Education in Morocco


Morocco is a cultural melting pot, which has been progressively forged over thousands of years, throughout the Kingdom’s history. Moroccan society is made of a fascinating mixture of races and ethnic groups, which have created the diversity and richness of the Kingdom’s traditions and customs.

Morocco is now a combination of modernity and traditions that are protect and preserved as part of its cultural heritage, which is celebrated worldwide.

Morocco is the right choice in order to build a cross-cultural perspectives and develop a deep understanding of the African, Arab, and Muslim cultures. The Kingdom has a wide network of public and private universities, located in its major cities: Casablanca, Fez, Dakhla, Marrakech, Agadir, Meknes, Tangiers, Laayoune and Rabat. Various technological engineering and business schools and institutes are also spread over all main regions of the Kingdom.

The organization of studies is following international standard: Bachelor, Master, PhD programs. Arabic and French are the main languages of instruction in most higher education institutions. In addition, a rising number of institutions are offering programs in English.

List of Moroccan Universities:

Early education

Primary education in Morocco consists of 6 years for children of ages 6–12 years old, and three years of middle school. 

After 9 years of primary education, students begin upper secondary school and take a one-year common core curriculum, which is either in arts or science. 
First year students take arts and or science, or mathematics . Second year students take earth and  life science, physics, mathematics, or agricultural science.
Pre-primary education is compulsory and available to all children under the age of 6. It is open to children from ages 4 to 6 years old, and consists of two types: kindergarten and “Kottab” schools. The kindergartens are private schools that provide education mainly in cities and towns; the “kottab”  schools prepare children for primary education by developing their numeracy skills and providing them with basic literacy.