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Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) — public non-profit institution. It is located in Guayaquil, Ecuador. ESPOL is working together with Programa de Movilidad Estudiantil (CINDA), Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP), Universia, Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE), International Association of Universities (IAU).

The university is one of the top-1040 universities in the world.

ESPOL does research in different fields of study. You can find them on the official site.

LocationGuayaquil, Ecuador
Establishment year1958
International students112
Acceptance rate40%

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ESPOL tuition fees

The academic calendar at ESPOL is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Ecuador. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at ESPOL are different for locals and foreigners. Ecuador citizens pay 1,000 USD per year, while international students pay a minimum of 2,499 USD. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters

Bachelor degree at ESPOL

Admission to the bachelor's programs is based on the results of entrance examinations.

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ESPOL campus

The city campus of ESPOL provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Guayaquil has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at ESPOL. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

Campus TypeUrban

What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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