The information below is for applicants commencing study in the 2020/21 academic year. This page will be updated with information for 2021/22 once it is available.

Up to seven scholarships to the value of £5,000 set against tuition fees for prospective full-time postgraduate taught students who are permanent residents of the UK.

You should have an excellent academic record and must be in receipt of a conditional offer for a postgraduate taught programme. In addition, you should ideally meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • have been in care as a looked-after child
  • have declared a disability in your postgraduate application
  • be or have been a carer for an ill or disabled family member
  • be from a low-income background, and received a higher rate of maintenance loan during your undergraduate studies
  • be in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • come from an area where progression to higher education is under-represented. This is based on the postcode of your home address before attending university, which should fall into quintile 1 or 2 of either the POLAR4 young participation, or the Adult HE qualification. You can check your postcode here.
  • have faced other challenging personal circumstances during undergraduate studies, or prior to entering university
  • you should also be planning to study full-time and be self-funding. That is, not in receipt of any other scholarship or sponsorship (a UK government postgraduate loan is acceptable).

How to apply

Application forms can be downloaded here.

This should include a brief supporting statement to outline the following:

  • how you meet the above criteria
  • your past achievements in academic, professional and extra-curricular activities
  • how you expect to benefit from your postgraduate studies, specifically with respect to future career plans
  • why you need the financial assistance of a Santander Scholarship.

You should be prepared to provide documentary evidence in support of your statement if required.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office by 30 June 2020.

About Santander Universities

Through its Santander Universities Global Division, Banco Santander gives more support to the university community than any other bank in the world. Since 1996, Santander Universities has channelled over half a billion euros into academia through co-operative agreements with over 700 universities in Spain, America, Portugal, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom.