Admissions 2017

          • Application period: September 19 to October 14, 2016 (until 11:00 am).
          • Pre-selection: October 14 to 24, 2016 (curricular evaluation).
          • Interviews: October 25 to 31, 2015 (pre-selected candidates through curricular evaluation). Place: Blanco 1215, Off. 101. Video conference: candidates who do not live in Valparaíso or Santiago regions.
          • Final results (posted): Monday November 7, 2016.
          • Enrollment: March, 2017.
          • Application registry: (select "Faculty of Medicine / Doctorate")
          • Documents submission:
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Applicant files

          • NAME OF PROGRAM: PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Thought, Culture, and Society.
          • BEGINNING YEAR: 2015
          • FACULTY / RESPONSIBLE ACADEMIC UNIT (URP): Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Law and Social Sciences.
          • NAME OF DIRECTOR: Manuel Cárdenas Castro
          • DURATION OF PROGRAM: Eight semesters
          • CLASS HOURS: Fulltime / Daytime
          • NUMBER OF ANNUAL SLOTS: 5 to 10 slots
          • SPECIFIC LOCATION(S) (all located in the city of Valparaíso, Chile):
            • Performance-Based Agreement for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CDHACS), Blanco 1215, Off. 101.
            • Prat Building, Faculty of Humanities, Prat 677, second floor.
          • TOTAL TUITION (excluding enrollment fees): CLP $15,800,000.
          • ANNUAL TUITION (total tuition/years of duration in the program): CLP $3,950,000.
          • ANNUAL ENROLLMENT FEE (equivalent to 5% the annual tuition): CLP $197,500.
            • Scholarships of up to 100% tuition exemption for outstanding students selected by the Academic Committee.
            • One scholarship of tuition exemption for an outstanding professor from any faculty of CDHACS UV. Applicant will be selected by the Academic Committee.
            • Students can apply to Becas de Doctorado Nacional CONICYT.
            • Once matriculated, they can apply for scholarships of the Universidad de Valparaíso FIB-UV.


Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or Master’s degree from an accredited Chilean or foreign university. Application registries must be filled out via the Graduate Office’s institutional software systems within the deadlines established by the calls for applications. Once registered, applicants will receive directions on how to continue with the application process. Each call for application will indicate the number of annual vacant slots, as well as the lines of research currently in course. Once applicant files are received, the Program Director will submit them to the Academic Committee, which is in charge of the admissions process.

Applicants must present the following documents in official formats:

          1. Completed university studies (copy of degree or certificate accrediting undergraduate or Master’s degree).
          2. Transcripts (copy of certificate accrediting grade average).
          3. Class Rank.
          4. Research experience, publications, and teaching experience, if applicable (form).
          5. Language proficiency (copy of certificate or diploma);
          6. Any additional material the candidate considers relevant to inform the academic committee;
          7. Letter of intent and Presentation (form);
          8. Brief preliminary research project referring to a possible dissertation topic or research interests and in which the candidate establishes a connection between his/her work and one of the DEI-UV lines of research (form).
          9. Two letters of recommendation from professors of excellence (form).


The criteria for applicant selection will be published and publicly available. They include the following aspects, according to Evaluation Guidelines:

          • Academic background (ideally, applicants are expected to rank within the top 10% of his/her class).
          • The applicant’s prior experience in teaching, research, publications, and participation in congresses.
          • Accreditation of language proficiency will be positively valued.
          • The ability to reasonably and clearly express a research topic and its respective objectives and hypothesis.
          • The content of the letters of recommendation.

Foreign students from countries where Spanish is not the official language must accredit an adequate level of Spanish in order to participate in DEI-UV activities without major setbacks.

Female applicants who have had children between 2011 and 2016 are required to attach a birth certificate of their child (children) which will be considered in the evaluation of research productivity.


The admissions process, managed by the Academic Committee, is designed to evaluate applicant suitability for the DEI-UV in order to adequately uphold program objectives. The first stage of this process consists of evaluating applicant background records, which will determine a cut-off score for pre-selection. In the second stage, pre-selected applicants will be called for personal interviews meant to verify the fulfillment of the admissions requirements.

Each stage weighs in 50% of the final applicant score. The Academic Committee will make its final selection based on these results, all the while considering diversity criteria, primarily in gender, region, age, and work area.

Once the selection process is complete, the results will be informed through institutional means. Selected candidates will then be able to formalize their program enrollment fee.

DEI Web Site at the UV Graduate Office

Application registry (select Faculty of Medicine / Doctorate) - Documents submission

Universidad de Valparaíso