Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Scholarships from the Ministry of Education

Scholarships and loans from the Ministry of Education

The students of Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, a 6-year accredited institution, are eligible for the different financing alternatives granted by the Ministry of Education (Mineduc), which are detailed below:

Gratuity

This benefit is aimed at families corresponding to the 60% of the population with the lowest income, whose members study in institutions that are part of this benefit, such as the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria. The benefit means that students who are awarded the Gratuity will not have to pay tuition or fees during the formal duration of their studies. For more information about the application process, please visit www.gratuidad.cl

Ministerial Scholarships

A scholarship is an economic support provided by the Ministry of Education so that you can finance part of the cost of your studies, covering all or part of the annual tuition fee for your degree, and in some cases, tuition.

Below is a list of some of the annual tuition scholarships offered by the Mineduc. To learn more about each one of them please visit portal.beneficiosestudiantiles.cl/becas/becas-de-arancel

  • Bicentenario Scholarship.
  • Juan Gómez Millas Scholarship.
  • Nuevo Milenio Scholarship.
  • University Admission Transition Test (PDT) Score Scholarship.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship.
  • Technical Excellence Scholarship.
  • Scholarship for Children of Education Professionals.
  • Articulation Scholarship.
  • Redress Scholarship.
  • Juan Gómez Millas Scholarship for Foreign Students.
  • Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.

Complementary Scholarships

There is a complementary benefit that the Mineduc provides to higher education students, which consists of a contribution for study-related expenses, specifically for food. To learn more about the requirements of the Food Scholarship, please visit portal. portal.beneficiosestudiantiles.cl/becas/becas-complementarias.

Additionally, there are benefits granted by Junaeb (National School Board and Scholarships), which can be reviewed at the following site: https://www.junaeb.cl/becas-educacion-superior.

Higher Education Loans

If a student does not meet the established requirements for a tuition scholarship, he/she can obtain financial support through a Higher Education Loan. These are loans that help you cover part of the cost of your studies, and that have state resources – which are delivered through a Higher Education Institution – or with the support of the State (in the case of the CAE [State-Sponsored Credit]).

The Higher Education Loans available are:

University Credit Solidarity Fund

Covers part or all of your fee of reference at traditional universities, if you score 475 or higher on the University Admission Transition Test. (PDT).

State-Sponsored Credit (CAE)

This is a government benefit granted to students who demonstrate academic merit and who need financing to begin or continue their studies in accredited institutions of higher education that are part of the State-Sponsored Credit System.

Academic requirements for application and renewal of the 2021 State-Sponsored Credit (CAE) at USM

The requirements set forth below are additional and copulative to the general requirements established by Law No. 20,027 and its associated regulations, published at www.ingresa.cl. To learn about the specific requirements set forth by Ingresa commission, please visit: portal.ingresa.cl/como-postular/requisitos-para-postular/ and portal.ingresa.cl/como-renovar/requisitos-para-renovar/.

1. 2021 Undergraduate Student Cohort, Daytime:

  • Being a regular student with subjects enrolled in the first year.
  • Having a high school grade point average of 6.0 or higher on a scale of 7 to 7.
  • Not having a State-Sponsored Credit (Law Nº 20,027) as a potential renewing student.

2. Undergraduate student applicants from previous cohorts (2020 and prior years), Daytime:

2.1. General requirements
  • Being a regular student with subjects enrolled in daytime undergraduate courses.
  • Not having a State-Sponsored Credit (Law Nº 20,027) as a potential renewing student.
2.2. Specific requirements
  • Having a progress equal to or higher than 70% in the last two semesters completed and concluded at USM. This percentage is established based on the number of subjects enrolled versus the number of subjects passed.
  • The periods considered for progress must be within the two years prior to the year of the credit application process.

Note: If there is no record of progress within the period considered, the application will not be supported.

2.3. Special cases

In the case of students who at the time of verification of progress have only completed one semester, the percentage of progress will be calculated with respect to the courses enrolled in that period.

3. Renewing undergraduate student of the CAE, Daytime:

3.1. Specific requirements
  • Being a regular student with subjects enrolled in daytime undergraduate courses.
  • Having a progress equal to or higher than 70% in the last two semesters completed and concluded at USM. This percentage is established based on the number of subjects enrolled versus the number of subjects passed.
  • The periods considered for progress must be within the two years prior to the year of the credit renewal process.

Note: If there is no record of progress within the period considered, the credit renewal will not be supported.

3.2. Special cases
  • In the case of students who at the time of verification of progress have only completed one semester, the percentage of progress will be calculated with respect to the courses enrolled in that period.
  • Renewing students coming from other institutions, with no record of progress at USM in the two years prior to the assignment-renewal of credit, are subject to the requirements set forth in numeral 1 (2021 Student Cohort Undergraduate-Daytime).
  • Students who re-enter the USM, to the same or another career (in the same Campus or branch or a different one), are subject to the renewal requirements set forth in this numeral 3 (Renewing Student CAE Undergraduate-Daytime).

4. Applicant to CAE of continuity programs (Evenings):

4.1. General requirements
  • Being a regular student with subjects enrolled in evening undergraduate courses.
  • Not having a State-Sponsored Credit (Law Nº 20,027) as a potential renewing student.
4.2. Specific requirements
  • Having a progress equal to or higher than 70% in the last two semesters completed and concluded at USM (or quarters equivalent to the year). This percentage is established based on the number of subjects enrolled versus the number of subjects passed.
  • The periods considered for progress must be within the two years prior to the year of the credit application process.

Note: If there is no record of progress within the period considered, the application will not be supported.

4.3. Special cases

In the case of students who at the time of verification of progress have only completed one semester (or quarter), the percentage of progress will be calculated with respect to the courses enrolled in that period.

5. Renewing student of the CAE in continuity programs (Evenings):

5.1. Specific requirements
  • Being a regular student with subjects enrolled in evening undergraduate courses.
  • Having a progress equal to or higher than 70% in the last two semesters completed and concluded at USM (or quarters equivalent to the academic year). This percentage is established based on the number of subjects enrolled versus the number of subjects passed.
  • The periods considered for the calculation of the progress must be within the two years prior to the year of the credit renewal process.

Note: If there is no record of progress within the period considered, the credit renewal will not be supported.

5.2. Special cases

In the case of students who at the time of verification of progress have only completed one semester (or quarter), the percentage of progress will be calculated with respect to the courses enrolled in that period.

Sites of interest to apply for the above-mentioned benefits:

Source: The information in this page corresponds to what is published on the following sites: www.gratuidad.cl and www.beneficiosestudiantiles.cl. Visit these sites frequently as the information may have been updated by the Mineduc.

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