Public or private?
Public schools are cheaper. The most renowned is the University of Buenos Aires, which
has excellent teachers in many subjects, and it is almost free. However as it is very democratic
and open to all countries’ students it is probably overpopulated, especially during the first years of
each career. Foreign students sometimes find it lack of organisation.
Private schools are more expensive (between U$S 300 and U$S 1200 per month, the fee
not including accommodation) and they are not necessary better than the public ones. San Andrés
University and Torcuato di Tella University are probably the best private universities (fee over U$S 600 per month). In
fact, they are excellent.
Information about UBA (University of Buenos Aires, main Public University) could be requested to:
UBA. Department of Foreign Students. Contact person: Miss Elena Iglesias. Azcuénaga 280 (CP 1029) Buenos
Aires. Argentina. Phone: (54-1) 952-6587 / 7061 / 0122 extension: 100. They have
signed a co-operation agreement with several universities around the world.
San Andrés University
Vito Dumas 284 (1644)
Vitoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (54-11) 4725-7000
Fax: (54-11) 4725-7027
Torcuato di Tella University
Miñones 2177 (1428)
Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (54-11) 4784 0088 / 4784-0080
Fax: (54-11) 4784 0089
Further information about these and other universities could be found in the net (most of it in Spanish,
but the number of English sites is increasing):