Academic Information | Guide for foreign students at UBA

  GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT UBA

1. To be admitted to UBA you must have completed secondary level studies.
2. If you are over 25 years old and you do not have a Certificate of secondary level studies, you can be exceptionally admitted under the conditions listed here: http://www.uba.ar/download/institucional/estatutos/143-145.pdf  .
3. Admission to the University of Buenos Aires is unrestricted. No entrance exam is required, except for applicants over 25 years old without a Certificate of secondary level studies, as indicated above.
4. Undergraduate studies at the University of Buenos Aires are free for both Argentine citizens and foreigners.
 

  • If you are a foreigner and you are interested in studying at the University of Buenos Aires, it is important to consider that the admission procedures vary depending on your migration status, the length of your stay and the level of studies you wish to pursue at the University of Buenos Aires (undergraduate or postgraduate).
  • If you wish to take a full University degree at the University of Buenos Aires:To be admitted to an undergraduate program at the University of Buenos Aires, applicants do not have to sit an entrance exam. Applicants have to register for the Ciclo Básico Común -Common Basic Cycle- (www.cbc.uba.ar), which constitutes the first stage of university studies for all the courses taught at the University of Buenos Aires.
The CBC has a vocational outlook so that students can commit themselves to a specific program after a year of university life, and after having explored the field of study and application of the different specialities, as well as the real career opportunities.
The dates and places for enrollment, as well as the documentation to be submitted are specified on the CBC website.
 
Application steps:

Admission of students who have completed their secondary education abroad
To be admitted to the University of Buenos Aires, international students must submit:

a) Argentine National ID or identity document of their country of origin;
b) Certificate of secondary level studies. If you have completed studies abroad, you must validate the certificate mentioned above for pursuing university studies in the Argentine Republic. That is to say: it must be LEGALIZED in the country of origin, VALIDATED by the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education- of the Argentine Republic and accompanied by all the academic documentation and corresponding legalizations and/or apostilles made in the country of origin, as well as certificate of equivalences, if applicable.

If you do not have your secondary level certificate validated in the Argentine Republic, you must go with the corresponding documentation to the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education- (Montevideo 950, Planta Baja, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Dirección de Validez Nacional de Títulos de Estudios, to have it validated (http://portales.educacion.gov.ar/vnt/).
 
  • To start an undergraduate degree, having completed another undergraduate course:

Candidates must present a Certificate of secondary level studies validated by the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education-. Additionally, candidates should validate or revalidate, as appropriate, their university studies in the Argentine Republic.

The legalization of photocopies for admission to a second university degree is carried out at the University of Buenos Aires, in the Dirección de Legalizaciones de la Dirección General de Títulos y Planes (Office of University Registrar). The validated Certificate of secondary level studies and the University Undergraduate certificate duly validated or revalidated, as appropriate, must be presented together with the photocopy to be certified.

To perform the LEGALIZATION process, you must previously book an APPOINTMENT through this link: www.legalizacionesturnos.rec.uba.ar

To be fully admitted as a student, those candidates who might not have submitted their National ID at the time of admission must do so before completing the Ciclo Básico Común -Common Basic Cycle - or before starting the second semester of the school year.
 
  • International students who apply for admission through Resolution (Ministry of Education and Culture) nº 1523/90:
Candidates must apply at the Argentine Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin for a vacancy to pursue a degree at the University of Buenos Aires. Applications and granting of vacancies are at the discretion of the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education.
 
IMPORTANT: momentarily the granting of quotas has been suspended
For more information: DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE TÍTULOS Y PLANES -OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR-, Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950, Planta Baja - Oficina No. 13, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Telephone: +54 (11) 5285-6180 / 82/83. cupos@rec.uba.ar
  • International students naturalized in Argentina or with a permanent residence:
The same legislation which apply to Argentine students is valid, so candidates must enrol for the CBC with a National ID at the end of the year before the beginning of the school year.
If you have not validated the Certificate of secondary level studies in Argentina, you must do so in the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education- (Montevideo 950, Planta baja, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Dirección de Validez Nacional de Títulos de Estudios, to initiate the process (http://portales.educacion.gov.ar/vnt/).

Once the Certificate has been validated, it must be submitted to the CBC before the beginning of classes.
  
IMPORTANT:
- Enrollment  must be done in person. It cannot be done online.
- Registration is not personal; a third party can enrol you EXCEPT FOR FOREIGNERS WITHOUT ARGENTINE ID, for whom the process is personal and can only be done at the CBC main Venue (See: "III - PLACES OF REGISTRATION")
For more information, visit: http://www.cbc.uba.ar/
 
  • If you want to finish a degree course that you have started in another university abroad

If you have started your studies in a non-Argentine university and you want to finish your degree at the University of Buenos Aires, you must request a "Pase" (University Transfer), which is made in the Dirección General de Títulos y Planes: Direccion de Alumnos y Pases, Pte. JE Uriburu 950 , Planta Baja, Oficina 13, CABA, Argentina. Telephone: +54 (11) 5285-6180 / 82/83 (Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). pasesdeuniversidad@rec.uba.ar
  • If you want to study a semester at the University of Buenos Aires
Studying a semester in any of the Academic Units of the University of Buenos Aires can be done within the framework of:

- Mobility programs offered by your home university together with the University of Buenos Aires. Please check at your home university.

- Cooperation agreements signed between your home university and the University of Buenos Aires. Please, check the valid agreements and contact the Academic Unit of the University of Buenos Aires you are interested in.
-  Movilidades libres -Free Mobility-: requesting admission at the corresponding School.
 
  • If you want to do a Postgraduate Course
Those interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at the University can access the academic offer on the website of the Secretaría de Posgrado – Secretary of Studies-: http://www.uba.ar/posgrados/oferta.php
Afterwards, the Department of Postgraduate Studies of the corresponding School should be contacted to get acquainted with the procedures, requirements for admission, and fees.
If you are considering a speciality in the area of Health Sciences including an internship or professional practice, a provisional validation or revalidation of your Degree must be submitted. In this case, the Postgraduate Department of the corresponding School will provide the necessary information on the requirements.
requirements.
 
  • Spanish Courses for foreigners
Spanish is the language of instruction at UBA. In case you need to expand your knowledge of the language we suggest you contact:
 
Centro Universitario de Idiomas de la Facultad de Agronomía – University Language Centre – School of Agronomy
Address: Junín 222 – Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Telephone: +54 (11) 5352-8000
Web: http://www.cui.edu.ar
E-mail: info@cui.edu.ar

Laboratorio de Idiomas –Language Laboratory- School of Philosophy and Humanities
Address: 25 de Mayo 221- Capital Federal
Telephone: +54 (11) 4343-5981 / 1196
Web: http://www.idiomas.filo.uba.ar/
E-mail: idiomas@filo.uba.ar


University and Degree Course Transfers, and Taking Two Degree Courses

If you are considering a university or career transfer, or planning to take two simultaneous courses at UBA, it is important for you to know that the system of transfers and simultaneous registration is ruled by Resolutions (CS) No. 360/86 and 2034/95, which establish the conditions, opportunities and requirements that must be met by students from other national, private and foreign universities recognized in the country of origin to continue their studies at UBA, as well as the requirements that must be met by students who wish to change career within UBA.
 
  • 1. University Transfers:
All the paperwork is done at  Dirección General de Títulos y Planes - Office of University Registrar
 
Requirements:
  - Certificate of secondary level studies validated in Argentina by the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education- (http://portales.educacion.gov.ar/vnt/), original and photocopy.
  - Certificate issued by the University of Origin specifying:

 a) Official program of the course undertaken
 b) Official academic transcript, stating exams taken, exam dates and grades obtained (including insufficient grades or certificate of not having failed any exam).
 c) Disciplinary sanctions and their causes or certificate of good conduct
 d) If the candidate underwent a medical examination for his/her admission, a copy of the results need to be submitted.
 e) Copy of Programas Analíticos -Syllabus- and completed subjects duly certified.
 
All certificates submitted must be original documents duly issued and numbered and must state the name, surname, ID number of the student and number of pages that constitute the academic document. Apostilled documents must bear the name of the interested party in each of the accredited certificates, without exception.

A Sworn Translator must translate all the documentation issued in a language other than Spanish and Colegio de Traductores Públicos in Argentina (Association of Public Translators in the Argentine Republic) must legalize it. Without exception.

Additionally, international students coming from a foreign university must submit evidence of permanent or temporary resident status in the country. Candidates on a Tourist/Visitor visa will not be admitted. Without exception.

Academic authorities make the final decision on the granting of equivalences. For this reason, the results cannot be known until the syllabuses submitted by candidates are compared to our University’s (this is processed at the School by the corresponding Department). Equivalences granted cannot exceed the 50% of the program of studies to be undertaken at UBA.

All the documentation must be submitted before the registration closing date to attend classes in the first or second period of the school year, for which the candidate should consult the corresponding school year calendar.

International candidates: They must submit the documentation mentioned above with the legalization of the Argentine Consulate in their home country or authenticated with an Apostille. Candidates must obtain a National ID for foreigners and validate their Certificate of secondary level studies in the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education- for the only effect of pursuing higher studies at the University of Buenos Aires. For validations, recognitions or level accreditation, you must schedule a turno -appointment- on the website: www.me.gov.ar/validez/turnos. See also "Legalizations".
 
Direccion de Alumnos y Pases, Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950, Planta Baja, Oficina 13, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Telephone: +54 (11) 5285-6180/82/83 (Mon to Fri from 8:30am to 4pm). . pasesdeuniversidad@rec.uba.ar
 
2. Transfers between Faculties of the University of Buenos Aires

The student must present the application and the Libreta Universitaria -Academic Transcripts- in the School of origin, where he/she will be informed on how to continue and the final resolution.

3. Simultaneous enrollment in courses of the same or different Schools within  the University of Buenos Aires.

Students may request credit transfer between subjects from different degree courses from the same or different Schools. This has to be started at School of origin. When the subjects are common to both courses, whether they have been completed in the CBC or in the same or a different School, the granting of transfers is automatic.
 
  • Revalidations
Documentation to be presented:
- Argentine ID
- Certificate of secondary level studies (baccalaureate) validated in the Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education-
- Higher level diploma
- Certificate of Exam Grades (Certificado Analítico)
- Syllabuses of the subjects studied
- Corresponding Fee

All original documentation must be legalized in the country of origin with the Apostille of The Hague or by the Argentine Consulate, as appropriate, and photocopies of all the documents required must be presented.

The requirements related to a non-Spanish-speaking country must be translated into Spanish by a Sworn Translator, with due legalization of the Public Translators Association.

Likewise, the interested party who is not a Spanish speaker must accredit or pass a Spanish language level test.
 
  • Provisional Revalidations
Documentation to be submitted:
 -Argentine ID
- Certificate of High School Degree (baccalaureate) validated by Ministerio de Educación -Ministry of Education-
- Certificado Analítico- Academic transcript.
- Syllabuses of the courses completed
- Study plan with its corresponding workload
- Pre-registration to the postgraduate course legalized by UBA
- Applicable Fees
 
All the original documentation should be legalized in the country of origin with an Apostille of The Hague or in the Consulate of Argentina, as appropriate. Photocopies of all the required documents must be submitted.
 
The requirements for residents of non-Spanish-speaking countries must be translated into Spanish by a Sworn Translator, and legalized by Colegio de Traductores Públicos in Argentina (Association of Public Translators in the Argentine Republic).
 
MORE INFORMATION:

Dirección General de Títulos y Planes
Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950, PB, Oficina 1
Office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: (+5411) 5285-6255
revalida@rec.uba.ar
 
  • Amendment of information on diplomas and certificates of revalidation by issuing a new diploma or certificate as per Res. (C.S.) No. 6234/2013

The documentation listed below must be submitted:
- Application form
- Original and copy of valid Argentine ID and in case of having obtained citizenship, National ID prior to citizenship
- Original and copy of Carta de Ciudadanía - Certificate of Citizenship-  if applicable
- Original and copy of Identity Card if applicable
- Original and copy of ID if applicable
- Original and copy of legal certificates of divorce/adoption
- Original and copy of birth certificate duly amended in case of change in names and/or surnames
- Original and copy of the Diploma or certificate of revalidation
 
Duration of the procedure: 3 months, approximately.
Applicable fees to be paid during the process.
 
IMPORTANT
The proceedings begin by submitting all the documentation in Dirección General de Mesa de Entradas, Salidas y Archivo -Registry- located in Viamonte 430, Planta baja, from 9am to 4pm.
For personal assistance, call 5285-6181 or go to Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950 PB Oficina 3, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.

Incomplete documentation will not be processed.
 
  •  Duplicate diplomas or certificate of revalidation according to Res. (C.S.) No. 6234/2013
The documentation listed below must be submitted:
- Application form
- Original and photocopy of National ID
- Original and photocopy of police report or the corresponding organization, detailing the circumstance of the misplacement, loss, or destruction of the original diploma
- As a profesional matriculado -regulated professional-, candidates must submit an original and a photocopy of the report, stating the absence of the original diploma for the corresponding causes and the notification to ALL THE AGENCIES (Schools, Professional Councils or Ministries, as appropriate) in which the party is or has been registered (see list of professions regulated by these organizations).
- If you are not a profesional matriculado registered to any AGENCY which regulates the profession, you must state it on the form.
- Copy of diploma, if available
 
Applicable fees to be paid during the proceedings.
 
IMPORTANT
The proceedings begin by submitting all the documentation in Dirección General de Mesa de Entradas, Salidas y Archivo -Registry- located in Viamonte 430, Planta baja, from 9am to 4pm.
For personal assistance, call 5285-6181 or go to Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950 PB Oficina 3, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.

Incomplete documentation will not be processed.

 
  • Legalizations
For the documents to be legalized you must make an appointment -turno- at www.legalizacionesturnos.rec.uba.ar

It is recommended to read the Normas Generales para trámites de Legalización -General Rules for Legalization procedures-, which will be handed out together with the appointment.

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm in the Dirección General de Títulos y Planes -General Secretariat for Degrees and Study Plans-, Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950, Basement.

Previous appointment is mandatory.  Without exception.
 
Costs and fees
1. Undergraduate courses at the University are free for both Argentine citizens and foreigners.
2. Postgraduate courses have a fee. More information at the Faculty where the postgraduate course is taught.

You can obtain information in the list of Faculties.

Contact the Secretaría de Posgrado de la UBA -UBA Graduate Office- at se-posgrado@rec.uba.ar
  
  • Distance Learning
UBA XXI is the Distance Learning Program of the University of Buenos Aires that offers you the possibility of studying several subjects of the Common Basic Course online. As part of this proposal, it teaches four-month subjects as well as intensive courses during the months of February/March and June/July. It is important to know that the subjects taught by UBA XXI are equivalent to the face-to-face CBC subjects. However, the bibliography and professors differ from the face-to-face courses.

According to the career students intend to take, the number of CBC subjects that can be taken on UBA XXI varies. In some cases students can do all the subjects and in other cases only some of them. In the latter case, it is necessary that apart from the subjects taken on UBA XXI, students do other subjects through the CBC face-to-face system, yet not simultaneously.
 
In all cases, to become UBA students it is necessary to register for the CBC and submit all the requested documentation.

UBA XXI Program offers a virtual environment that helps the interaction between professors and students, a website: http://www.uba.ar/contenido/286 and a virtual campus: http://www.ubaxxicampusvirtual.uba.ar / where you will find different kinds of pedagogical resources: forums, audiovisual material, radio programs, study guides, graphics, images, self-correction tests, among others. All of them are essential for the distance teaching and learning process. UBA XXI is also on many social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram).
This system provides flexible training without having to attend classes. The exams are face-to-face and given at specific venues.
 
Who can register for UBA XXI?

a) students attending the last years of the Secondary school, both from the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and from other cities in the country, who want to take courses in the CBC in advance.
b) CBC students who want to study some of the subjects online.
c) those interested in expanding their knowledge without a particular interest in completing a university degree.

Requirements:
Registration for the Program is exclusively online and is done through the UBA XXI website: http://www.uba.ar/contenido/286. To register you need your Documento Nacional de Identidad -ID- and an active e-mail address. Foreign students must comply with the same requirements (ID, passport or document of the place of origin).
 
IMPORTANT:
if you are interested in taking CBC subjects through UBA XXI, you must take into account that these subjects are valid up to three years after the moment the courses are completed.
 
MORE INFORMATION
UBA XXI
Secretaría de Asuntos Académicos -Secretariat of Academic Affairs-
Pte. J. E. Uriburu 950 PB, (C1114AAD) Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 6pm.
info21@rec.uba.ar
http://www.uba.ar/contenido/286
(54 11) 5285 6325 - info21@rec.uba.ar

Registration: http://ubaxxi.rec.uba.ar/
Twitter: @uba_xxi
www.facebook.com/UBAXXI
Instagram: ubaveintiuno
Youtube: UBAXXI
 
Degree courses can not be done online. For specific queries, candidates should contact the Secretaría de Asuntos Académicos -Secretariat of Academic Affairs-: saa@rec.uba.ar
 
  • Vocational orientation

1. Those who wish to carry out vocational and occupational orientation activities, as well as obtain information about the different courses, study plans and their professional field, can contact the Dirección Técnica Programa de Orientación al Estudiante -Technical Secretariat of Student Orientation Program- (DOE).

The activities are in charge of counselling psychologists. Those activities are face-to-face and/or online and free of charge (http://www.uba.ar/academicos/doe/index.php).

2. To learn about the public and private educational offer, check the Guía del Estudiante -Student's Guide-, prepared by the DOE and published by Eudeba: http://www.uba.ar/academicos/doe/banners. php? id = 24
 
Important Addresses

 
Ministerio de Educación de la Nación
Pizzurno 935, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
(+5411) 4129-1000
http://www.me.gov.ar/
 
Dirección de Validez Nacional
Montevideo 950, PB, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Opening hours: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.
http://www.me.gov.ar/validez/

Ministerio del Interior, Obras Públicas y Vivienda
Leandro N. Alem 150, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Opening hours: 9.30am to 5pm.
http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto - Cancillería
Arenales 819, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Opening hours: 8.30am to 1.30pm.
http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/

Ministerio de Educación de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Bolívar 191, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm.
http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/educacion/
 
Accommodation
Work in Argentina

Argentina does not establish restrictions or quotas regarding employment for foreigners, as long as they comply with the regulations established in the immigration laws. Those interested can check the website of the Government of the Argentine Republic: http://www.argentina.gov.ar/argentina/portal/paginas.dhtml?pagina=174