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Argentina

Argentina

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    Buenos Aires
  • language

    Spanish
  • currency

    Peso (ARS)
  • government

    Federal presidential constitutional republic
  • religion

    Top 3: Catholic, Agnostic/Atheist, Evangelical Protestants
  • weather

    Temperate, Subtropical, Subpolar
  • timezone

    UTC -3
  • internet domain

    .ar

Occupying much of the lower half of South America, Argentina is one of the closest countries geographically to Antarctica. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the country is a cold place with not much to offer – Argentina has a huge assortment of wonders. The country has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, with an incredible biological diversity of animal and plant life. From ice tipped peaks and glaciers, to tropical rainforests, to red deserts, it’s no wonder the country is home to such diversity of life.

Argentinian culture is very warm and passionate. Perhaps this explains why the steamy tango is the way it is – it originated from here. Argentinians are also passionate about their football, and matches there are filled with so much energy. As a former Spanish colony and predominantly Roman Catholic country, Argentina also has a lot in common with the Philippines in terms of culture and values, especially in terms of the family being the center of life.  

Argentina is considered a high-income country and has a higher cost of living than the Philippines, but not as high as developed countries like the US and UK. However, it is also very stable and prosperous compared to the average Latin American country. The country has a good system of education, and most public universities are tuition-free and open to anyone.

Studying in Argentina

How do I choose a school in Argentina?
There are an endless array of schools and programs available to Filipino students looking to pursue their studies in the dynamic and colorful country of India. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Italy that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here.
What are the required languages for studying in Argentina?
Argentina has a high English language proficiency, while there are also courses specifically taught in English. We still highly advise students to master at least a basic understanding of the Spanish-Argentine language.
If you’re worried about your English language proficiency, check out our partner language centers that can help you improve your skills!
Do I need a visa to study in Argentina? How do I get it?
If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
  1. Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
  2. Complete any online application forms
  3. Gather all necessary documents
  4. Submit documents and application forms to embassy

Please note that the letter of acceptance or letter of admission from the university you wish to enter for your intended course of study is a necessary requirement under the eligibility criteria for an Italian student visa. For the full list of details, please refer to the Argentine embassy website or contact the Argentina embassy in Manila.
 
What are the requirements for studying at a school in the ‘country’?
Generally, schools in Argentina request the ff:
  • A good knowledge of Spanish and a proven ability to communicate in that language
  • Those undertaking study in Argentina for more than 90 days will require a student visa. 
  • To gain a student visa, students will enter the country as tourists and upgrade to a student visa once in Argentina
  • Passport (which must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of your studies),
  • Letter showing proof of enrolment (provided by your university once you arrive)
Why should I study in Argentina?
Argentina is blooming with new art, museum and culture scenes so it’s no surprise that the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is nicknamed the “Paris of South America”. Shopping in Argentina is also a unique experience, with shops lined up with vintage local goods. The nightlife is no exception, being comparable to Paris, Madrid and even New York. Argentina also has a high english language proficiency index, so communicating with the locals should be no problem.
Are there scholarships in Argentina? How can I finance my studies?
Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.

Living in Argentina

What is the lifestyle like in Argentina?
Food plays an important role in the Argentinian lifestyle and is highly celebrated. Food is always present in any occasion, such as fiestas, parties or even just hanging out with friends and family. The nightlife thrives in Argentina and is one of the things not to miss out on. There are also Operas and theaters that host ballet and concerts to those who are more culturally inclined. Argentines also share a great passion for soccer
How much is the cost of living in Argentina?
Many currencies have an advantage over the Argentine peso so living costs are relatively cheap but of course, these costs are subject to your personal lifestyle and where you live, but here is a rough estimate of a student’s daily fees:
  • Food: $30-$35
  • Accommodation: $700-$1500 (monthly)
  • Transportation: starting from $2.50
  • Utilities:  $150-$200 (monthly)
  • Hobby/leisure, miscellaneous: $24-$50
Are there Filipinos living in Argentina?
In 2011, according to http://news.abs-cbn.com/ there were 128 total Filipinos living in Argentina. In the same year, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), has named Argentina, and 75 other nations, as some of the countries who are friendly to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Working in Argentina

Can I work while I’m studying in Argentina?
You may work while studying, given that you first obtain a working permit in Argentina.
What are the benefits of graduating from a school in the ‘country’?
Argentina is predominantly a Spanish-speaking nation and Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people making it the second international language after English. Graduating from a school in Argentina will enable students to improve their chances in being employed by companies from countries who dominantly speak Spanish like Spain, Mexico, Columbia, etc. Argentina also offers no limitations for foreign enrollment. Students can graduate with a profesorado after three to four years or a licenciatura, the equivalent of a Master's degree.