UQ Chile Association
an official body of the University of Queensland

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With Your Chileans Peers

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What do we do?

UQ Chile Association is an academic, social and professional corporate aiming to promote scholarly interaction among Chilean students, alumni and researchers across different areas of knowledge at the University of Queensland.


We also pursue to foster the professional development of Chilean students, alumni and researchers through vital links with the Australian community developing academic and industry networks between Chile and Australia.


Also, the association aims to facilitate social integration and adaptation of Chilean students and researchers to the UQ community and the Australian culture and to provide support concerning the quality of life-related issues.

Call for abstracts 8CGC 2022

Call for abstracts for the Eighth Chilean Graduate Conference in Australia is now open! Check the brochure down below to find out more about the application process and requirements. See you in November!

Mesa de votación en Queensland


We are sending a request to the SERVEL through the Chilean embassy in Australia with the support of the General Consul to bring the ballot boxes to Queensland.

And don’t forget to update your electoral address!


Explore some new horizons

University: The University of Queensland

You might be surprised by how many scholarships you are eligible for at UQ.

“Agencia nacional de investigacion y desarrollo”

The totality of the grant instruments, administered by the National Research and Development Agency (ANID), through the Human Capital Subdirectorate, is detailed in here.

UQChile's Members

How to become a member?

Expressing your interest to the management committee, and paying a symbolic membership fee of $5 AUD per annum. Accession to the association is confirmed upon the issue of a receipt by the Association in response to a valid and voluntary application.

Who could be part of the Association?

UQ Chile welcomes all the Chilean students, researchers and alumni at the University of Queensland. The Association is also open to people from other countries that express their interest in becoming a member.


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Management Team

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Sebastian Gallegos - President

Occupational Therapist, Master in Neurosciences with clinical and teaching experience in Chile in the field of neurology and musculoskeletal pathologies. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences developing a project associated with the improvement of the clinical practice of rehabilitation in occupational therapy in Chile.

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Loreto Velasquez - Secretary

Bachelor in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile. She is completing her Master of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Since 2016 she has been part of the Department of Public Law of the PUCV, focusing on Administrative and Constitutional Law.

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Carolina Carvajal - Treasurer

Carolina is a highly qualified engineer and master in geology with a wealth of experience in the Chilean mining industry, in areas of mineral processing and recovery. She has also international experience working in Australia as a mineralogist and as a researcher at the Technische Universität Freiberg in Germany.

Carolina is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at the University of Queensland, where she is exploring the breakage mechanisms along grain boundaries.

Her primary goal in becoming a part of the UQ Chile executive team is to support the efficient operation of UQ Chile and strengthen the connections between Chileans at UQ. She is motivated by a desire to make a positive impact and contribute to the success of the organization.


Organisation: CONICYT

The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT) is investing in human development to improve the range and quality of education, scientific and technological research and innovation in areas related to socio-economic development and global competitiveness.

The Scholarship Program grants scholarships to candidates from Chile, who have been admitted to a graduate program offered at The University of Queensland.

UQChile Assistance Manual

For those who recently moved into Brissy, remember that you can download our assistance manual for free!

UQ Chile ‚Äď The Association of Chilean Students and Professionals at The University of Queensland


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