University of San Andrés (Argentina)
About the Program
The University of San Andrés was founded in 1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it is already recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in the country and the region. With more than 1,900 students enrolled, it offers graduate and postgraduate programs on business, humanities and social sciences.
Up to three NYU Law students may study for one semester at the National University of San Andres Faculty of Law per academic year. The program is open to second- and third-year students only who have spent at least one full year at NYU School of Law. All courses at San Andres are taught in Spanish.
San Andrés focuses on creating a strong and pluralist academic community engaged both in the education of its students, as well as in the expansion of knowledge. The university curriculum is driven by teaching and research, bringing together highly-renowned local and international professors and researchers. Its institutional culture draws upon the ethical values set out by the Presbyterian St. Andrew's Scottish Education Association, active in education and community service in Argentina since 1836. The University of San Andrés also offers academic graduate programs and cutting-edge professional development courses. More information is available on the San Andrés website.
The university operates in two locations: a campus in north suburban Buenos Aires and a downtown center. The downtown center in Buenos Aires is set amid the activity of the bustling capital; the suburban campus is situated on La Plata River in the smaller San Fernando Partido region, only 28 km. from the city center.
Exact dates for the upcoming semester have not yet become available. Below is a general outline of the semester timetables.
Fall 2012 Semester*
First Day of Classes: Early-August, 2012
Last Day of Classes: End-November, 2012
Exams: December 2012
Spring 2013 Semester*
First Day of Classes: Early-April, 2013
Last Day of Classes: Mid-July, 2013
Exams End: July 2013
*dates to be confirmed
Courses and Credit
The full course listing and description can be found on for the University of San Andrés website.
NYU students are required to take a minimum of four courses (each worth three credits). Prior to finalizing their courses for the semester, students must submit a list of courses (along with the days of the week and times the class meets, and total number of class meetings during the semester) to the Office of Global Programs for approval. Students are expected to take post-graduate level courses while at San Andrés. With permission, students can take classes in the final two years of the LLB curriculum.
NYU Law exchange students will receive credit for courses taken at the University of San Andrés. However, these courses will not count towards the student's GPA. They will only appear on NYU transcripts as credits earned through the exchange program, rather than as individual courses at the University of San Andrés.
Tuition and Living Expenses
Because this is a revenue-neutral exchange program, participating NYU Law students will pay New York University the normal tuition for a 12 credit-hour semester at NYU Law. Below is a table that gives you some idea of how much you might spend personally and on everyday items in Buenos Aires. Compared to other major cities around the world, the cost of living in Buenos Aires is relatively inexpensive.
• Room and Board: 750 - 1000 pesos ($154-205 USD) per month
• Lunch: 200 pesos ($41 USD) per month
• Health insurance: 250 pesos ($51 USD) per month
• Transportation: 150 pesos ($30 USD) per month
• Books and photocopies: 200 pesos ($41 USD) per month
• Activities, travel, etc.: 1000 pesos ($205 USD) per month
We estimate that you should budget at least US $2,000 per month for rent and living expenses, taking into account the fact that you are abroad and will therefore potentially spend more money than during a typical semester at NYU. If you are planning to travel around the country and South America, you will need to budget more for additional expenses.
More information can be found here.
San Andrés does not offer in campus housing, but provides assistance. The program at San Andrés allows students to be placed with an Argentine host family in order to ensure a truly experience everyday life and culture in Buenos Aires. Residencies and apartments are also available.
Passport, Visa and Permanent Resident Requirements
Students on long-term studies (more than 90 days) can enter Argentina as "tourists." The Government of Argentina has introduced an entry request fee for US Citizens of US $140, which must be paid only upon arrival in Buenos Aires. This request is valid for multiple entries over a period of 10 years. Students on long-term studies must bring their passport and proof of clear criminal record, to obtain a Resident Permit while in Argentina. Within 30 days of enrollment, applicants must submit to the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones the following documents:
• Official letter of admission from recognized school/educational institution in Argentina.
• Student exchange program certified by the organizing educational institution in Argentina (if applicable)
• Valid passport
• A clear criminal record certificate from each country/city the applicant has resided in during the last five years (for applicants who are 16 years of age or older only): must be legalized with the Hague Convention "Apostille," or authenticated by the Argentine consulate abroad (*)
• A clear criminal record certificate issued by the Argentine Federal Police Department or the "Registro Nacional de Reincidencia" (to be requested once in Argentina)
• Immigration fee (if applicable)
(*) The Argentine Consulate General of New York:
12 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 603 0400
Fax: (212) 541 7746
For further information or to contact the consulate, please visit their website.
IMPORTANT: Requirements may vary according to the applicant’s citizenship, length of studies and nature of the course. It is the responsibility of the Argentine host school to provide prospective students with detailed information regarding the visa requirements of their specific situation and to assist them in adjusting their status upon arrival in Argentina. To avoid inconveniences, you are strongly advised to contact the University of San Andrés well before making any travel plans.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
The San Andrés Law School facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in the program and will need some special assistance due to a disability, please contact Office of Global Programs who will make contact with San Andrés to obtain information about the availability of needed services.