Study and Living Expenses in Argentina

Argentina is a dynamic, interesting and affordable place to study. Read the post to know about the tuition fees, cost of living, transportation, working conditions, and the student accommodations in Argentina.  

Tuition Fees

No tuition fee is charged for programmes/courses offered by the public higher education institutions in Argentina, while the private higher education institutions charge a fee. The fee varies from 8,000-24,000 pesos a year, depending on the programme, level and the higher education institution. 

Living Expenses 

The cost of living varies depending on the lifestyle, location and amenities offered. Combining tuition fee with living costs, pupils can expect to pay between 15,700-31,700 pesos (US$2,000-$4,000) each year.
Argentina is a great study destination for pupils looking to get value for money. 

Accommodation

In Argentina, various accommodation options are available to international students: 

University provided accommodation: This option helps you to meet fellow pupils and also live in a place near the university. All the basic facilities are provided and study areas, cafeteria and libraries are also provided. 

Private accommodation: This option is suited for pupils who want to live with family or who want a bit more privacy.

Homestays: This option helps you to understand the country and its culture, language, etc. It facilitates language learning and gives an opportunity to learn Argentina culture and traditions. 

Rent Per month

Students can expect to pay:
  • One bedroom apartment (city centre): USD$450
  • One bedroom apartment (outside city centre): USD$350
  • Three bedroom apartment (city centre): USD$800
  • Three bedroom apartment (outside city centre): USD$615

Transportation

In Argentina, students generally prefer walking. You can also take public transit, buses, taxis, etc. on a daily basis. Public transportation and subway is easy and economical. Walking is very common in Argentina when your destination is only a few subway stops away!

Getting Around by Buses

Buses are the inexpensive, convenient and fastest way to travel around. The bus service in Argentina is extensive. The service is available all day long. Upon boarding, tell your destination to the driver and pay the fare accordingly. There are automatic ticket machines that issue tickets. 

Getting Around by Taxis

Taxi is another good option to get in and around Argentina. Every taxi has a taximeter.  

Working While Studying

International students are permitted to work while studying, provided they fulfill all legal requirements. Students who want to work in Argentina must have a work visa and legal residence in the country.

Local regulations related to immigration establish 3 types of residence: 
  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Transitory
As a student in the country, you must comply with the required formalities for obtaining a work permit and the residence.

Safety Consideration

Argentina has a large student population. It is safe country to study and live. 

Emergency Numbers

Following are the emergency numbers that may help you during your stay in Argentina:
 
Medical Emergencies: Dial 107 (provides a free ambulance and emergency medical attention service)

Fire brigade: Call 100 (for emergencies and accidents)

Police: Call 101 or 911 (direct line to the Radio Command centre)

Civil defence: Call 103 (for floods, accidents on public roads, spills of toxic substances, etc)

Environmental emergency: Call 105 (coordinates actions with other organisations in the case of accidents or unexpected events)
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