School of Agriculture University of Buenos Aires




International Relations

Foreign students


Offer

What course can I do?

Requirements

What should I do to enter FAUBA

Enquiries about FAUBA courses start.
  • Contact the International Relations Department to obtain information about how to choose a Course, if the applicant has not chosen a course yet.
  • Applicants must submit their applications at the Argentine Consulate in their own country pursuant to Ministry Resolution No. 152/90. MECyT Argentina.
  • Fill in a Personal Form, which the International Relations Department will send you after your first contact.
Enquiries about subject exchange for a limited period of time.
  • Contact the International Relations Department to obtain information about how to choose a Subject, if you have not chosen a subject yet.
  • Once the subjects have been selected, FAUBA will send an Admission Note for the applicants to submit their Student Temporary Residence Visa application at the Argentine Consulate in the applicant's home country.
  • Applicants will be considered finally enrolled once all the documentation has been submitted before the International Relations Office as required.
Enquiries about research or practice for a specific chair or area.
  • Applicants must state the specific Research or Practice area they are interested in at FAUBA.
  • The International Relations Department requests the specialized teachers' collaboration. After that, it will contact the student to coordinate the Project.
  • Once the project has been coordinated, FAUBA will send an Admission Note for the applicants to submit their Student Temporary Residence Visa application at the Argentine Consulate in the applicant's country.
  • Applicants will be considered finally enrolled once all the documentation has been submitted before the International Relations Office as required.

What documents am I required to file?

  1. Personal information form.
  2. Official transcript (for undergraduates only) or diploma, as the case may be.
  3. Resume.
  4. Certified copy of passport.
  5. Visa. To enter the university or to participate in any exchange program, the student or graduate must have entered the country with the appropriate visa. Under no circumstances may student enter with a tourist visa. Applicants should contact the Argentine Consulate in their country of origin.
  6. Applicants must submit their original international medical and accident insurance policy against accidents and disability for validation.
  7. Spanish language command must be proved. Non Spanish speaking students must take a level test.
  8. Two passport photos.

What are my responsibilities?

  1. Take medical insurance for the period of time the student will remain at the School of Agronomy and show related evidence.
  2. Be in Buenos Aires on the first day of class.
  3. Observe the overall Argentine laws and, especially, residence permit regulations.
  4. Behave in such a way that no detriment is caused to the School of Agronomy's interests, the place where it is located, or the Argentine Government.
  5. One month after finishing studies, students taking subjects or doing practices must submit a short report on the activities carried out. Students taking graduate courses must submit their reports every six months.
  6. Pass all courses, subjects, or seminars selected by the student, pursuant to the School of Agronomy's regulations.
  7. Accommodation, materials, food, traveling and extra activities will be at the student's expense.
  8. Pay all fees as provided by the applicable regulations.

How much does it cost?

Accommodation, materials, food, traveling and extra activities will be at the student's expense.

  • Undergraduate and continuing education: the equivalent to USD 3 (three American dollars) per class hour.
  • Tuition: the equivalent to USD 1/16 class hours (1 credit).
  • Foreign students coming from Mercosur countries shall pay in the national currency.
  • Non MERCOSUR South American students: the amount in pesos equivalent to USD 2.25 (two American dollars/25) per class hour.
  • For graduate programs, only one fee additional to the established cost shall apply for each program, as follows:
    • Students coming from MERCOSUR countries: 10% of the program value, with a minimum of 100 American dollars.
    • Other Latin American students: 15 % of the program value, with a minimum of 150 American dollars.
    • Students from other countries: 30 % of the program value, with a minimum of 300 American dollars.
  • Students taking graduate courses other than the courses of the program shall pay the following for each course:
    • Students coming from MERCOSUR countries: 10% of the program value, with a minimum of 20 American dollars.
    • Other Latin American students: 15 % of the program value, with a minimum of 30 American dollars.
    • Students from other countries: 30 % of the program value, with a minimum of 50 American dollars.

What do I obtain after finishing?

If the student has complied with all previous requirements, the UBA School of Agriculture agrees to issue the following:

a. Certificate of enrolment:

Every student is given a Certificate of Enrolment after having submitted the abovementioned appropriate and certified original documents before the International Relations Department.

b. Student Certificate:

The School of Agronomy's Students Department will issue a student certificate for consulate or migration purposes.

c. Transcript or Practice Certificate:

By the end of the academic course, the School of Agronomy's International Relations Department shall submit every student's transcript to the International Relations Office of the University in the appropriate country of origin.

Grades shall be given after a twenty-day period once the courses have finished.

If a student fails, he or she may take a make up exam on such date as the School of Agronomy's academic year may provide for, under his or her responsibility and as provided by the applicable law.

Official grades are given ONLY by the School of Agronomy's Students' Department.

Tutors named by the School of Agronomy shall supervise and guide students' practices. Within 15 days after the practice is finished, tutors shall submit a report on the student's activities and achievements as well as recommendations, to the International Relations Department.


Leisure and Services

Other FAUBA services

Foreign students admitted at the School of Agronomy have access to the following services just as any other student.

Cultural Activities

Everybody at the School of Agronomy can participate in the FAUBA choir, which is made up of students, teachers and other academic units workers.

The choir's repertoire is broad and includes academic and popular music. The choir performs within and without the academic sphere, such as in Brazil and Spain.

  • For further information, please contact María Teresa Ciarla, Phone No.: 4524-4027, E-mail: tciarla@agro.uba.ar  
Sports

Foreign students may participate in sports activities organized by the School for the students. The activities include: chess, athletics, basketball, handball, hockey for women, 11-player soccer, 5-player soccer, swimming, paddle, table tennis, rugby, volleyball, and tennis. During the year, many competitions are carried out. Students may become part of the School's team or simply participate in the activities for fun.

The teams train once or twice a week in Club Comunicaciones or other sports facilities in Buenos Aires.

Access to the Library

The Main Library has a valuable multilingual collection of books, cd-rooms, tapes, magazines (printed, microfiches, electronic), congress minutes, postgraduate thesis and advanced assignments about all specialization areas in FAUBA: agronomy, agricultural food, floriculture, gardening, landscape gardening, environment, economics, agricultural management.

On the ground floor of the School of Agronomy's Main Hall is the Reading Room with a capacity for 100 readers. Here is where the entire book collection shelves are available for the public and classified by subject matter.
Opening Hours: Reading Room - Ground Floor: Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Newspaper Library: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In the Reading Room and Newspaper Library is the ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG and the INDEX CARD FILE through which readers can have access to the Library by author, title, subject matter, etc. Next to each item, the readers are indicated where to find what they look for.

For an advanced search, readers can not only resort to this catalog, but also to the Library's index card file during the hours the Reading Room is open, or send their enquiries to bibliote@agro.uba.ar  |  http://www.agro.uba.ar/biblioteca

Computing Service

Foreign students can use the School's computing lab. Students must request a user name and a password to the International Relations Department.

Accommodation

International Relations has a database of accommodation, which has generally been used for exchange students and teachers. The College is not responsible for them..

For further information, please send an e-mail to relinter@agro.uba.ar

There is a listing of hotels of the City of Buenos Aires. See www.buenosaires.gov.ar

How do I get to FAUBA

The School of Agriculture is located at Av. San Martín 4453, in the Agronomía neighborhood. Avenues San Martín, Chorroarín, Constituyentes and Beiró.

Access by public transportation: train, subway or bus.

Train
  • General Urquiza line, from Federico Lacroze station to General Lemos station, which is the nearest station. Get off at Pedro Arata station.
  • Train frequency from F. Lacroze station from Mondays to Fridays: every 8 minutes - Length of journey: from F. Lacroze to Arata, 5 minutes.
  • The two way ticket cost is $ 1.00 and monthly tickets are available at $ 21.50.-
Subway
  • Los Incas subway station belongs to line B which is the one that takes you near the School.
  • The journey from L.N.Alem station to Los Incas takes 22 minutes.
  • If you are living near another subway line (A-C-D-E), please remember that in line B, station Carlos Pellegrini is the point to change to lines D and C.
  • Once you arrive at the station, you can walk approximately one mile to get to the School or you can take buses 80 or 87 and get off at Av. Los Incas in the crossing with Av. Constituyentes or simply go on foot.
  • The bus ticket costs $ 0.80 cents, you can buy season tickets (for 10 trips) or the subte card which you may reload at any station.
Urban buses
  • The bus stops are located in front of two School exit doors.
  • You can take any of these bus lines: 47 - 57 - 78 - 80 - 105 - 111 - 113 - 123 - 133 - 146.
  • The ticket cost is $ 0.80 cents. Remember that you should have coins since the ticket is sold on the bus by a machine accepting coins only.
    For more information about transportation, please see:
    www.subte.com.ar  - www.loscolectivos.com.ar  - www.comoviajo.com

Personal experiences

Eric Stefano Meyer
Switzerland, 24 years old

Takes subjects of the Economy and Agricultural Administration course

“Fauba makes extraordinarily easy to organize an academic mobility program. I am very happy with the service they provided and they have been very kind with me. I have planned to make my course research work on the problem of soy monoculture in Argentina. I am convinced that many of the subjects offered by your School will allow me to better understand the economic and social dynamics without losing sight of the ecological / agricultural dimension”.  


Federico Agustín D’ Ottone Di Lorenzo
Uruguay, 24 years old

Took the course on Soil fertility given in the Agronomy Course

“I was pleasantly surprised by the quick answer to my request to study in the School. They helped me a lot with the formalities and were available to orient me if necessary, which is very good for someone coming from abroad. The teachers as well as my class mates were very kind to me. I have several friends now. From the point of view of academic experience, this was a very positive one because of the teachers and course level”.


Christopher Hiryak
United States, 24 years old

Studies Spanish at the Centro Universitario de Idiomas

“I was awarded a scholarship from my university to come and study Spanish here at the Fauba. The most important thing during my stay in Buenos Aires was the contact with people from around the world. I would of course recommend this Spanish for foreigners program. I was very well treated by all the members of the staff of the Centro Universitario de Idiomas”.


Ana María Serrano Viteri
Ecuador, 19 years old

Student of the Food and Agriculture management course

“It was a very nice experience to come to the Fauba, it helped me to grow up and realize that there is a big world out there. The International Relations Department helped me to solve problems by providing information and making enrolment formalities easy. They supported me and I hope they keep on doing so”.


Information

  • Contact: Anabella Sergio
    E-mail: relinter@agro.uba.ar  
    Phone No.:54 (011) 4524-8000 int. 8239- Fax: 54 (011) 4524-8015
    Av. San Martín 4453 - C1417DSE - Buenos Aires - Argentina

    Hours Monday to Friday from 9 to 14 hours.



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