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.
Choose the type of experience that you’re looking for and find all the information you need:
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
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$10, Manuel Tienda León will take you to Madero terminal, a strategic location just five minutes’ walk from Retiro train and metro stations.
Special rates for your first few nights
Check our list of hostels and book 7 nights’ accommodation for just US$ 80, 14 nights for US $150, or a whole month starting from US$ 300.
To make your booking, send an email to your chosen hostel with the subject line #StudyBA, along with your arrival and departure dates.
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.
Download our apps to explore Buenos Aires on your phone
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.