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Study in Morocco

Everything you need to know about studying in Morocco as an international student.

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Why study in Morocco?

Morocco’s geographical position on the north shore of Africa means it’s near Spain, as well as in reach of the Middle East; this has had an influence on the country’s history and culture. From medieval medinas to the Atlas Mountains, Morocco has many sights to discover when studying abroad in the country.

Although not an official language of the country, French is prevalent 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.

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What are the best programs in Morocco?

Moroccan institutions have a large selection of subjects for international students to study, including some universities that have adopted an american liberal arts degree framework. Business schools, medical universities and engineering universities are increasingly popular and continue to grow.

Popular subjects to study in Morocco

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What is the cost of studying 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.

Key facts

  • Dirham DH Currency
  • 850,000 Student population
  • Arabic and Berber Languages
  • 21 Universities

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.

Universities in Morocco

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.

How to study in Morocco

  1. Choose a university and program in Morocco
  2. Make sure you can meet the specific requirements set by the university including any English proficiency tests
  3. Apply through the university’s chosen platform or via post. Submit your application which will include sections such as personal data, your educational background, and a letter of intent
  4. Submit any supporting documents such as official translated transcripts, test scores and proof of finances. You may need to send the original documents to the University at a later date
  5. Pay any application fees if necessary
  6. Wait for a decision on your application
  7. Accept your offer and pay any deposits for tuition or accommodation
  8. Start the process for your Morocco student visa

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