Welcome to UCEMA!

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our University, and we hope to see you in Buenos Aires in the near future.

In the Academic Calendar you will find all the important dates for your exchange, beginning and ending of the semester, exam period and orientation days.

The orientation is mandatory for all exchange students who are new to UCEMA. The orientation will cover important information regarding academic and student issues, and practical tips for living in Buenos Aires.

We recommend you to arrive in Buenos Aires one or two weeks prior to the beginning of classes. The Orientation for International Students will take place a week before classes start.

We hope we see you soon!

Academic Calendar 2021 Nomination Deadline Orientation Days
1st Semester March 15 - July 30 October 15, 2020 March 11 & 12, 2021
2dn Semester August 02 - December 17 April 15, 2021 July 29 & 30, 2021
1st Quarter March 29 - June 19 October 15, 2020 March 26, 2021
2nd Quarter June 28 - September 18 February 15, 2021 June 25, 2021
3rd Quarter September 20 - December 11 May 15, 2021 September 17, 2021


In order to apply to study as an exchange student at UCEMA go through the following steps:

  1. Partner Universities must nominate their candidates by email to

  2. Partner Universities must submit the following documentation electronically for each one of their students, prior to the deadlines specified in the Academic Calendar:

  1. Application Form:

    • Students must fill out the online application form, print it and sign it.
    • The Home University should verify the information and sign it prior to sending to UCEMA a scanned copy of it.
  1. Academic Transcript (Official transcript in English or Spanish)

  2. Copy of Passport (where your personal details and photo appear)

  3. Curriculum Vitae / Resumé.

  4. Jpeg. passport Photo.

  5. Statement of Purpose (maximum one page in length) detailing their academic goals and reasons for participating in the exchange program.

  6. Proof of Spanish Language Proficiency – B2 / C1 level highly recommended (only for candidates interested in Classes taught in Spanish, if first language is not Spanish)


Courses at UCEMA are offered in Spanish so students should have a working knowledge of the Spanish Language prior to the beginning of classes (upper intermediate level).

The MBA and the Master in Finance offer courses taught in English during the 3rd Quarter. Only Graduate Students can apply to those courses.

Exchange students can register in a minimum of 2 classes and up to a maximum of 4 (per semester / quarter) from the following programs:

Undergraduate students: Digital Business | Business Administration | Marketing | Accountant | Economics | Finance | Information Systems Engineering | Law | International Relations | Political Science

Graduate students: MBA | Master in Agribusiness | Master in Finance | Master in International Studies


UCEMA requires that all exchange students are covered by an Argentine health insurance that must be obtained prior to arrival in Argentina and must be valid from the first to the last day of the semester. For completing their enrolment to UCEMA’s International Programs, exchange students must send copy of Health Insurance once they are admitted to UCEMA and prior to their arrival to Argentina.


Once the student has completed the application, it will be individually and thoroughly reviewed by our Admissions Committee. Candidates meeting our entrance criteria will receive a Letter of Acceptance to the Universidad del CEMA Exchange Program. Students will be able to use this letter as supporting documentation at their home university, and for immigration purposes. It will also be accompanied by detailed information about how and where process either the residence permits or student visa according to the student’s country of birth.


All nationalities must apply for a student visa or residence permit to study in Argentina. According to the current Argentinian Immigration Law, students holding a tourist visa will not be able to study in Argentina.

Once the student receives the Acceptance Letter, they must contact the Consular Office of the Argentine Republic in the place of residence to find out the exact documentation requested and schedule an appointment for processing the corresponding visa.

Please keep in mind that visa procedures may take up to two months. We strongly recommend starting them well in advance to avoid any problem.

Depending on the length of the student stay in Argentina, and his/her place of birth, the student must apply for one of the following types of Visa:

  • Student visa – 365 days: This visa is for studying in the Argentine Republic for a period less than 365 days. Further information in the following link.

  • Student visa + 365 days: This visa is for studying in the Argentine Republic for a period exceeding 365 days. Further information in the following link.

  • Student from MERCOSUR Member or Associate States: This type of visa is available to nationals of MERCOSUR Member or Associate States, for temporary establishment of foreign nationals in the Argentine Republic for a maximum term of 2 (two) years. Further information in the following link.

International students must submit a photocopy of their student visa/residence permit to UCEMA. Otherwise, they will not be able to continue enrolled as exchange students. Students are conditionally enrolled until proof of their residence is submitted.