Yachay Tech is a public university focused on scientific research. Our undergraduate program modality is divided into a common core the first two years, and three years of a progressive and accelerated introduction to research. We have 5 Schools that offer majors in areas of Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences.
Yachay Tech’s admission system is aligned to the National System of Leveling and Admission (SNNA in Spanish). The only requirement to enter is to have passed the Ser Bachiller, the national exam of higher education. This exam is taken twice a year and to take it you must register through the SNNA. Once you receive your grade, you can apply to any of our majors within the same digital system. Admission will depend on your score, due to the number of spots. Out of all the applicants, Yachay Tech will admit a limited number of students, who will be chosen based on their score.
Foreign students will have the same main requirement, although they must validate their High School Diploma at the Ministry of Education in order to take the exam. The process is simple and is posted on the Ministry’s website: www.educacion.gob.ec.
If you are studying in another university and you want to transfer to Yachay Tech you have the option to validate your courses instead of starting from scratch. You should know that in order for a course to be validated, the topics of the course must be at least 80% similar in content, depth and study load. For this procedure you must submit the following documents:
To validate courses from one Yachay Tech major to another you must comply only with the first requirements.
To validate studies carried out in foreign institutions, legally recognized and authorized to grant undergraduate degrees, you must submit the documents aforementioned, translated into Spanish (if applicable) with the corresponding consular legalizations. You must attach the agreement between your home country and Ecuador (if applicable).