The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer postgraduate scholarships funded by Santander through the Santander Universities programme. Santander Universities provides support for scholarships, mobility grants, special projects and non-academic achievement awards as a means to contribute to the development and prosperity of society.
The Santander Postgraduate Taught Scholarship welcomes applications from prospective students from any country applying for a postgraduate taught degree who can demonstrate academic excellence as well as broader personal capabilities and achievements.
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Level of study
Year of entry
Entrants in 2021
Duration of award
Value of award
Tuition or maintenance award?
Number of awards available
This scholarship is available for application through the Scholarships and Funding catalogue.
If you have applied to a Postgraduate Taught course beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, you can access Scholarships and Funding through My Application after you have applied for a Postgraduate Taught programme. You should wait until the next working day after submission before attempting to access My Application.
If you are a current final year undergraduate student at St Andrews, you can access Scholarships and Funding through MySaint. However, you should wait until after you have applied for a Postgraduate Taught programme before doing so, to ensure that the scholarship application is associated with your prospective course.
Scholarship application deadline
28 January 2021
At what stage of my course application can I apply?
You must apply for a place on your chosen course at St Andrews before applying to the scholarship. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship.
When will I hear if my scholarship application has been successful?
The outcome of your scholarship application will be available on "View my applications" in Scholarships and Funding by late March/early April 2021.
Requirements of the scholarship
If you apply to this scholarship, details from your course application may be passed to the selection panel and scholarship administrators for the purpose of effective distribution of the funds to eligible applicants.
If applying to this scholarship, please be aware of the following requirements:
Core personal details may be passed to the benefactors of your scholarship. Your name, the name of your town of origin, school/college and subject of study will be passed to the donor of the scholarship with your consent.
Your scholarship award in subsequent years of study is conditional upon your successful completion of the academic requirements to progress in your proposed subject of study at the University of St Andrews. If your scholarship is subject-related then your award is usually also conditional upon your continuing to study that specific subject.
Attendance at Development related scholarship events (including invitations to meet the donors) is strongly encouraged. You will be invited to these as appropriate by the Development Office.
Submission of reports throughout the period of scholarship support. You are required to submit an Introductory Biography at the start of your award period and the Development Office will contact you towards the end of each semester for a report on your time at St Andrews to share with the donors of your award. This will be an annual cycle for the duration of your award.