Ways to apply

New Santander current account customers

  • Apply or switch online in just 10 minutes, OR
  • Visit one of our university branches. You may need to make an appointment.

If you're in your 2nd year of university or above, you must switch an account from another provider to us as part of your application.

We recommend you provide us the address where you're registered on the electoral roll and you'll need to provide proof of your course.

Existing Santander current account customers

  • Please visit us in any branch to transfer your existing Santander current account to the 1|2|3 Student Current Account.
  • You can book an appointment online quickly and easily below.

Key Facts Document and Terms & Conditions

We’ll email you copies, but you should read and consider these documents before you apply (you can also print or save them). If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us. To see these documents, you may need to download Adobe Reader


  • We’ll send your statements and other important information to your e-Documents section in Online Banking.
  • Once your account has been open for 24 hours you can ask to receive your statements and important information by post using Online Banking, in one of our branches or by phone.

Before applying for this product you should consider any future changes to your financial circumstances that may impact your ability to manage this account.