Committed to higher education
Santander Universities has a number of ways in which we support the university community. It is our overall objective to support these institutions in improving their educational offering, encouraging innovation and promoting entrepreneurial qualities. Below is a list of examples of the ways in which we continue to support our partner universities.
For information on how to apply for scholarships, grants and awards please contact the university directly.
Santander Universities believes it is important to support students during their studies and we offer a number of scholarships and research awards for students and staff in the UK and abroad; these include:
Scholarships & grants for students from Spain, Portugal and Latin American countries to study in the UK, and for British students to study overseas.
Funding for professors, staff visits and support for teaching programmes.
Awards for specialist research programmes, academic travel and fieldwork
Funding and support to research centres, projects and teams
The mobility grants offered by Santander Universities are given to national and international students to study at a university within the Santander Universities network. This has allowed students to gain academic and cultural knowledge in other countries.
Santander Universities is also focused on the importance of entrepreneurs and we provide funding to support talented individuals within business.
Research projects for business implementation
Creation and support of incubators relating to universities' businesses
Innovation and enterprise awards
Venture capital funds
Project funding awards
University / Industry forums, conferences and seminars
Senior members of Santander also actively encourage entrepreneurship and enquiring minds by regularly holding and attending institutional lectures and seminars.
Santander Universities works to encourage the international exchange of students and lecturers, to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and best practices within the university community.
As part of our commitment to encouraging internationalisation we also organize an annual exchange programme between students and staff from Brazil and the UK with the name Top Brazil-UK. This programme allows Brazilian students and teachers to travel to renowned British universities and in exchange UK students visit their Brazilian counterparts.
Almost 6.3 million university students in Spain, Portugal and Latin America are currently using a card developed by the bank in collaboration with more than 262 universities. In September 2013 the Santander SmartCard was launched at University of Roehampton for use by more than 2,000 students and academic staff. The card acts as a university identification card and debit card in one, with the option of added contactless functionality.
As part of our commitment to our partner universities we also provide support to students and university staff through a dedicated network of university branches. Our support includes:
Products and services for the university communities
Branches and ATMs on campus
Dedicated Personal Banking Advisors.
Staff at Santander's university branches are always willing to help the university community with their financial needs.
All requests for Santander Universities funding must be made through the university in which you intend to study/are studying. Santander Universities does not allocate any funding directly to students or academic staff.
Click here for a list of our partner universities.
As Santander already sponsors a number of sports ambassadors and provides a large amount of funding to the education sector we are unable to provide any additional funding to businesses or organizations requesting sponsorship.
Santander is always looking for driven and enthusiastic people to work within the various departments in the bank. We offer a well structured graduate and internship scheme that is ideal for graduates looking to start a career within banking. For more information please visit: http://www.santanderukgraduates.com/