Universidad de Chile

General Information

Introduction

Located in the city of Santiago, the University of Chile is the most experienced institution of higher education in the country. It is an autonomous, public and nationwide university. During the last 170 years, its faculty members and its alumni have been a key element in the development of new laws, new institutions and the frame of Chile's social, political, economic, artistic and cultural system. The University of Chile has always been an important university referent, first among Chilean Universities in quality and research productivity rankings, and a leader in Latin America.

The knowledge delivered in the University is based on the deep leading research performed by its academics, representing 26.2% of the basic research projects in the country (average 2006 -2012), and 39% of Excellence Research Projects at the national level.

Ranking

It is ranked among the best 500 Universities in the world according to the Jiao Tong Ranking Shanghai 2014 and among the 220 best Universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking 2014.It has the first place in Chile Scimago Report 2014.

Universidad de Chile was accredited by the National Commission for Accreditation in all areas for the maximum period of 7 years. (December 2011-December 2018).

Fields of Study

Universidad de Chile is a complex multidisciplinary institution, covering all the fields of study:  Agricultural Sciences • Architecture and Urbanism • Arts • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences • Communication and Image • Dentistry Sciences • Economics and Business • Forestry and Nature Conservation Sciences • International Studies • Law • Medicine • Nutrition and Food Technology  • Philosophy and Humanities • Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Engineering) • Public Affairs • Social Sciences • Veterinary and Animal Sciences. *All the study programmes are taught in Spanish. 

Fast Facts 

  • 9.365 postgraduate students
  • 27.921 undergraduate students
  • 1.500 International students
  • 3.047 academic staff (1.171 are full-time)
  • 1 Bachelor Degree Program
  • 65 Undergraduate Programs
  • 120 Master's Degree Programs
  • 36 PhD Programs 
  • 1 Clinical Hospital (High Complexity Medicine)
  • 950 laboratories (High technology equipment)
  • 3 Astronomy Observatories, (Associated to all the Astronomical international Observatories located in Chile, Paranal, Las Campanas, Tololo, Pachón, La Silla(ESO) ALMA, among others). 
  • 48 Libraries: 3.000.000 volumes, 3.200 Academic journals, 160 multidisciplinary databases

·         Research:

  • 5 Milenio Science Institutes
  • 5 Science and Technology Nucleus
  • 3 Social Science Nucleus
  • 6 Centers of Financing Fund of Research Excellence Centers.
  • 1 Center for Advanced Research  in Education
  • 5 Centers of Excellence
  • 15 Scientific and Technological Equipment Centers

Information per Mobility Type

Undergraduate Mobility

Universidad de Chile's undergraduate studies are open to international exchange students, who can choose their courses according to their academic experience and proficiency in Spanish. In order to learn more about our Student Mobility Programme (PME), please visit our website.

->European applicants

Requirements

  • To have completed at least two (2) years of instruction in their study programme at home institution.
  • The language of instruction at University of Chile is Spanish. Therefore, the applicant must proof sufficient knowledge of the language in order to pursue any study programme in this category. For proficiency in Spanish a language certificate stating a B1 level will be required. The applicant can choose among these options to proof his/her language expertise:  Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE); Certificate of attendance for Spanish lessons sating a minimum number of hours according to the following range: 330-550.

For further information and enrollment please visit this website.

To see Universidad de Chile's Academic Offer, please click here.

*Please note that definitive workload selection and inscription will occur once the grantee arrives to Universidad de Chile.

** For international students, courses in following fields will not be available to enroll: Medicine, Dentistry and courses regarding instrumental performance in music.

Master Mobility

Through its Master’s Degree programmes, the University of Chile provides graduates with knowledge and competences to address complex issues in a systematic and creative way. These programs are aimed at building capacities for research, technological innovation, artistic creation or higher professional development.

Please visit the following website for Master Programmes (magísteres)

http://www.uchile.cl/postgrado

->European Applicants

Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a four (4) year Bachelor's degree and be enrolled in a Master programme at home institution and comply with the entry requirements set by each master programme.
  • To have a pre-acceptance letter from the master programme of the applicant interest. Assistance to coordinate this letter will be provided by Erasmus Coordination in Chile (erasmus@uchile.cl).
  • The language of instruction at University of Chile is Spanish. Therefore, the student must proof sufficient knowledge of the language in order to pursue any study programme in this category. For proficiency in Spanish a language certificate stating a B2 level will be required. The applicant can choose among these options to proof his/her language expertise: DELE; Certificate of attendance for Spanish lessons sating a minimum number of hours according to the following range: 330-550

Doctoral Mobility

Through its Doctoral programs, the University of Chile trains graduates with a comprehensive knowledge in their respective fields, enabling them to carry out independent research or original artistic creation.

Please visit the following website for Doctoral Programmes (doctorados)

->European candidates

Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral programme at home institution showing proof of previous training in regard with the requirements of the selected program.
  • To have a pre-acceptance letter from the doctoral programme of the applicant interest. Assistance to coordinate this letter will be provided by Erasmus Coordination in Chile (erasmus@uchile.cl).

Post-Doc and Staff Mobility

  • Post-Doc research and staff activities must count with the previous acceptance (letter of invitation) of the Faculty/Institute/Lab/Department/Research project or Doctoral programme involved.

Admission and applications will be considered according to each specific case.