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Study in Argentina: Education in Argentina

As Argentina was a Spanish colony until it gained independence in 1853, it still maintains a higher educational system that is broadly similar to that of many European countries.  Argentina has state universities, like the prestigious University of Buenos Aires, and private institutions, like Austral University. 

Feb 6, 2024

As Argentina was a Spanish colony until it gained independence in 1853, it still maintains a higher educational system that is broadly similar to that of many European countries. 

Argentina has state universities, like the prestigious University of Buenos Aires, and private institutions, like Austral University. These schools sometimes specialize in specific areas - science, engineering, humanities, etc. - while some offer more of a range of courses. Think of this range as being akin to the Juilliard School of Music’s specialism against Cornell’s wider range.

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An undergraduate degree takes three or four years to complete, depending on the subject and pace of study. Postgraduate degrees take one to three years to complete, depending on the subject area and level of research required. PhDs take four to six years to complete, with some taking up to eight years. As you progress further during your PhD studies, the possibility of paid teaching work opens up. 

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Do be warned, however, that degrees awarded by smaller, less well-known institutions may not be recognized elsewhere, particularly in Europe and North America. In some cases, they may not be recognized outside of Argentina. Do some research before applying.

As for how you actually study, it's the same as in most countries. It's a mixture of lectures, readings and independent study. If you are studying a practical subject, then you will also spend time in a lab or workshop. 

Study in Argentina

Want an overview of Argentina? This section gives you a quick insight into what life is like in the remarkable country, as well as Argentina's highlights and world-famous culture.

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Argentina to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! Argentina makes it process crystal clear.

Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Argentina.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Argentina can vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Argentina, but these fees can vary a lot. We've put together information on how this works, and on scholarships, in this section.

Language & Culture

Argentina is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! We also talk about how to stay safe in Argentina in this section.

Application Process

Learn more about how to apply through Argentina's application process, as well as the more ad hoc approach to postgraduate applications.

Programs

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