Universities in Quito, Ecuador

Ecuador is known for its appealing bio-diversity and has been attracting several students from different corners of the world for its well-known universities. The country has 70 universities and more than 61,000 students. Quito, the capital city of Ecuador is a reputed centre for higher education. One of the reputed public institutes of National Polytechnic School is located in Quito and is known for research and education in applied science, engineering, astronomy and other physical sciences. 

Why Choose to Study in Quito, Ecuador?

Quito is a tourist attraction and was crowned as the very first UNESCO World Heritage site in the world. One of the most beautiful cities in South America, it is known for first-class infrastructure, picturesque beauty, affordability and amicable weather.

Among the top-rated universities accepting foreign students are the University San Franciso of Quito (Cumbaya) and the Catholic University of Ecuador of PUCE. The universities offer a range of faculties, innovative teaching-learning methodologies along opportunities for groundbreaking research. University San Franciso of Quito offers 51 bachelor’s degrees, over 15 master’s programs and PhD programs. You can choose from Marine Biology, Journalism, Digital Media Production, Entrepreneurship, Veterinary and many other subjects. 

The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) was founded in 1946 and is one of the most prominent universities in Quito. It focuses on inclusive training with social impact. The university has 14 schools and faculties. The private medical school of the university was the first one in Ecuador. 

Eligibility Criteria 

Students applying to any program in the Universities of Quito may need to have an appropriate visa, secondary school certificate and employment certificate (if any). For aspirants applying to a bachelor’s or master’s program, mark sheets and certificates of secondary, senior secondary and last academic program’s mark sheets have to be submitted. Other requirements include the student’s passport, travel documents, academic transcripts, recommendations and health report. You may need to score a minimum in your TOEFL and IELTS for eligibility. 

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