Santander Academic Travel Awards | University of Oxford
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Santander Academic Travel Awards


Each year, Santander provides up to £35,000 in academic travel awards to enable postgraduates to travel to Santander Network countries for academic-related activities, such as collaborative work at other universities, fieldwork and study projects.

Santander is a leading global bank. Santander Universities is the focus of its corporate social responsibility activities and has channelled £500 million into sponsorship of academic, research and technological projects in support of higher education. The University of Oxford is one of the 1,000 academic institutions that collaborate with Santander.

Eligible Santander Network countries are: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and USA.

Please note: this scheme has not yet been confirmed for the 2016/17 academic year. Please refer back to this webpage for the most up-to-date information.

 Award details


Flexible depending on project.

Proposed travel must begin between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Value:Up to £1,000 per year
Number:Around 40-50 awards annually


Nationality:All nationalities
Fee status:All fee statuses
Level of study:Postgraduate
Year of study:All years
Subject:All subjects
College:All colleges

Other information

Awards will be distributed where the selection panel feels that it would make a substantial difference to a student’s studies. Priority will be given to: DPhil students conducting crucial research for their doctoral theses; MPhil and MSt / MSc students conducting research critical for completion of their degrees; and other study projects.

Typically the panel will not fund conference attendance, only applicants who are presenting papers will be considered. The panel looks favourably upon applications that involve collaboration with local institutions. The panel does not fund internships, travel for undergraduate, graduate-entry medic or postdoctoral students, or travel to support job searches.