The Fulbright Foreign Student Program recognizes and rewards academically and professionally excellent Ecuadorians who have demonstrated strong leadership skills, offering grants for Master and Ph.D. studies in the United States.
Applicants to the program should be responsible citizens who can present a thorough and current perspective of Ecuadorian culture and, thus, contribute to the friendship and understanding between the United States and Ecuador. The scholarship contest is an open competition searching for academic and professional excellence and will consider all candidates with no discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion or gender.
An aspiring candidate must have:
A university degree appropriate to degree sought (BA/BS, equivalent to a Licenciatura in Ecuador for master programs, or MA/MS, equivalent to those in the U.S. for work towards a Ph.D.).
Ecuadorian citizenship, neither US residency nor dual citizenship, and residence in Ecuador at the time of contest.
A TOEFL score of 575 (PBT) or 90 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.
A GRE score of 1100 (V+Q) or GMAT score of 640 minimum. Many fields require higher scores.
University GPA equivalent to 8/10 or higher.
Commitment to return to Ecuador for 2 years after completing studies.
MBA and Law candidates must have three years work experience after finishing their studies in the Business/Administration/Law fields.
3 letters of recommendation. Download document Word and PDF
TOEFL, IELTS and GRE or GMAT* scores
Certified copy of the university diploma
Curriculum Vitae no longer than 2 pages
A copy of the Cédula de Identidad
*We offer institutional versions of both the TOELF exam and the aptitude tests which will be used ONLY for pre-selection of candidates applying for the Fulbright Scholarship. The exams will be given on a specific date at 9:00am in Quito and Guayaquil and their scores will be reported only if a candidate has submitted a complete application. Please, contact 02-222-2103/4 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reserving a seat until Tuesday, April 22nd.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program grants a partial award to cover maintenance and living expenses, round trip and supplementary health insurance for the selected grantee only for a maximum of two academic years.
Cost of Tuition - Most U.S. Institutions will award a partial or total tuition and fees reduction award to our Ecuadorian grantees based on their academic and professional records.
If a candidate receives a partial award, he/she will need to demonstrate enough funds to cover the differences in tuition and/or living expenses. These funds could be demonstrated through personal savings, loans and other grants.
Scholarships are not granted for clinical areas of study.
Scholarship can not be deferred. If a candidate cannot accept the scholarship for the year awarded s/he must decline the scholarship but can reapply for the following year.
Note It is the policy of the Board not to give to individual applicants, to others inquiring on their behalf, or to the public generally, the specific reasons for selection or non-selection of applicants for awards under the program.
The Fulfright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.
J. William Fulbright