Study in Morocco

Morocco’s streets still hold displays of spices and turbaned carpet sellers who seem lifted from the pages of the Arabian nights. A walk through one of the ancient medinas to sample mint tea or a famous tagine – an aromatic stew cooked in a clay pot – can feel like stepping back in time. Morocco is situated on the north shore of Africa, a stone’s throw from Spain and the Mediterranean, and within reach of the Middle East. All of these cultures have influenced Morocco during its history. Arabic, Berber and French are all commonly spoken, and the three Abrahamic religions mingle with pagan beliefs. Perhaps the most well-known city is Casablanca, the largest population centre and the setting for the classic Humphrey Bogart movie. The capital is the less famous, but beautiful, city of Rabat, with its old town and historical monuments. Rabat is also home to several universities, such as Mohammed V University. Cadi Ayyad University, located in the popular tourist destination Marrakesh, consistently ranks as one of the country’s best performing universities. Perhaps the most remarkable university in Morocco is Al Quaraouiyine in Fes, which is the world’s oldest continually operating educational institution. It first opened its doors in 859, making it well over a thousand years old.

If you want to study in Morocco, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Morocco has 3 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Morocco is University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad, which is ranked at number 801+.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Morocco is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Morocco below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Morocco’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Morocco is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Morocco

Statistics about Morocco

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure Data not available
  • Of which, on higher education Data not available
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 24.57%
  • Population 34,377,511
  • Unemployment 10.2%
  • Annual GDP 4.4%
Data source: The World Bank