PhD in Biological and Medical Engineering

Fees and scholarships

The fee of the Ph.D in BME Program is $4.026.000 per year. The program has been accredited by the National Accreditation Commission (CNA) until December 2023, allowing students to access the national doctoral scholarships offered by the National Research and Development Agency (ANID). Additionally, students can apply for external scholarships offered by academic cooperation organizations, governmental cooperation agencies, and international academic cooperation and mobility programs. For more information click here.

 In addition, the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering offers the following funding opportunities:

Fee Exemption Scholarship covers 100% of the fee for those doctoral students who do not have funding to cover the program fee, such as ANID scholarship, Vicerrectoría de Investigación Scholarship (VRI), or equivalent from governments or institutions (national or foreign). For more information, click pdf here (630 KB) .

Living Expenses Supplement Scholarship, doctoral students who were not awarded the ANID scholarship in the current year's call can apply for this scholarship that consists of a living expenses supplement with a maximum contribution from the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering of $250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand Chilean pesos) per month, for one year. For more details, we invite you to click  pdf here (530 KB) .  

VRI-IIBM Bridge Scholarship, this category corresponds to an exceptional call only for those doctoral students who, having entered the program during the first semester of the year 2020, conditionally received the VRI Scholarship (as Scholarship Instructor category) for the current year (2022). The benefit consists of a monthly contribution of up to $350,000 and will be granted for a maximum period of three months. During this time, the student must resolve the conditionality of the initially VRI scholarship received by taking the doctoral candidacy exam. For more information, click  pdf here (536 KB)

Support for Internationalization of Ph.D. Candidates in BME Scholarships. This benefit seeks to promote that Ph.D. Candidates in BME, participate in international activities such as conferences, internships, or joint-supervision. The Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering will grant this scholarship of up to $1,000,000 (one million Chilean pesos). To learn more about this benefit, click  pdf here (657 KB) .

Second Semester Bridge Scholarships, consisting of living expenses scholarship up to $350,000 (three hundred and fifty thousand Chilean pesos) per month and 100% of tuition fee exemption. To learn more about this benefit, we invite you to click pdf here (576 KB) .

Transfer and installation in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile Scholarships. This category seeks to help those applicants accepted in the doctoral program who certify living outside the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile at the time of his/her application. This call offers for a one-time only - subject to budget availability - the assignment of an amount to pay for the transfer and/or costs to settle the future student in Santiago de Chile, where the doctoral program is taught in person mode. To learn more about this benefit, click pdf here (479 KB) .