Universidad de Chile (Santiago)

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Universidad de Chile (Santiago) is a universitywide partner in Santiago, Chile.

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

The University of Chile is an institution with a high degree of decentralization, so semester dates may differ per faculty.

Semester I: Beginning of March - End of July

Semester II: Beginning of August - Mid-December

Orientation generally commences in the beginning of March for Semester I and at the end of July for Semester II.

Exams take place at the end of July for Semester I and in December for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There are no GPA requirements for this programme.

English Language Requirement

  • A B1 certificate in Spanish is required, but B2 level is recommended to be able to follow courses well
  • Any course that provides a certificate is sufficient (e.g. Cervantes)

It is recommended you start your language course early!

Areas of study open to exchange students

All, according to previous academic experience and ability to work in Spanish.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Limited courses in English are available at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Housing assistance

Universidad de Chile doesn’t have student residences, but the program offers assistance with a data base of Chilean families for housing, and each accepted student has information about housing in their acceptance package.

Estimated living costs per month

The average cost of living per month (accommodations, food and transportation within Santiago) is about US$800 or US$1.000

Housing: US$ 400.-
Meals: US$ 300.-
Transport: US$ 150.-
Photocopies: US$ 150. - (per semester)
Books: US$ 400. - (per semester)
Personal: US$ 200.-

(Estimate from 2020)


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 places per year.


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.

Rapa Nui’s famous statues.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.