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Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) — private university. It is located in Loja, Ecuador. The higher education institution is among the youngest in the country. As an active member of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI), Red Iberoamericana para la Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (RIACES), Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Superior a Distancia (AIESAD), Consorcio Red de Educación a Distancia (CREAD), Instituto Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Calidad en Educación Superior a Distancia (CALED), European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración (Aualcpi), Asociación de Universidades Iberoamericanas de Postgrado (AUIPI), Asociación Universitaria y Politécnica de Educación Continua y a Distancia del Ecuador (AUPECADE), Asociación de Universidades del Sur de Ecuador y Norte del Perú (AUSENP), Corporación Ecuatoriana de Universidades Particulares (CEUPA), Colegio de las Américas (COLAM), Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), UTPL is participating in developing the academic environment.
The university is among the top-1460 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking.
UTPL does research in different fields of study and invites students to bachelor and master programs.
The academic calendar at UTPL is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at UTPL start from 1,000 USD. International students pay a minimum of 2,499 USD per year. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.
When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
Bachelor. Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the results of entrance examinations.
Master. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at UTPL.
The campus of UTPL is located in Loja. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. UTPL accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.
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. You can find other options for immigration in our article.