Universities in Chile

Chile has established itself as a preferred study destination for students across the globe. It is home to one of the most robust higher education systems in Latin America. As a result, students from different corners of the world fly to Chile to pursue their academic careers. 

The vibrant campus life, scenic natural views, high-quality education, research-oriented knowledge creation, affordable education, post-study work opportunities, and a cosmopolitan environment provide everything a student asks for. Notable alumni from Chilean universities include Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral, etc. 

What makes Chile a Center of Higher Studies?

Chile has a plethora of public as well as private universities. The highest-ranked public university in Chile, Universidad de Chile, is ranked 201st globally and 6th in Latin America by the QS World University Rankings, 2021. The oldest university of Chile, having been established in 1843, is spread over five campuses in the city, incorporating museums, sports centres, healthcare facilities, incubation centres, etc. Its course in mineral and mining engineering features among the Top 10 of the world.

Other prominent universities in Chile, include La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It was in 2018 ranked among the Top 50 of the world for architecture, education, social policy, law and agriculture. Post-study work opportunities for graduates from universities here are plentiful as they are accepted worldwide. 

Eligibility Criteria

The students need to apply directly through the official websites of the universities. The students need to appear for a common entrance test called the University Selection Test (PSU). The universities admit students based on the scores of PSU. The cutoff in PSU varies from institute to institute. General documentation for admission to Chilean University include academic transcripts of the previous years, international passport or travel document, health report, letters of recommendation and signed online form. 

The international students need to prove their English or Spanish language proficiency by undertaking tests like IELTS, TOEFL, etc. Moreover, they need to have proof of their financial eligibility and a student visa valid throughout curricula. 

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