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Santander #LifelongLearning Scholarships – Santander promotes the idea of lifelong learning

The Santander Group is responding to the needs of the labour market and is launching a call for applications for new Santander Scholarships, which increase the chances of finding employment regardless of age. This time, the scholarship programmes are open not only to students and university graduates, but also to all people over the age of 18 who are interested in improving their professional skills.

According to the World Economic Forum 2020, dynamic digitalisation will cause as many as 85 million jobs to become obsolete in the next 5 years, while creating almost 97 million new jobs requiring digital competences. In response to these challenges, this year the Santander Group is implementing scholarship programmes that will enable professional retraining (reskilling) – helping people to acquire new knowledge and so-called upskilling, i.e. upgrading the skills they already have to work effectively in a time of dynamic transformation and digitisation of the economy.

At Santander Bank Polska we are strongly committed to corporate social responsibility activities. We support education and development, among other things, through the scholarship projects we offer. We want to offer equal opportunities, help people find employment and develop the local communities of which we are a part. Last year almost 10,000 people from Poland signed up for Santander Universidades projects of whom nearly 3,000 took part in courses upgrading competences or received financial scholarships.

says Arkadiusz Przybył, Vice-President of the Management Board in charge of Retail Banking

Santander Scholarships 2021

In 2021, the Santander Group’s scholarship programmes will focus on supporting the development of competencies in areas most sought after by employers including, among others, digital and language skills.

The bank encourages you to follow the platform, where information about new calls for local and global scholarship projects implemented by the Santander Group in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious academic centres is published on an ongoing basis.

At the moment, 6 scholarship projects are open.

Global programmes for all those over 18 years of age:

Santander Tech Scholarship | Digital Reskilling Ironhack


300 scholarships for people who want to improve or develop their skills in web development and programming technologies or are planning a career in the digital economy.

You can apply until 25 March 2021 at 11:00 p.m. on a dedicated website

Santander Language Scholarship | English courses - British Council



5000 places for the LearnEnglishSelect e-learning English course, which focuses on developing practical skills needed in the working environment.

You can apply until 14 April 2021 at 11:00 p.m. on a dedicated website

National programmes for university students and graduates:

Santander Development Scholarship | EFCB European Banking Certificate 3E UEK



50 places for students and graduates who are thinking about a career in banking. The project offers 20 hours of preparatory course conducted by the Department of Banking and Global Financial System at the Cracow University of Economics and funding up to 100% for the EFCB 3E European Banker Certificate exam.

You can apply until 21 March 2021 at 11:00 p.m. on a dedicated website

Student Nobel Prize



This is a competition organised by the Independent Students’ Association. Students will compete in 9 categories (scientific, artistic and social). In each of them you can win a prize of 5 000 PLN, which is financed by Santander Universidades in Poland. The aim of the competition is to honour outstanding young people and increase their chances of making it in the world of science and business.

You can apply until 31 March 2021 at 11:00 p.m. on a dedicated website

Santander Universidades Family Business Academy



Series of online meetings organised by Wrocław School of Banking with entrepreneurs representing Polish family businesses for 200 students and graduates. The online will focus on issues related to setting up, managing and developing one’s own business. The speakers will also talk about the unusual career paths they have chosen.

You can apply until 31 March 2021 at 11:00 p.m. on a dedicated website

Santander Development Scholarship | Digital Competences



20 places for students who want to improve their digital competences, e.g. using Excel, learning SQL language and Business Intelligence. Participants will additionally be able to strengthen effective communication skills in teams. The project is organized in cooperation with Wrocław University of Economics.

You can apply until March 23, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. on a dedicated website