Postgraduate funding

King’s Santander Masters Scholarships (SANT-M)

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    Venezuela, Uruguay, United States, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Russian Federation, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Poland, Peru, Mexico, Korea, Republic of, Germany, Colombia, China, Chile, Brazil, Belgium, Argentina, United Kingdom
  • Applicants MUST:
    • Be due to commence a full-time postgraduate Masters programme at King’s College London during the 2016/17 academic year;
    • At the time of application, be permanent residents of one of the following Santander Network countries: Argentina; Brazil; Belgium, Chile; P.R. China, Colombia; Germany; Korea; Mexico; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Russia, Singapore, Spain; UAE; UK; Uruguay; USA; or Venezuela
    • Be domiciled within one of the following Santander Network countries for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme, for purposes other than education: Argentina; Brazil; Belgium, Chile; P.R. China, Colombia; Germany; Korea; Mexico; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Russia, Singapore, Spain; UAE; UK; Uruguay; USA; or Venezuela
    • 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;
    • Applicants are expected to possess/attain a first class or very good upper second class (2:1) honours degree for their undergraduate qualification;
    • 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
16-Dec-2015 until 31-Mar-2016

Information about the funding
King's College London and Banco Santander, have signed a three-year agreement to set up scholarships and support research and international collaboration in the area of Iberian and Latin-American Studies. The agreement is designed to provide an improved level of support for students and researchers, allowing the development of new educational and research projects under the 'Santander Universities' Global Division banner.

The funding will support: scholarships for students from countries that are part of the Santander network, bursaries for students from Iberia or Latin America; funds for King's students studying in Iberia or Latin America as part of a King's degree, and support for a research fellow in Brazilian Studies.

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 five King's Santander Masters Scholarship awards will be offered for the academic year 2016/17.

Information about the application
Applicants will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Academic merit / degree qualifications;
  • Professional qualifications achieved;
  • Strength of statement of justification;
  • 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.

  • The Graduate School selection panel will be asked to provide details of the selected candidate, plus a list of reserves candidates by mid May 2016.

    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.

    Eligible applicants who have been considered for the King’s Alumni Scholarship award will be informed about the outcome of their application towards mid/end of June 2016.

    Candidates who are selected for the awards will be asked to provide a decision on acceptance/decline by a given deadline. If the a 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 2016.

    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 5 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 17:00 GMT, 31st March 2016:

    1) Have submitted a complete online admissions application for their chosen Masters programme at King's(, as standard.

    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, 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 by the funding deadline of 31st March 2016, 16:00GMT.*


    2) Submit a Graduate School PGT online funding form. Note that this online funding application form should only be completed once an admissions application has been submitted to the College. 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 2016/17, 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.

    Since the application covers a range of Graduate School PGT funding schemes, applicants will be asked to select the scheme(s) that they want to be considered for. Applicants may choose multiple schemes if they feel they are eligible for those schemes. Note that applicants must check their eligibility carefully before applying. Verification of eligibility will be conducted by the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support team once the application deadline has passed.

    Applicants only need to submit the PGT online funding form ONCE. Please refrain from submitting multiple PGT online funding applications to the Graduate School.

    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:

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    Tel: 020 7848 3389/4568/4147

    Funding provider
    Santander Scholarships

    Application material


    Please note the database is updated regularly but is a guide only and not a guarantee of funding nor an exhaustive list of all funding available.

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