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Santander Scholarship
Scholarship Name Santander Scholarship
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount £2,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 30 April 2020

Kindly supported by a generous gift from Santander Universities, up to 15 scholarships worth £2,000, are available to applicants commencing their studies in October 2020. Applications are welcomed from prospective Durham University students from selected countries with a household income below £42,875.

Financial Criteria

In order to be eligible for support students will come from families who have a household income level of £42,875 or below per annum and who are able to provide confirmation of their 2020/21 student loan entitlement together with appropriate evidence to support their request for financial support.

If your income has not been assessed by the Student Loans Company you will need to provide evidence of your household income in the form of documents such as:

  • 3 months' pay slips
  • Latest annual tax summary document
  • An employment contract
  • Self-employed accounts
[Your household income is that of your parent(s), in the household you were living in immediately prior to commencing studies. There are exceptions, which are a) if you are a postgraduate student, b) if you were aged 25, on the first day of the academic year support is being applied for, c) you have been married (even if now separated or divorced), d) you were financially self-supporting for at least three years prior to the commencement of your course, e) you have no living parents or that they cannot be traced/contacted. If any of these exceptions apply, then the household income is determined upon your personal income.]

Geographical Criteria

Applicants from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Chile 
  • China 
  • Colombia 
  • France 
  • Germany 
  • Italy 
  • Mexico 
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom 
  • Uruguay 
  • USA 

Level of Study

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught Master’s Degree programmes (excluding MRes and Masters by Research)

Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

2020/21 Year of Entry

The scholarship can be paid either towards tuition fees or as stipend directly to the recipient.


One year



Number of awards available

Undergraduate - 10

Postgraduate Taught - 5

Prospective applicants must:
Stage 1:
Postgraduate applicants - submit an online postgraduate academic application directly to Durham University. When completing this application please indicate your intention to apply for a Santander Scholarship in the funding section of the academic application. Please ensure that you submit your academic application to Durham University as soon as possible and no later than the scholarship application deadline of 30th April 2020
Undergraduate applicants - submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS prior to the scholarship deadline of 30th April 2020
Stage 2: submit an online scholarship application
Stage 2: Evidence of household income should be submitted to scholarship.application@durham.ac.uk
Scholarship Applications accepted from
3rd February 2020

Scholarship Application deadline
30th April 2020

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application
31st May 2020

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