Universidad San Francisco de Quito
The Universidad San Francisco de Quito was founded in 1988 as Ecuador's first self-funded private university. It is now one of the top three universities in the country and has approximately 6,000 students at its campus in Quito. Students are divided into 10 academic colleges: Management Development, Architecture and Interior Design, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Communication, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Law, Engineering, and Contemporary Music.
The university community aims to lead the pursuit of knowledge and human development within the framework of the Liberal Arts.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students outside of the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please research the estimated living costs for this country. A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.