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Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1600 Buenos Aires,
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Founded in 1958, with four campuses in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Paraná and Rosario, as well as an impressive 80,000 alumni network, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina is considered one of the best universities in Latin America. The latest QS World University Rankings 2021 ranks Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina 326th overall, second in Argentina and between the 10th in Latin America.

Recognized for its integral training, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina offers some of the best academic and professional preparation with a focus on innovative values. There are 3,400 talented academics, and 360 researchers developing innovative projects at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Among these innovative development projects is the highly praised Observatory of Argentine Social Debt, as well as the breakthrough Biomedical Research Institute affiliated with CONICET.

At Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, there are over 50 professional courses and bachelor's degrees available to study, as well as 180 PhDs, master’s programs and specializations in a range of subjects including:

  • Agriculture
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Medical Sciences
  • Arts and Musical Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Theology

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Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina has state-of-the-art facilities across its four campuses, including a teaching hospital, 21 highly equipped labs and a High-Tech pilot plant facility offer the perfect setting for unique academic projects . Its 6 libraries have more than 500,000 books, and it campuses hold 13 IT labs and 3 Gesell Domes. UCA also has multimedia areas, TV studios and radio stations that broadcast Radiofónicos en vivo, the digital radio station developed by our students and professors and two experimental farm sites of 10,000 acres for Agrarian Science students in Buenos Aires.

For those who have a passion for the arts and culture, the Cultural Center offers non-degree courses whilst the Arts Pavilion promotes renewed exhibitions. Students from the School of Music have full access to practice rooms, labs, the brand new recording studio, all types of instruments, and an orchestra

To encourage collaboration between academics, and offer international work experience opportunities for students, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina has signed more than 150 Cooperation Exchange Agreementswith universities around the world, and has more than 100 agreements with companies and corporations which provides a strong network for students to undertake professional internships.

The Social Commitment Service also aims to promote the participation in activities that pursue a service to the local community, whilst the Pastoral Institute organizes volunteering activities, such as hospital and hospice visits, retreats, or night charity walks, among others. In agreement with Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina’s School of Medicine, the British Hospital of Buenos Aires has been designated as the Teaching Hospital for the development of activities in the clinical and surgical cycles, along with eight highly equipped laboratories which offer a perfect setting for unique academic projects.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina is home to 24,000 students with a number of international students from surrounding countries, including Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia.

If you’re an international student who’s interested in studying at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, there are certain entry requirements which should be met. The main language of instruction at UCA is Spanish, so a Spanish proficiency exam (comprehension, oral and written) will be necessary for international students. You’ll also need to take an entrance exam, as well as have a notarized certificate of completion of studies which must be legalized by the educational authorities at the provincial, state or national level and should be translated (if applicable) by the Public Registrar and Legalized Translator before the Translators College.

For those looking to study a postgraduate program at UCA, you should have a relevant degree and will need to have an interview with the course director.

For more information about admissions, entry requirements and how to apply to UCA if you’re an international student, you should visit the UCA website.

In the QS Latin America University Rankings 2019 for employer reputation, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina is ranked second in Argentina, whilst the most QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, places Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina 251-300 in the world.

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Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina is one of the top Private universities in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked #=326 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 17,193


Total faculty staff - 3,783


Total students - 17,193


Total faculty staff - 3,783

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