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Santander-UC Awards

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Santander-Future Scholarships

Clique para mais informação... Applications: until 11th December
Scholarship recipients: UC Students whose (permanent or temporary) residence is in Portugal
Regulation on the Santander Scholarships (in Portuguese)

Number and amount of the Scholarships

I – One hundred and fifty (150) monetary Scholarships will be awarded pertaining to the 2022/2023 academic year (50 scholarships for students registered for the first curricular year, and 100 scholarships concerning other situations).

II – The amount of each awarded Scholarship will be 1,000 euros.

Eligibility Criteria, and Weighing and Seriation Criteria

I – Pursuant to the Regulation on the General Provisions of the Santander-Future Scholarships, the mandatory eligibility conditions are:

a) A valid registration for the 1st curricular year of the course.
b) A valid registration at the adherent Higher Education Institution for at least 30 ECTS credits, except for a situation concerning a course completion.
c) Academic Merit. The applicants should show an exceptional successful academic performance in the academic year previously attended.
   c.1) At the University of Coimbra the assessment of the academic merit takes into account two sub-criteria:
      - The best average obtained in the previous academic year;
      - Greater number of completed ECTS credits.

Regarding students of the first curricular year, the following sub-criteria are applied in order:

- Best application’s grade to Higher Education without rounding.

- Best average of the grades obtained in the admission exams for the institution/course pair.

- Best final grade of the secondary education course.

d) A proven need for financial support in order to proceed the studies in the 1st and 2nd Cycle of Higher Education.
e) (Permanent or temporary) Residence in Portugal.

II – The eligibility and seriation conditions defined as Particular Dispositions in the University of Coimbra, in accordance with no. 2 and no. 10 of the Regulation on the General Dispositions of the Santander-Future Scholarships, are the following:

a) Annual personal or family per capita income, according to the Financial Statement of 2021 (IRS), equal or lower than 22 times the amount of the Social Support Index (IAS) currently in force, thus corresponding to the total amount of € 9,653.82 (nine thousand, six hundred, fifty-three euros and eighty two cents) concerning the Editions of this Programme in 2021/2022.
b) Applicant who is displaced more than 50 km from his/her home, and has to ensure in Coimbra all his/her expenses inherent in the accommodation and other subsistence needs.
c) A disability equal to or higher than 60 per cent.

Application Deadlines and conditions

I – The application takes place until 11th December.

II – The application is carried out at the Santander Foundation webpage at https://www.becas-santander.com/pt, and subsequently at InforEstudante by using the request to that purpose -  “[Alun@s] Application to a ‘UC Santander-Future’ Scholarship”].

Documents to be presented

In order to formalise their application, Students must submit the following documents:

a) Annual Financial Statement concerning 2021 that includes the name and the Individual Tax Number (NIF) of the applicant (mandatory), or another supporting document of the household income concerning 2021.

b) Number of the Bank Account, NIB or IBAN of the bank account to be credited with the amount of the scholarship (mandatory).

c) Supporting document of residency outside the period of classes and attesting that the student belongs to the household, which is obtained at the Parish Councils (mandatory).
d) Supporting document of residency in the period of classes (mandatory).
e) Supporting document of the disability equal to or higher than 60 per cent, if applicable.

f) Residence title or permit in Portugal issued by the Immigration and Borders Service of Portugal if the students are not Portuguese and reside temporarily in Portugal.

g) Declaration concerning other Scholarships or Awards if the student benefitted from one in the previous academic year (mandatory, except for students of the 1st curricular year).

Notes:

  • The non-submission of the documents by means of both Platforms (Santander and InforEstudante), is a reason for exclusion.
  • Students must enter the complete required information in both platforms.
  • The documents necessary to analyse the application for the scholarship must be submitted by means of the InforEstudante platform.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I - You applied for a Santander Future Scholarship in the 1st application phase. Can you apply again in the 2nd application phase?

A student that was awarded a Santander Future Scholarship in the 1st application phase cannot apply in the 2nd application phase.

Nevertheless, if in the 1st application phase the student was excluded from the final shortlist, he/she may apply again in the 2nd phase.

II - Regarding the application procedure, in which platform must you apply first?

You must apply first in the Santander Platform (and indicate your full name, student number and course attended). Then, you must apply by means of InforEstudante.

III - Can you shorten your name concerning the application in Santander Platform?

No, you cannot. In order to faciilitate the association of the requests to the same student, you must fill in the data with the complete information (e.g., fill in your name according to the Citizen Card).

IV - Which email address must you indicate in the Santander Platform?

You must indicate the email address that is associated with your InforEstudante account.

V - You have applied in both Platforms. What do you do next?

Once the application is completely submitted, that is, with the whole required information, you only need to wait for the communication of the results.

VI - Is the application mandatory in the Santander Platform and in InforEstudante?

Yes, it is. The application is submitted by means of the webpage of Santander https://www.becas-santander.com/pt_pt/index.html, and after this application you must submit the request for that purpose: “[Alun@s] Application to a ‘UC Santander-Future’ Scholarship”] that is available at InforEstudante.

The non-submission of the application in both Platforms, is a reason for exclusion.

VII - How does the procedure work?

The assessment of the potentially eligible students is carried out taking into account the following criteria:

- A valid registration for the 1st curricular year of the course.

- A valid registration at the University of Coimbra for at least 30 ECTS credits in the academic year 2022/2023, except for a situation concerning a course completion.

- A proven need for financial support in order to proceed the studies in the 1st and 2nd Cycle of Higher Education.

- The Students displaced more than 50 km from their homes, who have to ensure in Coimbra all their expenses inherent in the accommodation and other subsistence needs.

- A disability equal to or higher than 60 per cent.

- Academic Merit, which is assessed according to the transition of academic year (from 2021/2022 to 2022/2023). If it is necessary to break a tie, the following criteria may also be applied:

a) The best grade average obtained in the previous academic year;

b) Greater number of completed ECTS credits.

VIII  - You and/or your household have a declaration of the Tax and Customs Authority attesting the “exemption from submitting the Annual Financial Statement”. Which document must you submit in the field "Annual Income (€), according to the Annual Financial Statement of last year, in which the Tax ID Number (TIN) of the student is mentioned?".

Regarding this situation, the student must submit:

a) The declaration of the Tax and Customs Authority attesting the exemption from submitting the Annual Financial Statement.

b) A sworn statement that mentions the means of livelihood of the student and/or his/her household.

IX – Must your bank data be updated?

Yes, because the scholarship will be paid by means of the student’s bank data inserted at NONIO platform. Without this information, the money transfer will not be possible.

X – Is there any deadline established to communicate the results?

The dates concerning the appraisal of the applications and selection of applicants will be published in due time.

XI – You have doubts. How can you contact the services?

You can ask your questions by means of the online form Académicos@UC, by selecting the option “National Student or Equivalent”, the type of request “Information” and in the field Description/Subject select “Awards and Merit Scholarships”.

Santander-UC Awards of Pedagogical Innovation

Clique para mais informação... Applications: date to be announced
Award recipients: UC Professors
Regulation on the Santander-UC Awards for Pedagogical Innovation

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