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Queen’s University Belfast / Santander Mobility Scholarships  Application Form 2015-16

Queen’s University Belfast is proud to be a member of the prestigious international Santander Universities network, which brings together almost 1,000 universities, including Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the UK.

This strategic partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and Santander has created a range of opportunities for both staff and students to participate in a range of activities and to encourage exchange and interaction between members of the University and other member universities of the Santander Universities Network[1]To find out more about Santander Universities visit

The University is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s scholarships funded by Santander UK, with the assistance of Grupo Santander to support scholarship and mobility in the context of exchanges between Queen's University and universities within the Santander Universidades
in UK, Europe and overseas. 

The application process is open to all Schools in the University.

The funds are available for undergraduate / postgraduate students (PGT/PGR) and/or staff to undertake research and educational activities in UK, European and overseas Universities at a partner institution within the Santander Universidades Network. For a list of eligible universities
see the link in footnote 1.

The scholarships are primarily intended to support a student during the academic year 2015-16 (including summer period) at a partner institution and will cover travel and accommodation expenses. Students must have a period of study at Queen’s after the visit.

The following mobility scholarships are availablefor undergraduate and postgraduate students (PGT/PGR), and/or staff for study and/or research both within the UK and overseas.

The number of awards to be supported are as follows:

  • 11 scholarships awards each of £5,000 to be allocated per annum for each year of the agreement
    • Ideally candidates should be resident in the countries within the Santander scheme*, the nomination process to be supported by Banco Santander S.A.
    • It is intended that Scholarships for undergraduate or postgraduate study should be used for study at a partner institution within the Santander Universidades Network
  • Mimimum of 15 scholarships and awards each to a maximum of £1,000.
    • It is intended that students/staff should use these awards in the countries and institutions within the Banco Santander S.A. Network.
  • 30 awards each of £500 to be allocated per annum for period of this agreement.
    • The nomination process to be supported by Banco Santander S.A.
    • Ideally candidates should be sourced from the countries within the Santander Scheme*. 
    • The criteria according to which these awards are to be made are to be established
      by the University and agreed by Santander UK. 

      Application Process and Deadlines
      Application forms are available from each School’s website or email circulation lists.

      Candidates are invited to apply within their respective Schools by sending a CV and completed application form by email to the relevant School contact by Monday 14 December 2015.

      Applications will be selected at School level by a selection panel, nominated by the Head of School, normally comprising of the Head of School and senior academics, at least one of whom will have responsibility for internationalisation.

School ranking and application materials must be sent to by 

Friday 8 January 2016

Successful candidates will receive notification through their School office.

Award-holders are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements.

Award-holders will be required to submit a report to the School on return from their visit.

As a member of Santander Universities, Queen's is committed to providing opportunities to students, which will develop strong links with key
institutions worldwide.

Santander Universities began its activity in Spain in 1997 with one main objective: to support higher education.

For more information on Santander Universities and for a list of eligible universities, visit: 



Download an application form 


By applying for a Santander Universities Scholarship the applicant consents to Queen's University Belfast sharing data with Santander Universities plc.  The data will be used to analyse the impact of this and other similar donations as well as to contact the recipient to further understand how this has benefitted them.  The data will be shared for these purposes with the Santander group.  Where the group companies are based in other countries the data will be protected to the same levels as required under the UK Data Protection Act.