Al Akhawayn University

Morocco

Al Akhawayn University

Morocco

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) is an independent, public, not-for-profit, coeducational, Moroccan university committed to educating future citizen leaders of Morocco and the world through a globally oriented, English -language, liberal arts curriculum based on the American system. The university enhances Morocco and engages the world through leading-edge educational and research programs, including continuing and executive education, upholds the highest academic and ethical standards, and promotes equity and social responsibility.

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Founded in 1993 by Royal Dahir (decree), Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane opened its doors to students in January 1995. Based on the principles of diversity and an international outlook, the university's mission is driven by values of human solidarity and tolerance. Al Akhawayn has modeled its administrative, pedagogical, and academic organization on the American university system, and English is the language of instruction. Still in its infancy, the university has already developed a national and international reputation for its unique identity and potential.

Inaugurated in 1995 by His Majesty King Hassan II and Crown Prince Abdallah bin Abdel-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Al Akhawayn University redefines the classic American liberal arts educational experience on an architecturally stunning modern campus amidst the beauty of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains. It boasts:

  • A uniquely international common core program for all undergraduate students, providing the basis for a well-rounded global education.
  • Rich academics, in English, encouraging choice and experimentation, in all schools and programs of study.
  • A comfortable, safe, exciting residential student life on campus, featuring hundreds of University student-run activities, with over 96 percent of undergraduates living on campus with roommates from around Morocco and the four corners of the world.
  • The peace and pleasures of Ifrane, a center for outdoor exploration of mountains, streams, lakes, and more, with many entertainment options and easy access to major cities such as Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Meknes, and more.

Selected Rankings

QS Ranks Al Akhawayn #1 Moroccan University: The QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018 shows Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane as being the 44th best university in the MENA region. This ranking marks a significant increase from 2017, when AUI was ranked 51–60, and establishes the University as the best university in Morocco.

In 2017, the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) had its General Engineering (GE) and its Management Science (MS) programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

In February 2014, the Center for Learning Excellence (CLE) Tutoring and Mentoring training programs were certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

In 2011, the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) had its Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

In 2010, the School of Business Administration (SBA) was accredited by the European Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Re-accreditation is set to be re-evaluated in 2017.

In December 2009, the Language Center (LC) was accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). Re-accreditation was granted for 10 years—from 2014 to 2024—which is the largest accreditation period the commission approves.

Undergraduate Application (Bachelor) Links for additional info
University Application Deadline (Fall 2018 semester)
Deadline for Submitting Online Application April 6th, 2018 ( April session) ; June 22nd (June session)
Deadline for Submitting Supporting Documents April 6th, 2018 ( April session) ; June 22nd (June session)
University Application Guidelines
Format Online Paper Format
Link to online application Click here
University application fee 500 MDH for Moroccan / 800 MDH for International
Method for payment of university application fee Online payment (Visa, MasterCard), Wire Transfer, Cash, Western Union for International payment
Address for sending original supporting documents

Admissions & Outreach Office, P.O BOX 104 Avenue Hassan II Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane 53000 – Morocco

Morocco: Regular Mail (AMANA Express) or International: Fedex or DHL or Aramex or UPS

Official Exams Required
SAT Yes if the applicant wishes to be exempted from taking the GAT (general admission test) Click here
ACT Yes if the applicant wishes to be exempted from taking the GAT (general admission test) Click here
IELTS Yes (can take AUI institutional TOEFL if not available) Click here
TOEFL Yes (can take AUI institutional TOEFL if not available) Click here
TIF
Academic Requirements Yes; from the 9th to the 12th grade transcripts (for US high school diploma) or the last 3 years of high school.
Recommendation Letter Optional
Personal Statement/Essays Required Yes among the admission supplement form (available in French and English) Click here and here
Contact Person for AGFE Applicants General Email Inquiries: [email protected] 
Timeline for university admission decisions End of April for the April Session and Mid-July for the June Session

Percentage of undergraduate students

89.8%

Percentage of graduate students

10.2%

Percentage of students on financial aid

33%

Number of student clubs

29

Male to female ratio

47:53

Percentage of students living on campus

83%

Programs we support

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UNDERGRADUATE 

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management Science
  • Bachelor of Science in General Engineering
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