| Applications: date
to be announced|
Scholarship recipients: UC Portuguese Students
|||Regulation on the Santander Scholarships - 2nd edition (in Portuguese)|
Number and amount of the Scholarships
I – One hundred and six (106) monetary Scholarships will be awarded pertaining to the
academic year 2021/2022 (50 scholarships for students registered for the first time, and 56 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.
d) A proven need for financial support in order to proceed the studies in the 1st and 2nd Cycle of Higher Education.
e) Portuguese Nationality at the time of the beginning of the previous academic year (1st September).
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 2020 (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 2020/2021.
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 begins on 6th October and takes place until 22nd November.
II – The application is carried out at the Santander Bank webpage at https://www.becas-santander.com/pt_pt/index.html, and subsequently at InforEstudante by using the request to that purpose - “[Alun@s] Application to a ‘UC Santander-Future’ Scholarship”.
III - A student that was awarded a 2021 Santander Future Scholarship in the 1st application phase cannot apply in the 2nd application phase.
Documents to be presented
In order to formalise their application, Students must submit the following documents:
a) Annual Financial Statement
concerning 2020 that includes the name and the Individual Tax Number (NIF) of the
b) 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 or the Tax and Customs Authority (mandatory).
c) Supporting document of residency in the period of classes (mandatory).
d) Supporting document of the disability equal to or higher than 60 per cent, if applicable.
e) Declaration concerning other Scholarships or Awards if the student benefitted from one in the previous academic year (mandatory).
- 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 menas 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 2021/2022, 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 2020/2021 to 2021/2022). 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 appraisal of the application will take place between 22nd November and 13th December 2021.
The selection of the Applicants will be carried out on 13th December 2021.
|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
| Applications: date to be announced|
Award recipients: UC Professors
|Regulation on the Santander-UC Awards for Pedagogical Innovation|