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Universidad Catolica Argentina

Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) is a private university, established in 1958 in Buenos Aires. Actually, its history dates back to 1910, when it was founded as the “Catholic University of Buenos Aires”, closed later, and then reestablished as the actual institution.

It is now considered to be one of the best universities in Argentina, as certified by various international ranking bodies such as the QS World Universities Ranking, which places UCA among the best 350 universities globally. Also, in the same ranking, its Law faculty is praised to be one of the best 350 in the world as well. The university is going strong also in the business field, with a notable 4 palmes of excellence given by Eduniversal, a ranking agency specialized in the academic business sector.

UCA has an extensive network of campuses, spanning over 4 preeminent Argentinian cities: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Paraná, Rosario. The Buenos Aires campus, where the majority of the university’s academic activities take place, is located in Puerto Madero, a central, modern and very vibrant district of the Argentinian capital. The university has a student body of 18.000, predominantly Argentinian, with just 1.000 international students.

The prestige of Catholic University of Argentina is also certified by its top-notch international partners, such as: McGill University, Peking University and University College London. Acceptance rate is estimated to be around 35%. The main language of instruction at UCA is Spanish, so a good Spanish proficiency is strongly recommended to international applicants.


  • Argentina


  • Buenos Aires ,
  • Mendoza ,
  • Paraná ,
  • Rosario ,

Founding year


Acceptance rate


Fall semester application deadline

May 15

Spring semester application deadline

November 15

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

Not specified

Subjects available to free mover students

Accounting & Finance [Spanish]Agriculture & Forestry [Spanish]Anatomy & Physiology [Spanish]Business & Management Studies [Spanish]Chemistry [Spanish]Communication & Media Studies [Spanish]Computer Science & Information Systems [Spanish]Dentistry [Spanish]Economics & Econometrics [Spanish]Education & Training [Spanish]Engineering Chemical [Spanish]Engineering CiviI & Structural [Spanish]Engineering Electrical & Electronic [Spanish]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [Spanish]Engineering Mineral & Mining [Spanish]English Language & Literature [Spanish]Environmental Sciences [Spanish]History [Spanish]Medicine [Spanish]Nursing [Spanish]Performing Arts [Spanish]Philosophy [Spanish]Politics & International Studies [Spanish]Psychology [Spanish]

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