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Location: Santiago, Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
Fall or Winter-Spring Quarters, Full Year
Language of Instruction: Spanish 

Application Deadline

Fall Quarter, Full Year: February 10, 2015
Winter-Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015

Academic Interests

Science and engineering, social sciences, humanities

Program Description

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) is located in the beautiful city of Santiago and is close to the ocean, mountains and vineyards. Home to 20,000 students, PUC is spread out between four campuses. The university is proud of their role as a national center of research in a number of important fields. The university also maintains an extensive network of partners around the globe leading to an international educational environment.


Programs are available in Architecture, Arts, Biological Sciences, Business Administration and Economics, Chemistry, Communications, Design and Urban Studies, Education, Engineering, History, Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, and Social Sciences. Students enroll directly in the university and take classes with local students.


PUC-Chile exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $4,500 for housing and meals, about $2,000 for international airfare, and approximately $3,000 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

Students applying to this program are eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and may be eligible for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are subject to Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.



Greg Buchanan
Program Coordinator

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