Study abroad semester in Chile

Similar to other South American countries, Chile had had strong influences from the Spanish kingdom. The official language is still Spanish, and the culture has roots in the Spanish ones. Life is pretty enjoyable in Chile even from an economical point of view: the country is gaining more and more economical traction compared to the other states of Latin America.

High peaks and deserts prevail over plain and fertile lands, where the bulk of the population lives and where the larger cities, including Santiago, are located. Given its impressive latitude span, in Chile you can find extremely arid deserts in the north, temperate plains in the center, and freezing cold inhabited territories in the south. Chile ends southward with the famous Cape Horn, which had been one of the most dangerous maritime routes for sailors for centuries.

You can also find awesome beaches facing the Pacific Ocean. Or, if you love skiing, you can do it as well in many locations on the Andes. Football is also highly important in Chile, as in the vast majority of Latin America.

What are the best universities in Chile for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not Chile might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 4 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Chile. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positions of the Chilean institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

NAME QS THE ARWU CWUR CWTS Eduniversal palmes U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings Webometrics
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 121 501–600 501-600 372 537 5 290 395
Universidad de Chile - Facultad de Economía y Negocios 180 801–1000 401-500 442 433 4 390 264
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez 701-750 1001+ - - - 4 - -
Universidad Austral de Chile 801-1000 1001+ - 1233 - - 1044 -

Overall, there is some good level of recognition among Chilean universities. Chile is one of the most developed countries in South America, and so its education. The selection on wearefreemovers is limited to only 4 universities, however they are pretty much all well-positioned. Maybe Universidad Adolfo Ibanez and Universidad Austral de Chile are lagging behind, but the first one for example is quite renown in the business field, as its 4 Eduniversal palmes of excellence can attest.

Costs and fees of studying in Chile

Chile is not an expensive country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are around 550€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, Chile is quite expensive, with a median 5900€/semester for free mover students.

Which Chilean cities are available for free movers?

Currently there are 6 cities that accept free movers in Chile. Have you ever dreamt of studying in Santiago or any other city in Chile? Here you can find institutions divided by city: