The Master's Program in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (Master1EG), taught by School of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile since 2006. It was designed for professionals active in the national environment, and therefore is structured based on evening classes. However, because of the interest shown by foreign professionals, made from the second year, the program was reorganized to accommodate them, having admitted so far 40 foreign engineers.

Since 2015, the Agency for international Cooperation of Chile (AGCI) offered the program, in conjunction with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). From academic year 2016, support scholarships for students from Latin America and the Caribbean for them to take the Masters, thus joining the program of Training of Human Resources for Latin America and the Caribbean Disaster Risk Reduction- Kizuna.

In addition, the Masters has modules between semesters, during which the Japanese specialists will be in charge of leading the workshops and /or seminars under the Kizuna project.

Objectives of the Program

The purpose of the Scholarship Program AGCI -JICA is a joint initiative with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to contribute to the training of advanced human capital in the area of Seismic Engineering through participation of Latin American professionals in the Masters in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (Master1EG), given by the School of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.


The Master's Program was developed in Spanish. Scholarship grantees or those selected for the Program who have another native language must have certification in the Spanish language.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted on or before 30 November 2017.

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Posted: 30/06/2017