Santander and Aston University Masters Scholarship 2014 Entry:

In May 2012, Aston University signed an agreement with Banco Santander to support a number of projects, including international mobility of students. The International Office is pleased to announce that five £5,000 scholarships are available for successful applicants entering any postgraduate full-time taught Masters programmes (including the MBA programme) at Aston University.

To be considered for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

Argentina Colombia El Salvador Jamaica
Belize Costa Rica Guatemala Mexico
Bolivia Cuba Guyana Nicaragua
Brazil Dominican Republic Haiti Panama
Chile Ecuador Honduras Paraguay
Peru Puerto Rico Surinam  Uruguay
USA Venezuela    
  • If the applicant is currently completing their undergraduate Bachelors degree in another country (for example: UK, Canada, Australia), this scholarship is still open, provided the applicant is a national of, and is ordinarily resident in, one of the above named countries and is a full overseas fee payer.

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have graduated or will be graduating from one of the partner universities within the Santander Universities network.

  • Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a postgraduate full-time taught Masters programme commencing at Aston University in September 2014.

  • Applicants must hold a strong academic record, having been awarded or expected to complete with the equivalent of:

    • A minimum 2.1 / Upper Second classification in their undergraduate Bachelors degree in the UK.

    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) in their undergraduate Bachelors degree from a overseas institution.

  • Applicants with an existing UK postgraduate qualification will not be eligible.

  • Applicants must also submit the following:

    • An application in the form of a 500 word essay outlining why they would benefit from the scholarship and the difference it would make to them as well as why they would be a suitable person to work with the International Office to share their experiences at the University and help promote Aston to future students.

    • Scanned copy of your passport showing your nationality.

  • Applicants must not be in receipt of a full fee scholarship from any other source. However, applicants may be eligible to apply for another partial tuition fee scholarship offered by Aston University.

  • Applicants must be deemed self-financing non-EU full overseas fee payers

Terms and conditions:

The successful scholars will be required to sign an agreement with the Aston University International Office to share their experiences of application, arrival, studying at Aston, lecturers and lectures, and student life. They will work with the International Office to provide information which can be used for promotional purposes, as well as regularly update a blog, which has to be created from the beginning of an academic year at Aston. The work will be used across the University including the School of study and the Development & Alumni Relations Office.

Application deadline:

The closing date for scholarship applications will be Saturday 31st May 2014 and the decision of the panel will be final. The successful scholar will be notified within 2 weeks of the closing date. Applications to be sent to IntScholarships@aston.ac.uk with the subject title ‘Santander Masters Scholarships 2014'.

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