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University of Portsmouth renews its partnership with Santander

The deal will provide the university with an extra £120,000 worth of funding over a three year period

The University of Portsmouth has renewed its partnership with banking giant Santander. The partnership was originally formed in 2015 with a three-year agreement. Santander Universities has supported universities for twenty years and now supports 1,198 universities worldwide. The University of Portsmouth is one of the eighty-three UK universities the bank supports.

Santander is promising to generate £120,000 worth of funding towards scholarships over another three year period. The agreement was signed by Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University, and Matthew Hutnell, Director of Santander Universities UK, at the Future Technology Centre. The Future Technology Centre is a new extension on the east side of Portland Building that only opened in January this year and cost £12 million.

In the original three year agreement, Santander Universities provided the university with funding worth £120,000, plus an additional £154,500 through additional agreements. Santander has also supported the university and students by offering a range of placement opportunities across the country and abroad.

The scholarships offer the chance to receive up to £5,000 as well as to cover entrepreneurship/startup ideas and projects. The funding also helped to create the Mobility Awards that will enable as many students as possible to undertake overseas activities that contribute to their studies. The Mobility Awards can be used to cover travel, accommodation, subsistence, course/conference fees, as well as other costs.

All University of Portsmouth students are eligible for the scholarship but UK, on-campus full-time/part-time, undergraduate students who are on a household income of £25,000 or less and UK, full-time postgraduate students are given priority. However, those already supported by a mobility scholarship cannot apply.

If you are interested in applying for the Mobility Awards scholarship please complete the Santander Mobility Santander Mobility Awards 2017 Application Form and all supporting information/documents which you can find on the University website through
Email them to by Friday 6 April, 17:00 UK time.

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