Universities in Ecuador

At the moment, there are more than 70 Universities in Ecuador. These universities have over 61,000 local and international students studying Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate programs.

In the 2018 QS Latin America University Rankings, the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in Latin America. The QS Latin America University Rankings also rank twelve other Universities in Ecuador.  

All the universities are spread across the major cities in Ecuador including: Ambato, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Ibarra, Latacunga, Loja, Quito, Manta, Portoviejo, Quevedo, Riobamba, and so on.

Why Study in Ecuador?

International students can apply online and enroll for universities in Ecuador. The Universidad San Francisco de Quito is the first-ever privately owned university of liberal arts in Latin America. This university admits students from the US, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. 

Students seeking admission into the Universidad San Francisco de Quito can choose from an eclectic collection of study programs, including tropical marine biology, politics, and human rights.  

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for a study program in an Ecuadorian university, students need to satisfy both the general and peculiar requirements of the respective university. Typically, students need to show academic competence and proficiency in Spanish or English (IELTS or TOEFL iBT).   

For a Bachelor’s degree study program, students will also need to provide academic transcripts, health insurance, police clearance, evidence of self-sustenance, travel and identification documentation. 

Students applying for a Master’s degree study program will need to provide a copy of their Bachelor’s degree certificate or diploma and their academic transcripts in addition to the other requirements mentioned for enrollment into a Bachelor’s degree study program. 

Application to a university in Ecuador is usually made online. Students will need to fill out and submit the application form of the university they intend to apply to. Students also need to apply for a student visa as part of acceptance into a study program in Ecuador.    

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