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 37th 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  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, architecture and design. A credit bearing intermediate-level Spanish language course is included in ISEP benefits (minimum of 10 students enrolled). 

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

Students may choose to enroll in a Spanish language pre-session course, located at USM's Valparaíso campus, for an additional fee of US$330.

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Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Founded in 1931, the USM is recognized as one of Latin America's best universities for its scientific and technological excellence. The USM is a nonprofit private foundation, with the character...


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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Business:

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

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

  • Construction Trades:

    Aviation Management and Operations Aviation Science and Technology Building Construction Technology Construction Site Management Furniture Design and Manufacturing Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

  • Engineering:

    Aeronautical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Drafting and Design Technology Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining and Mineral Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Systems Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Mathematics:

    Statistics Topology and Foundations

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Graphic Design 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
  • Language Test: CEFR   B1
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

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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