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About UTFSM

Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM) — private non-profit university. It is located in Valparaiso, Chile. As a member of Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH), Red Universitaria Cruz del Sur, International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), Magalhães Network, UTFSM is actively working on developing the academic environment.

QS World University Rankings collects data on the best institutions in the world, according to which UTFSM is on top-800. The educational institution is in 1201 position of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).

UTFSM conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.

Location
Valparaiso, Chile
Establishment year
1929
Students
19,291
International students
771
Female students
25%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#801-850
Rating THE
2024#1201-1500
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Engineering & Technology322
Natural Sciences401-450
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UTFSM tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at UTFSM is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at UTFSM are different for locals and foreigners. Chile citizens pay 5 USD per year, while international students pay a minimum of 7,000 USD. The university provides tuition assistance to some students through financial aid programs. They are available to both locals and foreigners. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
Local5USD/year
Foreign7,000USD/year
Master
Local8USD/year
Foreign7,000USD/year

UTFSM campus

The university campus is located within Valparaiso. The university has a functioning library. In addition to educational materials in various scientific areas, it contains a collection of classical and contemporary literature. Not only locals study at UTFSM, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. Graduates of UTFSM find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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