Universidad de San Andres

San Andrés is ranked as one of the top universities in the country. It is similar to a small liberal arts college, with dedicated full-time faculty and a picturesque and secure campus, approximately 40minute drive from downtown Buenos Aires.

Universidad de San Andrés (UDESA) has been providing students with real intercultural experiences for over a decade. It offers graduate and postgraduate programs on Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. Combining high academic excellence with all the excitement that a big city like Buenos Aires has to offer makes a great combination for Study Abroad programmes. UDESA is a suitable choice for academically strong students.

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Campus facilities

Universidad de San Andrés offers many activities: art studio, sports (soccer, tennis, squash, paddle, volleyball, swimming and rugby), etc. It also has a big library. The Student Centre supports various projects and events.

  • library
  • computer labs
  • study rooms
  • dining hall
  • green spaces
  • soccer fields
  • dormitories
  • locker room
  • student counseling
  • student lounge


Large, well-equipped library. Electronic borrowing is also available.


A modern computer center with 35 working stations divided into 2 computer labs. 

Click here for a virtual campus tour.

Academic calendar

Academic Calendar

(Note that Semester 1 in Argentina is what we would consider to be our Spring semester and Semester 2 is our Autumn semester)

Autumn Semester: end-July to mid-December
Spring Semester: end-February to mid-July

Orientation Programme

Students must attend (mandatory) 2 days of Orientation including Spanish Level Test and welcoming lunch.Orientation usually takes place the week before the start of classes.

Academic life

The principal method of instruction takes place in the form of lectures. Most modules are assessed based on one exam or paper counting as the only grade in the class. Some professors may also give midterm exams or papers. In general it is assumed that the student has no previous knowledge and you will therefore be required to work hard to obtain a good grade. It is rare for students to receive a 10 - the highest grade possible in Argentina. In most classes, the majority of students will receive either aprobado or muy bueno (from 4 to 6).



You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS or equivalent* per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at EBS London, Regent's University London
  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester
  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses
  • You must take a minimum of 20 ECTS or equivalent, this can include one language course
  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language
  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution

*Equivalent of ECTS depends on the amount of contact hours of each course and the academic degree level.

Passing requirements

Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS credits or equivalent per semester during their Study Period Abroad.  Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

There are no options to take resit exams on SPA at UDESA.

If you fail to meet these requirements, you will be required to make up the missing credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.


Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Universidad de San Andrés.


Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in South America. The widely diverse population creates a dynamic mixture of Latin American and European culture, which is reflected in the city’s eclectic architecture, distinct cuisine, and rich cultural life.

Buenos Aires is home to an array of theatres, bookstores, cafés, museums and milongas (tango salons), and it has a vibrant and exciting nightlife.

Winters in Buenos Aires are mild; summers can be quite hot and humid.

Trips and Activities

Throughout the Semester, students will be able to enjoy a quite diverse range of extracurricular activities under the guidance of our Student Life Coordinator and with the active participation of our local students.

Examples of Field Trips and Cultural Activities

  • Bus and walking tours through the most vital and interesting areas of downtown Buenos Aires
  • A behind-the-scenes guided tour of the legendary Colón Theater
  • One-day excursion to San Isidro and Tigre (bus, boat and canoeing tour)
  • One day in the countryside: visit to an “estancia” (a ranch) with horseback riding, gaucho show and asado (a traditional Argentine barbeque)
  • Tango Orchestra show
  • Tango lessons and milonga

For more information, please visit their Web site: www.udesa.edu.ar

For more information please view Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


San Andres does not offer on-campus housing.

Students can choose to live with local families in homestays or to share a rented, furnished apartment with a roommate.

Homestays are the best option for those students who want to really immerse themselves in Spanish and Argentine culture, as they share everyday and social activities with family members. Homestays typically offer a meal plan which includes breakfast and dinner with the host family every day, as well as linens and towels, and sometimes the use of laundry facilities.

Still, if the student is more independent, and would like to live on his/her own, or with another student, San Andres offer several contacts who are specialised in renting flats, furnished or not. The location could be nearby San Andrés, or downtown Buenos Aires.

Host families: Students may opt to live with an Argentinean family during their stay. This option includes breakfast and dinner every day (except for dinner on Saturdays). Host families are screened by UDESA staff and matched with students according to their preferences.

Apartment: UDESA staff provides information and resources so students can find their own housing in the city.


Cost of living

UDESA suggests the following (per month) approximate costs:

 Basic Living Costs


Monthly, ( dollars)

Room and Board

Estimated basis of a single student living with a family with breakfast and dinner, per month

(other: 1 furnished flat downtown Bs. As., it does not excludes food and phone $1800.-. For this option ask for more information.)









Per month



Health Insurance suggested by Universidad de San Andrés



This is an optional cost. The student should check if his/her Health Insurance covers him in case of emergency in Argentina.







Around Buenos Aires, bus or train.




Most of the reading required can be found at UDESA library.




Estimated cost per semester







300- 1000

 Checklist 2013:

$5000 USD Room and Board

$350 USD local Health Insurance (mandatory)

$200 USD Public Transportation

$150 USD Books and Supplies

$200 USD Reciprocity/Visa Fees (varies by country)

$1000 USD Personal Expenses (laundry, cell phone, entertainment, travel)


Examples of Costs:

2 pesos - train ticket

40 pesos - complete lunch at university dining hall

45 pesos - movie ticket

60 pesos - dinner at a basic restaurant

6 pesos - bottle of Coke or cup of coffee

30 pesos - laundry service one load

200 pesos - purchase of a very basic telephone

20 pesos - small bottle of beer at a restaurant

60 pesos - entrance to night club


Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


Students who have been nominated to study at Universidad de San Andrés will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  
Students must have an international health insurance policy which includes a repatriation benefit. The purchase of an additional local health insurance is also required. Estimated cost is $90 USD per month. Please be aware that this is in addition to international coverage.

Visa requirements

You need to make sure that you apply for your visa early enough. Obtaining a student visa for Argentina can be a time consuming and expensive process. We strongly suggest that you verify the visa requirements with the Argentine Consulate nearest to your location while preparing your application materials.

Argentine Consulate General in London

65 Brook Street London W1K 4AH United Kingdom

Tel.: 020 7318 1300, Fax: 020 7318 1301


This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.



Vito Dumas 284, Esq. Arias
Provincia de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Contact: Emily Maxon
Phone: 00 5411 4725 7084
Fax: 00 5411 4725 7027
Email: emaxon@udesa.edu.ar

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Argentina
Language of tuition: Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

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