About us

Santander Universities

Banco Santander remains firmly committed to progress and to achieving a more inclusive, sustainable and fairer society through its long-standing commitment to higher education, which we have been carrying out through Santander Universities over the last 25 years. 

Through this unique, global, cutting-edge programme, we offer

Innovation support

Support entrepreneurs worldwide through Santander X, which helps startups and scaleups get the advice, training, capital, clients, talent, networking and other valuable resources they need to grow. More information in Santander X.

Access to education

Opportunities to pursue higher education and training in entrepreneurship and employability through ‘skills for jobs’ for students and professionals alike who want to keep training throughout their professional lives. More information in Santander Scholarships.

To date, we have supported

  • + 1M

    people supported by our programs

  • + 2,200M €

    by forging partnerships with more than 1,500 universities from 25 countries

Through these agreements we are able to offer not only global and local initiatives linked to Santander Scholarships and Santander X, but also support:

  • Research and technology transfer.
  • Extramural studies: summer courses, preserving heritage, etc.
  • Inter-university cooperation: conferences and meetings among rectors.
  • Uuniversity modernisation: digital transformation, guidance, etc.