usm / Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
Student Exchange
Valparaiso Chile
Program A/B
2021 Spring (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
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:03/Jul/2020
2nd cycle: 22/Sep/2020
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $2200

Local currency1.760.000

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒800

Update date 02/Jun/2020 00:11:55
Outline ID 709

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Research) academic offer is open to international students as long as entry requirements are met.
Teaching Language Spanish - some courses are taught in English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 24/Feb/2021 To: 17/Jul/2021
2nd Semester
From: 02/Aug/2021 To: 11/Dec/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

Students with less than B1 Spanish must join our Intensive Spanish Course and a Semester Spanish Course.

Students with less than B1 Spanish must join our Intensive Spanish Course and a Semester 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, --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, --Paper Science and Engineering, --Polymer/Plastics Engineering, --Robotics, and Automation Engineering, --Surveying Engineering, --Textile Sciences and Engineering, --Transportation Engineering, --Water Resources Engineering,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Spanish Language and Literature,
Natural Resources/Conservation
--Environmental Science, --Forestry, --Land Use Planning, --Marine Resources Management, --Sustainability Studies,

If applicant is nominated to participate in exchange program by home country university or UMAP, we will accept them.

Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Home stay
  • Off Campus accommodation

Housing charge
Home stay
  • USD $400 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Student visa must be obtained at nearest Chilean embassy or consulate abroad and inmediately after receiving documents of acceptance.

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:01/Mar/2021To:09/Jul/2021(5 months)
Second Semester
From:02/Aug/2021To:10/Dec/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

This program has been closed for appplications

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