The patron SEB Group (1993) is one of the leading financial service providers in Northern Europe. As a bank with close and long-term relations in Sweden and the Baltics, it offers world-class financial consultations and a vast range of financial services in every field of activities. The bank is characterized by personalized approach in selecting the best opportunities of cooperation.

IevaTetere, President of SEB banka: "Cooperation of SEB banka and the UL Foundation dates back to the time when we jointly granted scholarships to seven first-year students of the University of Latvia. We delight in the young people whose academic results improve year on year, and also are happy about the project in general, motivating students to keep improving their performance and to reach new goals. I am sure that the knowledge obtained at the University of Latvia is a firm basis for the rest of one’s life. Many employees of SEB bank are the graduates of the UL faculties. In their everyday work, they have demonstrated their knowledge and skills received in the largest university of Latvia. In the future, we plan to continue granting scholarships together with the UL Foundation because the goal is noble, the partners are cooperative, trustworthy and efficient, and our joint activities – mutually rewarding!"

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In the 2008/2009 academic year, the UL Foundation jointly with SEB banka granted seven Excellence Scholarships each of EUR 1 710 per academic year. The recipients were the best first-year students of the UL.

In the 2009/2010 academic year, SEB banka supported the campaign of social scholarships "Ceļamaize 2009" ("Bread for the Journey"), with the amount of EUR 2 850. SEB banka also sponsored the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the UL by donating for the events ""Shadow Days and "UL Garden" the total amount of EUR 5 449.60.

In the 2010/2011 academic year, SEB banka supported the scholarship programme "Ceļamaize 2010" in the amount of EUR 2 850 and sponsored a series of guest lectures at the UL Faculty of Humanities within the project "The Programme for Improvement of Competitiveness of UL Anthropology Branch" in the amount of EUR 3 560.

In the 2011/2012 academic year, SEB banka supported the recipient of the social scholarship "Ceļamaize 2011" granted to Dairis Zaķēns.

In 2013, SEB banka donated EUR 1 422.87 for the academic conference "Interactivity of Science and Culture in Latvia and Worldwide" and for the publication of monograph dedicated to Academician Jānis Stradiņš jubilee, celebrated in the period from May 2013 to May 2014.

In 2014, SEB banka donated EUR 3 000 in support of the UL Faculty of Economics and Management student with the best average result upon registration for the Master’s studies in the 2014/2015 academic year. The scholarship was granted to Elīza Šenberga.

In 2015, SEB banka again granted a scholarship to the most successful first-year student in the Master’s programme of the UL Faculty of Economics and Management. The recipient of the scholarship in the 2015/2016 academic year was Aleksandra Prokopeņa.

In 2018, SEB banka donated EUR 2 700 for the series of forums "Formula of Latvia 2050. Development Scenarios".

In 2019, SEB banka donated EUR 1 600 for the series of forums "Formula of Latvia 2050. Development Scenarios".

We greatly appreciate the generous support to education and development!