Study In Chile - Requirements,Cost and Tuition Fees

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Chile as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Chile as an international student.

Chile is a very good study destination for international students because of the good quality of education available in the country. It is easy for international students to study in Chile as far they have necessary documents and information for the admission.


 How to apply and study in Chile


 It is advisable that you make extra research on studying in Chile as the application process for studying in Chile might change for international students anytime. Below is the step by step procedure on how to apply and study in Chile as an international student:

Take time to search for universities in Chile that suit your budget and interested program.

Request a for application forms from the universities in Chile that you are interested in. You can request for application forms by email or downloading it from the school website.

Send your recommendation letters and academic transcripts to the university or universities in Chile that you are applying to for evaluation.

If granted admission by any university in Chile, pay for your tuition fees and other fees where applicable.
Apply for a visa to study in Chile.

Chile education system is somehow similar to the US and European system of education. They have the same bachelor,masters and phd degrees just that they names are different.

 Licenciatura, the same as a bachelor’s degree

Magister, the same as a master’s degree

 Doctor,the same as a PhD.

They have a four-year degree program for majority of their courses but the major courses such as medicine,pharmacy,dentistry and law usually take about 6 years for the program to be completed.

To study in a public or state university in Chile you must take a compulsory test called the Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria ,this test is to determine whether you are eligible to start university in Chile.

Cost of Studying in Chile for international students


 The cost of studying in Chile actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Chile have different tuition fees. In this post we will give the average cost of studying in Chile as an international student.

Chile is one of the cheapest countries in South America for international students to study. With a very good standard of education and well facilitated universities,Chile is a very good study destination for international students.

 As said earlier the cost of living in Chile is low for international students,with about US$700 to US$1,100 per month,all expenses which includes accommodation,transport,food etc. The lifestyle and spending habit of a students will affects his budget.

Unlike other countries,public and private universities in Chile have almost the same tuition fees which makes it some how difficult for international students to choose which to enroll to. The average tuition fees to study in Chile is US$5,500 per year.

 The tuition fees for both public and private universities in depends on the course of study. With major courses such as medicine and engineering being the most expensive at about US$6,300 per year while courses such as dentistry,pharmacy,law can be around US$5,900 per year.

How to apply for a Chile study visa

To apply for a Chile student visa you need some documents and other requirements, so below are requirements needed when applying for a Chile study visa.

Valid international passport

Completed visa application form

Two passport size photos
Admission letter from university of choice
Accommodation confirmation. This is very important when applying for a Chile student visa

Bank Statement

Health certificate

Police report
Flight booking confirmation

So above are the necessary requirements needed when applying for a Chile study visa.

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