Diego Portales University

The mission of Diego Portales University (UDP) is to produce and attest the disciplinary and professional knowledge of the highest standards of quality. Relying on high-performing academic bodies closely connected to their community, UDP seeks to ensure full respect of the pluralism and critical autonomy of its members.

Master's Programmes



  • UDP has firmly positioned itself in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. It has been ranked in the top three universities in the country. Over the last few years, different academic and human resources have been allocated to the field of Hard Sciences and Engineering. These resources have strengthened the academic project by promoting new areas of knowledge seeking to answer the great questions of humankind, e.g., astronomy, energy, and sustainability. Finally, the University has academic programs in the field of Medicine and Dentistry seeking to contribute to the population’s growing need for equal access to health plans and preventative and palliative programs.


  • Diego Portales University encourages the critical independence of its members and faculties. Even though there are institutional guidelines and support, each of our schools has excellent research and academic teams in different fields of study.
  • The quality and reputation of our University are closely connected to its Humanities and Social Sciences programs, especially Law, Journalism, Psychology, History, Political Science, Sociology, Literature, Education, as well as Architecture and Design.

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University Ranking

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Student services

  • The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for addressing the students’ personal, family, or economic demands and needs through orientation and attention services.
  • The Office’s primary objective is to reduce adverse socioeconomic situations by providing a benefits package and services that ensure equal opportunities and conditions to all students.

Library services

  • The Nicanor Parra Library is the ideal space for the most prominent cultural and academic outreach activities at UDP. A sustainable building houses the Library, which becomes a space for the exchange of ideas, discussion, and gathering for the whole community. Cinema, literature, photography, and rock also have a place.

ICT services

  • Furthermore, Diego Portales University offers a wide range of technological resources such as computer labs, specialized labs, and other digital services, for instance, e-mail, student portal,  web page, and free WiFi access in all of its facilities.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Diego Portales University is located in downtown Santiago (Chile’s capital). It is close to La Moneda Palace (seat of government), the subway network, and the heart of the city’s historic quarters.
  • Its total infrastructure amounts to 127,455 m2. Over 9,000 of those are heritage buildings the University has restored and renovated to house academic activities. Near 5,000 are destined to sport activities and 18,000 to library spaces.

Sports facilities

  • The University provides the students with different options for practicing sports. It also offers recreational, health, and integrating activities, promoting positive habits, and facilitating instances to develop the social skills necessary to improve the students’ quality of life.

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