Study in Morocco

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Key facts

  • Currency
    Dirham DH
  • Student population
  • Languages
    Arabic and Berber
  • Universities

Why study in Morocco?

Morocco’s geographical position on the north shore of Africa means it’s close to both Spain and the Middle East, having a profound effect on the country's history and culture. From medieval medinas to the Atlas Mountains, Morocco has many intoxicating sights to discover for international students.

Although not the official language of the country, French is widely used in Moroccan media and business, and taught in schools.

Moroccans are predominantly religious, and may be more conservative in terms of dress and etiquette than many western countries. The country’s healthy tourism industry means it is a tolerant and hospitable place, perfect for international students to experience a new culture.


Where can you study in Morocco

While the sights and sounds of places like Marrakesh can be daunting to many, other cities such as Fez, Essaouira and Tangier can be calmer and just as interesting. Wherever you choose to study you’ll be immersed in the culture and encounter local food, craftsmen and historic architecture.

What is the cost of study in Morocco?

Generally, Morocco is a cheaper country for international students to study in than many western countries. University fees in Morocco can be around $10,000 - $15,000 a year, which may include some living costs depending on the institution.

Living costs are generally very reasonable, especially when it comes to food.

What are the requirements to study in Morocco?


Specific program requirements will be set by the university and may differ between institutions. Some bachelor’s programs have a relatively low barrier to entry, whereas other more specialist programs require specific tests as part of the admissions process.

English language tests

For international study in Morocco with English as the language of instruction, it will be necessary to have completed a TOEFL or IELTS test to measure your language proficiency. You may not need to complete one of these tests if you have previous experience of learning in English.

Morocco student visa

The Moroccan visa process for students varies depending on which country you live in. You will need to find your nearest Moroccan consulate or embassy and find out from them the exact process and documents you need to submit.

In general, the requirements for getting a Moroccan study visa include a completed application form, a secured place at a Moroccan institution, a valid passport, and travel details.

You should also arrange for any required vaccinations before arriving in Morocco.

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What's it like to study in Morocco

Morocco is a beautiful country for students to visit. It's a unique place to learn a variety of things such as Islam, colonialism, architecture, and agriculture to just name a few. Moroccos cities are filled with history and people that will enlighten travelers. Citizens will welcome you and invite you to experience the music, the food, the culture, and the soul of the country. Going to Morocco will be an experience in which someone will not forget.