Study in Argentina

In Argentina there are public and private Universities. The former are almost free and the latter have higher fees. Both of them are quite open to foreigners having completed their secondary studies. Classes generally take place between March and November.

I. UNIVERSITIES (Public or Private) and STUDIES (Complete Career or short studies).

You can either follow a complete university career (four years or more) or make shorter studies (normally up to one year). In both cases you must have a good knowledge of Spanish before starting. There are no regular studies in English; just a few courses. As their offer changes a lot from one year to another you should address directly to the Universities to check if they are organising some courses in English for the next months.

1. To follow a complete career.

You should choose the University and the career you will follow.

If it is a public one you must register in the Embassy in November of each year (to start your studies in the following year). There may be exams or other academic obligations depending on the University you chose. The Embassy will grant you a visa for students.

If you select a private University you should address directly to the University and make all the arrangements with their authorities. Once you obtain a letter certifying that you were accepted by one Argentine private University the Embassy would grant you a visa for students.

2. To follow shorter studies.

You should make all the arrangements with the University that you have chosen (either public or private).

If you will stay in the Republic of Argentina less than three months you will probably need no visa (this must be confirm with the Argentine Embassy in your country). If you plan to be there for a longer period the Embassy will grant you a visa for students once you have obtained a letter certifying that you have been accepted by a public or private university or school.

3. Short Periods.

Travelling with passport visa is normally not required for periods up to three months.

Contact you local Argentina Embassy con confirm this.



A.1. (Private Universities -or Private Schools- and short studies) LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY, specifying the studies you are accepted for. This letter is always necessary for studies to be followed in a private university and also for short studies in a public university (Seminars, Pos. Degree, Isolated subjects, etc.).

(*) For minors (less than 18) or in exchange programs organised by Rotary Club, AFS, Youth for Understanding and similar systems: Such letter of acceptance must be also a warranty:

a. Taking moral and financial responsibility for the minor whom the visa is requested for.

b. Certifying that the minors will go and return with paid tickets.

c. Certifyng the family name, surname and address with whom the minor will live in Argentina.

or A.2. (Complete Careers in a Public University) You do not need the letter of acceptance only if you will follow a complete career in a public university. In such a case you should get in contact with the Argentine Embassy -Cultural Section- before November (to begin your career in March the following year). Your registration will be done by the Argentine Embassy after having evaluated your secondary school certificates and your level of Spanish.

B. Valid Passport


C. Police Certificate (it is a form that certifies your lack of record). It is possible to get it in Spanish directly from the police (most of police stations have it) and thus avoid translation expenses.

D. Medical Certificate with statement you are not suffering from infectious disease or psychic ailments and informing your RH factor.

E. Birth Certificate. Given by the Folkeregister. It is also possible to get it in Spanish directly from the Folkeregister and thus avoid translation expenses.

F. All the documents in Norwegian or English must be translated into Spanish by a certified official translator (for example: Mr. Francisco García Mora: 2223 5888 in Oslo).

G. All the documents must be legalised by a Notarius Publicus and the local Fylkesmann (The Fylkesmann’s seal is called “APOSTILLE”). In fact, the Argentine authorities require just the APOSTILLE. But some Norwegian Fylkesmann request legalisation by a Notarius before signing the APOSTILLE. Ask your Fylkesmann what she/he considers necessary.

H. One photograph (4 x 4 cm).

I. Minors (less than 18 years) must go to the Argentine Embassy accompanied by their parents one week before travelling.

After getting the above mentioned documents and -minimum- one week before travelling. (Please arrange a meeting in advance with Jesse or other visa officers in the Embassy):

J. Lack of international records declaration (possible to be made at the Embassy).

K. Request of Visa forms: to be fulfilled at the Embassy.


The visa for students allows you to be in the Republic of Argentina up to one year. Before it expires you could renew it at the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones in Argentina, if you need more time to continue your studies. At that moment a certificate of studies in your university/school in Argentina will be requested.

Dirección Nacional de Migraciones.

Departamento de Admisión de Extranjeros.

Sector Prórroga de Permanencia.

Avda. Antártida Argentina 1355 Edificio 4.

1104 Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Tel: (54 11) 4317 0225 (extension: 166)


It is difficult to give general advice about the most convenient university because that depends on your preferences, budget and the career you would like to study.

Buenos Aires or the provinces?

The most renowned universities are in Buenos Aires but for several careers there are excellent opportunities in the provinces. Buenos Aires has an excellent cultural life. In the provinces you will probably find a more quiet and relaxed rhythm of life.

National Universities:

Red de Interconexión Universitaria

Universidad de Buenos Aires


Universidad Nacional del Comahue 

Universidad Nacional de Catamarca

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos 

Universidad Nacional de Formosa 

Universidad Nacional de Gral. San Martín 

Universidad Nacional de Gral. Sarmiento 

Universidad Nacional de Jujuy 

Universidad Nacional de La Matanza

Universidad Nacional de La Pampa


Universidad Nacional de La Patagonia Austral

Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco

Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Universidad Nacional de La Rioja

Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora

Universidad Nacional de Luján

Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

Universidad Nacional de Misiones

Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto 

Universidad Nacional de Rosario 

Universidad Nacional de Salta 

Universidad Nacional de San Juan 

Universidad Nacional de San Luis

Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Prov. de Bs As

Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Universidad Nacional del Nordeste

Universidad Nacional del Sur

Universidad Tecnológica Nacional




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