Committed to higher education.

Santander Universities

The Santander Group has made a long-term commitment to the higher education sector. Since 1996, Santander Universities has been collaborating with colleges, universities, and research centers. Globally, we have more than 1,200 partnerships. In the U.S., there are more than 40 partnerships.

We believe that supporting higher education is the best way to give back to the communities we serve. As a result, we expand educational opportunities through college readiness; service learning; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; study abroad; societal impact; faculty research; internships; entrepreneurship; and global workshops.

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What We Do

Since 1996, Santander Universities has invested more than $1.3 billion dollars around the world. Each year, we support over 1,200 philanthropic agreements, 22,000 scholarships, and 4,100 university projects to promote academics, research, study abroad, internship and job placement.

The following examples represent a few of Santander Universities' U.S.–based initiatives:

Santander Impact Blog

Hear from the people who have made significant personal and professional progress with the help of the philanthropic programs Santander Universities’ invests in and supports.

Where we are

Santander Universities supports educational institutions all across the world.

Established globally in 1996 and in 21 countries

Established in the US in 2009 with over 40 partnerships

Construction worker

"Since I've learned about green technology, I try to waste less and recycle more. I've incorporated what I've learned into my own life. The one thing that really stands out for me is just how different actual construction is from the computer models we start with in class. Those lessons are invaluable. Thanks, Santander, for helping to make this possible!"

– Kemoy Henry, New York City College of Technology

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Updated as of 5/2017

*In 2015, Banco Santander was named the world's largest corporate contributor to education by the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO.


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