Students will cover 50% of the cost of the two-year course via the Santander Studies Scholarships programme. 

19th March 2021 – In keeping with its commitment to promoting access to the highest levels of the country's education system, Banco Santander, via its Santander Studies Scholarships programme, has invited students to submit applications for scholarships that will cover 50% of the cost of the Third Edition of the Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC)'s Master's in Data Science programme.

This master's programme seeks to train specialists in data science and machine learning. It is the only specialist course of this kind in Latin America and the second in the world to obtain MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science certification from the Massachussets Institute of Technology, the university with which UTEC has partnered to develop this training. 

In 2021 the first generation will graduate from the Master's in Data Science programme, and the previous editions, which also benefitted from the support of Santander scholarships, achieved outstanding results for the students, with over 50% obtaining a job within the area or achieving promotion within the company in which they were developed. 

"We are supporting this Master's programme offered by UTEC in partnership with MIT because we are keen to foster the change in mindset with regard to education and work so that Uruguayan students and companies can lead digital environments linked to data technologies. This is a unique opportunity for specialisation in the region", said María de la Paz Goldaracena, director of Santander Universities Uruguay. 

Applications for these Santander scholarships, which cover the two-year duration of this specialised course, must be submitted by Monday, 22 March at 

Banco Santander has supported academic development in Uruguay via Santander Universities. In 2020, it awarded more than 4,600 study scholarships, internships and grants for ventures for students from various universities in Uruguay. These form part of the more than 156,700 grants awarded by the bank in all the countries where it operates, with investment totalling EUR 110 million.

Banco Santander and its support for higher education
Banco Santander, the leader in responsible banking, is firmly committed to progress and inclusive sustainable growth. It has a trailblazing, long-standing commitment to higher education through Santander Universities, which has been working in this area for 25 years and which sets it apart from the world's other financial institutions. Banco Santander has invested more than EUR 2 billion and awarded over 630,000 scholarships and grants since its establishment.

About Santander Uruguay
Santander Uruguay began operating in 1982. It has developed a multi-channel universal banking model and is established as the country's leading private bank. It currently has a market share of around 30% in the private banking sector. It serves more than 350,000 active customers and plays a leading role in the card market, offering additional benefits in more than two hundred brands. The institution has more than 40 customer service centres throughout the country.