The bank's initiatives with prestigious universities in 11 countries will give out more than 80,000 Santander Scholarships until the end of the year.

Global programmes include the Santander Skills | Upskill your Talent Scholarships  with Esade and the Santander Language | English to Boost your Career Scholarships with the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2021, Santander granted 30,000 study and business grants in Spain. Now it aims at helping students reach higher education and opportunities to study around Europe.

Madrid, 11 October 2022.
Banco Santander will be offering more than 80,000 scholarships in the second half of the year through local and global initiatives in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the US, Spain, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the UK and Uruguay.

One of the global programmes open to university students and professionals in all eleven countries is the Santander Skills | Upskill your Talent 2022 Scholarships with Esade to build up basic skills for personal and professional growth. The online programme allows students to choose one of four courses: Leadership; Communication and influence; Personal branding; and Digital soft skills.

Another global programme is the Santander Language | English to Boost your Career 2022 Scholarships to learn professional English in one of these courses with the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in the US: English for Professional Development, English for Business and Entrepreneurship, and English for STEM. The application period ends on 15 November.

Santander Scholarships’ global programmes in the second half of the year concentrate on language learning and digital transformation. In the first half of 2022, however, they aimed at teaching leadership skills to women, communication and negotiation alongside the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of Cambridge, the British Council and Harvard Business Publishing Education. 

Scholarship programmes in Spain

In 2021, Santander granted 30,000 scholarships and business grants in Spain. In the second half of 2022, it is offering Santander Estudios | Progreso and Santander Erasmus scholarships. The Progreso scholarship gives undergraduate and graduate students with a good academic record a EUR 1,000 stipend to cover expenses and help them access higher education; its application period is open until 11 November. The Erasmus scholarship (for Europe) will be available in November; every year, they recognize the academic excellence of Erasmus+ students and promote inclusion and equal opportunity in studying abroad.

Santander Scholarships programmes in Spain and elsewhere across the bank's footprint aim at lifelong learning. Open to people of all backgrounds and ages, initiatives promote upskilling and reskilling to raise employability.

For Blanca Sagastume, deputy global director of Santander Universities, “Our scholarships and grants reaffirm our commitment to lifelong learning, promoting excellence and equal opportunity. We always work with world-renowned universities and educational institutions, which offer their expertise and know-how”.

All scholarships can be found at Santander Scholarships.

Banco Santander and its support for higher education

Banco Santander is firmly committed to progress and inclusive sustainable growth. Through Santander Universities, it has been a pioneering stalwart of education, entrepreneurship and employment for 25 years, standing out among the world's financial institutions. Since the launch of Santander Universities, the bank has deployed more than €2.1illion and has supported more than 790,000 students, professionals and entrepreneurial projects through agreements with nearly 1,000 universities and institutions across 15 countries.