Frequently Asked Questions

What are the courses´ fees?

Do I need to get a visa before travelling ?

How can I find out what institution offers the courses I am interested in?

How long will I have to study to reach an adequate Spanish level?

Can I do a distance or Internet-based course to get an Argentine degree?

Can I work in Argentina while I am studying?

How is the academic calendar in Argentina?

What are the accommodation and eating costs?

Are degrees awarded in Argentina considered valid in my country?

Where should I turn to if I have problems in Argentina?

What can I do in my spare time in Argentina?

What should I know about drugs ?


What are the courses´ fees?

State-run higher education institutions do not generally charge any fees and if you wish to get information about private universities, you should contact them in order to find out what their fees are.

Are there any restrictions to travel around Argentina?

Once you have been legally admitted in Argentina you can move freely all around the country.

Do I need to get a visa before travelling ?

Only in the specific case you cannot enter the country as a tourist. Should you have any queries request information at the Cancillería Argentina(Argentine Department of Foreign Affairs).

How can I find out what institution offers the courses I am interested in?

You may find this information under the Carreras de grado and Pre-grado and Postgrados (Bachelor´s and Associate´s Degree Programs and Graduate Programs) sections where you may have access through the different options available according to your needs.

How long will I have to study to reach an adequate Spanish level?

The answer shall depend on a series of factors such as your mother tongue and the language level you had upon entering the country. Obviously, the comprehension level required to undertake a course of studies, or a graduate program differs from the knowledge that you need to relate and interact with people regarding everyday needs. Reading comprehension skills and the ability to hold a conversation of a certain degree of complexity are required in order to pursue higher education studies. Further information.

Can I do a distance or Internet-based course to get an Argentine degree?

Yes, you can. However, you should check carefully that the degree that institutions offer has the further approval required by this studying system, apart from the approval required for courses where students attend classes. Both approvals are granted by the Department of Education, Science and Technology.

Can I work in Argentina while I am studying?

Foreigners who have been hired to work in Argentina have to have a working visa and a legally granted residence to stay in the country. Local regulations concerning immigration set forth three types of residence: permanent, temporary and transitory. Once you have entered the country as a student, or a tourist you must proceed to comply with the required formalities with the purpose of obtaining both a work permit and the residence.

How is the academic calendar in Argentina?

The argentine school year is extended, usually from March to November

What are the accommodation and eating costs?

You will find detailed information rergarding this issue in Life cost in Argentina. Be reminded, however, that there exists a significant price variation in accommodation and eating costs.

Are degrees awarded in Argentina considered valid in my country?

If you do a course of studies or a specialization in which you are awarded a degree, you shall have to turn to your country competent authorities: If, in turn, you wish to take some subjects, you should check if there exist agreements entered into between the Argentine university offering the courses and a university located in your country.

Where should I turn to if I have problems in Argentina?

Your country surely has a delegation in Argentina. You may request information from your government, or at the Cancillería Argentina. (Argentine Department of Foreign Affairs)

What can I do in my spare time in Argentina?

The higher education institutions are located in or close to cities featuring a rich cultural, artistic and sport life. Similarly, you may travel all over the country by land or by air by using paved roads, and by sea if you want to tour around rivers and lakes.

What should I know about drugs ?

The use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, inhalable drugs, anabolics and steroids is legalized.

The drugs listed below are considered illegal and their consumption is prohibited by law.

They may be divided into three categories:

• Narcotics: (such as marijuana and opium).

• Stimulants: such as cocaine

• Hallucinogens: such as ecstasy.

Further Information.