usm / Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
Student Exchange
Valparaiso Chile
Program A/B
2020 Fall (1st,2nd Cycle)

General Information

Host Institution

Founded in 1931, the USM is recognized as one of Latin America's best universities for its scientific and technological excellence. The USM is a Nonprofit Private Foundation, with the character of private university, belonging to the Chilean Universities President Council (CRUCh). In the latest Times Higher Education (THE), the USM was ranked in the range 251-300 (1st in Latin America and Chile). Its professionals are as valued for their leadership as they are for their broad knowledge in science and the humanities. To study at USM is a unique and unforgetable opportunity, for international students and Chilean students alike. The USM offers 84 programs at Undergraduate (17.000 students) and Postgraduate level (3.000 students). Its institutional accreditation given by CNA-Chile is for 6 years (2016-2022).
Areas of study: engineering, architecture, humanities.

Mailing Address
Avenida Espana 1680 , Valparaiso , Region de Valparaiso

Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:06/Jan/2020
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $2

Local currency1.470.000

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒700

Update date 16/Dec/2019 07:24:59
Outline ID 478

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Exchange students may choose courses from any level and academic department as long as entry requirements are met.
Teaching Language Spanish and some courses in English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 03/Aug/2020 To: 11/Dec/2020
2nd Semester
From: 01/Mar/2021 To: 09/Jul/2021
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study


Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEIC: 550 - 665, TOEFL ITP: 526 - 566, TOEFL iBT: 72 - 86, IELTS: 5 - 5.5 or
DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera): DELE B1

Must join the Intensive Spanish Course

Academic Field
--Environmental Design/Architecture, --Landscape Architecture, --Urban Planning,
--Accounting, --Actuarial Science, --Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, --Auditing, --Business Communications, --Business Management, --Business Statistics, --Construction Management, --E-Commerce, --Economics, --Entrepreneurship, --Fashion Merchandising, --Finance, --Human Resources Management, --Insurance, --International Business/Trade/Commerce, --Labor and Industrial Relations, --Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, --Management Information Systems, --Marketing, --Organizational Behavior Studies, --Organizational Leadership, --Real Estate,
Computer and Information Sciences
--Artificial Intelligence, --Computer and IT Support Services, --Computer Applications Programming, --Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, --Informatics, --Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, --Web Page/Multimedia Design,
Construction Trades
--Aviation Management and Operations, --Aviation Science and Technology, --Building Construction Technology, --Construction Site Management, --Furniture Design and Manufacturing, --Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, --Woodworking,
--Aeronautical Engineering, --Agricultural Engineering, --Automotive Engineering Technology, --Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, --Ceramic Sciences and Engineering, --Chemical Engineering, --Civil Engineering, --Computer Engineering, --Computer Software Engineering, --Drafting and Design Technology, --Electrical and Electronics Engineering, --Environmental Engineering, --Geological/Geophysical Engineering, --Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, --Industrial Engineering, --Manufacturing Engineering, --Mechanical Engineering, --Metallurgical Engineering, --Mining and Mineral Engineering, --Nanotechnology, --Nuclear Engineering Technology, --Paper Science and Engineering, --Petroleum Engineering, --Polymer/Plastics Engineering, --Robotics, and Automation Engineering, --Surveying Engineering, --Systems Engineering, --Textile Sciences and Engineering, --Transportation Engineering, --Water Resources Engineering,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Spanish Language and Literature,
Liberal Arts and Sciences
--Statistics, --Topology and Foundations,
Natural Resources/Conservation
--Environmental Science, --Forestry, --Land Use Planning, --Marine Resources Management, --Sustainability Studies,
Physical Sciences
--Astronomy, --Astrophysics, --Chemistry, --Optics, --Physics, --Theoretical and Mathematical Physics,

UMAP or university of origin requirements.

Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Home stay
  • Others

  • Help finding off campus accommodation
Housing charge
Home stay
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 400 - 500 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Requirements vary depending on nationality and country of residence. For more details, contact the nearest Chilean consulate or visit

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.


Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:03/Aug/2020To:11/Dec/2020(5 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Mar/2021To:09/Jul/2021(5 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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