Universidad Católica de Córdoba
About the University
The Universidad Católica de Córdoba is the oldest private university in Argentina and is run by a Jesuit order which, since then, has established over 2,000 universities worldwide. The UCC in Córdoba is attended by approx. 5,000 students from all of Argentina’s provinces and adjoining countries.
The administrative headquarters of the UCC is located in the center of Córdoba and houses the Rectorate, Institute for Administrative Sciences (ICDA) and the Office for Foreign Exchange (Oficina de Intercambio). The campus, with an area of 80 hectares, is located 10 km outside the city and houses the Faculty of Business Studies and Administration and six other faculties.
The city of Córdoba is located to the north of the geographical center of Argentina. More than ten percent of the 1.3m inhabitants are students and they are provided with various free-time possibilities.
Students apply for the double programme at the Department Viadrina International Affairs. For detailed information on the application procedure and the application deadlines, please refer to the application form.
- At the time of your departure to Córdoba you must have completed at least four semesters at Viadrina.
- Sufficient Spanish language skills.
The language of tuition is Spanish. Therefore, you need sufficient Spanish language skills in order to be able to take part in the programme (usually B1-B2). The university offers Spanish courses to assist the exchange students in their studies.
Winter semester: August - December
Summer semester: March - July
Please see the UCC homepage for the exact semester times.
Please keep in mind when planning your studies that the academic calendar of Argentinian Universities differs considerably from German Universities. Double degree students start their studies at the UCC in the summer semester in March. It is not possible to start in the winter semester. You stay in Córdoba for one year.
Bachelor-Programme "Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas": The double degree courses usually take the form of block seminars. Most corresponding course certificates are obtained by preparing a paper or holding a presentation. Furthermore, preliminary and main examinations are held which are arranged in three examination periods. The course plan is fixed. Some courses last a whole year whereas others last a semester. You are expected to attend a total of 12 courses. Please speak to Torsten Glase about course recognition.
Please note: information regarding the courses will follow shortly.
You can find general advice about recognition procedures on the pages of the Department of International Affairs under the heading recognition.
In order to receive a degree from Viadrina it is necessary to complete the modules in your course of study. To this purpose, you can in consultation with us have courses recognized which you completed as part of the double degree programme abroad. Discuss recognition with Torsten Glase before your departure.
In order to obtain an Argentinian degree, you have to provide UCC with your degree certificate from Viadrina. UCC then issues a degree certificate which is sent to Viadrina. We then notify you that we have received it.
The Bachelor thesis is written and supervised after your return from Argentina at the Viadrina. It will then be recognized in Argentina.
A semester off: You are generally free to take one or two semesters off for your stay abroad. However, in this case, you cannot receive acceptance for foreign certificates or examinations. You cannot take the semester off in which you do your final assignment.
Health insurance: Please inform yourself about the benefits and possibilities of your health insurance in case of a longer stay abroad outside Europe. There is no compulsory vaccination for Argentina, but if you would like to be informed about current recommendations on malaria prophylaxis and vaccinations, we recommend you to contact the Tropeninstitut Berlin.
Accommodation: The UCC does not have its own student dormitories (in Argentina this is not common). The Departamento de Intercambio (Foreign Office), however, will help you to find a room and often offers accommodations in flat shares or student residences even before your arrival. There is the possibility to stay in a host family, to get a room without food or to live in an apart-hotel, but also without food.
The Journey: By plane directly to Córdoba.
Living expenses: 600€-700€, depending on inflation. Please also keep in mind our further information on cost of living, on which we list the link to the DAAD's country information. These always lead to actual cost of living.
Visa: As a general rule, you need a residence permit to study more than 90 days in Argentina. You can find out about the visa requirements on the website of the Argentine Embassy.