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¡Bienvenidos a la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile!

Si estás interesado en ingresar a algún programa de estudios en la UC, aquí encontrarás información de utilidad para la postulación.

Postulación al pregrado

Para ingresar al pregrado en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile existen diferentes vías de admisión.
La Admisión Especial contempla una vía especial para postulantes extranjeros. Te invitamos a conocerla AQUÍ.

Postulación al postgrado

Para postular a un Programa de Postgrado o Doctorado se requiere estar en posesión del Grado Académico de Licenciado o de un Título Profesional universitario, en la disciplina del programa o disciplinas afines, equivalente a una Licenciatura de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, obtenido en una universidad reconocida por el Estado de Chile o por el Estado del país correspondiente en el caso de instituciones extranjeras. Para más información ingresa AQUÍ

Legalización de documentos

Todo documento proveniente desde el exterior, deberá venir legalizado desde el país de origen. La forma de la legalización dependerá si el país se encuentra o no suscrito a Convención de Apostilla de la Haya.

  • Documentos emitidos en países suscritos a Convención de Apostilla
    Se sigue la línea de verificación estipulada en dicha convención, por lo cual los documentos se reciben apostillados.
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  • Documentos emitidos en países que no estén suscritos a Convención de Apostilla
    Legalizar en Consulado de Chile del país de origen, para su posterior legalización y traducción -cuando proceda- en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile (Agustinas N° 1320, Santiago).

Importante: No se reciben documentos originales (certificados de grados, títulos, notas o licencias) debido a que no se gestiona devolución de ningún antecedente de postulación. Lo mismo rige para el caso de acreditación de premios o reconocimientos obtenidos en olimpiadas, competencias, concursos, etc.


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The training our students receive prepares them for the challenges they will face in society when they graduate. At UC, students can acquire specific disciplinary knowledge, enhance their ethical rigor, critical judgment and problem-solving skills, immerse themselves in a research culture, improve their teamwork skills, and acquire those skills associated with entrepreneurship and needed for effective communication.


If you only wish to take certain courses given at the UC you can apply as a Provisional Student.

Provisional Students are those who are not regular students of the University, but may enroll in courses taught in our halls. To apply as a provisional student, you must be authorized by the Division of Academic Records and Services of the Vice-Presidency for Academic Affairs.

The courses approved under the provisional student status are not valid to obtain a university degree or a professional title. However, since the courses taught are the same for regular and provisional students, students may validate their provisional studies at this or another university if they subsequently become regular students at an accredited institution.

How to apply?

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible to enroll as provisional students:

  1. Hold a university degree;
  2. Belong to a private or public entity which has an agreement with the university for the admission of provisional students;
  3. Be enrolled in a university or professional institute with a university level qualification;
  4. Be the child of a head of a Diplomatic Mission or Official Representative of an international organization accredited in Chile. In this case, the student will be considered as a foreign provisional student.

Provisional students may request registration in a maximum of five courses, except workshops and laboratories. The latter are reserved exclusively for the University's regular students. Provisional students may register for up to 100 credits, unless specially authorized by the Vice-Presidency for Academic Affairs or its representative. However, students meeting the conditions of point d) above may register for a maximum of 200 credits.

Payment due for courses taken by provisional students shall depend on the number of credits registered.


  • All foreign documents submitted must be legalized in advance in the country of origin (at the Chilean Consulate) and --when necessary-- translated and notarized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santiago, Chile (address: Agustinas N° 1320, Santiago).
  • Provisional student status is also available via the Foreign Exchange Program between the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and international universities and institutions. The Division of Academic Exchange and International Affairs is in charge of organizing these agreements.


apply hereApplicants who have finished their studies, graduated, or who hold an academic degree from a Chilean a foreign university, who wish to take up a different program from the one they have completed or graduated from.


  • Grade Point Average equal to or higher than four (4.0) for UC degree graduates.
  • Grade Point Average equal to or higher than four point five (4.5) for degree-holders from other Universities.
  • Admissions Exam and/or interview.

Documents required

Applicants must submit their academic background for assessment. Such documentation must include:

  • Degree certificate or school leave certificate from an institution of higher education recognized by the State.
  • Official Academic Transcript (passed and failed courses). If no courses have been failed, this must be expressly stated in the same document. Grade scale used (numeric).
  • Ranking Certificate of his/her promotion.
  • Study programs (Syllabi) for all courses taken ( photocopy).
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume) describing the applicant's academic and professional background, when required.

The background assessment and final selection are conducted by the Postgraduate Committee for the corresponding program of study and are approved by the Admissions Commission of the Vice-Presidency for Academic Affairs, based on the selection criteria established in advance by that Commission.

The Pontifical Universidad Católica does not validate degrees of studies taken in other institutions.

Application Deadlines


Registration and Payment


Our educational project is designed for our students to develop skills and abilities that provide them with superior, internationally competitive, and professional expertise.

The admissions process allows Chilean and foreign applicants to acquire regular student status, that is, to pursue a regular program of study leading to a university degree. We also admit a limited number of provisional students who, although they do not qualify for regular student status, may enroll in courses offered by the University.

How to apply?

The ways to apply for UC undergraduate studies are:


Students who have or will have received a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who have successfully achieved a minimum score on a national examination called the University Selection Test [more...]


Students with prior higher education experience. This includes special admissions students or those with a severe physical disability that prevents them from taking the national examination [more...]

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