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UCEMA - Buenos Aires

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At the University of CEMA, international students can spend a quarter, semester or year earning undergraduate or graduate credits while experiencing Buenos Aires’ rich cultural life. If your University does not have an exchange agreement with UCEMA you can still have an international experience as a Free Mover.

For more information, please check our Study Abroad Brochure .

To know if your University has an exchange agreement with UCEMA please check our list of Partner Universities.

Staff

María Eugenia Napolitano
Director of the Professional Development Department

Academic Calendar Nomination Deadline Orientation Days
Udergraduate
1st Semester March 18 - August 2 October 30 2018 March 14 & 15
2dn Semester August 5 - December 27 April 15 2019 August 1 & 2
Graduate
1st Quarter March 18 - June 7 October 30 2018 March 14 & 15
2nd Quarter June 17 - September 6 February 15 2019 June 13 & 14
3rd Quarter September 19 - December 6 May 15 2019 September 12 & 13

We're pleased that you are interested in Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires. Following is an explanation of the admissions process and the information you will need to complete your application. If you need further support, please complete the contact form and we will gladly communicate with you before or during any stage of the admissions process.

ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate Study Abroad

To be considered for the Undergraduate Study Abroad in Buenos Aires at the University of CEMA, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student at a recognized institution.

  • Have completed or foresee completing the equivalent of two years of university level education before departure.

  • Have a strong academic background as evidenced by a transcript of grades.

All candidates are considered on individual merit and in accordance with equal opportunities policy.

Graduate Study Abroad

To be considered for the Graduate Study Abroad in Buenos Aires at the University of CEMA, you must:

  • Be a Graduate student enrolled at a recognized institution.

  • Have completed or foresee completing the equivalent of the first year of a standard two-year master program before departure.

  • Have a strong academic background as evidenced by a transcript of grades.

All candidates are considered on individual merit and in accordance with equal opportunities policy.

IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

You will be required, by the Argentine Immigrations Authority, to have a valid passport for the entire duration of your studies in Argentina. Your country of birth will determine which of two ways you should proceed in preparing to enter Argentina.

1. If you were born in one of the countries whose natives need a residence permit you will enter Argentina as a tourist and then be required to obtain a residence permit within 30 days of the beginning of classes.

2. If you were born in one of the countries whose natives need a student visa you will be required to obtain a student visa in your country of residence before entering Argentina. You will not be allowed to study under a tourist visa.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To initiate your application, you should first submit:

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires has a wide variety of applicants. Once our Admissions Office receives your online application and supporting documents, we can review them to ensure they meet admissions criteria and guide you through the appropriate enrollment and immigration channels.

Along with the above information, and to complete your application, you should also submit, before the deadline, via email to exchange@ucema.edu.ar:

  • Official university transcripts (in English or Spanish)

  • Photocopy of valid passport.

  • 2 passport photos.

  • Proof of Spanish Language Proficiency (only for candidates interested in Classes taught in Spanish, if first language is not Spanish)

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (only for candidates interested in Classes taught in English, if first language is not English)

  • A one-page Statement of Purpose detailing academic goals and reasons for wanting to participating in the Study Abroad Program.

  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

Once your completed application to Study Abroad in Buenos Aires has been received, it will be individually and thoroughly reviewed by our Admissions Committee. Candidates meeting our entry criteria will receive a Letter of Acceptance to Study Abroad in Buenos Aires. You will be able to use this letter as supporting documentation at your home university and for immigration purposes. It will also be accompanied by detailed information about how and where to process your residence permit or student visa. Although this letter does admit you to the program, it does not enroll you in any specific classes.

ENROLLMENT

If you have been admitted to Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, there are just a few more necessary steps to complete your enrollment. To enroll, you must submit:

  • A statement of your decision by email accompanied by a registration fee of USD500.

  • A copy in English or Spanish of health insurance with coverage for Argentina.

  • Only for those born in one of the countries whose natives need a student visa, a non-refundable student visa fee of USD250.

It is important that you proceed with enrollment as quickly as possible so that we can confirm your full program of study. By this point you will be collaborating closely with our Study Abroad Coordinator, enrolling in the most appropriate classes, preparing to obtain your visa or residence permit, and enjoying defining what will be your own unique study abroad experience.

PROGRAMS COSTS

  • Application Fee: USD 100. This payment must be submitted along with your application materials.

  • Registration Fee: USD 500

  • Student Visa Fee: USD 250 (only for natives of tourist-visa non-exempt countries)

These payments are made once you have been admitted.

Tuition for the Undergraduate Semester March - July 2019:

USD 1500 per course (minimum 2 courses per semester)

Tuition for the Undergraduate Semester August - December 2019:

USD 1500 per course (minimum 2 courses per semester)

Tuition for the Graduate Quarter September - December 2019:

USD 2600 per course (minimum 2 courses per quarter)

You must pay the tuition at least one week before the start of classes.

All payments (application fee, registration fee, and tuition) should be made via wire transfer in US dollars to the UCEMA bank account in Buenos Aires. You should also send a copy of the wire transfer receipt to exchange@ucema.edu.ar.

Universidad del CEMA

BBV Banco Francés, Florida 802, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Swift Code: BFRPARBA

Account number: 166-3534/4