Educational institutions and study programmes
Moroccan education institutions and study programmes
Below, we explain what types of educational institutions and degree programmes there are in Morocco. We also explain how we check whether these are accredited. We check the to make sure that the quality is sufficient. We give the necessary information per educational sector.
An organisation checks and assesses the quality of education. Usually the accreditation is valid for a certain period. In some countries, accreditation is compulsory, in others it is voluntary. The government of a country often appoints one or more organisations responsible for accrediting institutions and/or study programmes. In addition, there are also private accreditation organisations. We only mention and (in the case of diploma evaluations) consult accreditation organisations appointed by the government of that country. Read more about accreditation in the EAR manual.
Secondary education | diplomas
With regard to secondary education programmes, you have to pay special attention to the fact that a student has a state diploma. These are the recognised upper secondary education state diplomas:
See Secondary education documents for a short explanation of the documents that students receive.
Secondary education | educational institutions
Students follow lower secondary education at a collège, they follow upper secondary education at a lycée.
Higher education | educational institutions
Higher education in Morocco is offered by the following institutions:
- non-university higher education institutions; and
- grandes écoles.
Universities provide both research-oriented and higher professional education. A university consists of various sections, but at least 3 faculties (facultés). Examples of other sections are:
- école nationale de commerce et de gestion
- écoles nationales
- écoles d’ingénieurs
- écoles normales
- écoles normales supérieures
- écoles supérieures
Universities can be public or private.
Non-university higher education institutions
Other higher education institutions are not affiliated with a university. These are known as établissements d'enseignement supérieur ne relevant pas des universités (EESNRPU). Examples of these types of institutions are:
- centre de formation
- centre pédagogique regional
- école nationale
- école normale supérieur
- institut national
- institut supérieur
Non-university higher education institutions can be public or private.
Grandes écoles do not fall within any of the previously mentioned categories. Students who attend them receive 'executive education' (formation des cadres). The study programmes offered are both professional and academic, leading to such certificates as the Diplôme d'Ingénieur d'État.
Checking the accreditation of higher education institutions
The Ministry of Higher Education (Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur) offers overviews of accredited higher education institutions: