Before you travel

  • Choose what to study, where, and confirm your admission place.
  • Ensure you have medical insurance for your stay.
  • Read online about your destination before you go.
  • Book your accommodation.
You are required to have the following documents before travelling to Argentina are:

  • Valid passport.
  • Evidence of completion of prior studies. These documents, diplomas and grade transcripts must be obtained before travelling.
  • Evidence of your registration as a student in Argentina. You will need a valid student certificate issued by an Argentine university or educational institution.

Remember that the documents you bring, if not already in Spanish, must be officially translated into Spanish. For official procedures, your documents must also be apostilled.

  • Documents in a language other than Spanish. If your documents are in a language other than Spanish, they must be officially translated. In Argentina, official translations are issued by certified translators and authenticated at one of the associations of certified translators.
  • International validity of documents. The Hague Apostille validates documents issued in other countries for submission in Argentina.



Other documents that may be requested:

  • Minors. Foreigners who are minors at the time of registration must submit their authorization to travel to, and obtain residence in, the Argentine Republic. It is also mandatory for them to state whether they will enter the country with one of their parents, or whoever exercises parental authority over them, including the appointment of a legal representative to be responsible for the minor in the Argentine Republic.
  • Birth certificate. This document may be required in various procedures, particularly if you are a minor and need to prove your parentage.
  • Certificate showing you have no criminal record in your country of origin, or in the countries where you have resided for the past FIVE (5) years, duly authenticated at the respective Argentine consular representation abroad, or apostilled. If there is no such certificate under your country''s law, you must submit a consular certificate attesting to this fact.
  • Certificate showing you have no criminal record in Argentina (obtained in Argentina), issued by the Argentine Federal Police or by the National Registry of Recidivism, which is part of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.
The process for entry and residence of international students in Argentina may vary according to your location when the application is submitted, your nationality, and the length of your stay.


  1. According to your location when the application is submitted.

a. From abroad: Student visa
If you would like to apply for your student visa from abroad, you may submit your application at the relevant Consular Office of the Argentine Republic. Remember that, in this case, you will hold legal stay as a student since the day you enter Argentina with the relevant visa.

b. From Argentina: Student residence permit
If you have already entered Argentina, you must submit your application for a student residence permit at the Argentine National Inmigration Bureau. Please remember that you will always have to produce the certificate of online enrolment in the educational institution of your choice.


  1. According to your nationality and the length of your stay.

a. MERCOSUR Nationality If you have been born or naturalized in a MERCOSUR and associates country (Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guyana y Surinam), whatever the duration of your program, your student residence permit will be issued for two years. .

b. Other countries If you have not been born or naturalized in a MERCOSUR country and you are planning to take a course or program for a period of:

  • i. Less than 365 days:
Visa: If you are abroad, you can find the relevant information HERE.
Residence permit: If you have already entered Argentina, you can find the relevant information HERE, seleccionando la opción Estudiantesby selecting Students on the menu under TEMPORARY NON-MERCOSUR SETTLEMENTS (rest of the world other than MERCOSUR member and associate countries).

  • ii. More than 365 days
Visa: If you are abroad, you can find the relevant information HERE.
Residence permit: If you have already entered Argentina, you can find the relevant informationHERE, by selecting Students on the menu under TEMPORARY NON-MERCOSUR SETTLEMENTS (rest of the world other than MERCOSUR member and associate countries).
What is the studies recognition?

The studies recognition is the administrative act whereby a government grants national validity to studies completed in another country. In order to facilitate the procedures for the recognition of studies, governments set rules and conclude agreements with other countries. These agreements may be bilateral or multilateral.



Procedures

Recognition of secondary education

To pursue undergraduate studies in Argentina, you must follow the procedure for recognition of secondary education completed abroad. There are two procedures depending on whether or not an agreement has been concluded with the country where the secondary education was completed:
  • Validation (countries with an agreement): This procedure must be followed by those who have completed their secondary education in countries with which Argentina has concluded an agreement on the recognition of studies.
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  • Recognition (countries without an agreement): This procedure must be followed by those who have completed their secondary education in countries with which Argentina has not concluded an educational agreement. To start the procedure, the applicant must take the National Training courses, as set forth in Ministerial Resolution No. 2202/13.
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Recognition of (Non-University) Higher Education

There are two procedures for recognition of (non-university) higher education:

  • Revalidation of Higher Technical Education
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  • Revalidation of Teacher Training Education
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Recognition of University Education

To pursue postgraduate studies in Argentina, it is not necessary to validate or revalidate a foreign undergraduate university degree. The university of destination may admit the applicant simply by examining the curriculum for their degree. The only exceptions to this rule are postgraduate degrees and specialties in the health sciences. In this case, when the postgraduate course or specialty involves professional practice as part of the training, a validation or revalidation will be required. There are two procedures depending on whether or not an agreement has been concluded with the country where the studies were completed:

  • Validation (countries with an agreement): This procedure must be followed by those who have completed their university education in countries with which Argentina has concluded an agreement on the recognition of studies. The procedure is conducted at the National Ministry of Education, which assesses the application and, based on the quality accreditation criteria, allows for a direct or indirect procedure involving a national (state) university chosen by the applicant. This university will evaluate the degree and may request academic complements as a prerequisite for the issuance of the Validation.
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  • Validation (countries without an agreement): This procedure must be followed by those who have completed their university education in countries with which Argentina has not concluded an agreement for the recognition of studies. The procedure can only be conducted at a national (public) university. The applicant must ask about the steps, duration and cost of the procedure at the academic unit of a national public university offering the degree that the applicant seeks to revalidate.