Study in Argentina

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Argentina is famous for its colourful and vibrant culture. This continuously attracts international students from around the world along with its higher education. If you are planning to study in Argentina, here we have mentioned all the details and ade a guide for you to make your work easy. Go through each point carefully and act on it. In time, you will be in your study abroad destination, Argentina.

Why study in Argentina

With one of the highest literacy rates, Argentina has proved its sincerity towards education. Here we provide you with the reasons to choose Argentina as your study abroad destination:

  • Argentina is a Multicultural country. Students from different corners of the world migrate to Argentina for their higher education. Thus you will experience and gain knowledge of different cultures.
  • The quality of education in Argentina is Excellent. The higher education institutions in Argentina are evaluated by the National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU) at regular intervals. It is also administered and supervised by the Ministry of Education.
  • State-funded universities in Argentina do not charge any tuition fee for international students at the undergraduate level. Private universities do charge tuition fees but are significantly lower compared to other countries.
  • Argentina has a wide diversity of climates and landscapes which attracts the people of other countries. From the urbanity and vibrant life in the cities of Argentina, there’s a lot to explore and enjoy for an international student.
  • The universities in Argentina offer a wide range of subjects and courses at the higher education institutions in the country.

How to study in Argentina for international students

To study at the University of Argentina, you will need to follow the simple 7 steps. Here we have narrowed down those steps;

  1. Decide on the study program and the university, you would like to study in Argentina.
  2. Research on the eligibility criteria for that specific course and the requirements of the documents required for the admission purpose.
  3. Fill out the relevant admission form and submit it along with all the documents as per the university requirements
  4. Once the university decides to accept your application, it will issue an offer letter.
  5. After receiving the offer letter, you should reply to the university by accepting the offer of the university.
  6. Now you need to check the student visa requirements and apply for the one.
  7. Once you get approval on the visa application, you are now ready to enter Argentina for your further studies.

Universities in Argentina ranking

It will not be much of a surprise for you to know that 13 universities in Argentina are ranked in the top universities of the world. It is recorded as per QS world universities rankings. The list of these universities is listed below in the table with their rankings of 2021.


QS World university Ranking 2021

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) 


Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina 


Universidad de Palermo (UP)


Universidad Austral


Universidad de Belgrano


Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)


Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP)


Universidad Torcuato Di Tella


Universidad de San Andrés - UdeSA


Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - UNC


Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) 


Universidad Nacional de San Luis


Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN)



Best courses to study in Argentina

Here are the popular courses to study in Argentina for Indian students

  • Study Business and Economics in Argentina
  • Study International hospitality in Argentina
  • Study medicine in Argentina
  • Study MBA in Argentina
  • Study Finance in Argentina
  • Study Engineering in Argentina
  • Study Hotel Management in Argentina
  • Study Computer science in Argentina
  • Study Social Science in Argentina
  • Study Nursing in Argentina

Requirements to Study Abroad in Argentina

There is no central admission platform for enrollment to universities in Argentina.     The applicants need to apply directly to their chosen University. Here are the document requirements for the admission:

  • Duly accomplished admission application form
  • Valid passport
  • Recent passport-style photographs
  • Copy of the academic certificates
  • Official recognition of previous academic degrees 
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae with all your details, academic background, and relevant professional and social experiences.
  • Proof of language proficiency 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Medical insurance

Please make sure that all the documents should be submitted in Spanish translation. Also, note that you will need original copies and the photocopies of each document.

Argentina university fees

The courses at the Undergraduate level in public universities in Argentina are tuition-free for foreign students. However, Private universities charge around $3,000 to $20,000 annually for undergraduate courses. Masters or Postgraduate degrees can have a tuition fee approximately from $2,300 to $27,000 per annum. Costs of living in Argentina depends on factors such as university location and lifestyle. On average, it can cost you around $2,500 to $4,500 for one year.  Study in Argentina cost is affordable right?

Cheap universities in Argentina for international students

Though Argentina universities are not much expensive, still, you can find some universities which are more affordable than others. Here is the list of universities which are cheap in Argentina for international students:

  1. University of Buenos Aires
  2. Universidad Nacional de la Plata
  3. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
  4. Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
  5. Universidad Nacional de General San Martín
  6. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional – Facultad Regional Córdoba
  7. Universidad del Cema
  8. Universidad Católica de Córdoba
  9. Universidad de San Andrés
  10. Torcuato Di Tella University

Scholarships to study in Argentina

Scholarships are the best way to finance your studies in Argentina to some extent. There are plenty of scholarships available if you do proper research. You can make your way to study in Argentina for free with the help of scholarships.

  • Roberto Rocca Scholarships
  • Don Quijote Scholarships
  • David L. Boren Scholarships from the National Security Education Program
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships 
  • The University of Buenos Aires Scholarships
  • Scholarships by Mente Argentina
  • IAE Business School Scholarships

Student visa for Argentina

Here we throw light on the complete process and requirements for the study visa for Argentina:

  • To gain a student visa, International students will need to get a tourist visa to enter Argentina and replace it with a student visa. 
  • Apply and get approval for a tourist visa for Argentina. This visa will be valid for a maximum of 90 days. 
  • After entering Argentina on a tourist visa, you need to follow certain steps to replace your tourist visa to a student visa.
  • If your course in Argentina is for more than 6 months, you have to get a police certificate.
  • Make an appointment at the immigration office in Argentina.
  • After verification of your documents, the immigration officer will issue a “certificado de residencia precaria” (preliminary certificate of residence)
  • After 20 days, visit the immigration office to get your student visa document. You will need to show the residence certificate given to you.
  • After 6 months your student visa will expiry, you have to re-apply for the student visa.

Requirements for the whole process are:

  • A passport which is valid for at least more than six months after completion of the course. 
  • a letter showing proof of enrolment, 
  • their birth certificate, 
  • a visa processing fee of up to US$100. 
  • You will also need to gain 2 police certificates stating they have no criminal record – one from their home country, and another from Argentina.

Studying in Argentina is gaining popularity among international students. Now you know the reason for it very well right? To put the cherry on the top of the cake,  your student visa will also allow you to work part-time during your studies in Argentina. So start your process now. Apply and fly..!!

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