Semester Exchange - Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (PUC)

Semester Exchange - Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (PUC)

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina's (UCA) main campus is located in Puerto Madero, the financial centre of downtown Buenos Aires, and having being founded in 1958, the dynamic life of the incredible city harmonically combines with academic values to give students the ultimate Latin American experience. It is considered, according to a 2011 study by the Spanish Ministry of Education, as one of the best private universities in Latin America. It is the second university preferred by Argentine employers and ranked 2nd overall and 1st among private institutions in Argentina in 2013 by the QS World University Rankings.

Students can take Spanish spoken courses in business administration, economics, history, international relations, journalism and political science, and have the option to choose out of six English spoken courses. All students will take one Spanish language course during the semester, and students wanting to deepen their knowledge of Latin America can enrol in courses focused on the region. UCA is widely considered to be one of the best institutions of higher education in Argentina.



Type of Program


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Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: March - July
Second Semester: August - December

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Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Course Catalogue


UCA Housing

Exchange Student Website

UCA Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • Spanish language proficiency for non-native speakers (requires high level of Spanish)
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Founded in 1958 the Catholic University of Argentina offers its students a significant academic experience in a privileged setting; where academic values harmonically combine with the dynamic life of a cultural capital: the city of Buenos Aires.

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Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Health and medical sciences; Science; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Admisnistration, Art, Music, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Argentina

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