Master in International Studies

The program aims at providing professionals with a vast academic and scientific perspective in the field of international relations. This is one of Latin America's oldest academic program in this area as well as the first of its kind in Chile.

This program places among its priorities the multidisciplinary treatment of international reality, with particular emphasis on the latest discussions over the discipline, and focuses in developing the student's ability for critical thinking.

Students are given theoretical and practical tools that will help them grasp issues relating to governmental and non-governmental relations at the international level, from political, economic, social, legal and historical standpoints.

Topics covered by the program include, among others, political science, international relations, international law, international economic relations, international organizations, global political economy and international negotiations.


Classes will take place from Monday to Thursday at the Institute between 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.


The application period is from August to December


Registration 2021: CLP$149.000
Program Fee 2021 (7 trimesters): UF 260

Starting Date





Graduate School


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Online application

For electronic applications, please refer to the instructions at the following link.


Trimester I

  • History of International Relations
  • International Law I
  • Political Science 
  • Fundamentals of International Economics
  • Research Design

Trimester II

  • International Relations I 
  • International Law II
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Qualitative Methods

Trimester III

  • International Relations II
  • Human Rights
  • International Actors
  • Development Theory
  • Quantitative Methods

Trimester IV

  • Foreign Policy Analysis I
  • Integration in Latin America
  • Security and Defense
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Thesis Seminar

Trimester V

  • Foreign Policy Analysis II: Case Study
  • Chilean Foreign Policy
  • Geographic Elective
  • Negotations
  • Thesis Seminar

Trimester VI

  • Elective: International Reality Topics
  • Thesis Seminar

Trimester VII

  • Thesis

Requirements and Application

Applicants should be in possession of a bachelor's degree or a professional degree, granted by national or foreign universities, or by higher education institutes, whose level, content and duration of studies are equivalent to that of a bachelor's degree at the University of Chile. Only applications for students who have completed at least one undergraduate degree of at least 8 consecutive semesters (4 years) are accepted.

This will be determined by the Academic Committee of the Program that will evaluate the documents and degrees presented by the candidates. In any case, as a general criterion, it is estimated that only those courses that have a minimum duration of eight semesters after graduation from secondary or high school, can be considered equivalent to a university degree.

Admission request

Applicants should fill out the application form provided by the Institute of International Studies and send the following documents:

  • Official certificate, issued by competent authority, of the university professional degree or Bachelor's degree. For the purposes of the application, a legalized copy can be presented. In the case of foreign students, the certificate must be legalized with the apostille or visa in the Consulate of Chile of the corresponding country. The original certificate will be required to obtain the degree.
  • Grade transcripts of the studies carried out, including the corresponding scale and graduation ranking.
  • Two recommendation letters.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Interview with professors of the Program.
  • Letter explaining the applicant's interest in participating in this Program (maximum length, 500 words).
  • Medical insurance for foreign students.

Besides, applicants will be interviewed by professors of the Institute. The program will consider the level of reading and understanding of the English language.


The application form must be completed by all candidates (national or foreign) who request admission to the Postgraduate and Postgraduate courses offered by the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile. The clarity and precision of the answers will allow to correctly evaluate the background and experience of the candidate.

Applications must be submitted electronically or by presenting the background at the Institute of International Studies.

Institute of International Studies
University of Chile
Address: Av. Condell 249, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

Application Process

  • Applications are open and will be received until December 2019. Use the application form provided by the Institute. 
  • The interviews are made once the Graduate School has all the background of the applicants.
  • Applicants living abroad:
    • The interview will be conducted on Skype and a certificate of proficiency in Spanish will be required, where appropriate.
    • It is recommended that students coming from abroad arrive at least 10 days before classes start.