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Aalto university offers the following exchange destinations in Chile for the students of SCI, ENG, ELEC and CHEM:
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chilen (PUC)
  • Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

The academic year runs in Chile from  March to July (1st semester) and August to December (2nd semester).


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

PUC Chile and Aalto University have had an agreement on student exchange since 2009. PUC Chile is the leading university in Chile and 3rd best ranked in Latin America (31st in the world, THS-QS World Univ. Rankings, 2010). The university has been founded in 1888 in the capital Santiago.

The courses are in Spanish and you will have to have studied Spanish at least 2 years before your exchange.

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Fact Sheet PUC Chile 2015
  • Information for exchange students
  • Courses
  • You can select courses from different fields of study.
  • The list of courses that the International Office at PUC gives the students to choose is mostly from undergraduate programs, but if you are interested in taking courses from graduate programs, contact the coordinator in order to them find out if there is room in graduate programme courses 
  • Note! ELEC, ENG, CHEM and SCI students cannot select courses of Architecture at PUC.
  • Full time studies = 50 PUC cr/semester
  • For 2015-16 there are 4 full-year seats available at PUC for the students of SCI, ENG, ELEC and CHEM.
  • Coordinated by: , Otakaari 4, r. 104b



Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM)

The agreement signed in 2012 is valid until the end of 2015. The agreement offers yearly 2 seats for Aalto students at USM unless othervise agreed.


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Kuvat: Margita Slätis


Vinkkejä aiemmin vaihdossa olleilta:


- Chile on maana ”Lattareiden länsimaisin maa”. Kulttuurin kannalta Chile on monimuotoinen ja alkuperäiskansojen läsnäolo on selvempi kuin esimerkiksi Argentiinassa.

- Yleisesti hintataso yllätti itseni. Olin odottanut edullisempaa hintatasoa. Chile on Brasilian ohella yksi kalleimmista maista Latinalaisessa Amerikassa.