Summer Research: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Established in 1888 by the then archbishop of Santiago and receiving the blessing of Pope Leo XIII a year later, UC is one of six private Catholic institutions in the country. Originally teaching law, mathematics, legal sciences and physical sciences, its Faculty of Theology was created in 1935, and it later made courses in available in subjects like philosophy, commerce, education sciences and technology. It is now ranked in the top 5 universities in Latin America.

Specific research spots secured exclusively for students in Latin American Studies Program at U of T. Proficiency in Spanish is recommended.

Read a student blog of summer research in UC here, here, and here


Credit equivalency: 2.5 credits at UofT = 50 credits. Note: Instead of getting a transcript from the host university, admitted students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T.

Departmental approved pathways: Engineering not-for-credit (You do not pay U of T tuition).

Research projects: The partner institution matches students to projects. Instructions to nominated U of T students can be found here

Housing: On-campus housing is not available. Housing information is provided.

Funding: Students applying to PUC for 12 weeks should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is greater of the two.

  • Subjects Available at Host: All
  • Program Type: Research
  • Accepting Applications: No
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2020
  • Timeline: 8 weeks (tbc), May-August
  • Country: Chile
  • City: Santiago
  • Institution: University
  • Language of Study: English, Spanish
  • Level of Study: Undergrad
  • Credit: Yes
  • Open to Programs at UofT: All
  • Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
  • Program Fees: Registration and services fee
  • Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award OR Globalink Research Award
  • Eligibility Requirements: Minimum cGPA 2.5 and 2+ years of study completed