Universidad Viña del Mar


Centro de Español de la Universidad de Viña del Mar has been accredited by Instituto Cervantes, which means it meets the conditions set by the Instituto Cervantes Accreditation System for Centres, the only international accreditation exclusively focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

In our centre, we offer both semester-long and intensive Spanish language courses and elective courses focused on Chilean and Latin American Culture for International Students. These courses are aligned and accredited by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

International Students must take an oral and written level test in order to test their Spanish language level. They will after be able to choose which courses to take on among the Spanish Language courses and elective courses based on their results in the level test.

Virtual courses offer Spring Semester 

Spanish Center Programs

Services provided:

  • Round trip airport transportation from Santiago International Airport
  • Academic and cultural orientation upon arrival
  • Cultural activities


Certify your spanish with us

Our Spanish Center is a DELE Examination Center of Instituto Cervantes which provides also preparation courses for the test.
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Spanish Semester Program

General Dates

  • Fall Semester
    From the first week of March to the last week of June. Application deadline at the end of November of previous year
  • Spring Semester
    From the first week of August to the first week of December. Application deadline at the end of April of the same year

Intensive Spanish Program

This program is a 4 weeks program. Every month the classes are taught from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 15:00.

  • For January:
    Application deadline at mid-November of previous year.
  • For June:
    Application deadline at mid-April of the same year.
  • For July:
    Application deadline at mid-May of the same year.

Program Prices

The following prices are established in American dollars per student:

  • Spanish Semester: $3150US
  • Intensive Spanish Program: $ 2950US includes the program fee and Lodging
  • Host Families: $3570US the semester
International Cooperation Office
 Diego Portales Nº 90, Viña del Mar
  +56 32 2462740