University of La Frontera

Located in the Region of the Araucanía, Chile, the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) is a state, public institution of higher learning, considered among the best universities in the country based on its remarkable indicators of quality and excellence. 

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Located in the heart of the Region of the Araucanía, the Universidad de La Frontera was born and grows through the effort and commitment of its community. Its story began in 1981 when a Government decree merged the regional campuses of the Santiago universities, forming the derived regional universities.


The University offers 45 undergraduate programs, 9 doctoral programs, 31 master’s programs, 17 programs in medical specialties, 5 programs in dentistry specialties, 8 specialty programs in nursing, a specialty program in midwifery, a specialty program in computer science and a specialty program in medical physics.


The UFRO is an institution that generates knowledge through an excellent research, nationally and internationally recognized, and which responds to the challenges of a dynamic and demanding environment.

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The Universidad de La Frontera fulfilled its challenge of providing a public guarantee for its quality assurance processes, consolidating its position as a comprehensive University, when it securedits third accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission (CNA) in the five strategic areas for five years(2013-2018).

Student Reviews

Student life at University of La Frontera
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Many opportunities to attend conferences, workshops and other academic meetings, also various free courses on arts, indigenous history, personal development, a wide variety of electives, great opportunities for exchange programs, several interesting student associations including areas such as art, sports and e-sports, literature, etc. Great space to hang out after class,...

Temuco, Araucanía, Chile


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