**Facts and Figures about Higher Education in Morocco**Browse in ArabicBrowse in French

## Overview

**⌈ What is the supervising body****? ⌉**

Higher Education in Morocco is supervised by the **Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Training**. In addition, there are a number of **other ministries** supervising a number of higher education schools and institutes.

**⌈ What is the system of Higher Education in Morocco****? ⌉**

Morocco follows the French system of Higher Education known as **LMD** (Bologna process) introduced in Morocco in (**2003**–**2004**):

[**L**] **Bachelor’s** [Baccalaureate +** 3**]

[**M**] **Master’s** [Baccalaureate + **5**]

[**D**] **PhD** [Baccalaureate + **8**]

Higher Education in Morocco is made up of **public** and **private** institutions. Public Universities fall into two categories: “open-access” and “limited-access” institutions. Any one with a baccalaureate degree can enroll in the first. To enroll in the latter, students need to meet certain conditions (for example, (1) to have had certain high grades in the baccalaureate exam; and (2) to pass an entrance exam). Such requirements are set by individual institutions.

**⌈ ****What is the number of Higher Education institutions? ****⌉**

[**332**] is the number of higher education institutions in (moroccodemia 2016).

[**12**] **Public universities**/Minister of Higher education

[**01**] **Public universities**/Run by other ministries

[**53**] **Public f****aculties, schools and institutes**/Minister of Higher education

[**37**] **Public faculties, schools and institutes**/Minister of Higher education

[**26**] **Public faculties, schools and institutes**/Run by other ministries

[**02**] **Privately-run universities
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**05**]

**Private Universities**

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**196**]

**Private faculties, schools and institutes**

**⌈ What is the number of students****? ⌉**** **

[**850,000**] students are enrolled in Moroccan Higher Education institutions for the (**2015-2016**) academic year.

[**198,000**] is the number of students in (**1990**)

[**74,000**] is the number of students in (**1980**)

[**3,300**] is the number of students in (**1960**)

**⌈ ****What is the number of foreign students****?**** ⌉**** **

[**16,000**] is the number of foreign students enrolled in higher education institutions in Morocco for the (**2014-2015**) academic year.

**⌈ ****What is the number of ****academics****?**** ** **⌉**** **

**academics**

**?**

[**13,127**] is the number of academics teaching and doing research in the various public and private Higher Education institutions during the academic year (**2014-2015**)

[**6,187**] is the number of university teachers in (**1990**)

[**2,171**] is the number of university teachers in (**1980**)

[**150**] is the number of university teachers in (**1960**)

**⌈ What is the student/teacher ratio? ⌉**** **

[**68**] to** **[**1**]** **is the average student/teacher ratio.

**⌈ What is the grading system? ⌉**** **

The grading system in Morocco is a [**20**-point] grading scale.

**⌈ ****What is the amount of research funding? ****⌉**

[**570,000,000** DH] is the amount of research funding.

**⌈ ****What are the sources of research funding? ****⌉**

[**300,000,000** DH] funded by the Misnitry of Higher Education.

[**270,000,000** DH] funded by the Private Sector.

**⌈**** ****How can I get hold of more information? ****⌉**

For more information visit the **Ministry of Higher Education** website.

## Public

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** public Universities****?**** **** ⌉**

[**13**] is the number of public universities in Morocco, spread over 16 cities.

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** students****?**** ****⌉**

[**796,000**] is the number of students enrolled in various public Higher Education institutions in Morocco for the (**2015**–**2016**) academic year.

[**205,500**] Is the number of new baccalaureate holders in the academic year (**2013**–**2014**).

**⌈ What is the number of grantees?**** ⌉**

[**330,000**] is the number of grantees during (**2015**–**2016**).

**[182,500]** is the number of **grantees** during (**2011**–**2012**).

**⌈ What is the amount of grant money?**** ⌉**

[**2833 **DH] or [**3500 **DH] per year is the amount of grant money for undergraduates during the academic year (**2015**–**2016**), depending on whether the student lives with the parents or away from home.

**⌈ What is the number of students in university accommodation?**** ⌉**

**[55,000]** is the number of students in university accommodation during the academic year (**2014**–**2015**).

**⌈ ****What is the amount of university accommodation fee****?**** ****⌉**

[**50** DH] a month is the amount of accommodation fee.

**⌈ **What is the number of open-access institutions? **⌉**

[**50**] is the number of open-access institutions (**2014–****2015**).

**⌈ ****What is the number as per ****discipline? ****⌉**

[**12**] Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences

[**13**] Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences.

[**11**] Faculty of Sciences.

[**10**] Interdisciplinary Faculty.

[**04**] Faculty of Charia/Theology.

**⌈ What are the requirements of enrollment? ⌉**

[**1**] is the number of prerequisites for enrollment: a student must hold a “recent” **baccalaureate** degree.

**⌈ ****What is the student/teacher ratio? ****⌉**

[**120**] to** **[**1**]** **is the average student/teacher ratio.

**⌈ ****What is the scholarship fee applied? ****⌉**

[**0** DH]** ** is the scholarship fee applied.

**⌈ ****What is the duration of university studies? ****⌉**

[**5**]** **years is the average spent by a student at University.

**⌈ **What is the number of limited-access institutions? **⌉**

[**35**] is the number of limited-access institutions (**2014–****2015**).

**⌈ ****What is the number as per ****discipline? ****⌉**

[**06**] Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

[**02**] Faculty of Dentistry.

[**07**] Faculty of Science & Technology.

[**09**] School of Technology.

[**10**] School of Business.

[**01**] King Fahd School of Translation.

**⌈ What are the requirements of enrollment? ⌉**

[**1**] is the number of prerequisites of enrollment: a student must hold a “recent” baccalaureate degree.

**⌈ ****What is the student/teacher ratio? ****⌉**

[**40**] to** **[**1**]** **is the average student/teacher ratio.

**⌈ ****What is the scholarship fee applied? ****⌉**

[**0** DH]** ** is the scholarship fee applied.

**⌈ ****What is the duration of university studies? ****⌉**

[**6 **semesters] is the duration of undergraduate studies:** **[**4**] for the 1st cycle and [**2**] for the 2nd.

**⌈ ****What is the number of limited-access**** institutes/schools run by other ministries? ⌉**

[**26**] is the number of graduate schools/institutes run by ministries other than the Ministry of Higher Education.

**⌈ ****What is the number as per ****discipline? ****⌉**

**⌈ What is the student/teacher ratio? ⌉**

[**20**] to** **[**1**]** **is the average student/teacher ratio.

**⌈ What is the scholarship fee applied? ⌉**

[**0** DH] is the scholarship fee applied.

**⌈ What is the duration of university studies? ⌉**

[**3**]** **years is the average spent by an undergraduate student in public graduate schools/institutes.

**⌈ ****How can I get hold of more information? ****⌉**

For more information visit the **Ministry of Higher Education** website.

## Private

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** private Higher Education institutions****? ⌉**

[**196**] is the number of private Higher Education institutions in Morocco in (2015-2016).

[**5**] Private Universities.

[**191**] Private Higher Education Schools & Institutes.

**⌈** **What is the number of**** students****?**** ****⌉**

[**34,000**] students are enrolled in private Higher Education institutions for the academic year (2015-2016).

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** teachers****?**** ****⌉**

[**…**] academics teach and engage in research during the academic year 2015-2016.

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** private universities****? ⌉**

[**5**] is the number of private universities spread over [**5**] cities.

**⌈ What are the requirements for enrollment? ⌉**

[**2**] is the number of requirements: 1: hold a “recent” **baccalaureate** degree, and 2: take an **entrance exam**.

**⌈ What is the student/teacher ratio? ⌉**

[**30**] to** **[**1**]** **is the average student/teacher ratio.

**⌈ What is the scholarship fee applied? ⌉**

[**V**]** **Scholarship fees vary from one institution to another.

**⌈ What is the duration of university studies? ⌉**

[**6**]** **semesters is the average spent by an undergraduate student in public graduate schools/institutes.

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** private graduate schools/institutes? ⌉**

[**191**] is the number of private graduate schools/institutes spread over [**7**] cities:

**Agadir** [], **Beni Mellal** [], **Casablanca** [] **El-jadida** [], **Fes** [], **Meknes** [], **Marrakech** [], **Rabat** []. **See the Full List in French**

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** students****?**** ****⌉**

[**…**] students are enrolled for the academic year 2014-2015.

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** teachers****?**** ****⌉**

[**…**] academics teach and do research during the academic year 2015-2016.

**⌈ What are the requirements for enrollment in these institutions? ⌉**

[**2**] is the number of prerequisites: 1: hold a “recent” baccalaureate degree, and 2: take an entrance exam.

**⌈ What is the student/teacher ratio? ⌉**

[**20**] to** **[**1**]** **is the average student/teacher ratio.

**⌈ What is the scholarship fee applied? ⌉**

[**V**]** **Scholarship fees vary from one institution to another.

**⌈ What is the duration of university studies? ⌉**

[**3**]** **years is the average spent by an undergrate student in the private graduate schools/institutes.

**⌈ ****How can I get hold of more information? ****⌉**

For more information visit the **Ministry of Higher Education** website.

## Privately-run

**⌈ ****What is the number of**** privately-run public universities? ****⌉**

[**2**] is the number of “public” universities with private management:

>** Al-Akhawayn University/** (Ifrane)

>** Mohamed VI University for Health Sciences/** (Casablanca)

**⌈ What are the ****requirements for enrollment****? ⌉**

**requirements for enrollment**

(…)

**⌈ What is the amount of graduates tuition and fees****? ⌉**

[**57,262**** **DH] (per semester) is the amount of graduates tuition and fees.

**⌈ ****How can I get hold of more information? ****⌉**

For more information visit Al-Akhayne University’s **quick facts** web page.