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Study in Buenos Aires

By Staff Writer

Updated July 28, 2021 Updated July 28, 2021

Buenos Aires for students

Buenos Aires is up an incredible 12 positions in this year’s Best Student Cities index, ranking 22nd. Argentina’s capital is a dynamic city with growing opportunities for international students and graduates and the best city for students in the Spanish-speaking world.

This year, 10 universities in Buenos Aires are featured in the QS World University Rankings 2022. These are led by the Universidad de Buenos Aires at 69th in the world, which is currently the highest ranked university in Latin America.

The city still has its very poor areas, accounting in part for its moderate score for desirability, an indicator 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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Best universities in Buenos Aires - QS Best Student Cities ranking: 14th

World Rankings Institution
69th Universidad de Buenos Aires
=400th Universidad Austral
=465th Universidad de Belgrano
701-750 Universidad de San Andrés
701-750 Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
751-800 Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
801-1000 Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN)
801-1000 Universidad de Palermo (UP)
1201+ Universidad del Salvador 

More about Buenos Aires 

This year, Buenos Aires is home to 10 universities featured in the QS World University Rankings 2022. The best of these is Universidad de Buenos Aires in 69th. Buenos Aires earns its highest score in the student view indicator, 

Number of universities ranked by QS


Highest-ranked institution

Universidad de Buenos Aires (69th)



Average international fees (at ranked unis)


Desirability rank


Employer Activity rank


Affordability rank


Student View rank


To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

Why study in Buenos Aires?


Buenos Aires boasts a low cost of living, with rent costing an average of £230 per month according to Numbeo.

Good job prospects

Buenos Aires' high score for employer activity (19th) indicates that the university's graduates are highly reputable amongst employers.

High quality education

Buenos Aires is home to 10 universities ranking in the QS World University Rankings. Three of these place within the global top 500.

Student diversity

Buenos Aires has a high proportion of international students, with 15 percent of their 237,600 students coming from outside Argentina.

Cost of studying in Buenos Aires 

Buenos Aires earns a good score in the affordability indicator, ranking 28th. This is helped by the city's low cost of living and relatively low tuition fees.

Numbeo estimates that a single person living in Buenos Aires can expect to spend approximately £340 per month plus an additional £230 per month for a single bedroom apartment in the city centre. Tuition fees for universities in Buenos Aires average at around US$3,600.

Life and culture in Buenos Aires  

Buenos Aires has 50 neighbourhoods. Each of these neighbourhoods is different and between them boast 700 art galleries, 100 cinemas, 60 theatres and 10 football stadiums. 

San Telmo is one of Buenos Aires' oldest neighbourhoods. Here you  will find the Plaza Dorrego, a cobblestoned area which holds an antique market every Sunday.

La Boca district is known for its multicoloured houses, built by Italian immigrants early 20th century. One of its most famous streets, Caminito street, is known for its tango dancers.

Buenos Aires earns a high score in the student view indicator, ranking second globally. This indicator is based on students' ratings of the city in eight categories: tolerance and inclusion, diversity, friendliness, ease of getting around, affordability, nightlife, employment opportunities, arts and culture.

Career in Buenos Aires 

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 for employer activity in this year's ranking, which measures the reputation of the city’s universities among graduate recruiters.

This article was originally published in November 2015 . It was last updated in July 2021

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