Semester Exchange - Universidad del Desarrollo

Semester Exchange - Universidad del Desarrollo

UDD combines the value of excellence in teaching, ethics and public responsibility, with a clear focus on entrepreneurship and innovation as a way of success. This is encouraged not only in the classroom, but put into practices within each of the activities at UDD. UDD is a Chilean private university with its main campus in Santiago, and a secondary campus in Concepción. Chile is a country that stands out for its security, quality of life, educational level, and for having one of the most prosper economies in Latin America. UDD offers an attractive selection of courses taught in the English language, for both local and international students, each semester. Students may choose from a wide range of courses in the fields of Business and Management, Communications and Media, Innovation and Engineering. For economic students, UDD`s MBA faculty was ranked first in Latin America by América Economía, one of Latin America's most important business magazines.



Type of Program

Semester Exchange

Level of Study


Area of Study Business, Environment, Health and Medical Sciences, Law, Security and Intelligence, Media, Creative arts, and communication, Science, Society, history and languages

Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First semester: February-July
Second semester: August-December

Language of Instruction

Spanish, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

For more information please refer to these websites, Course catalogue, UDD BrochureInternational Students Guide


Please refer to the accommodation website

Academic Advice

All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program),
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad, Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.
  • Students must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a University or College of Higher Education,
  • Spanish proficiency

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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It is a Chilean private university. Its main campus is in Concepción, with a secondary campus in the same city, and two more in Santiago. UDD`s MBA faculty was ranked first in Latin America by América Economía, one of Latin America's most important business magazines. Its MBA program was also ranked 12th among all Latin American business schools

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Business; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Admisnistration, Art, Music, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Chile

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