Founded in 1978, Université Cadi Ayyad (English: Cadi Ayyad University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Marrakech (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Marrakesh-Safi. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Safi Kalaa Sraghana Saouira. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Professional Training , Morocco), Université Cadi Ayyad (UCA) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Université Cadi Ayyad (UCA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This HE institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.