Chilean Education System

Universities

Universities offer professional and technical careers. Professional careers last a minimum four years and lead to a professional degree, while technical careers normally last two years and lead to a technical degree.

Sunday, August 02, 2009  
Universidades

Universities give professional and technical degrees. The former are certificates provided to those who have completed the study curriculum for a career, which entitles the same to execute professional activities. In contrast, the latter are trained for a technical or professional support activity.

University entrance is done by means of a national selection using the university placement test (PSU). Students are able to choose between traditional universities, 25 institutions classified by theChilean University Rectors Council, which receive State funding and are also self-financed, as well as private universities. The latter category has grown substantially over the last 10 years, currently accounting for 30% of university enrolment.

The following is a complete Chilean university directory.