Universidad Nacional de Misiones

General information

Introduction

Founded in 1973, the Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNaM) is a young Argentinean university with approximately 29.000 students. The university enjoys an international reputation though their postgraduates that come to European and others countries for research and academic activities. About 13% of all students are from the Misiones province, with nearly 10% from a postgraduate courses.

UNaM offers 17 technical courses, 48 bachelor careers, 11 speciality programmes, 12 master programmes and 6 PhD programmes, all with accreditation of the governmental organization for academic quality (CONEAU). Teaching and research is integrated in the university's six faculties: Arts, Humanistic & Social Sciences, Economics & Business, Exacts, Chemical & Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agronomic Sciences, and Engineering Sciences.

International

UNaM has been a partner in  Erasmus Mundus projects in 2011 and Alfa Programmes with Europe in 1997. EURICA is the second project in which UNaM participates.

A great strength to be taken into account is the fact that the Universidad Nacional Misiones acts as a meeting point for multi-axis regional integration activities between what we call the triple border, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. The province of Misiones has over 900 km of border with the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana Brazil and Paraguay Itapua states and San Pedro del Paraná. Therefore, the UNaM, with its historical and geographical position, leverages the potential sharing with other universities in the region through institutional partnerships, academic as well as scientific.

The Erasmus Mundus projects in UNaM have greatly contributed to the establishment of an Association for Argentinean Students in Europe. Its members are happy to answer any questions or doubts you may have about studying and living in Misiones, where nature fells fully and when stay one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Feel free to join them via our website

Information per Mobility Type

Undergraduate exchange

The bachelor courses that are open to exchange students are on our website. Students should understand, read and speak Spanish because all courses are taught in Spanish. UNaM does not require a certificate of language but offers complementary courses of Spanish for touristic and academic visitors (please inform us about your needs).

Master degree studies

UNaM offers over 12 master degree programmes that are completely taught in Spanish. Master degrees in the Argentina take two years. You can enroll in courses of any Master Programme in our six faculties that prepare you for a career in academics and continue with a PhD degree in the future. For more information on all master programmes, please consult the faculties through our website.

If you apply, in order to be admitted as a degree student, in any case you will need:

  • proficiency in Spanish
  • an undergraduate degree (bachelor degree of 4 or more years) in an academic field that is related to the master’s programme you apply to.

You will find more information on our website.

PhD studies
UNaM welcomes applications from talented prospective PhD students and offers 6 PhD Programmes. A doctorate in the Argentina takes approximately four years. The language of research is Spanish. A PhD mainly focuses on carrying out a research project, coursework is usually only a small part of the doctorate (between 10 to 15). In most cases, an application for admission is required for students to be admitted to a PhD programme, although there may be exceptions to this rule, f.e. if you take the same courses of the programme. Consequently, most PhD students in the Argentina work on an individual project in close collaboration with their supervisor(s), at least one of these being a full professor.

In relation with Erasmus Mundus it is therefore essential that any prospective PhD student has been pre-accepted by a supervisor at the University. A letter of pre-acceptance should be enclosed with your application.

In order to find a supervisor you may (a) browse our website and contact the staff member yourself; (b) contact the Graduate School of the Faculty involved; (c) contact the UNaM Coordinator for Erasmus Mundus; or (d) contact the University of Groningen Coordinator for Latin America. Please always enclose your Spanish-language CV and a brief description of your research topic in your communications.

Post-doctoral research and Staff
UNaM is eager to expand its international research network, and equally welcomes applications from talented post-doctoral researchers as well as staff.

In relation with Erasmus Mundus it is therefore essential that any prospective post-doctoral researcher/staff visitor has been invited by a supervisor/host at the University. A letter of pre-acceptance should be enclosed with your application.

In order to find a supervisor/hosting department you may (a) browse our website and contact the staff member yourself; (b) contact the Graduate School of the Faculty involved; (c) contact the UNaM Coordinator for Erasmus Mundus; or (d) contact the University of Groningen Coordinator for Latin America. Please always enclose your Spanish-language CV and a brief description of your research topic in your communications.

Language requirement

The certificate of Spanish is considered to be mandatory, as all classes are lectured in Spanish.