Study In Argentina - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Argentina as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Argentina as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Argentina

Why study in Argentina

Cost of studying in Argentina

Universities in Argentina for international students

Cost of living in Argentina for international students

How to get a visa to study in Argentina

How to apply and study in Argentina

Tuition fees to study in Argentina


Argentina is a very good study destination for international students because of the good quality of education available in the country. It is easy for international students to study in Argentina as far as the have been the necessary admission requirements.

Applying to universities in Argentina as an international student

In Argentina there a public and private universities,the public universities are being regulated by the government while the private universities are owned by private individuals or groups. The public universities in Argentina are cheaper than the private universities because the are subsidized by the government.

The public and private universities in Argentina offer almost the same courses,the only difference is that the private universities will have more facilities and a higher standard of education since it is privately owned for that reason.

To study in Argentina you need to apply directly to the university you want to study in,this is because all the universities in Argentina have different admission requirements and process. So it is advised to contact the university of your choice in Argentina for precise details about their admission process.

The 6 basic steps for applying abroad in Argentina are:

Identifying universities and the course of your interest

Request universities for Application forms

Taking various required tests

Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters

Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents

Reporting various test scores to the universities

Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.


Tuition fees and cost of studying in Argentina as an international student.

The cost of studying in Argentina actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Argentina have different tuition fees.


Argentina has one of the cheapest university education in South America. The tuition fees vary between universities. In Argentina,public universities are cheaper than private universities,so international students usually enroll more into public universities.

The tuition fees for international students to study in Argentina is about US$1,000-$3,000 per year. The tuition fees in each university also depends on the course of study,with courses such as medicine and pharmacy being the most expensive.

 The cost of living in Argentina is also very cheap for international students. With about US$2,000-$4,000 per year,all expenses will be covered. These includes accommodation,feeding and transport. It should also be known that the cost of living also depends on the lifestyle and spending habit of a student.

Foreign students are allowed to work alongside their studies, provided they satisfy all the legal requirements, which are to obtain a work permit and be granted legal residence in the country

To support yourself financially while studying in Argentina,international students are allowed to work part time while studying,to be eligible to work part time you must apply for a work permit which is a legal permit for students who want to work while studying.

Cost of living and things in Argentina

Below are the cost of living and things in Argentina

1 Argentina peso = 0.0576 US dollars



            Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district      ARS $143

            Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)         ARS $124

            500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast         ARS $50

            1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk           ARS $21

            12 eggs, large  ARS $40

            1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes           ARS $31

            500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese            ARS $93

            1 kg (2 lb.) of apples   ARS $33

            1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes            ARS $16

            0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket           ARS $27

            1 bottle of red table wine, good quality         ARS $98

            2 liters of Coca-Cola   ARS $42

            Bread for 2 people for 1 day  ARS $13


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area           ARS $13,570

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area    ARS $10,006

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat        ARS $2,131

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area            ARS $9,996

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area     ARS $7,099

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio         ARS $1,702

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)      ARS $606

            40” flat screen TV       ARS $12,329

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)       ARS $3,723

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)      ARS $165

            Hourly rate for cleaning help  ARS $94


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)   ARS $1,545

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)        ARS $1,129

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)     ARS $2,040

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,351


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new        ARS $408,390

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas         ARS $19

            Monthly ticket public transport          ARS $366

Personal Care 

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)          ARS $83

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)            ARS $143

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)      ARS $407

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)          ARS $62

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)    ARS $55

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)           ARS $68

            4 rolls of toilet paper   ARS $41

            Tube of toothpaste      ARS $41

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city         ARS $158



Argentina student visa information

Argentina immigration authorities have sent out different student visa requirements according to nationality of the prospective students,length of studies and nature of the course.

How to apply for Argentina student visa

Applications and documents will have to be submitted in person during the interview date.

Visa inquiries and appointments must be requested and scheduled only through this email:

The consulate strongly advises applicants to apply at least 30 days in advance of their proposed journey and should not also make any travel plans until the visa has been issued.


Argentina student visa requirements

Students from MERCOSUR countries and its associate states: Brazil,Paraguay,Uruguay,Venezuela,Bolivia,Chile,Peru,Ecuador,Colombia,Guyana and Suriname.

When they pursue studies lasting not more than 90 days will enter Argentina without a visa and stay as tourist.

When they pursue studies lasting more than  90 days they can apply for via directly in Argentina within 30 days from the date of enrollment at the educational institution in Agentina.

* For students from other countries

The educational institution in Argentina must request an entry permit to the “Direccion Nacional de Migraciones” for the foreign student pursuing either formal or non formal studies.

Once the entry permit is issued,student must apply at the Consulate general of Argentina and the student will have to submit the following documents:

Passport: It must be valid for at least a minimum of 12 months from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.

Application form: Must be fully completed without scratches or corrections and duly signed.

Two current photos: Full front view and colored with a white background

Certificate of clear criminal records for people 16 or over from their country of origin or from the country the have lived during the past 5 years. The document must be translated into Spanish with a certificate of accuracy.

Parental consent to travel to and live in Argentina.

Proof of funds. They will have to provide enough financial means for their self support and accommodation in Argentina.

Proof of knowledge of Spanish language. It will have to be translated to Spanish with a certificate of accuracy.

Fee. A fee of $150 will be applied and shall only be paid by money order to the Consulate general f Argentina.

Visa interview. All applicants are requested to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer.

Birth certificate: It must be legalized and translated into Spanish with a certificate of accuracy.


Argentina student visa processing.

The regular visa processing takes 7-10 working days. In some cases it may reach 45 working days.

List and ranking of all universities in Argentina

This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Argentina. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Argentina and their ranking




Rank    University       Location

1          Universidad de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

2          Universidad Nacional de La Plata

La Plata

3          Universidad Tecnológica Nacional

Buenos Aires ...

4          Universidad Nacional de Córdoba


5          Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Rosario ...

6          Universidad de Palermo

Buenos Aires

7          Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Santa Fe ...

8          Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

Buenos Aires

9          Universidad Nacional de Cuyo


10        Universidad Nacional del Nordeste

Corrientes ...

11        Universidad Nacional de San Martín

San Martín

12        Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ...

13        Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Tandil ...

14        Universidad Nacional de Quilmes


15        Universidad Nacional de Salta

Salta ...

16        Universidad Nacional del Sur

Bahía Blanca

17        Universidad de San Andrés


18        Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

San Miguel de Tucumán

19        Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco

Comodoro Rivadavia ...

20        Universidad Nacional de San Luis

San Luis ...

21        Universidad Nacional del Comahue

Neuquén ...

22        Universidad del Salvador

Buenos Aires

23        Universidad Austral

Buenos Aires ...

24        Universidad Argentina de la Empresa

Buenos Aires

25        Universidad Torcuato di Tella

Buenos Aires

26        Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos

Concepción del Uruguay ...

27        Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales

Buenos Aires

28        Universidad Nacional de Misiones

Posadas ...

29        Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento

Los Polvorines ...

30        Universidad de Belgrano

Buenos Aires

31        Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

32        Universidad Nacional de Lanús

Remedios de Escalada

33        Universidad Nacional de San Juan

San Juan ...

34        Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21


35        Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

Buenos Aires

36        Universidad Nacional de Luján


37        Universidad Nacional de La Matanza

San Justo

38        Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto

Río Cuarto

39        Universidad Blas Pascal


40        Universidad Abierta Interamericana

Buenos Aires ...

41        Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero

Santiago del Estero

42        Universidad Nacional de La Pampa

Santa Rosa ...

43        Universidad Nacional de las Artes

Buenos Aires

44        Universidad de Morón


45        Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero

Buenos Aires ...

46        Universidad Nacional de Jujuy

San Salvador de Jujuy

47        Universidad Nacional de La Rioja

La Rioja ...

48        Universidad Católica de Salta

Salta ...

49        Universidad Nacional de Catamarca

S. Fdo. del Valle de Catamarca ...

50        Universidad Católica de Córdoba

Córdoba ...

51        Universidad FASTA

Mar del Plata

52        Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora

Lomas de Zamora ...

53        Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy

Buenos Aires

54        Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral

Río Gallegos ...

55        Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro

Viedma ...

56        Universidad Católica de La Plata

La Plata

57        Universidad de Flores

Buenos Aires ...

58        Universidad de Mendoza


59        Instituto Universitario Aeronáutico

Alta Gracia ...

60        Universidad Favaloro

Buenos Aires

61        Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud

Buenos Aires ...

62        Universidad del Cine

Buenos Aires

63        Universidad Nacional de Villa María

Villa María

64        Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina

Buenos Aires ...

65        Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda


66        Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche

Florencio Varela

67        Universidad Maimónides

Buenos Aires

68        Universidad del CEMA

Buenos Aires

69        Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano


70        Universidad Católica de Cuyo

Rivadavia ...

71        Universidad Juan Agustín Maza


72        Universidad Católica de Santa Fe

Santa Fe

73        Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Junín ...

74        Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero

Santiago del Estero

75        ESEADE Instituto Universitario

Buenos Aires

76        Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos


77        Universidad de la Marina Mercante

Buenos Aires

78        Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino

San Miguel de Tucumán ...

79        Universidad CAECE

Buenos Aires

80        Universidad Adventista del Plata

Libertador San Martín

81        Instituto Universitario de la Policía Federal Argentina

Buenos Aires

82        Universidad Nacional de José C. Paz

José C. Paz

83        Universidad del Museo Social Argentino

Buenos Aires

84        Universidad del Aconcagua


85        Universidad de Congreso

Mendoza ...

86        Universidad ISALUD

Buenos Aires

87        Universidad Champagnat

Godoy Cruz

88        Universidad Nacional de Formosa


89        Instituto de Enseñanza Superior del Ejército

Buenos Aires

90        Universidad Nacional del Chaco Austral

Sáenz Peña

91        Instituto Universitario CEMIC

Buenos Aires

92        Universidad Gastón Dachary


93        Universidad Nacional de Moreno


94        Universidad Atlántida Argentina

Mar de Ajó

95        Universidad de Concepción del Uruguay

Concepción del Uruguay

96        Universidad de la Cuenca del Plata




Courses to study in Argentina

There are many professional courses you can study in Argentina,it should be known that courses such as medicine,pharmacy and engineering are the most rated courses to study in Argentina. Below are professional courses that can be studied in Argentina

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine

What to pack while going to study in Argentina

In your carry-on bag

Cell phone and charger

Boarding pass(es)

Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

Copy of birth certificate

Copy of Social Security card

Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

Debit card


E-reader or book

Emergency contact list

Face wipes


Hand sanitizer


Health insurance card


Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

School ID

Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

State ID

Student visa

Travel itinerary

Travel pillow

Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



Acne medication/cream

Face lotion/moisturizer


Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

Mouthwash (small)

Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





Bobby pins


Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

Glasses and glasses case

Hair ties



Nail clipper




Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

Downy Wrinkle Release spray

Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

Portable stain remover pen

Travel sheet (for hostels)


Athletic sneakers (1)

Bathing suits (1-2)

Boots (1-2)

Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

Casual dresses (2)

Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

Flats (1)

Flip-flops (1)

Formal outfit (1-2)

Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

Going-out outfit (3-5)

Hat (1)

Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

Heels (1-2)

Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

Leggings (1-3)

Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

Pajamas (2-3)

Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

Purse (1-2)

Raincoat (1)

Scarf (1)

Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

Skirts (1-2)

Socks (14)

Sweaters (3-5)

Sweatshirt (2)

T-shirts (3-5)

Tank tops (3-5)

Underwear (14)

Watch (1)

Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

Flash drive



Laptop case

Outlet adapters (2-3)

USB cable


Adhesive bandages

Allergy medicine

Birth control

Cold and flu medicine

Eye drops

Motion sickness medicine

Over-the-counter pain medicine



Backpack (small)

Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


Language dictionary


Playing cards

Travel guide

Umbrella (small)

Why you should study abroad in Argentina or any other study abroad destination

1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.


In summary,Argentina is a very good study destination for international students,they have good and affordable universities,peaceful environments and good quality of education.

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