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.


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.


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Thur. January 31

See the stars! Come to the Planetarium!

There's nothing quite like seeing the stars, right? Come to admire the immensity of the universe and its many constelations of stars at Argentina's national astronomy centre, where 8,900 stars are projected. You'll visit the museum, interact with virtual reality games and see a show about the sky over Buenos Aires. What more do you want? Come along!


Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3901 - Centro de Atención al Turista Lagos de Palermo

Thur. January 24

Discover the city’s street art

Murals and messages; colours and graffiti. There are works of art that escape the canvas and find their own place in the streets of Palermo. Discover free, slightly rebellious street art. Discover who's behind each piece, and what the hidden messages are. Join us to find out all this and more. Don´t miss it!


Gurruchaga y Honduras

Wed. Jan 23

A night of tango in the Argentine capital

To come to Buenos Aires and not dance tango would be a great loss. It can be intimidating at first, but don't worry, that's what we're here for. Together with an expert teacher we'll give you a few tips for the dancefloor. We're not saying it's going to be easy, but it's going to be an experience! Are you up for it?


Armenia and Costa Rica - Plaza Armenia

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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