Santander browser compatibility

Santander Universities

You are in

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 (STEM); study abroad; societal impact; faculty research; internships; entrepreneurship; and global workshops.

If you would like to learn more about Santander Universities, please email:

Smart ideas for today's students

"There was a lot we did in Ecuador. Every day, we learned how to speak Spanish. We saw 300 children on our last day. During the week, we saw at least 50 patients daily at the dental clinic. I spotted my first oral cancer that day. The equipment was very different from what we have in our clinic."

– Julie Carlson, Mount Ida College

Read more testimonials

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:

  • College Access Program

    The College Readiness & Success Program will expand Olivet's current College Access Program by increasing the number of students served. This initiative will also develop a comprehensive high school program beginning with ninth–grade students. Coordinated through the Holleran Center for Community Engagement and building on the university's successful middle–school program, Alvernia faculty and staff involved in the College Readiness & Success Program will provide programming to students.

    The Bridge Partnership Program

    The Bridge Program has brought 500 middle school students from the gateway communities of New Bedford, Brockton, and Boston to campus over the past three summers to experience two weeks of immersion into college life. Students live in a university residence hall, take courses with BSU faculty and education majors as well as their own teachers, and tour educational, cultural and historic sites across Massachusetts.

Where we are

Santander Universities supports educational institutions all across the world.

Information Graphic

Information Graphic

"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

Read more testimonials

Student Smart Card

University Smart Card

The versatile ID card* that does it all – pay, borrow books, access, make withdrawals, and more.

  • Pay for expenses.
  • Access campus facilities and borrow from the library.
  • Make withdrawals from your checking account.
  • Get discounts at stores... and much more.

Learn More...

Student Guide to Money Management

Student Guide to Money Management

Covering everything from budgeting to banking, this valuable guide can help take the stress out of managing your money.

  • Get the checking and savings account basics.
  • Explore the pros and cons of credit cards.
  • Learn how to avoid fees.
  • Get tips for financing your education.

Learn More...

* Only available at participating colleges and universities 1 In 2015, Banco Santander was named the world's largest corporate contributor to education by the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO.

Updated as of 10/1/2015