Santander studentship to do a Master’s at King’s for applicants resident in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, United Kingdom

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, United Kingdom
  • Applicants MUST:
    • Be due to commence a full-time postgraduate Masters programme at King’s College London during the 2017/18 academic year;
    • Hold a conditional/unconditional offer for a full-time postgraduate Master at King’s College London in 2017/18 from the University’s Admissions Office (this means you should apply for a place at King’s no later than March 31st 2017);
    • At the time of application, be permanent residents of one of the following Santander Network countries: Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK;
    • Be domiciled within one of the following Santander Network countries for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme: Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK;
    • Complete and submit the required application documentation by the stated funding deadline (see below);
    • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements set by King’s College London.

Please note that:

  • Successful scholars who fail to complete, or fail their course will be expected to repay the full sum of funds to King’s College London for re-use as another Scholarship;
  • Students who are already registered on the respective postgraduate programme are not eligible to apply;
  • This award offers a one-off payment only;
  • These studentships cannot be held on a part-time basis;
  • Distance learning programmes are not eligible;
  • As the awards provide partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme, i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding;
  • Successful candidates will be required to submit a thank you letter to the donor for their generosity.
  • Applicable subjects
    All Subjects

Application details

Applications may be submitted
 20-Jan-2017 until 01-May-2017

Information about the funding
Santander Scholarships will offer funds to students wishing to undertake a one-year full-time Taught Masters Programme at King’s College London. These funds will be made available to students from the regions of the world specified by Banco Santander.

Up to six King’s Santander Masters Scholarship awards will be offered for the academic year 2017/18.

Information about the application
Once the application deadline has passed, the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support (PGSS) office will gather and record details of all the online funding applications received. Further information and documentation will be extracted from the university’s admissions records/student records, as necessary.

The PGSS office will check the eligibility of all applicants and circulate details/materials to the appropriate Faculty for consideration. All eligible applicants who have applied appropriately for our PGT funding schemes will be considered for the opportunity. Please be aware that applicants must already hold an admission offer by the funding application deadline of 1 May 2017.

Note that, where eligible, an applicant can be considered for more than one type of funding scheme, and if successful, the applicant may be permitted to hold more than one type of award, as long as the funds are not seen to be overlapping. Please refer to the ‘Conditions & Regulations of Funding’ section for further guidance.

Applicants will be judged against the following criteria:
– Academic merit / degree qualifications;
– Professional qualifications achieved, where relevant;
– Strength of personal statement;
– Applicant’s future plans, and what they plan to do with the postgraduate taught degree;
– Confirmation of other funds sought/secured, whether from other scholarships or family/self funds. Note that preference may be given to applicants who have already secured some ‘partial’ funding from alternative sources towards the cost of the postgraduate taught degree programme;
– Preference may be given to students who have not previously undertaken a postgraduate degree programme.

Faculties will be asked to provide details of their selected candidate(s), together with a list of reserve candidates, by the end of June 2017. Final decisions may be conducted by a central King’s Graduate School selection panel.

Candidates who are deemed ineligible by the PGSS office for any of the Graduate School PGT funding schemes, as covered by the online PGT funding form, will be informed about their ineligibility within 3 weeks from the Graduate School application deadline.

Candidates who are selected for the awards will be asked to provide a decision on acceptance/decline by a given deadline. If the successful candidate fails to respond by the given deadline or declines the offer, their award will automatically be transferred to a reserve candidate who is next in-line for the award.

No further allocation or reallocation of awards should occur beyond the end of July 2017.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT Successful candidates will be required to write a letter of thanks to the funder as a demonstration of gratitude for their generosity. Guidance about this will be provided upon award confirmation.

Value of award
Up to 6 awards of £5000

Specified use
The scholarships can be used to contribute towards tuition fees or living costs.

Application procedure
To be considered for the award, applicants MUST, by the application deadline of 23:59 GMT, 1st May 2017:

1) Have submitted a complete online admissions application (via for a postgraduate Master’s programme and been offered a conditional/unconditional place at King’s College London by the University’s Admissions Office:

Admissions applications must be ‘complete’ in order for an application to be considered for funding, and for an admissions application to be deemed ‘complete’ it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the Faculty and Department applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all supporting materials are submitted to the College in time for the Admissions Office and Admissions Tutor to assess the application for a place on the Master’s programme (normal assessment period 4-6 weeks, but definitely no later than 31st March 2017). *


2) Submit an online postgraduate taught (PGT) funding form by 1st May 2017, 23:59. Note that this online funding application form should only be completed after a complete admissions application has been submitted to the university and a place on the programme has been offered (this can be conditional). The online funding form can be accessed at:

*Students who have already applied for admissions, and those who hold a place but deferred entry to 2017/18, will not be required to submit an admissions application again.

Failure to submit both application forms, as appropriate, by the application deadline will result in the application being ineligible.

As part of the Graduate School PGT online funding form, applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Personal details i.e. name, admissions ID/reference number, date of birth and email addressPrevious qualifications
  • Details about the postgraduate taught (PGT) programme
  • A statement of justification
  • Confirmation that they are seeking / have secured funds to cover any remaining fees/costs not covered by the Graduate School awards.

Contact details

Information, guidelines and application forms for Graduate School Funding (PGT) can be found on the Graduate School Funding Database at the following website:

tweet us @kclgradschool

Tel: 020 7848 3389/4568/4147

Funding provider
Santander Scholarships

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