Higher Education

Higher Education

  • a) Universities and programs offered

According to the 2010-2011 General Report on Higher Education Statistics, in total, 41 institution headquarters and 74 campuses are registered as higher education institutions, of which 31 are universities (75.6%), with 56 campuses (75.7%); 6 (14.6%) are specialized institutes of higher education, with 18 campuses (24.3%); and 4 are technical institutes of higher education (9.8%).

Of the 41 institutes of higher education, 63.4% are headquartered in Santo Domingo, 12.2% in Santiago and the rest, representing 24.4%, in other provincial capitals and cities such as Cotuí, Bonao, Jarabacoa, Higüey, San Francisco de Macorís, Barahona, La Vega, San Pedro de Macorís, Azua, and San Cristóbal.

Dominican institutes of higher education offer academic programs in various areas of knowledge, for the purpose of training professionals and providing them with the professional abilities and skills necessary to meet the economic, social, and cultural demands both inside the country and abroad.

To learn more about the academic offerings of each of the institutions, please find the complete list following this link:

http://www.mescyt.gob.do/index.php/oferta-academica

  • b) Higher Education Statistics

http://www.seescyt.gov.do/

  • c) Research and Innovation

One of the core purposes of a university is to foster the creation of new knowledge through scientific, technological, humanistic and social research. A country can raise its standard of living by having highly prepared human resources trained at institutions that are capable of creating knowledge and training visionary professionals who can innovate and design.

It is necessary to integrate teaching and research into a strategy that involves the national and international socioeconomic environment, since the quality of education is directly correlated to the creation of a research culture. The foundation of modern university education is that the student must acquire the spirit of scientific research that stimulates critical thinking and creativity.

In addition to the projects that each institution of higher education carries out, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology has taken steps aimed at strengthening the science and technology system, including the creation of FONDOCYT, which allows the Ministry to request and offer support for the evaluation of research proposals in the area of science, technology and innovation.

To learn about some of the actions and projects, please refer to the following link: http://www.seescyt.gov.do/

 

  • d) Scholarships

National Scholarships

The Department of National Scholarships of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MEESCYT) offers scholastic opportunities to young people with limited resources who have distinguished themselves due to their academic excellence. www.mescyt.gob.do

Fundación APEC de Crédito Educativo (FUNDAPEC)

Contact: Libis Fernández // 809-689-4171 ext. 211 // Av. Bolívar 360 esq. Socorro Sánchez. The Foundation has agreements with the Embassy of France, The Embassy of Her Britannic Majesty, The Australian University of Wollongong, and Fundación del Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas, Inc. Some links to scholarships opportunities may be consulted through the following page: http://www.fundapec.edu.do

International Scholarships

The Department of International Scholarships of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MEESCYT) offers educational opportunities to young people who wish to continue their post-graduate studies abroad. Www.mescyt.gob.do.

Also, some of the embassies and cooperation agencies located in the Dominican Republic offer scholarship programs and academic exchange programs.

EMBASSY OF GERMANY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: 809.542.8949, 809.542.8950 // Calle Gustavo Mejía Ricart No. 196 (esq. Av. Abraham Lincoln), Torre Piantini (16/17th Floors), Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo.
http://www.santo-domingo.diplo.de/

Important: All information about scholarships to carry out studies in Germany is available through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

More information may be found at:
daad@conare.ac.cr
DAAD’s Information Center for Central America and the Caribbean: http://centroamerica.daad.de/es/

THE EMBASSY OF BRAZIL IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: Mrs. América Rodríguez // 809.532.4200 // Av. Winston Churchill, Edif. Franco & Acra

More information may be found at:
http://www.embajadadebrasil.org.do

BRITISH EMBASSY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (UNITED KINGDOM)
Information about the Chevening Scholarships Program, for Master’s degree in all areas except medicine, arts and languages  // 809.472.7111 ext. 2033 // Av. 27 de Febrero 233. Edif. Corominas Pepín, 7th floor.
More information can be found at:
http://www.chevening.org

EMBASSY OF CANADA IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: Yamile Adames, Political and Communications Officer // Email: yamile.adames@international.gc.ca // 809.262.3100, ext. 3451 // Fax: 809.262.3155 // Av. Winston Churchill 1099, Acrópolis Center & Citi Tower, 18th floor // Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

More information can be found at:
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: 809.482.6505  // Torre Empresarial Forum, 14th floor, Avenida 27 de Febrero No. 495, El Millón, Santo Domingo
More information can be found at:
embcod@mofa.go.kr
http://dom.mofa.go.kr/

EMBASSY OF SPAIN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: 809.535.6500. //  Av. Independencia No. 1205, Ciudad Universitaria. Santo Domingo  //  E-mail: emb.santodomingo@maec.es  // Web: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/

Important: All information about Scholarships in Spain is available through the Technical Cooperation Office (OTC) of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
More information can be found at:
emb.santodomingo@maec.es
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/SantoDomingo/es/Paginas/inicio.aspx

SPANISH AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (AECID)
Information on scholarships MAEC-AECID: Ms. Gisela Gómez, AECID’s scholarship officer in Santo Domingo // 809.760.9690 // Dr. Delgado No. 166, Gazcue. Santo Domingo. Scholarship calls generally are published in February-March, although sometimes the dates vary by areas.

More information may be found in:
http://www.aecid.org.do
https://www.aecid.gob.es/

EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: 809.695.4300  //  Calle las Damas n°42, Ciudad Colonial. Santo Domingo  // Web: http://www.ambafrance.org.do/
Important: All information about Scholarships in France is available through the Office Campus France Santo Domingo: Agency for the promotion of higher studies in France and student mobility. Multiple calls for scholarships are issued throughout the year. Contact: Evianny De los Santos, Officer in Charge // 809.532.2844 ext 230 // Alianza Francesa de Santo Domingo, Horacio Vicioso # 103, Centro de los Héroes. Santo Domingo

More information may be found at:
saintdomingue@campusfrance.org
http://campusfrancerd.over-blog.com/

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Information on the Fulbright scholarship program. Contact: Ms. Francesca Hernández // 809.567.7775 // Av. República de Colombia #57, Santo Domingo.
More information at:
http://spanish.santodomingo.usembassy.gov/es/academico.html

EMBASSY OF MEXICO IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: 809.687.6444/6641/6889  // Arzobispo Meriño No. 265 esquina Mercedes, Ciudad Colonial. Santo Domingo
More information at:
http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/republicadominicana/

EMBASSY OF JAPAN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Contact: 809-567-3365 // Av. Winston Churchill No. 1099, Esq. Andrés Julio Aybar. Acrópolis Center & Citi Tower, 21st floor, Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo.
More information may be found at:
http://www.do.emb-japan.go.jp/

 

Other opportunities / links of interest for scholarships on the web:

 

Inputs for entrepreneurs:

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National Program for Business Incubation: http://incubatuproyecto.proindustria.gob.do

An initiative of the Center for Industrial Development and Competitiveness which provides free legal and administrative consulting services to those entrepreneurs who have an innovative idea, with the purpose of consolidating the development of that idea until it becomes a company.

 

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