UCEMA Internacional

UCEMA Internacional

The University of CEMA (UCEMA) is a non-profit private organization committed to educational development in Argentina and worldwide. Its beginning dates back to 1978.
With graduates spread over the five continents, it maintains research, teaching, and extension activities with diverse institutions and projects around the world. The academic team thinks of students as innovative global citizens, with international education and experiences, diversity and professional complementarity, bases for solid decision making and self-confidence regarding targets and initiatives.

Welcome to UCEMA

The extensive network of professional and entrepreneurial contacts is a key feature of UCEMA, that evidences the huge power of education and the great impact of human development.

UCEMA is located in the heart of the economic and financial district of the country, in the dynamic center of Buenos Aires city. Buenos Aires is a unique, open and inclusive destination that allows the visitor to live an exceptional urban adventure. It was recognized as the best Latin American city for students by QS Best Student Cities 2019.

Incoming Students

Our staff

María Florencia Scholand
International Relations Director
International Programs Coordinator

We're pleased that you are interested in Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

Take your time to get ready

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.

All you need to start

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.

Orientation time

The orientation is mandatory for all exchange students who are new to UCEMA.

Spanish

Most courses at UCEMA are offered in Spanish so students should have a working knowledge of the Spanish Language.

Welcome to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a unique, open and inclusive destination that allows the visitor to live an exceptional urban adventure.

Partners

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.

Deadlines

Deadlines
Undergraduate Programs First Semester (March - July) Second Semester (August - December)
Nominations September 1 - October 15 March 1 - April 1
Applications September 30 - October 30 March 15 - April 15
Deadlines
Graduate Programs First Trimester (March - June) Third Trimester (September - December)
Nominations September 1 - October 15 March 1 - April 1
Applications September 30 - October 30 March 15 - April 15

Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Programs *
First Semester (March - July) Second Semester (August - December)
Orientation days: March 10 Orientation days: T.B.D
Classes: March 14 - July 1 Classes: August 1 - November 18
Exams: July 4 - July 15 Exams: November 21 - December 2
2nd Chance exams: July 18 - July 29 2nd Chance exams: December 5 - December 15
* The academic year is divided into 2 semesters: March - July and August - December.
Graduate Programs **
First Trimester (March - June) Third Trimester (September - December)
Orientation days: T.B.D Orientation days: T.B.D
Classes: March 28 - June 11 Classes: September 19 - December 3
Exams: June 13 - June 18 Exams: December 5 - December 10
** The academic year is divided into 3 trimesters: March - June, June - September and September - December. International students are welcome to participate either in the first or the third term.

TO APPLT TO STUDY AS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT

Application process

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 exchange@ucema.edu.ar.


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

a. 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.

b. Academic Transcript (Official transcript in English or Spanish)
c. Copy of Passport (where your personal details and photo appear)
e. Curriculum Vitae / Resumé.
f. Jpeg. passport Photo.
g. Statement of Purpose (maximum one page in length) detailing their academic goals and reasons for participating in the exchange program.
h. 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

Most 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

Health insurance

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.

Student admission

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.

Inmigration requirements

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.

Freemovers

If your University does not have an exchange agreement with UCEMA you can still have an international experience as a Free Mover.

Undergraduate
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
Graduate
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

To apply to study as a freemover student

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.

Inmigration requirements

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.

Application process

To initiate your application, you should first submit:

  • A completed Application Form accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of USD100.

  • An Immigration Information Form

  • A copy of your valid passport to exchange@ucema.edu.ar.

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.

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. This payment is made once you have been admitted.
  • Tuition for the Undergraduate Semester: USD 1500 per course (minimum 2 courses per semester)
  • Tuition for the Graduate Quarter: USD 2600 per course (minimum 2 courses per quarter)

 

We hope to see you in Buenos Aires soon!

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