Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María is located in Santiago, the cosmopolitan and energetic capital city of Chile. Santiago is nestled between the splendid Andes mountain range and beautiful Pacific coast beaches, with stunning views from the city’s numerous parks and high-rise buildings. This dynamic city has plenty of options for entertainment, from wandering the colonial-style historic quarter and visiting museums to shopping in one of the modern commercial centers and dancing the night away. Santiago is also the perfect jumping-off point for outdoor activities with hiking trails, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, skiing and vineyards all nearby. Santiago has also been ranked as a top 100 best student city!

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María is one of Chile’s oldest universities and one of the most prestigious engineering universities in the region, ranked as the 43rd best university overall in Latin America by QS World University Rankings. USM has several campuses throughout Chile, and the Santiago Vitacura and Santiago San Joaquín campuses are open to ISEP students. 

ISEP students immerse themselves in Chilean culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. Internships, research projects and volunteering opportunities are also available. USM has a "buddy system" to help connect ISEP students and local students, and adjust to life in Santiago!

Check out this virtual tour of USM! 

Course Description

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María is well known for their engineering, mathematics, natural sciences and computer science departments. USM also offers a variety of courses in business and select courses in humanities and social sciences. A credit bearing intermediate-level Spanish language course is included in ISEP benefits. Students may also choose to enroll in a Spanish language pre-session course, located at USM's Valparaíso campus, for an additional fee. 

Search for courses at USM. Select the campus (Santiago Vitacura or Santiago San Joaquín) and the academic department you are interested in. 

ISEP students may be particularly interested in USM's selection of humanities, business and elective courses

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Aeronautical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining and Mineral Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature German Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Ethics Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Industrial and Product Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 5
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility

Other Academic Conditions

Graduate and Ph.D courses are closed to ISEP students. 

ISEP students may only take courses from the Santiago Vitacura campus or the Santiago San Joaquín campus. Due to the distance between these two campuses, students should only take courses at one of the two campuses. 

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