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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (SILS)
This exchange program is open to graduate students who have been accepted into the UNC School of Information and Library Science.
On this program, UNC SILS students directly enroll at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (UC) for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life in Santiago. You will take courses alongside degree-seeking UC students and participate in all aspects of student life for an opportunity to fully integrate into the university’s academic, social, and cultural life, while earning credit towards your SILS degree.
La Universidad Católica was originally founded in 1888. In 2008 it was ranked second in Latin America. UC-Chile is located on four campuses in Santiago, the bustling capital city of Chile. The city's population is around 5 million.
The language prerequisite is 4 semesters, completed by the start of the program.
Currently, there are over 20,000 students at UC enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. Currently, there are over 20,000 students at UC enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. In 2008, UC was ranked second in Latin America. UC-Chile is located on four campuses in Santiago, the bustling capital city of Chile. Courses in Databases, Information Architecture, Information Retrieval, Social Media, and Natural Language Processing, are among a few of the offerings.
As a southern hemisphere school, Chile's semesters run from February - July and August - December.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
The UC does not own any housing facilities. However, it provides international students with reference information for them to arrange their own accommodation, often sharing with other Chilean students.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
Follow these steps to apply for this program:
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access
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