Santander Online Scholarships

Due to the difficulties that Covid19 is placing upon us worldwide, our priority is to support our students. Jointly with Santander Bank, we are offering 5000 online English courses to improve your professional future.

Aimed at: Graduates, Postgraduates, Pregraduates, Others


  • Open Enrollment: from 30/03/2020 to 13/04/2020
  • Evaluation of applications: from 13/04/2020 to 16/04/2020
  • Publication of results: 16/04/2020


The scholarships will be awarded to 5,000 applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • Aged between 18 and 35 years old on application date
  • Passport holder or legal resident in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, UK, USA, Uruguay
  • Own a valid email address.
  • Analysis of the answers provided on the application form

Please read the Terms and Conditions stated on the Santander Bank webpage.

General Information

Term of scholarship: Three months

What does the scholarship include? Tuition fees

Number of scholarships offered: 5000

Due to the current health emergency situation regarding COVID-19, Banco Santander and the British Council are jointly offering 5,000 places on-line English language courses to anyone over the age of 18 and national or resident in any of the countries listed above. The courses cover a range of levels from A1 to C1 (note none are available for C2).  

Courses at all levels offer 48 lessons based on games and exercises which facilitate the equivalent of 2 hours of weekly study over a three month period. You will set your own pace for learning depending on how many hours per week you dedicate to the course. Before starting, students will have to do an access test which will be used to assign them to the course which will best allow them to progress in their learning. AT the end of the course, which must be completed within a maximum of 3 months since the course starting date, students will receive a certificate of completion from the British Council.

The current situation presents us with many examples of bravery, altruism and generosity. We want to offer these completely free English language courses during these difficult times for us all. Please remember you too will be required to dedicate time and effort in order to complete the course. We appreciate your commitment to acomplish the course if you get the scholarship.


Please visit the FAQs section on the Santander Bank webpage or write to if you have any questions. Do not contact the British Council directly please.