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Santander Partnership

The University of St Andrews is pleased to be a part of the International Santander Universities network, which specialises in financing and supporting education institutions.  The bank has been working in the education sector for over 20 years and now comprises of over 1,100 universities worldwide.

The first agreement with the company was signed in May 2010, with the second agreement in place from June 2013. The Partnership is well established with many investments.  Since the signing, the support from Santander to the University has provided funding for numerous undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and awards, academic exchanges, support for entrepreneurial activities and for research activity.
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The Santander Universidades scheme covers institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA.


santander logoSantander Universities began its activity in Spain in 1997 with one main objective: to support higher education.  Throughout all these years they have donated over £500 million in the shape of scholarships, travel grants, support to special projects, academic and non-academic awards.

In the UK the first partner joined the network in 2007 and since then many universities have become partners of Santander Universities.  They fund awards to outstanding students and projects, help entrepreneurs, and give the students the possibility to travel abroad to continue their studies.

It is a global network, which exists to help provide students with the support they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.  In addition to the UK, Santander Universities has more than 1,100 cooperation agreements with universities across the globe for a full list of partner institutions click here.

Funding Opportunities

Santander provide funding to the University of St Andrews supporting a variety of activities.