Studying abroad in University of Chile
Besides experiencing the international academic environment at the Master's level, the simple immersion in the lively city of the Chilean capital of Santiago helps making the two years abroad quite delightful. With a population of almost 6 million people, Santiago is by far one of the safest cities in Latin America, allowing international students to safely travel the entire country by bus or plane.
Whether you are interested in Latin American, US, European or Asian politics, or in agencies like the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, Santiago offers a wide array of academic channels for students searching extracurricular activities, such as seminars and international conferences. On a daily basis, the social and economic stability in Chile allows students to diversify their interests and participation with easy access to museums, soccer games, and concerts of all kinds.
As an international student at the University of Chile, you will have access to multiple libraries, a student ID card for discounts, health and gymnasium facilities. As a member of our Institute, you will have access to other Institutes with discounts for language training, including French and German. Our university has 25,000 undergraduate students, 4,000 postgraduates, and over 1,000 international students who contribute to its diversity.
While our Institute is definitely an integral part of the University of Chile here in Santiago, we actually work and teach our classes at our own separate Institute, allowing both students and the faculty to work more privately in our own library and with our own computers. Our academic year consists of two semesters, 18 weeks each, all of which start each year in March and end in December, leaving you three months of vacation before starting your second year.