Once you receive an admission decision, you will need to obtain health coverage that meets the UTDT requirements (read here for further details). Also, if you will be taking the Argentine Culture and Language Course, or you are coming as a free mover, you will need to make the payment to reserve your seat.
When selecting courses, please take into consideration
Our first semester
runs from March through July, and the second from August through
otherwise, courses are taught in Spanish.
Class attendance is
mandatory. Therefore, in order to avoid overlapping schedules, it is best to
select courses from the same major and year (i.e. Architecture, 4th year).
While there are no
registration restrictions for the courses offered by the International Programs
Department, most upper level courses have prerequisites, which must be met in
order to be able to enroll in them.
We will make
every effort to accommodate your request for courses, but some courses fill
quickly and we do not override full courses. Therefore, please submit several preferences
to ensure that you will be enrolled in a course that meets your needs. There is
no guarantee of placement.
The International Programs Office will pre-register students using the course selection indicated in the Learning Agreement (document sent in the acceptance e-mail). A couple weeks prior to the start of the semester, the Incoming Student Coordinator will contact students to finalize their registration. Course changes may only be done during the Add and Drop Period, first two weeks of class.
The University is located in Núñez. Usually, exchange students live in
shared apartments in Palermo or Belgrano and they reach the University using
the D-subway line or buses. Palermo has many restaurants, stores and a lively
night life. Belgrano has both residential and very commercial areas. See a
neighborhood map here.
As part of the acceptance package students receive a
listing of different housing alternatives. Each student is responsible for
finding a suitable accommodation using this listing or other resources, such as
websites for shared/ rental accommodation or expat blogs. The Facebook group
for UTDT exchange students is a great resource for getting housing advice from
former exchange students.
UTDT requires that all exchange students are covered by a health
insurance. Coverage must
include: medical diagnosis and treatment, preventive medicine,
hospitalization, surgery and transplants, dental care, first aid and
transportation to a hospital or clinic, medical equipment and appliances,
treatment of chronic diseases, paramedical services and repatriation of mortal
remains. Further information may be foundhere
The one-day mandatory orientation program, for students taking Bachelor courses, is held the Friday before each semester begins. On Saturday, optional cultural activities are offered for a small participation fee. Students only taking Master courses will receive further information via e-mail.
During the orientation, students receive information about course registration, visa matters and the services provided by the University.
In order to lawfully accept employment, a student must
obtain a National ID and a tax identification number (CUIL or CUIT). Since
getting these documents can take a few months, students who come for under 6
months generally cannot work. If you are coming for a longer and want to work,
make sure to go to obtain these documents as soon as you arrive in Argentina.
The International Programs Office staff will be happy to guide you through the
steps for obtaining these documents.
The Argentine law requires that all
internships be paid. In order to be paid, students must obtain a National ID
and a tax identification number (CUIL or CIT). Also, an agreement between the
University, the student and the hiring company is required. Since getting these
documents can take a few months, students coming for a semester generally
cannot get internships. However, many students opt to volunteer. Volunteering
opportunities are not paid. Listings of internships may be found at Idealistas, the Government of the City of Buenos
Aires and Quiero Ayudar.
Yes, you can open a bank account in a bank once you have done your Residency Permit (Visa). Please take into consideration that bank accounts have a monthly fee and you need to close it before leaving Argentina.
A list of the sports offered at UTDT may be found here. In order to participate, you will need to submit to the Sports and Leisure Time Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) a medical certificate indicating that you are fit to practice that sport. This will only be valid if issued by an Argentine doctor. The International Programs Office can provide information on where to obtain such certificate.
1. Attend the orientation: it is a great place to meet other international students before they´ve settled into a group. 2. Get a local functioning SIM as soon as possible: in this way, you won’t miss out on spontaneous plans. 3. Participate in student clubs and sports: these are not predominantly formed by international students so you will most surely make a few local friends while doing something you enjoy. 4. Get roommates: although plenty of people live alone and stay socially active, if you’re in a new country and university, getting roommates sharing an apartment is a great way to stay active and meet new people in your same situation.
5. Organize plans to explore your new city: organize day trips to sightsee, explore the local cuisine, attend a show, etc. Don’t be shy from inviting your local friends either as often times locals don´t know many of the places they know tourists love.