Esade and Banco Santander to award 600 scholarships

Esade and Banco Santander to award 600 scholarships

Esade and Banco Santander have announced the launch of 600 soft skill scholarships for students from 14 countries.

The scholarships, aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate students, are designed to enhance the employability of its participants, particularly in the current employment climate affected by COVID-19.

The Soft Skills Innovation and Personal Management Scholarship from Banco Santander will be available for applicants from 14 different countries, which include Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Spain, Peru, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

The scholarship will consist of entirely online training, with the core aim of developing the soft skills of these individuals, in order to advance their position in the increasingly competitive labour market.

Esade and Banco Santander scholarships will focus on courses for developing soft skills

The chosen candidates will have the opportunity to select their preferred option from three courses, taught by Esade.

The 8 week course is designed to enhance the participants’ abilities surrounding strategic leadership, ability to assess their own areas for personal development, creative skills and organisation.

Santander Universities wants to “support young people” through scholarships

Javier López, Global Director of Social Impact at Santander Universities, stated that these Santander Skills Scholarships are designed to assist in the success of participants, as they face the widespread fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The impact of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus is expected to be greatest for young people. They are more vulnerable, and we can already see that they are suffering the most job losses.

“For this reason, at Santander Universities we want to support young people through a series of scholarships that offer training in critical skills that will help them better succeed in the labour market.” 

Marc Correa, Vice Dean of Esade Executive Education programmes, corroborated this statement and the focus on best preparing these candidates for future employment.

“Companies are looking for talent with management skills in multidisciplinary areas and considerable cultural diversity, as well as new technological and soft skills.

“In the current crisis, it becomes even more important that young people are trained in soft skills, since these skills enable leaps in career responsibilities.”

Applications for the scholarship positions are now open and the closing date for applications is 8 June. To apply, visit:

Pic: ESADE/Miquel Coll Molas

Josephine Walbank - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

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