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

Shuttle from the airport

Choose your preferred option

40% off from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires with Manuel Tienda León
By requesting your welcome kit, you can download a voucher to get a 40% discount on the journey from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires using the Manuel Tienda León shuttle bus. You’ll receive the voucher for the discount once you’ve completed the request form – remember to print the voucher and show it at the company’s offices at Ezeiza. The shuttle will leave you just a five-minute walk from Retiro station

Free travel from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires with Hostel Shuttle
If you book a seven- or 14-night stay at any of the 22 hostels participating in the Study Buenos Aires programme, you’ll have free transport from the airport to your accommodation included. Check the list of participating hostels and make your booking by sending them an email with the subject line #StudyBA. Remember to tell them the dates of your stay and the day and time that you’ll be arriving!

Special rates at hostels

Take advantage of this opportunity!

As an international student, volunteer or work and travel participant, you can claim a special rate at 22 hostels in Buenos Aires. Book 7 nights for US$ 110 or 14 nights for US$190. The price includes accommodation in a shared room, daily cleaning, and transport from the airport to the hostel (See terms and conditions of each hostel. Subject to availability).

Check the list of hostels and make your booking by sending your chosen hostel an email with the subject line #StudyBA, specifying the dates that you wish to stay. During check-in, you should show your university admission letter or your working holiday visa.

You can also enquire about month-long stays, from US$ 300 for one month’s accommodation including a weekly change of bedding.

Your Welcome Kit: sim Card, SUBE and Eco-Bici

Request your welcome kit!

Your welcome kit includes a free mobile phone sim card, a SUBE travelcard for use on public transport, an Eco-Bici card so you can use the city’s public bike-share scheme, and a map of Buenos Aires.

Just complete the form and your welcome kit will be waiting for you at the Plaza del Correo Hub tourist Assistance Centre. To claim it, you’ll need to present your university admission letter or working holiday visa along with your passport

Please note! At the Tourist Assistance Center, you'll be given a voucher valid for one free sim card. You can then collect your sim card from any authorised Movistar offices from Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 6.00pm. You'll need to show your passport together with your voucher in order to claim your card.

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Fri. April 27

Visit to the National Congress

For more than 120 years, Argentina's senators and deputies have debated laws in the National Congress. A visit to the site itself is just the first step in understanding the complexities of Argentine politics - no easy task, which is why we'll have a guide telling us everything we need to know.


Plaza del Congreso

Thur. April 26

Urbanization Barrio 31

Barrio 31 is being transformed through a process of urbanisation that began over a year ago and which will benefit more than 40,000 people. See firsthand the work being carried out by the city government on this guided tour accompanied by some of the officials running the project. Don't miss out!


Torre Monumental- Av, del Libertador 49.

Sun. April 22
12.00 noon

Feria de Mataderos

There are stalls for all tastes at this weekly crafts fair - 700 of them to be exact, selling everything from mates to ponchos, blankets and leather goods. There are lots of options for eating, with a marked regional flavour, plus displays of folk music and dancing and gaucho horsemanship. All in all, there's a lot to see! Join us to get closer to Argentina's native culture.


Alem and Sarmiento - Plaza del Correo Hub

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. For reasons outside our control, for the time being your welcome kit will not include a SIM card. We'll let you know as soon as we've resolved this issue.

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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