A ONCE in a life time opportunity to study abroad is being offered to 38 Malaga-based students by a foundation backed by Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and his brother.

The Fundacion Lagrimas y Favores, promoted by the Banderas brothers, has donated €75,000 to the University of Malaga to provide grants for overseas study.

Around €60,000 will be spent directly on 38 students wishing to study in the United States and Canada. The remaining €15,000 will go towards other university initiatives.