In order to apply for study at UAI exchange students must confirm the application procedures with their universities of origin. After that, universities inform the list of nominated students to UAI and the filling of an application form will be required.
SPRING Nomination Deadline: every April, 1st
FALL Nomination Deadline: every November, 1st
Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate Health Insurance that covers their time in Chile. It is mandatory to obtain it. This health insurance must cover all the semester or year of study while in Chile. We will request a copy of it during Orientation Day.
Student Visa is mandatory for all international students in Chile. The original UAI acceptance letter will be required in order to obtain the visa at the Chilean consulate. Once in Chile, students must complete the procedure following the indications given during the orientation session.
At the beginning of the semester international students will be welcomed to UAI with an orientation session. During this activity, students will receive fundamental information about the campus, academics, what to do in cases of emergency, closing student visa procedures and the life in Chile.
The center of Chile has a Mediterranean climate. Santiago and Viña del Mar have a very similar weather, although Santiago might be colder during the winter (8°C / 46°F average) and warmer in the summer (27°C / 81°F average). Wear a good jacket and the winter will be quite bearable.
Once you clear customs at the Santiago Airport, go to the first floor and find the ground transportation area. Take the Centropuerto bus (blue colored) to the "Pajaritos" metro station. Buses from the airport run every 15 minutes and tickets are purchased on board for 1.500 CLP (cash). At Pajaritos metro station you might take direction to Santiago or Viña del Mar:
Santiago: Take the metro entrance "Los Dominicos" if you wish going to Santiago. The ticket costs around 800 CLP. The metro goes through the entire city, be attentive to your exit station.
Viña del Mar: Find the ticket window for either Tur-Bus or Pullman Bus to purchase the ticket to Viña del Mar (approximately 5.000 CLP). Buses depart to Viña del Mar every 30-45 minutes and the ride is about 1½ hours.
- Rental of Apartment: 800
- Room at Student Residence: 500
- Laundry: 50
- Food / Meals: 250
- Books and Academic Materials: 100
- Transportation: 100
- Mobile: 50
- Entertainment and others: 450
- Estimated total: 1,500