Universidad Austral

By | December 15, 2022


Brief information

The Universidad Austral was founded in 1991 by ACES (Asociación Civil de Estudios Superiores), a non-profit organization, in Buenos Aires. In the QS World University Ranking, it is considered the best private university in Argentina and ranks 31st in the “Top 50 under 50”. Check ezhoushan for more universities.

The university offers 51 programs at nine schools and institutes, mainly at the undergraduate and graduate level. In all research disciplines, the topics “ The family potential, issues and challenges ”, “ Bioethics ” and “ Corporate Social Responsibility ” are primarily dealt with. Interdisciplinarity and the interaction with the social environment of the university are particularly important.

The renowned IAE Business School of the Universidad Austral occupies first place among Argentinian business schools in the América Economía and Eduniversal rankings. The Agribusiness Master’s program at the School of Business Sciences is also highly ranked (Eduniversal) and the university’s hospital is ranked third best among Latin American hospitals (América Economía).

The university cooperates with the educational provider Mente Argentina. Mente Argentina offers semester programs in Spanish or English at the Universidad Austral and other Argentine universities. These programs are excellent for students who have a limited amount of time in Argentina and want to get credit for their work.

All study programs also include trips and excursions. A Mente Argentina team is always on site to support the students with questions or problems.

  • University of Australia website
  • Mente Argentina website for the Universidad Austral

University facts

Year of foundation: 1991

University Type: Private University

Number of students: total 4100, international 400


  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

Academic year:

The academic year at Universidad Austral is divided into two semesters

Study programs

  • semester abroad

With the Mente Argentina semester program, international students have the opportunity to study for a year or a semester at the Universidad Austral. Depending on the agreement with the home university, the achievements made in Argentina can be credited. The participants receive between 24 and 36 ECTS according to the number of courses taken.

The programs offered by Mente Argentina at Universidad Austral include semester courses in English. Depending on the language level, international students choose between Latin American Studies and Integrated Studies. The latter includes courses with Argentine students. Alternatively, courses from different programs can be combined according to individual language skills.

As an option, program participants can attend a Spanish language course of up to two months before the start of the semester.

  • Semester program of the Universidad Austral


  • Fall semester 2022



Registration fee


The tuition fees at the Universidad Austral depend on the desired accommodation and the optional language course. If you do not want to look for accommodation yourself, you can, for example, book a place in a student residence at a reasonable price. The fees for the semester then total US$ 8,590. A shared room or a single apartment can also be chosen for a small surcharge. We will be happy to provide exact prices on request.

  • Tuition fees at the Universidad Austral


If you want to take part in the semester program, you must have your high school diploma and already be enrolled at a university.

In addition, sufficient language skills in Spanish must be proven by means of suitable proof. This also includes a certificate from your home university.

Proof of English language skills is not required.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

CEFR B2 level
DAAD language test B2 level

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted later.


Degrees/Courses in Spanish – Undergraduate

  • Business
  • communications
  • Engineering
  • Law

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Latin American Studies


The main campus of the Universidad Austral is located in the metropolis of Buenos Aires, right in the city center in the sought-after and internationally influenced Retiro. It is very well connected to public transport. A little south of the campus, the Plaza de Mayo can be reached quickly and the coast of the Rio de La Plata is within walking distance.

The IAE Business School, the School of Medicine and Nursing, the university hospital, the tech park and the sports facilities are located on the up-and- coming campus in Pilar, about 50 km north-west of Buenos Aires.

About 300 km north of Buenos Aires, the campus is located in cosmopolitan Rosario, one of Argentina’s most agriculturally rich regions. There you will find the School of Management and Accounting and the Agribusiness Center.


Mente Argentina offers students accommodation close to their university. The choice of accommodation determines, among other things, the final price for the entire semester program.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • Student residence
  • Private apartments / hotels
  • Guest families

Universidad Austral