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University of Chile

History

The University of Chile has buildings with a high heritage value and their contribution to the urban surroundings has converted them into landmarks of Santiago. Among these are: the Main House (1863), the School Swimming pool (1929), the Theatre of the University of Chile in the Turri Buildings (1929), the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Education

It is placed among the 401- 500 best higher educational establishments in the World Ranking of Universities (ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, 2021).473 in the world, 8 place among its Latin-American peers and first place in Chile in the Ranking of Research Institutes (SCImago Research Group, Spain 2020).

Research

This institution is responsible for a third of the scientific publications and also for the implementation of a high percentage of competitive research projects in most academic fields, including basic sciences, technologies, humanities, social sciences and arts.

  • Publications: 11.588 scientific publications in international journals (ISI - WOS) from 2015 to 2019
  • 2.680  articles (ISI - WOS) generated in 2019
  • Basic Research Projects: 100 projects financed by the National Fund for Science & Technology Development (FONDECYT) Regular of the National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT) in 2021.
  • Rankings: First University of the country in production and impact of 

PhD Programmes

University of Chile Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to University of Chile. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
International Conference Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
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Coefficient
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Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
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Wiingy
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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
139 20
2024
159 8
2023
167
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
801 200
2023
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
401
2022
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
-
2024
-
2023
400
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

The International Relations Office (RRII) is in charge of promoting, strengthening and expanding the international links of the University of Chile that benefit directly from the management and development of the strategic programs of the institution. For this reason they work in coordination with the academic units (faculties, institutes, professors and students in general) and with the central pre-graduate, post-graduate and research divisions.

Library services

The University of Chile has 48 libraries, a digital library, 3.048.690 volumes, access to electronic journals and multidisciplinary data bases to support research and teaching (2019).

Medical services

University health network:

  • University Hospital
  • Dental Clinic
  • Psychiatric Clinic
  • Psychological attention (CAPS)

Campus life

  • Premises and land: 4.113.706 m² of urban land. 681.132 m² of built land in use and 103.965.000 m² of agricultural land (2020)
  • Astronomy observatories: The National Astronomy Observatory (since 1852), one of the first in Latin America. There are also the: Maipú Radio Observatory (since 1959); the Astronomy Station at Cerro el Roble; Research and international cooperative agreements with other Astronomy Centers such as: ESO; ALMA; La Campana; NOAO; Cerro Tololo (AURA).
  • Teaching and research laboratories

Sports facilities

Sports and physical activity: Sport areas to be used by students and professors. Inter-faculty sports competitions take place there throughout the year. 

Institutional Accreditation: Accredited by the National Commission for Accreditation in all areas (Management, Undergraduate Teaching, Graduate Teaching, Research, Infrastructure, Equipment, and Outreach) for the maximum period of 7 years (2018-2025).

  • Accreditation of Doctoral Programs: 39 out of 41 (95,12%) have been accredited by the Post-graduate Accreditation Commission (2020)
  • Accreditation of Master Programs: 91 out of 115 (79,13%) have been accredited (2020)
  • Accreditation of Undergraduate Programs: 50 out of 69 (72%) have been accredited (July, 2018)

Lo Prado, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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