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Haiti - Education : Study in Argentina, Guide for the Haitian student
11/02/2016 09:48:00

Haiti - Education : Study in Argentina, Guide for the Haitian student
Argentina offers a quality higher education compared with other countries in the region. It offers a broad curriculum, which covers various fields. Science is particularly an area of excellence of Argentine universities.

Study organization: The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first is from March to mid-July. The second extends from August to mid-December.

Language: The official language of Argentina is Spanish. It is desirable to properly master the Spanish before undertaking study processes in the country. English is a plus in Argentina.

Curriculum and diplomas: The first cycle is called the "pregrado". It has a term of five years. It ends by obtaining the "licenciatura".

The second cycle is called "posgrado". It includes the mastery that lasts two years; the magister, specialization and doctora, last three years.

Cost of studies: The country has forty public universities and forty private universities. There are also a few thousand institutes dedicated to professional courses. Public universities and centers of public professional studies are free. Students only pay the registration fee.

However, for some time, some public universities began to charge rates increasingly high for enrollment in the second cycle. These fees vary from one university to another.

University Accommodation: There are not, strictly speaking, university housing in Argentina. Students stay in private apartments, at their expense.

Scholarships: Scholarships for public universities are very rare. This is due to free tuition and the lack of public university housing.

However, there has for some time a very limited number of scholarships, highly selective for post graduate studies. These scholarships are generally intended to encourage research and mobility, in order of priority, of young Argentinian researchers and of Mercosur.

Equivalence: There is no formal agreement particular of equivalence between Argentine and Haitian diplomas.

After completing his Baccalaureate in Haiti, students wishing to enter university in Argentina must submit to an equivalency exam. Some private universities are given the freedom to conditionally admit students who have partially succeeded subjects required in the equivalency exam. However, these students must, in addition to their academic studies, pass all the subjects required for equivalence in order to receive their university diploma.

In some cases, students who have already completed years of university studies in Haiti can be exempted from the first year. But, because of the greater autonomy of universities, each of which determines the level of recognition of years of university education in Haiti. Thus, the student who is in this situation should contact the university of their choice to determine in which year it can continue his training.

Before leaving Haiti: The first step to take to study in Argentina is to select the university of your choice according to your career plan and training offered by the institution. It will then make contact with the university that will give you the procedure for registration.

For students who enroll from abroad, universities often give appointments for interviews. Because the final registration takes place at the university in Argentina.

Universities usually ask to make a copy of your diploma and transcripts translated of notes and legalized by both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Haiti and by the Argentine Embassy in Haiti. Legalize your documents before leaving Haiti. The university also generally requires to provide a medical certificate, photographs and a photocopy of your passport.

University housing agencies facilitate rentals to foreign students. It is therefore desirable to ensure the rental of a housing before leaving Haiti. This can be done via the Internet. The most recommended sites are: zonaprop, compartodepto, craigslist.

Student Visas: Haitians do not need visas to enter the territory of Argentina. However, the entry into the territory is at the discretion of the Argentine immigration officer who decides freely according to the documents submitted to immigration.

On site, in Argentina: Once in Argentine territory, it is desirable that the student goes to register at the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti (Av Figueroa Alcorta 3297. Buenos Aires. Aires Phone : (11) 4807–0211. Fax : 4802–3984. Email : info@embajadahaiti.com / amb.argentine@diplomatie.ht.

In order to finalize its registration, the student must provide the documents requested in the university by the date of its convocation.

After his formal registration at the university, the student must report to the National Directorate of Migration (DNM) within 30 days of arrival with the following documents :

- The university admission certificate
- Passport valid
- A copy of the birth certificate, legalized and translated
- A criminal record extract of Haiti, legalized and translated
- A certificate of no criminal record in Argentina to ask
- Two passport photographs
- They will also be charged with the appropriate fee.

They will then be given a residence permit allowing them to stay on Argentine soil time to their studies.

Additional useful information :
Website of the Argentine Ministry of Education: www.me.gov.ar

University Policy Secretariat : portales.educacion.gov.ar/spu/ (Pizzurno 935, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

Departamento de Validez Nacional de Estudios y Títulos Montevideo 950, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Teléfonos : (11) 4129–1317/1318.

Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina : www.cancilleria.gov.ar

Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Argentina : www.embajadahaiti.com/fr/

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