These scholarships will help offer financial stability and improve students' academic performance.

These scholarships amount to €550,000.

The number of universities and polytechnics involved in the programme has increased from 13 to 28 for this second round.

Lisbon, 2 October 2020. PRESS RELEASE
Students can now apply for the Santander Future Scholarships 2020/2021. These scholarships will help university students with limited financial resources enrolled at higher education institutions that are part of Banco Santander's programme to continue or complete their studies.

Following the success of the first round of these scholarships last year, the number of higher education institutions involved in the Santander Future scholarships has increased from 13 to 28. The number of scholarships has also increased to 800, and amount to €550,000. Applications can be submitted until 6 November 2020. 

The scholarships are worth up to €1,000. They aim to contribute to the financial stability of the students and enhance their academic performance. Academic merit is one of the main criteria, together with the need for financial support to be able to continue their studies in the first and second cycles of higher education.

The scholarships are open to students at universities and institutions throughout the country that have agreements with Santander Universities. The eligibility criteria for the scholarships include being registered unemployed with the IEFP (Instituto de Empleo y Formación Profesional - Employment and Vocational Training Institute).

To be eligible, students must show that they are financially challenged. They must also be studying at a university at least 50 km from their home.

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Banco Santander and its support of higher education
Banco Santander is firmly committed to progress and inclusive, sustainable growth, with a long-standing dedication to higher education that sets it apart from the world's other financial institutions. With more than €1,800 million invested in academic initiatives since 2002 through Santander Universities and over 430,000 university scholarships and grants awarded since 2005, it has been recognised as the company that invests the most in education worldwide (Varkey/UNESCO, Fortune 500 Report), with agreements in place with 1,000 universities and institutions in 22 countries.