Santander Student Travel Awards 2018-19

For University of Leicester studentsSTA Student

These awards, made possible by the Santander Group, are to enable students at the University of Leicester to travel to countries within the Santander Universities Network (namely Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain, and Portugal) for academic-related activities and to promote links with institutions in those countries.

Award details

  • Minimum 10 awards available for staff and students, worth up to a maximum of £650 for travel to Latin American countries within the Santander Universities Network, and a maximum of £400 for travel to Spain and Portugal.
  • Available for activities completed within the 2018-19 financial year
  • Available to all current University of Leicester full-time campus-based students
  • The first deadline for applications was 1 October 2018. The remaining deadlines for applications are first, 1 February 2019, and then 1 May 2019. All expenses must be submitted by 15 July 2019.

Notes on selection criteria

  1. Eligible activities to include: research and other collaborative work, student exchange, study projects.
  2. Funds are not available for participation in conferences or for visits which are not directly related to a student’s course of study.
  3. Eligible costs to include: travel, accommodation. Subsistence will not be covered.
  4. Students should not have access to substantial funding from other sources to carry out the visit.
  5. Priority will be given to students undertaking a compulsory year abroad at a partner university in Latin America. Students undertaking Erasmus exchanges to Spain and Portugal or students taking medical electives to Santander countries are not eligible to apply.
  6. Funds cannot be claimed retrospectively for visits which have already taken place at the time of application.
  7. The decision to award funds is based on the information provided in your application. Successful applicants who claim expenses which were not outlined in their original application may not be eligible for reimbursement.
  8. Students are responsible for arranging their own visits.
  9. Other requirements: students who receive awards will be required to write a report describing their experience within a month of their return and may be asked to take part in future promotional activities for the awards. Successful candidates’ contact details will be made available to Santander Universities.
  10. While previous Santander Travel Award winners are not excluded from applying again, priority may be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an award.

How to apply

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Contact us

For further information, please contact the Global Opportunities team:

For Erasmus enquiries please contact:

E: Erasmus Team
T: +44 (0)116 252 5142

For Study Abroad enquiries please contact:

E: Study Abroad Team
T: +44 (0)116 252 5687

The Global Opportunities Team are available to see in person:

09:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday

Readson House, Ground Floor

96 -98  Regent Road

Leicester, LE1 7DF


For further information about full degree opportunities, please contact the Future Students Office team:

E: Future Students Office

T: +44 (0)116 252 2296

Santander Travel Awards

A minimum of ten travel awards for University of Leicester staff and students, made possible by funds from the Santander Group, will be available for the academic year 2018/19.