Spanish Language Travel Scholarship available 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUCC)
City: Santiago

Approximate semester dates: Semester 1 : March-July
Semester 2 : August-December

Academic Calendar
Language of instruction: Spanish & English 
Stongly Recommended that student's Spanish language level is at C1 as a minimum.
Full time load equivalent: 40 credits per semester
Fields of Study Available:

You can search for Spanish and English courses via the "Buscador de Cursos" on the UC website. For courses in English, type in the major in English under "Nombre Curso" (eg. Economics).

Otherwise you can use the English version of the UC website to search for courses in English.

Spanish Language Courses are available but are not covered by the exchange agreement - students must pay PUCC for these language courses.

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Cannot study a full time load of Spanish language classes. Some courses must be chosen from other fields of study.

For restricted programs of study for undergraduate exchange students click here

Approximate living expenses:


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Additional information:

**Students must have studied 4 semesters of Spanish at a university level (or equivalent) prior to commencing their exchange semester at PUCC** C1 level recommended.

PUCC is a Universitas 21 Member

Accommodation at PUCC:
PUCC doesn't have student housing, nor can it solve any housing issues for foreign students. However, they do recommend housing alternatives at the link shown above.




SPANISH LANGAUGE: click here Please note all Spanish Language courses are to be paid for by the student, and are not covered by your exchange.

- Pre-semester Intensive Spanish Language program is available for Spanish B2 level (or higher) exchange students prior to the start of each semester. Pre-semester course results will appear on the academic transcript with the semester course results.
If you are are interested in taking an intensive Spanish course before the beginning of the semester, please send an email to

- Intermediate Spanish Language program and Advanced & Proficient Level Spanish Language program are available during the semester and students must sit a language proficiency placement test.

You may like to also consider self-studying Spanish through a variety of means suggested by PUCC.

Student Travel Opportunities 
Student Society 
Student Life - Activities Around Campus

Read about how Gabby Hall's exchange to PUCC led to a job in the Uruguay Embassy.

- PUCC ranked as the #1 university in Latin America in 2018.
- Chile is one of the highest ranking countires in Latin America for safety.
- Take a FREE Walking tour through Santiago's main highlights - available everyday.


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