Summer Research Exchange: 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.

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

Summer Research Credit

Arts & Science (St. George/UTM/UTSC) or Daniels: Students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution. Students must have completed 3+ years of study before the exchange. 

Applied Science and Engineering: Students may pursue research on a not-for-credit basis. Students will pay incidental fees but no tuition fee with this option. Students can apply the summer research hours towards their practical experience requirement. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution.

Research projects: Interested students must propose a research topic based on project availability at PUC Chile. Students can apply to any of the research fields/projects offered by the host. A list of departments and faculty members can be found here.

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

Learn more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.


Country(ies): Chile
City: Santiago
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: 8 weeks, May-August
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Summer Deadline: December 4, 2023


Language of Study: English, Spanish
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Research
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: Registration and services fee
Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum cGPA 2.5 and 2+ years of study completed (engineering)/all other students: 3+ years of study completed. B1 level of Spanish for all applicants