International students in Morocco

International students in Morocco


What are the variant names for ‘Morocco”?

Officially, the Kingdom of Morocco, but the term Morocco is by far the most common.

What is the geographical location of Morocco?

Morocco is located on the northwestern tip of Africa.

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What is the surface area of Morocco?

[453,730 km2] [175,186 mi2] is the surface area of Morocco.

What is the population of Morocco? 

[34 million] is the population of Morocco(2014 Census).

What is the capital?

Rabat is the capital of Morocco.

What is the nature of the political regime? 

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy.

Who is the Chief of State?

King Mohammed VI is the Chief of State.

Who is the Head of Government?  

Head of Government Saad-Eddine El Othmani is the Head of Government

What is the official language of Morocco

Arabic and Amazigh are the two official languages of Morocco.

What is the currency of Morocco? 

The Moroccan dirham is the currency.

Higher Education in Morocco

What is the supervising body?

The higher education system in Morocco is supervised by the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Research responsible for the planning, coordination and governance of higher education institutions.

What is the system of Education? 

Morocco follows the 3-tier system of Higher Education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) founded on teaching and research. What is the number of higher education institutions? Higher Education in Morocco is made up of public and private institutions. Public Universities fall into two categories: “open-access” and “limited-access” institutions.

[312] is the number of higher education institutions in (2014-2015).

[14] is the number of public universities. [5] is the number of private universities.

What is the number of students? 

[830,000] students are enrolled in Moroccan Higher Education institutions for the (20142015) academic year. What is the number of international students?

What is the number of international students? 

[16,000] is the number of international students enrolled in higher education institutions in Morocco for the (20142015) academic year.

International Student Accommodation - RabatInternational Student Accommodation – Rabat

What is the number of 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 (20142015). What is the student/teacher ratio? [68] to [1] is the average student/teacher ratio. What are the degrees awarded? Higher education institutions in Morocco offer programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree (3 years) , a Master’s degree (2 years) and a Doctorate/PhD degree (3 years).

What are the admission requirements?

On completion of the secondary school program, students can pursue their studies in one of the higher education institutions. They may, however, be required to have a high baccalaureate/higher secondary certificate grades and take an entrance exam to attend some higher education schools/institutes.

What is the amount of fees? 

Studies in public Higher Education institutions are free. In the private sector, studies are paid and scholarship fees vary from one institution to another.

How is the academic year organized? 

Higher Education institutions follow a semester system which divides the academic year into two terms of equal length. Each institution decides upon its own academic calendar; however, academic year generally starts in September and ends in June. There are winter and summer breaks. Summer school is also available at some universities.

How is assessment & evaluation carried out? 

Student evaluation is carried out through coursework, exams, presentations, reports and end-of-term projects. Each institution sets its own standards for student achievement.

What is the Grading and reporting method in use? 

Various grading and reporting methods are used . Each higher education institution may use one or many grading standards.



I am an undergraduate student of dentistry from Somalia , graduating next year. I was hoping to continue my postgraduate or internship in Morocco.

What are my options?


Posted by: Ali Jama (Somalia)
[December 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM ]


 Hi all,

International students, please note that to enroll in a public university in Morocco foreign students need to hand in their applications through the usual diplomatic channels in their country of origin. 

Posted by: Najib Boudlal (Morocco)
[November 19, 2018 at 7:15 PM ]


 Good morning,

I am a Cameroonian and I wish to study  medicine in Morocco under the care of the university! I don’t know if my case could be handled! 

Posted by: Sanim Sanang Yvan Marcel (Cameroon)
[November 19, 2018 at 3:02 PM ]


 Assalammualaikum and Dear Sir,

Hope you are in the great of health.

I am writing on behalf of my daughter, Nur Atiqah Binti Halil 980116105354 who are interested to persue her study in Islamic study in Morocco for this 2017/2018 session.

She did apply through proper channel i.e. through Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education sometime ago. However till to date, no result was issue on her application. Upon checking with the ministry, no one would be able to give concrete answer as to when the result will be announce.

As a parent, I am afraid that she might have missed the announcement of the result and might also missed the 2017/2018 session as most universities has started their sessions. Nevertheless if she failed on her application to Morocco, I would immeadiately arrange for her study somewhere else.

Hoping to hear from you on the status of the application and really appreciate your kind help on this matter.

Yours sincerely 

Posted by: Halil bin Hussain (Malaysia)
[October 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM ]


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