It’s important, firstly, to decide what kind of program are you interested in completing, according to the goals you want to achieve and in which region of Chile would you like to live the experience. Learn Chile is composed by private and public educational institutions with a wide range of academic offer distributed all across the country. To know more about the different regions of Chile, visit our section Know Chile. To check in detail all the Institutions who are part of Learn Chile, visit section Study In Chile.
Some of our institutions offer several search services for students lodging. They may help you find a homestay with a family that will receive you during your college term. There are also several websites that offer rentals, apartments or rooms, where you can find something to meet your needs. For more information, visit our section During your Stay.
It depends on the type of course you wish to study Chile, and if there are agreements signed between your home institution and the Chilean institution you plan to study at. We recommend you to check if your home institution has any agreements with Chilean institutions to be sure about this topic.
Because Chile is a country that offers a complete and diverse experience to foreign students who decide to come for studying. Not only you can learn about the country’s culture and improve your proficiency in Spanish language, but also travel through its extensive and unique geography, from the northern deserts up to the ski centers in the mountain range, and the beautiful ecological reserves in Patagonia. Furthermore, Chile is a country that stands out for its security, quality of life, educational level, and for having one of the most prosper economies in Latin America.
Some Institutions offer courses and special programs taught entirely in English, for both foreign and local students. To check which institutions offer these kind of programs, go to section Study in Chile.
In Chile each institution defines its own tuition fees for their academic programs, so you must review the cost of each program separately, through the institution’s websites.
Learn Chile is a consortium of Chilean higher education institutions that work together, with support from Chilean government to enhance the promotion of Chile as a destination for international students who choose our country to study abroad. Our goal is to provide information and to prepare you for visiting Chile.
To study in Chile you have to present the documentation requested by our educational system. First, you must have a student visa. To check the entire list of requirements and documentation, please visit our section Requirements. Still, it is important to consider that each institution has specific requirements for their academic programs, so it is necessary to additionally check the stipulated requirements for each case on the institutions’ websites.
Because the benefits of studying in a country different from your own are more evident and ascertainable every day. Most students who have studied abroad say it was a life-changing experience and a great catalyst for personal growth. Additionally, learning in a multi-cultural context helps to understand one’s culture more appropriately, and to configure a more elaborate and complex world view. Lastly, studying abroad strengthens the student’s Curriculum and helps them lead their professional careers.
We recommend you to check your home institution for scholarships or financial aid available for studying abroad programs, and if there are any agreements signed with Chilean educational institutions. When there are agreements between your home institution and the Chilean institution you wish to study at, usually you pay the same fee as you do in your home institution, and don’t pay an enrollment fee. Still, The Chilean Agency for International Cooperation offers scholarships available for foreign students who wish to study in Chile.
Most institutions request that foreign applicants carry an international health insurance with coverage in Chile. Still, it is necessary to check on the specific requirements stipulated by each institution for further details on this topic. To check the institutions that are part of Learn Chile, go to our section Study in Chile.
While having a minimum language proficiency is recommended, it is not a formal requirement for obtaining the visa. Additionally, each program and each institution has its own Spanish proficiency requirements, so you’ll need to check them individually to define to which one can you apply.
The following costs are approximate and calculated per month of stay in Santiago, capital city of Chile, and Valparaíso, another important university city in the country. This costs may vary depending on the city and geographic region. In the extremes north and south of Chile, for example, costs may be slightly higher.
Chilean Institutions offer different kinds of programs for foreign students: exchange programs, double-degree programs, Spanish courses, Intensive short programs in many areas and Internships, among others. To check the specific academic offer of each Institution, visit our section Study in Chile.
It depends on the activities you prefer to pursue while studying in Chile. Summer is ideal for students who enjoy beaches, water sports or cultural/artistic festivities such as Tapati Feast in Rapa Nui or Theater Festival Santiago a Mil. Autumm and winter are best for those interested in skiing or attending traditional cultural chilean festivities, such as Fiesta de la Tirana in northern Chile. To check on more Chilean activities by season, visit our section After Studying in Chile.