Study in Argentina

Affordable, prestigious and memorable

Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the 4th largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, only after Mexico, Spain and Colombia. Spanish and its status and usefulness as one of the most spoken languages in the world is one of the greatest attractions for international students to study here. Tango, in addition to a number of other cultural wonders, came from Argentina as well.

Famous for its high levels of literacy across age and socio-economic groups, education has always been an integral part of the Argentinian cultural tradition, even before the country officially became the Argentina State. The importance of education is also reflected in the age of the largest universities in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, which were founded in 1631 and 1821 respectively.

Every single year there are more than 90,000 international students enrolling into different Argentinian universities. Its’ high number of international students makes this country both very student-friendly and very student-oriented. Services for students are accommodating and comprehensive when you study in Argentina. The students are, in general, seen as one of the crucial building blocks of the modern Argentinian society; as it is understood that they will be in charge of leading the country in the future and they are treated accordingly.

Study in Argentina

Not only do international students benefit from getting to know one of the oldest and most sophisticated countries in South America, but they will also start making friends with a wide range of other students from all across the world, thus, creating a global network of future colleagues and associates.

Higher education in Argentina

There are 47 national universities in Argentina that are financed by the Ministry of Education. Around 80% of all students are studying in these public universities while the rest are getting their education in one of the 49 private universities in Argentina. All public universities in Argentina are tuition free up until studies begin for postgraduate degrees. These programs then charge very reasonable tuition fees, making the country an extremely attractive destination for students.

Tuition fees

All public universities in Argentina are tuition free up until studies begin for postgraduate degrees. These programs then charge very reasonable tuition fees, making the country an extremely attractive destination for students.

Private universities, the fees are higher and vary between the courses, but are still relatively low costs.

Scholarships are on offer for international students in certain subjects, check your university for more information.

Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia! Enjoy an unforgettable experience!
Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia! Enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Visas

If you are planning to study an undergraduate degree in Argentina, the Argentine government requires to the international students to study a degree for more than 90 days to obtain a student visa, sometimes this process is extremely bureaucratic and time consuming. the requirements are the following:

  • You have confirmed in the university.
  • You have paid all visa fees.
  • You have enough funds to support yourself during your studies.
  • Your chosen university is willing to start the visa process for you.
If you want to study for more than a year, you can get a visa valid if you submit a criminal records check in your home country. But remember, standard student visa is for six months.

Argentine universities ranking

University of Buenos Aires: is a public university founded in 1821, Buenos Aires. UBA is the largest university in Argentina. There are notable subjects strengths as art and design, mineral and mining engineering, anthropology and modern languages. Link to University of Buenos Aires website.
National University of Cordoba: is established in 1613, in the capital of Córdoba Province. UNC is the oldest university in Argentina, and important center of cultural and scientific sphere, as well as in the political and social influence for the country. Link to National University of Cordoba website.
National University of La Plata: is a public institution located in the city of La Plata. One of the most important argentine national universities. There are numerous centers of research and outreach including La Plata Museum of Natural Sciences, The University Public Library. Link to National University of La Plata website.

Student life in Argentina

Furthermore, Argentina in general is an affordable country to live in.  International students have two main options to live:

  • University provide accommodation: to live a location near the study areas, libraries and cafeterias.
  • Private accommodation: if you are travelling with family, is the best option.

Accommodation and living costs are low and students have easy and affordable access to services such as health care and public transportation. Since it is mandatory that these costs stay low, money can easily be allocated to free time activities, such as travelling and exploring the beautiful countryside, as well as visiting other countries in the South American continent. Argentina is full of natural stunners, such as Aconcagua, the highest peak in all of the Americas, as well as other natural attractions as varied as deserts, glacier-carved valleys, steeping waterfalls and crystal clear lakes.

Iguazu falls, are situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Iguazu falls, are situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil.

Language

In Argentina is essential to have knowledge of Spanish for undertaking studies. All universities courses are conducted in Spanish language. Although English recognized as a business language.

Top 3 reasons to study in Argentina:

  • One of the highest literacy rates in the world – excellent academic standards and rooted in tradition.
  • Affordable costs of living.
  • Astonishing nature and interesting culture.

Did you know this about Argentina?

  • Argentina is nowadays one the most popular places in the world to learn Spanish.
  • Same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in 2010 and Argentina is the birthplace of the first child in the world to be legally recognized as having two fathers.
  • The country has more psychologists per capita than any other place in the world.

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