Get the full Buenos Aires experience!

The richest cultural and artistic scene in Latin America, the most prestigious universities on the continent, internationally renowned nightlife and the gateway to Argentina’s incredible landscapes: Buenos Aires is the best city in Latin America for international students (QS Best Student Cities Ranking). If you’re considering a work and travel experience or a gap year, Buenos Aires offers two sides: it’s cosmopolitan side, as a large capital city with lots to do, and the autochthonous side, with warm people and deeply ingrained local and Latin American traditions.

Welcome to Buenos Aires

If you come to Buenos Aires to study or to enjoy a working holiday, you’ll find a range of benefits, including a discount on transport from the airport, special rates on accommodation for your first nights, a free SIM card for your phone and free travel card. Watch the video for a step-by-step guide, then request your welcome kit

Welcome Kit

Transport to your new home

You have a 40% discount on the shuttle bus from Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) to the city. For less than US$10, Manuel Tienda León will take you to Madero terminal, a strategic location just five minutes’ walk from Retiro train and metro stations.

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Special rates for your first few nights

Check our list of hostels and book 5 nights’ accommodation for just US$ 80, 10 nights for US $150, or a whole month starting from US$ 192. To make your booking, send an email to your chosen hostel with the subject line #StudyBA, along with your arrival and departure dates. x

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SIM, SUBE and Eco-Bici cards

You also have a SIM card, and SUBE and Eco-Bici public transport cards, so that no sooner you arrive, you can use your phone, travel on the city’s public transport system and get around on two wheels with Eco-Bici.

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Events

Tue. August 27
3.00 pm

Visit the CCK!

Did you know that the CCK is the biggest cultural centre in Latin American, and one of the three biggest in the world? This building opened its doors 125 years ago as Argentina's central post office, and boasts incredible history and architecture. Come and take a look!

Place:

Florida 50 - Casco Histórico Tourist Assistance Center


Fri. August 23
1.45 pm

Discover the Palacio de Tribunales, site of Argentina's justice system.

Did you know that the architecture of the central courts building reflects the concept of justice? The seven-floor building houses much of Argentina's history and is one of the city's most iconic sites. Join us to get a peak inside the corridors of the Argentine judiciary and supreme court.

Place:

Libertad y Tucumán - Plaza Lavalle.


Fri. August 16
5:00 pm

Time to experience our passion for football

Not made it to the “cancha” yet? This is your chance. Experience Porteño football in the stadium where the legend of Diego Armando Maradona was born. Come to cheer on the “Bichito de la Paternal” against Estudiantes. Prepare yourself: you’re going to yell like never before because there are no supporters like we Porteños. Sign up quick; tickets are going to fly!

Place:

Av. Juan B. Justo 4800


Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Welcome Kit contain?

Through the welcome kit, you can obtain a special rate at 22 hostels in the city: 110 US dollars for 7 nights or 200 US dollars for 14 nights; get a free mobile phone SIM card with one week’s worth of calls, messages and data*, get a SUBE travel card and map, and claim a discount on your transfer from Ezeiza airport to the city with Hostel Shuttle. Request my kit.

How can I study in Buenos Aires?

If you want to study in Buenos Aires, you can apply for admission at your preferred university. Admission requirements vary depending on the level and type of study (exchange, undergraduate degree, postgraduate course, doctorate, short courses, language course). All universities have an international relations office which will be happy to respond to your queries. For more information about the universities, their contact details and courses offered, Click here.

What are the necessary procedures?

Once accepted by a university, you’ll need to apply for a student visa, which will allow you to remain in Argentina for the duration of your studies. Click here to see the necessary requirements. If you come from a MERCOSUR or associated country (Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Suriname), you do not need to apply for a student visa. Once in Buenos Aires, you can directly apply for residency for two years at the central office of the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones. Click here to see the requirements.

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