Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMay 1early Augustmid JulyBudget
FallMay 1early Augustearly DecemberBudget
SpringOctober 30early Marchmid JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • Spanish
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Homestay
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Located in Chile's vibrant capital Santiago, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) is one of the country's oldest universities and one of the most recognized academic institutions in Latin America. The exchange program at UC offers the opportunity for international students to take courses from a variety of majors, practice Spanish, immerse themselves in the local culture, and meet students from all around the world.


Students with an advanced level of Spanish language ability (at least four semesters of Spanish language study) are invited to spend their semester or year in the vibrant capital of Chile. For exchange students, there are a variety of course offerings available during your term at the UC. Similar to the UA, students can search their course offerings in the UC's online system. Select your term of interest and school of study. Additionally, you can make note of the different campuses located through Santiago. You may find you are most interested in "Oriente Campus" or "Lo Contador" in the Providencia suburb. The main campus is located in Santiago Centro at "Casa Central".

Be sure to take note of the Restricted Areas of Study as well. 



Santiago, Chile

Santiago is the capital of Chile and the 5th largest city in South America. Santiago has many museums, events, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities that make it the political and cultural center of the country. It is located centrally in Chile which makes it an ideal base point to further explore the country. It is close to both mountains and the Pacific ocean, which makes it possible to ski in the Andes in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach. 


Students will coordinate their own housing during their term in Santiago, Chile. Therefore, they have many different options. The UC's International Office proivdes resources for Student Residencias, Host Families, Apartments and more. Check out their website for more details. 

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