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QS Best Student Cities ranking: 42nd

Part of Latin America’s second-largest metropolitan area and at the heart of the ‘Latin American boom’ of the early 21st century, Argentina’s capital is a dynamic city with growing opportunities for international students and graduates.

Argentina’s universities are renowned across Latin America for the quality of the graduates they produce, and this is reflected in Buenos Aires’ high score in the Employer Activity category of the Best Student Cities index, which measures the reputation of the city’s universities among graduate recruiters. Nine universities in Buenos Aires are featured in the QS rankings, led by the Universidad de Buenos Aires at joint 85th in the world.

For students considering studying at one of the many universities in Buenos Aires, the lifestyle is likely to offer a major draw. World-renowned nightlife, enticing cuisine, a pleasant climate and one of the continent’s most vibrant arts and culture scenes combine to make Buenos Aires a favored destination for travelers of all ages and interests.

The city still has its very poor areas, accounting in part for its moderate score in the Desirability category of the Best Student Cities index, which measures the overall quality of living, though this does mean that for many international students living costs  in Buenos Aires will be lower than at home.

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