Higher Education in Morocco
There are 14 universities in the country, as well as technical track institutions, which provide vocational and professional training. French is the primary language of instruction at most tertiary educational institutions; many also offer Arabic courses; additionally, there are several English institutions.
The most well-known of Moroccan universities is the Mohammed V University. The University of Al-Karaouine, meanwhile, is an important center for Islamic studies; established in 859, it was named the “oldest existing educational institution in the world” by the famed Guinness Book of World Records. International university Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane has an American based curriculum, and was North Africa's first private English university. Other Moroccan universities include Mohammed V University in Rabat; Hassan II Ain Chok University in Casablanca; Hassan II Mohammedia University in Mohammedia; Mohamed Premier University in Oujda; Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech; Ibnou Zohr University in Agadir; Hassan Premier University in Settat; Chaouaib Doukkali University in El Jadida; and Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra.
Why Study in Morocco?
Studying abroad in Morocco provides a non-traditional course of education set against the backdrop of Morocco's extraordinary diversity and rich history of culture, geography and architecture. In addition to rigorous academic studies, opportunities for exploration abound, thanks to Morocco's historic cities, breathtaking beaches, mountain scenery, and stunning architecture.