Up to 9 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 one or more 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 use the 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. 

You should also be planning to study full-time and be self-funding, that is, not in receipt of any other scholarship or sponsorship.

Closing date for applications is 31 May 2019

Send completed applications to: Postgraduate Taught Admissions team: pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk

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.