PhD in Sciences, mention in Physics


Grado académico

PhD in Sciences, mention in Physics

Área del conocimiento

Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas

Facultad o Instituto

Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

N° de Decreto



This program was accredited by National Committee on Accreditation for a period of 8 years, starting from April, 2012.


Prof. Rodrigo Soto


Valor Matrícula 2013: $110.900.-
This program objective is to train graduates at the highest level, capable of performing original research autonomously in the discipline, with results that constitute a substantial contribution to the frontiers of knowledge in Physics. The research project should generate results that can be published in mainstream indexed journals.

The graduate program leading to the PhD degree in Sciences, mention in Physics is imparted together by the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

Its research fields include condensed matter, nuclear physics, surface physics, magnetism, plasma physics, nonlinear physics and complex systems, statistical physics, fluids, atomic and molecular physics, cosmology and astrophysics, nonlinear optics and matter out of equilibrium.

Our PhD graduates have important positions in national and international research centers. This program has a great number of national and international students.


Students wishing to apply for Doctoral programs offered by the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile must have a bachelor or master degree in a similar area, granted by a national or international university certifying a solid background in the specific area of the doctoral program. The Academic Committee of the program will review each application taking into account all the required background.

Applicants have to submit all their educational records at the moment of application. Some of them are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Form
  • Transcript of records of the previous courses and their programs in case they come from other national or international universities.
  • Bachelor's or master's diploma
  • A letter of intention, and at least two letters of recommendation.