UC’s Graduate School encourages international cooperation through the joint supervision of doctoral thesis, which can lead to a double or joint degree. This mechanism of internationalization is one of the most intensive on the postgraduate level.
This opportunity is available for both UC students willing to conduct part of their doctoral research at a foreign university, as well as for international students wishing to carry out part of their thesis in one of UC’s PhD Programs. The collaboration must be formalized through an agreement establishing the conditions for the award of the double or joint degree.
UC’s Graduate School offers a scholarship for students undertaking an internship at prestigious international universities as part of a double or joint degree program.
You can check the full list of UC’s international partners here.
- Double degree: two doctoral academic degrees are awarded to the student by two national or international institutions after fulfilling the academic requirements and research standards established by both universities.
- Joint Degree: a single doctoral academic degree is awarded to the student by two national or international institutions after fulfilling the academic requirements and research standards established by both universities.
In both cases (double and joint degree), the student must conduct his research and write his thesis under the joint responsibility and supervision of two directors – one at the university of origin, and the other at the host university. The student must also spend a long period of time at the host university.
Learn more about this mechanism here.
Legalization of documents: Apostille
The Apostille is a certification that simplifies the authentication and legalization of foreign public documents.
Documents issued in Chile that are meant to be used in a country that is a member of the Apostille Convention and that have been previously certified by means of an Apostille, will be recognized by any other country of the Agreement without requiring any other type of certification or procedure.
On the other hand, documents apostilled by countries that are also part of the Convention will be recognized in Chile without requiring any additional certification.
Learn more about this procedure on the official Government of Chile website.