Santander Mobility Awards 2017

Santander Universities

There are a number of (up to £1,000 each) Mobility Scholarships available for our Humanities graduate students (MA / MPhil / DPhil), our undergraduate students and the academic staff to study, attend a seminar / conference, or develop research in the UK or overseas in one of our partners within the Santander Universities network countries.

  • America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and USA
  • Europe: Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Russia and Poland
  • Rest of the world: Qatar, United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore and Ghana

There are also a number of Mobility Scholarships (up to £500 each) to study, attend a seminar/conference, or develop research within the UK or overseas in one of our partners within the Santander Universities network countries.

What is the value of the Mobility Awards?

The £1,000 and £500 awards will only cover accommodation and transport costs, as well as living expenses.

Criteria for applicants

Applicants whose research or study project requires that they travel in the UK or to any of the countries of the Santander Universities network. The funding is intended to be used at a country and a partner institution within the Santander network.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Quality, originality and feasibility of the research or study proposal.
  • The potential for collaboration with another university or institution.
  • Initiative shown in the nature of the proposal.
  • Academic relevance of the proposal to the programme of study.

The allocation of the scholarship will be on condition to fulfil the proposal within the specified timeframe. It will be the responsibility of the student to comply with visa requirements and regulations.

How to apply

All available funding for 2017 has now be allocated and therefore no more applications will be accepted.

Comments from 2014-15 award recipients

“The Santander Mobility Scholarship award is a very valuable tool to facilitate international, extracurricular academic opportunities that are not readily available. I used the scholarship to pay for travel & lodging expenses. Santander has, in a very tangible way, demonstrated its commitment to the development of the future leaders of the world. I thank the University of Buckingham and Santander Bank for this remarkable opportunity that has undoubtedly added significant value to my personal, professional and academic development.”

Glenn McPhee – attended Master Class: Competitive Intelligence, at Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid Spain. 2014

“The conference was intended to discuss the peace and stability of Africa. It offered me the opportunity to be informed on the measures, policies and programs that are underway to sustaining the peace, stability and progress of the African continent.

The funds were adequately sufficient, but like the proverbial Oliver Twist will put it ‘we can only ask for more’. I will recommend that they should go further to provide funding for PhD studies”.

Bright Owusu Gyasi, attended a conference on peace and stability in Africa, organised by the UN in New York. 2014

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