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Santander Widening Access Scholarship

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Santander Widening Access Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Santander and is available in the first year of study to a UK student applying for any undergraduate degree course from a group under-represented in higher education (please see eligibility criteria below).

There are 31 scholarships available. 

The scholarship is a £1,250 cash award provided in the first year of study. 

Am I eligible?

Applicants will be eligible for a Santander Widening Access Scholarship if they are applying from an aspiring state school or college or if they live in an area that has a low rate of progression to higher education (according to POLAR4 data).

  • You can check if your school is on our aspiring schools list here.
  • To check your POLAR classification, you can visit the Office for Students website and enter your postcode. The number in the POLAR4 young participation quintile measure must be a 1 for your address to qualify. 

You must also hold a current conditional or unconditional offer to study here.

How do I apply?

You must apply via Royal Holloway Direct

In light of the current circumstances and the recent announcement that UCAS are extending their deadlines for entry 2020, we have decided to extend our undergraduate scholarship deadline to Friday 17 April 2020 11.59pm BST.

You will hear the outcome of your application from Monday 4 May 2020.

Thank you to all those who have applied so far. If you have any queries please email

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