Students who are interested in studying in Ecuador will find reasonable information that will help them to navigate this country. From the official language to other languages routinely spoken throughout the country, to what to expect for a month-to-month rent living situation.
We will even cover what universities are currently open to the public and private institutions that are still open. There are a few universities that some students will find within their internet search that have closed in Ecuador. But we have the currently open universities list below.
Along with living costs, we have provided an annual tuition cost section that will detail a bit about what a student can expect to spend in tuition per academic year. There is an average cost along with a maximum amount that can be expected with more needed resources topics such as medical.
We always suggest that within the student’s study search, or where to study and at what university to look through each university website and utilize the contact information to gain more insight.
Universities in Ecuador:
- Universidad Central del Ecuador
- Universidad de Guayaquil
- Universidad de Cuenca
- Universidad Técnica del Norte
- Universidad Técnica de Ambato
- Escuela Politécnica Nacional
- Universidad Nacional de Loja
- Universidad Estatal de Bolívar
The list above are all public universities, there are several private universities students can investigate.
Cost of Tuition
Public universities in Ecuador are subsidized by the government and offer lower tuition fees compared to private institutions. The average annual tuition fees for public universities in Ecuador are between $200 to $500, depending on the program of study.
Private universities in Ecuador have higher tuition fees, which can range from $2,000 to $6,000 per year, depending on the program of study and the institution.
In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with attending college in Ecuador, such as textbooks, transportation, and accommodation.
It’s worth noting that international students may have different tuition fees than local students. International students should check with the specific institution they are interested in attending for more information on tuition fees and other costs associated with studying in Ecuador.
Cost of Living in Ecuador
When it comes to renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city center it can range from $300 to $600 per month, while outside the city center, it can be between $200 and $400 per month.
Local buses are inexpensive and cost around $0.25 to $0.50 per trip. Taxis are also affordable, with a minimum fare of $1.50 in most cities.
Students will need to know about health insurance costs. Private healthcare is relatively affordable in Ecuador, with a visit to a doctor costing around $30 to $50, and a specialist consultation costing between $50 to $100.
Main Languages Spoken in Ecuador
The official language of Ecuador is Spanish. However, there are also many indigenous languages spoken in the country, including Kichwa, Shuar, and Achuar. In addition, many people in Ecuador also speak English as a second language, especially in larger cities and tourist areas. Other languages spoken by smaller communities in Ecuador include Quechua, Tsafiki, and Awa-Cuaiquer.