Santander Universities scholarships

Santander scholars 2015/16 at the award presentation event

Applications for the 2016/2017 cycle are now closed.

Plymouth University is delighted to be able to award a number of scholarships, courtesy of its partnership with Santander Universities.

As a member of the global Santander Network, Plymouth will allocate scholarships and funding worth more than £30,000 per year. There are a range of scholarships and activities that promote the student experience, employability, and internationalisation. 

Scholarships are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and in some cases staff as well, ranging from £200 to £5,000. They include funding for research projects in the UK and overseas, language exchange programmes and initiatives to promote volunteering and the development of employability skills. You can read about previous scholarships below.

Santander Universities scholars

"Our relationship with Plymouth began in 2011 and since then we have funded many scholarships for students and supported many researchers. Studying abroad can be a life-changing and very rewarding experience and for us at Santander funding these opportunities is the pinnacle of our corporate social responsibility. I would encourage any member of the University community who might be interested in the funding we provide to visit me at the branch on campus and I will be delighted to provide more information, or visit the bank branch in town and talk to my colleagues there"

Emma Parker, University Relationship Branch Manager Santander UK.

Santander Internationalisation Mobility Support Scholarships 
(undergraduate, postgraduate, staff)

This scholarship enables current Plymouth University undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff, to undertake research or work-based learning in a fellow Santander university, either in Europe or the rest of the world. Previous beneficiaries include Chidi Egwu and Vivienne Ralph, who were able to undertake study and work-based learning projects in a fellow Santander university. 

This scholarship funding ranges from £200 - £1000.

Santander Iberamerican Formula Scholarships

This scholarship enables current Plymouth University undergraduate students to undertake study or work-based learning with a fellow Santander university, either in Europe of the rest of the world; also current undergraduate students at an institution in the Santander Universidades network applying to undertake study or work-based learning with Plymouth University.

This scholarship funding ranges from £200 - £4,200. 

Santander Seed-Corn Research Scholarships

The Seed-Corn Research Scholarship enables current masters students, and staff, to undertake research underpinning their studies or teaching here at Plymouth University. These scholarships aim to encourage the development of new areas of research that are of global concern, prioritising ocean-renewable energy. 

The scholarship funding ranges from £200 - £5,000.

Scholarships and bursaries

To view the full range of scholarships and bursaries which are available please visit our Student Funding pages.