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.
The insurance must be obtained prior to arrival in Argentina and must cover the student until the last day of the stay in the country.
The University suggests the plan provided by William Hope. For details on the coverage, please download the Plan Description. Information on how to obtain this insurance will be sent together with the admission letter.
Other suggested providers are CEMIC, OSDE, Swiss Medical and any other local insurance that covers all the requirements listed above and repatriation of mortal remains from Argentina to the home country.
Students with pre-existing conditions should indicate this in their applications and contact us prior to arrival to discuss their medical needs and insurance coverage.
Students who fail to show proof of an adequate health insurance by the first week of classes will not be allowed to enroll at the University.
The type of visa you will require to study in Argentina and the procedure to obtain it depends on your country of citizenship and the duration of your stay. Please read carefully the information below.
Students coming for up to 6 months and who are citizens of countries that do not require a tourist visa to enter Argentina (see listing here) must obtain their residencia in Argentina within 90 days of arrival. All information on how to get the residencia will be provided with the acceptance letter and will be thoroughly explained during the mandatory orientation program.
Documentation to be brought: Valid passport
Citizens of MERCOSUR and associate states or students from any country that does not require a visa and who will remain in Argentina for up to 12 months must obtain their residencia in Argentina within 90 days of arrival. All information on how to get the residencia will be provided with the acceptance letter and will be thoroughly explained during the mandatory orientation program.
Documentation to be brought: Valid passport and police records from the country/ies where they have resided over the past 5 years. If these documents are not issued in Spanish, they will have to be translated and legalized in Argentina (translations done overseas will not be accepted)
Citizens of countries that require a tourist visa to enter Argentina (see listing here) will need to obtain the permiso de ingreso in the country where they live. All information on how to get the permitwill be provided with the acceptance letter. Contact the Argentine Consulate to find out about processing times and requirements.
Estimated living costs are included merely as a guide, as the lifestyles of students vary greatly. When budgeting, students should also consider pre-departure expenses relating to clothing, equipment, transportation to Argentina, etc.