Through a contract, scholarship holders commit themselves to yield the scholarship working in Ecuador twice as long the duration of the study program. followe They can opt for public and private institutions or own businesses. Universities are their main labor market.
According to the National Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Research (Senescyt), 3385 scholarship holders have returned to Ecuador after completing their studies and 99% are working in the country.
35% work in public or private universities; 20% in private companies linked to the productive and service sectors, 18% in the health sector and the remaining 27% in public research institutes, autonomous governments and own businesses.
At present there are 14,276 scholarship holders abroad. Of that total, 11,334 state-funded and 2,942 funded by universities that then hire them as teachers. The Organic Law on Higher Education (LOES), adopted in 2010, has been an influence.