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Al Akhawayn University

Al Akhawayn University

Check whether Al Akhawayn University is right for you as an international student.

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Ifrane, Morocco
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Study abroad at Al Akhawayn University

Al Akhawayn University (AUI) use an american liberal arts model, meaning you study a variety of disciplines whilst also majoring in a chosen subject. It focuses on program options in humanities, and social sciences, science and engineering, and business administration. Its campus is situated in the town of Ifrane on a modern campus with living and studying facilities for over 2,000 students. The campus sits amidst the beauty of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains.

The University aims to support all AUI students with extracurricular learning opportunities as well as recreational and cultural activities with over 50 sports clubs and societies to choose from. AUI also offers counselling services, and a student health service. Students participate in a community service program where 60 hours of service with an NGO or charity of your choice must be achieved before graduation.

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Why study at Al Akhawayn University?

  • Student staff ratio

    AUI's staff to student ratio is 13:1

  • Liberal arts curriculum

    the only higher education institute in Morocco that use an american liberal arts model

Life as an international student

AUI have a strong focus on diversity with an international outlook. A wide range of classes are taught in English and aim to make students’ education globally oriented. The University was only opened in 1995 but already has a community of international students from over 28 countries.

The University’s Office of International Programs supports and advances the University's goals for international education and engagement. It works closely with students to implement internationalization initiatives that enrich the University’s global understanding.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Swimming Pool
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 50
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1

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Fees and funding

Al Akhawayn University is committed to assisting qualified students, new and continuing, in obtaining financial aid resources in order to achieve their academic goals and meet their financial obligations to the University through a range of scholarships, grants, loans and work study employment based on their academic excellence and financial need.

The University is dedicated to providing a high-quality service in a fair, sensitive, and confidential environment to all applicants, regardless of background, culture, or lifestyle.

Undergraduate tuition - US$9,600 / year Graduate tuition - US$9,600 / year

Scholarships available from 30 - 75% off tuition fees, these are requested during application.

Graduate candidates admitted to the Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD), the North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) or to the Master of Arts in Islamic Studies (MAIS) programs can receive a merit based scholarship by completing the Graduate Scholarship Form and submitting it to the Financial Aid Office.


Al Akhawayn University

Hassan II Avenue, Ifrane, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, 53000, Morocco

Ifrane is a center for outdoor exploration of mountains, streams, lakes, with many entertainment options and easy access to major cities.

Visa requirements for Al Akhawayn University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Morocco, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.