Since 2007 Santander Universities have supported QMU students and staff through a variety of scholarships, awards and internships. These include generous scholarships for new and existing students, awards for overseas research or project work, internships and grants for community projects involving students.

We advertise Santander funding opportunities to staff and students through various internal communications channels at QMU. If you need more information, contact us.

We are incredibly grateful for this support which greatly enhances the experience of those students and staff who receive these awards.

Santander 10 years Booklet.

Paid Internships

We offer a variety of paid internships with SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) which offer students and graduates the chance to gain invaluable experience in the workplace, to work on live projects, and put theoretical knowledge into practice.

International Scholarships

Santander provide financial assistance for international students coming to study at QMU. These £5k Scholarships are offset against course fees. 

We have a number of International Scholarships which are awarded based on demonstrable need and a clear plan post study.

“This scholarship was not just beneficial in terms of the money value, but it also acted as a constant reminder for me to believe in myself and my capabilities in face of academic challenges or doubts I had at the beginning of my Master's studies.”

Reem Allam, MSc Festival & Cultural Management Santander Scholar

Research & Study Opportunities

The funding from the Research Scholarships, Research Grant Fund and Mobility Support Fund is used to fund research projects and study opportunities which our staff and students undertake.

Margaret Hills de Zarate has recently returned from South America where she has been researching the migrant Italian communities living in Chile and Uruguay.

Dr Kath MacDonald was awarded funding to attend the European Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Brussels where she presented a paper based on her Doctoral work. The paper discussed the partnership between young patients with Cystic Fibrosis and their healthcare team.

Dr Claire Seaman was awarded £1,000 to travel to Spain to conduct a comparative study of family business associations in the UK and Spain. She collaborated with Dr Ascensión Barroso Martínez from the Universidad de Extremadura.

Community & Outreach Support

Santander Universities not only offer banking and financial advice on campus but also support our work in the local community. The provision of the Santander Community Awards also demonstrates their commitment to local charities and support of student volunteering.

Senior staff from Santander recently worked with QMU Children’s University to produce a Dragon’s Den competition for the Summer School held on campus.

“I was delighted to be invited to take part in the Dragons’ Den event, the children’s enthusiasm for their task of creating and presenting an app was a real inspiration to me and my team so thank you for allowing us to take part in such a special day. The children were clearly having a fantastic time and I am sure following yesterday we will see a few of them on the real Dragons Den in years to come!”

Richard Owen, Divisional Managing Director Santander UK plc

Entrepreneurship

Santander Universities is committed to supporting entrepreneurs through various awards and initiatives. If you are a start-up business or budding entrepreneur you could win cash prizes and business support through the various competitions and awards they run.

Development and Alumni Office (Santander Funding)

For more information about Santander Universities Funding.

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Development and Alumni Office (Santander Funding)

Donna Cochrane Development Administrator
0131 474 0000

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