• Be due to commence a full-time postgraduate Masters programme at King’s College London during the 2013/14 academic year;
• At the time of application, be permanent residents of one of the following countries: Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Germany; Ghana; Korea, Republic of; Mexico; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Russian Federation; Singapore; Spain; United Arab Emirates; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela
• Be domiciled within one of the following countries for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme, for purposes other than education: Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Germany; Ghana; Korea, Republic of; Mexico; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Russian Federation; Singapore; Spain; United Arab Emirates; United States; Uruguay; 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;
• Current postgraduate masters degree students 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 are only partially funded, 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.
Applications may be submitted
from 10-Dec-2012 until 01-Mar-2013
Information about the funding
King's College London and Abbey National plc, the UK subsidiary of 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: 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.
Abbey-Santander Scholarships 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, as listed above.
Up to five King's Santander Masters Scholarship awards will be offered for the academic year 2013/14.
Information about the application
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT Successful candidates will normally 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
£5000 or £2500 one-off payment
The scholarships can be used to contribute towards tuition fees or living costs.
Applications will be invited from mid December 2012 and will close on 1st March 2013 at 17:00 GMT sharp.
To be considered for the award, applicants MUST, by the application deadline of 17:00 GMT, 1st March 2013:
1) Apply to the College for a postgraduate taught degree programme using the online admissions application (https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/), as standard.*
2) Submit a Graduate School PGT online funding form. Note that this online funding application form should only be completed after an admissions application has been submitted to the College. The online funding form can be accessed at: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/pgt-form.aspx
*Students who have already applied for admissions, and those who hold a place but deferred entry to 2013/14, 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.
Please be aware that applicants do not have to hold an admissions offer before submitting a PGT online funding form to the Graduate School.
The Graduate School PGT online funding form will cover a range of funding schemes, and applicants only need to submit the PGT online funding form ONCE to be considered for any of these schemes.
For full guidance about this award, please read the 'PGT Funding 1314 - Guidance notes' document found at the bottom of this page.
Abbey Santander Scholarships
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.