Study in Argentina: Language & Culture

The official language of Argentina is Spanish. However, there are multiple minority languages, including, interestingly, Welsh. This reflects the diversity of Argentina, with first nation tribes and peoples living happily alongside the descendants of European settlers. 

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English is becoming increasingly widely spoken across the country, particularly in Buenos Aires. As is the case across much of South America, younger people are more likely to speak English than older people. 

As Argentina was a Spanish colony until 1853, Spanish and Mediterranean cultures have had a huge impact on Argentine society. If you have been to Spain, you will already be familiar with later dinner times, magnificent wines and colorful national costumes. This was well and truly carried over to Argentina. Over time, it changed and molded to become something uniquely Argentine. It can be quite difficult to pin down exactly. The best way to come to understand Argentine culture is to experience it for yourself. 


As exotic and enticing as Argentina might be, there are some things to bear in mind. 

Firstly, the Argentinian economy can be unstable. The country is prone to defaulting on its debts - and this massively impacts the Peso. It can mean that, overnight, the cost of basic goods skyrockets. Even when this happens, the cost of living in Argentina is still significantly lower than in major US and many European cities. 

Unlike other Latin American countries, like Brazil or Venezuela, Argentina does not have to grapple with a high crime rate. But, as is the case the world over, there is still petty crime, like pickpocketing. As you would in London, Chicago or New York, keep an eye on your surroundings and your valuables close to you. If you do this, then Buenos Aires is perfectly safe. 

Study in Argentina

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

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Education in Argentina

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Argentina? Argentina is an evermore popular destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, reasonable fees and its culture and history. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Argentina!

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Student Visas & Permits

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 its process crystal clear.

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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.

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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.

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Application Process

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

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Last update: 22 Dec 2020


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