Argentina, the land of Tango dance, Iguazu Falls, and delicious steaks, is also a hot study destination for students. Its capital Buenos Aires holds breathtaking beauty and the country itself has some top-notch higher educational institutions, like the National University of Córdoba, University of Buenos Aires, University of Palermo Argentina, Austral University and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella to name a few. All of these Argentine Universities also offer scholarships to their students each year.
Lining Expenses and Working on a student visa in Argentina:
The main reason for Argentina being a study destination for a lot of international students is that this country offers some really competent education with a low price tag. The living expenses of a single person are $1000 a month and $1500 for a couple. This price can go down significantly if you have a modest lifestyle. The students can take up part-time jobs while being on a study visa.
The medium of Instruction in Argentina:
Unfortunately, there are limited courses and programs taught in English in universities in Argentina. But, this fact shouldn’t scare you away as the students can take up elementary courses of Spanish to get the hang of the language. The students have to provide proof of language proficiency in the form of IELTS or TOEFL (or any other widely acceptable language proficiency tests) if they wish to study a course in English. Otherwise, they have to prove their Spanish language proficiency via CELU (Certificate of Spanish Language and Use).
List of Scholarships in Argentina:
There are a lot of scholarships offered in Argentinian Higher Education Institutions. A number of them are also offered to international students. Let’s take a look at them.
- University of Buenos Aires Scholarships:
The University of Buenos Aires offers scholarships to students from specific countries as part of its cultural agreement with those countries.
- For Italian Students:
The University offers postgraduate scholarships to Italian citizens whereby graduates from Italian universities get to complete their master’s and Doctoral studies in Argentina. They can engage in research which can last up to 6 months during which they will be given a monthly allowance.
- For Mexican Students:
Mexican students, much like Italian students, can enroll in research studies as part of their post-graduate studies which can be from 2 to 6 months. A monthly allowance will be granted to all the scholarship holders.
- For Chinese Students:
Chinese students are offered postgraduate scholarships in which they can study, research, or learn the Spanish language (depending upon the program they are choosing). They will be given a monthly stipend, health insurance, and tuition fee waivers of up to 25000 Argentine Pesos per annum.
- Scholarships by Mente Argentina:
Mente Argentina offers three types of scholarships to competitive students studying in Buenos Aires. These scholarships are valued between $250 and $2500. The Academic merit scholarship is offered to students with a minimum CGPA of 3.7 and is valued at $500 to $2500. It can be offered for up to one year.
The financial need scholarship demands that the students show their financial need and is offered to those students who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0. The scholarship is awarded for a semester to a year and is valued at $750 to $2500.
The short and ELAP (Emerging Leaders in Americas Program) scholarship is offered for a period of 4 to 18 weeks with students having a minimum CGPA of 3.7. It is for short term programs and is valued at up to $1000 (with $250 being the minimum amount of scholarship).
- IAE Business School Scholarships:
IAE Business School offers various types of scholarships to its students every year. The value of the scholarship is a tuition fee waiver of up to 40%, depending upon the scholarship awarded and the merit of the student. The scholarships are divided into various categories like Admission scholarships (aimed at foreign students), Best CGPA Scholarship (totally merit-based), Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship (awarded to those who have started some sort of a business venture), Female Leaders Scholarship (for those female students who show leadership potential), etc.
- QS Scholarship:
The QS Leadership scholarship is an international scholarship program that is worth around $10,000. The students can use this scholarship to pay their tuition fees for postgraduate programs (with the exception of an MBA). The students are required to have leadership potential in order to secure the scholarship.
The Academic Excellence Scholarship is given to outstanding students with high CGPAs. The value of the award is $10,000 which the students can use to offset their whole tuition fee or part of it. Those who get this scholarship also show the potential to make a notable contribution to their field of studies.
- Holt Scholarship:
The Holt scholarship is awarded to high performing students with exceptional CGPAs. The value of the award is $1900 which is awarded for a semester or a whole year. It is funded by LAIS, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program of the University of Richmond. It is applicable for the local and international students of Argentina.
- Don Quixote Scholarship:
Offered to the students aspiring to study in Argentina, Don Quixote scholarship is awarded to students with outstanding academic profiles and promising potential. Aimed at international students, this scholarship is valued at $4700.
- Dr. Carlos E. Castaneda Scholarship:
This scholarship is awarded for a semester to a year and is valued at $2000 to $2500. This scholarship is aimed at those international students who do not have the financial means to study in Argentina and possess an overall impressive CGPA.