Often thought of as a baby sister to Buenos Aires, La Plata is located just an hour outside of its more fast-paced sibling. The leafy streets of the capital of Buenos Aires province follow an elaborate plan of diagonal avenues crossing a regular grid patter to connect the major plazas, creating a distinctive start design - contributing to the city's nick name "The City of Diagonals". La Plata is a pleasant city with a vibrant nightlife, expansive parkland and a number of worthwhile sights, including an excellent natural history museum (Museo de La Plata) and a neo-Gothic cathedral (Catedral de La Plata) - the largest in Argentina.
About Universidad Nacional de La Plata Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
The School of Economic Sciences of Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) was created on December 17, 1953. Since then, and thanks to the contribution of professors, teachers, students and graduate students, the institution has transformed into a major organisation for the academic, scientific and professional development of Argentina.The School of Economic Sciences was inspired by the principles of the University Reform, on the basis of an open, public, secular, free of charge, autonomous and democratically co-governed national university. All the degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the School, as well as the many research and university extension projects are the preferred means for creating, preserving, transmitting and transferring knowledge, aiming at the construction of a more just and equitable society.
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Calle 6 777
La Plata, Buenos Aires
Tel: 4236769 71 72
UNLP Application Process
Submit the following items directly to the Coggin Study Abroad Office (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
DEADLINE: March 15 for fall semester and September 15 for spring semester
Your study abroad advisor will sent your nomination to UNLP. Soon after, UNLP. will send an email with instructions to apply online.
DEADLINE: May 12 for fall semester and October 12 for spring semester
Fall semester (second term) runs from August to December; spring semester (first term) runs from March to July.
Credit & Grade Conversions
- UNLP Grade Conversion Scale (coming soon!)
- UNLP Credit Conversion Scale (coming soon!)
UNLP Housing & Cost
Universidad Nacional de La Plata, through the Department of University International Relations (URIU) will provide guidance or advice regarding student housing in flats and homestay accommodation. More information will be provided once students are accepted to UNLP.
UNF students participating in a Coggin semester exchange program will pay UNF tuition. Students will be responsible for all other expenses (i.e. flight, meals, housing, etc.). To see an estimated cost for one semester at UNLP, please see the estimated cost documents below.
Note: We recommend using Oanda as a currency converter when determining your budget.
Please view our Study Abroad Funding page for information about scholarships other funding opportunities.