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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.

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.

What Al Akhawayn University says

  • Dr Brian Seilstad

    Dr Brian Seilstad

    Al Akhawayn University Director of Internationalization and Partnerships
    Dr Brian Seilstad says

    Al Akhawayn University is a "born global" institution, meaning from its inception it has had a high concentration of international faculty, students, and staff and also aspires to and had met international standards.

    Ifrane is, moreover, a charming and safe small city where students can easily access the rest of the country or other locations.

    Our beautiful campus and dynamic student culture are some of the best things about Al Akhawayn University for international students. All on-campus services are available from restaurants to dorms to health services. Students should easily feel at home here.

    Career prospects for international students at Al Akhawayn University are very strong. 95% of our graduates are either in graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • 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
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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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$11,234 per year
  • Graduate tuition - US$11,234 per year

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


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.

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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.

Morocco student visa requirements