Higher Education Institutions in Morocco


Higher Education Institutions in Morocco


Types of Higher Education institutions

Higher Education institutions in Morocco can be broken down into three major types: (1) public institutions, (2)  semi-public/privately-run institutions and (3) private institutions.  All semi-public institutions are limited-access: they accept students under certain conditions (specialization, grades, etc.) and may require a fee and/or registration. Public Higher education institutions can be divided into two sub-types: Open-access and limited-access.  Public Higher education institutions also include open-access and limited-access institutions.  Many limited-access public institutions are run by the department of higher education, others are run by the department of vocational training (via the Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) and some are run by other ministries such as the Ministry of Tourism,  the Minstry of Health, and the Ministry of Territorial planning, Urbanization & Housing.

Number of Higher Education institutions

    • 336 Higher Education institutions have been listed in Morocco  (moroccodemia 2020)
      12 Public universities/Ministry of Higher education/+/
      01 Public universities/Run by other ministries/
      53 Public faculties, schools and institutes/Ministry of Higher education/
      37 Public faculties, schools and institutes/Ministry of Higher education/
      26 Public faculties, schools and institutes/Run by other ministries/
      03 Privately-run (public) universities/
      08 Private Universities/
      196 Private faculties, schools and institutes/

Instit/Higher Ed/Department of Higher Education

What are the general access conditions?

    • What are the general access conditions?
    • On completion of the secondary school program (baccalaureate/higher secondary certificate), students can pursue their studies in many open-access (Mdemia_Icon_Open-Access) higher education institutions. They are, however, required to have high baccalaureate grades and take an entrance exam to attend limited-access (Mdemia_Icon_Limited-Access) institutions. Higher schools (grandes écoles) require a further two years of preparatory classes, on top of a secondary-school diploma, for admission. As for private and privately-run (Mdemia_Icon_Private) higher education institutions, students may be required to sit for an entrance exam/interview, as well as pay registration and scholarship fees.

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Public Universites

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Faculties of Sciences

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Faculties of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences

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Faculties of Letters and Human Sciences

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Multidisciplinary Faculties

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Faculties of Theology

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Limited-access institutions supervised by the ministry of higher education

Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy

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Faculties of Dentistry

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Schools of Business and Management

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Faculties of Sciences and Techniques

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Higher Schools of Technology (EST)

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Schools of Applied Sciences

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Institutes and Schools Accessible to Preparatory Classes Students via the National Competitive Exam

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Schools and Institutes of Jounalism and Media

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Teacher Training Schools (ENS/ENSET)

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Faculties of Education Sciences

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Schools and Institutes of Tourism

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Regional Center for Education and Training

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Schools and Institutes of Translation

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Limited-access institutions run by other ministries

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Limited-access institutes and schools

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Privately-run Public Universities

    • The number of privately-run universities in Morocco is  3 universities in 3 cities: Fes (1) Ifrane (1) and Benguerir (1).

Private institutions

    • The number of private Universities recognized by the Moroccan government is 8 universities spread over 5 cities: Fes (1), Rabat (2), Casablanca (3), Marrakech (1), Agadir (1).

Private higher education faculties, schools and institutes

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List (in French) of private Higher education institutions

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