50 Stories to Tell: New Undergraduate Fellows

14 October 2021

In this 2021 call for applications, the "la Caixa" Foundation has launched a new undergraduate fellowship programme aimed at excellent students with limited financial resources who wish to begin their degree studies at universities in Spain. 

In the first edition of this programme, 50 fellowships were awarded with the aim of promoting equal opportunities in access to university education and offering comprehensive support to students to enable them to develop their full potential and achieve academic excellence.

This year, the first 50 undergraduate fellows join this community of talent made up of more than 5000 students, researchers and leading professionals in their fields of study.

50 New Stories to Tell

Of the fellows that are starting their studies this year at over 20 Spanish universities, 60% are women and 40% are men.

Infographic of the fellows that are starting their studies this year at over 20 Spanish universities. 60% are women and 40% are men.

The subjects chosen by the fellows in this first year of the programme include courses in Social Sciences (14 fellows), Life Sciences (13), Art and Humanities (12) and Theoretical and applied sciences (11).

Infographic of the subjects chosen by the fellows in this first year of the programme, in which includes courses in Social Sciences (14 fellows), Life Sciences (13), Art and Humanities (12) and Theoretical and applied sciences (11).

The 50 fellowships awarded through this programme have been distributed over 20 universities in Spain, with the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Catalonia, Autonomous Community of Valencia and Andalusia being the regions that will receive the most students.

Infographic of the 50 fellowships awarded through this programme that have been distributed over 20 universities in Spain, including the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Catalonia, Autonomous Community of Valencia and Andalusia.

More than a Grant

Throughout their education, these new fellows will receive financial support to study their university courses, receiving a monthly payment that will enable them to study full time, along with an initial payment to buy computer equipment and resources and additional aid for international stays.  In addition to these financial endowments, the programme includes language courses and a programme of support and training in transversal skills to equip students with the necessary competences to achieve academic excellence.

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