Call for the Programa de Apoyo Integral (PAI) 2023 begins

Between September 26 and October 17, undergraduate students of Alberto Hurtado University who have completed at least their first year of study will be able to apply online.

The Comprehensive Support Program (PAI) has been carried out since 2017 by the Mar Adentro Foundation and the Alberto Hurtado University (UAH). Aimed at undergraduate students who study at this university and who have not been able to access the state’s free admission to higher education, its objective is to provide them with financial support so that they can successfully complete their studies, and at the same time, encourages students to expand their networks, strengthen their personal development and environmental awareness, amongst other things.

The program covers between 50 and 100% of the students’ university tuition, as well as other expenses associated with studies and university life for the selected students. In addition, they receive personalized support to strengthen their potential and manage their challenges. In turn, we encourage them to participate in activities for their comprehensive development, such as volunteering, training sessions, extension activities and initiatives that incorporate multidisciplinary experiences as a complement to their academic training.

Those who are interested in applying for the PAI 2023 must be in at least their first year of study at the UAH, not have the state’s benefit of free admission to higher education, be within the top 35% of their career ranking, and demonstrate that they require financial support to finance their studies. It should be noted that the selected students will be chosen by a team made up of members of the Mar Adentro Foundation, the UAH Student Affairs Directorate and the Ignatian University Center.

On October 12 at 1:00 p.m. (Room A-26 de la UAH) will be a presentation of the Program, an instance where doubts of potential applicants will be answered. To participate in this instance, you must complete the following registration form and send your questions in this same document.

To learn more about this program, its requirements, dates and application form, go to the following information links:

PAI General Explanation
PAI Regulation
Application Form
Registration form for the presentation of the Program
Socioeconomic file annex (an optional annex that can be attached to the application form)


Dissemination and call: Period for receiving applications through the application form. Between September 26 and October 17, 2023.

Presentation of the program to students: October 12. It will delve into what the MYP is, the different actors that make it up, requirements, experiences of students from previous years and the queries sent to the registration form will be answered.

1st Stage Pre-selection notification: October 28. Notice to pre-selected and unselected students via email (this date may change depending on the number of applications received, however, it will be notified in advance by email).

Group test: November 4. Online psychological assessment of interests (synchronously and in writing).

Individual interviews: November 9-16. Individual online interviews with a psychologist (exact date to be defined, subject to psychologist availability, will be confirmed via email).

Publication of selected: December 9. Notification to selected and not selected via email.