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Escuela Politecnica Nacional, National Polytechnic School

Address: Av. Ladrón de Guevara 253, Quito 170517, Ecuador

Description Escuela Politecnica Nacional, National Polytechnic School

  • Established: 1869
  • Location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Language of instruction: Spanish
  • Number of students: 13,000
  • Type: state.

Escuela Politecnica Nacional was founded in August 1869 as a Jesuit educational institution in the field of technology. However, it did not last long: it was closed already in 1876. An order to revive the institution was signed in February 1935.

The school has a language school for applicants whose language level is lower than required, for foreigners, for Spaniards who have lived abroad for a long time, and for all people who want to get acquainted with the Spanish language, history, traditions and customs of Ecuador. The peculiarity of the school is that, along with the “human” forms of performance control, machine and electronic are used.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Escuela Politecnica Nacional, National Polytechnic School

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  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Start date: September
  • Form of study: full-time, part-time
  • Age: 17+.


  • Economy
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Applied math
  • Production engineering
  • Geology
  • Oil
  • Environmental technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software
  • Electric power
  • Electronics and Automation
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Mechanics
  • Agricultural industry
  • Core software development technologies
  • Network and Telecommunications Technologies
  • Chemistry.


  • Duration: 2 years
  • Start date: September
  • Form of study: full-time, part-time
  • Age: 20+.


  • Applied math
  • Technological management
  • Computer science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Business management
  • Hydraulics
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Software
  • Electricity
  • Car systems
  • Design and Modeling
  • Mechatronics and robotics.


  • Great contribution of university students and teachers to the science of Ecuador
  • One of the oldest higher educational institutions in the country
  • The teaching staff includes about 2000 qualified personnel
  • Modern study programs
  • Promotion of research
  • Large selection of professions in demand on the world labor market
  • Modern material and technical equipment
  • A large number of famous graduates.

Equipment Escuela Politecnica Nacional, National Polytechnic School

The Department of Nuclear Sciences at Escuela Politecnica Nacional is the only one in Ecuador that has the infrastructure to install the irradiation as a source of cobalt-60 and its processing by electron beam. The Department of Nuclear Sciences has a linear electron accelerator ELU-6U with powerful electrons up to 7 MeV and a starting beam at 5 kW of Russian production, manufactured by Techsnabexport and donated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The irradiation process is continuous thanks to the conveyor belt, daily productivity is five tons.

On the basis of the university work:

  • Center for Mathematical Modeling
  • Oil Department
  • Department of Industrial Automation in Management
  • Department of Food Sciences and Biotechnology
  • School of training technologists
  • Astronomical observatory
  • Geophysical Institute
  • Center for Environmental Monitoring and Research
  • Department of Materials, Metallurgy and Metalworking.

Scholarships Escuela Politecnica Nacional, National Polytechnic School

Students are offered scholarship support measures:

  • Discount on tuition fees (up to 80%) for research technicians, graduate students, doctoral students
  • Financial support for students who do not have sufficient financial resources to cover the costs associated with paying for additional academic courses.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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