a totally different way than I had learned before. Firstly, I was able to extend my knowledge in those subjects in English which has proved to be crucial at university. Additionally, I was able to develop my passions beyond just the school curriculum. The teachers were always eager to stay after classes to answer any extra questions or go outside of the curriculum to fulfil our educational thirst. I have fond memories of my time in Akademeia, and I genuinely believe that the scholarship has helped me reach the place I am at now.

Tomasz, Class of 2019, currently studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge

My favorite things about Akademeia are definitely the community that it created. Aside from the students, the teachers I had were also amazing people who changed my life for the better, and taught me not only in their subjects but also taught me important life lessons and really made me feel cared for and heard. Akademeia taught me the importance of consistently working on myself. This prepared me for not only keeping up with the workload at university but also made me much more aware of the time and opportunities I’ve worked for.

Miriam, studying Illustration at the Parsons School of Design in New York

Having supported numerous outstanding scholars over the years, we understand the unique challenges faced by them when applying to universities abroad. In Years 12 and 13, our scholarship students will receive substantial support from their mentors, university advisers and the Director of the Scholarship Programme to ensure that they choose degrees and universities with the best possible scholarship and funding opportunities in their chosen field.

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In addition, Akademeia High School Foundation will offer our top graduating scholars a one-off grant to support them in relocating to their university abroad. We also encourage our scholars to apply for external funding from other foundations and charitable organisations and we support them in the process by helping to identify viable scholarship programmes and providing references.

In the past, our scholarship students were very successful in obtaining external funding from organisations such as the Rafał Brzoska Foundation or Fundacja Talenty. Many scholarship students were also successful in applying for scholarships at their universities, including full scholarships from the University of Cambridge.

Do You Wish to Support Our Scholars?

We are very keen to tell you more about our Foundation, its aims and mission as well as the possible ways of collaboration and supporting our scholars. Please contact Akademeia High School Foundation at [email protected] to find out more.

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