The Doctorate in Social Complexity Sciences has updated the opening of its application process according to the following dates, in order to synchronize its academic period to the calendar in which the application and admission process normally takes place in the country, that is, starting classes in the first semester of each calendar year.

General background

  • Duration of program: 4 years (8 semesters).
  • Full time status, exclusive dedication.
  • Starting date: March each year.
  • Degree offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Social Complexity Sciences .
  • Number of vacancies: Up to 5 students.
  • Excellence scholarship.


The Doctorate in Social Complexity Sciences has a total cost of 20,000,000 CLP (8 semesters) and a tuition fee of  500,000 CLP.

The program has the following financing and maintenance grants:

  • Excellence UDD Scholarship. It consists of the release of enrollment and fee and a monthly maintenance grant of 1,098,000 Chilean pesos.
  • CONICYT Scholarship. Those who enter the program having the ANID National Doctorate Scholarship (which provides fees, tuition and maintenance) will receive a complementary monthly UDD scholarship, plus a lunch voucher which is added to the benefits provided by ANID.

Although it is not imperative for applying for DCCS to have the ANID National Doctorate Scholarship  approved, nor will it affect the selection criteria, but it is strongly encouraged to apply to it, given the additional benefits the student will have access to.

Relevant Dates 

The next application and admission process will take place on the following relevant dates:

– Beginning of the application process: July  2022
– Closing of application process: September 30, 2022
– Delivery of results: To be confirmed
– Classes start at: March 2023

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Acreditado por 5 años

Desde julio 2019 hasta julio 2024

Agencia: Acreditado por la Comisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)