Université Cadi Ayyad

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Founded in 1978, Université Cadi Ayyad (Cadi Ayyad University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Marrakech (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Marrakesh-Safi. This institution also has a branch campus in Safi Kalaa Sraghana Saouira. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres (Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Professional Training of Morocco), Université Cadi Ayyad (UCA) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Moroccan higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Université Cadi Ayyad (UCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 42 years old Moroccan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name جامعة القاضي عياض
Name Cadi Ayyad University
Acronym UCA
Founded 1978

University Location

Address Avenue Abdelkrim Khattabi; Boîte Postale 511
40000 Marrakesh-Safi
Tel +212 (524) 437 741
Fax +212 (524) 43 44 94
Other locations Safi Kalaa Sraghana Saouira

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Cadi Ayyad University Avenue Prince Moulay Abdellah PB: 511
Marrakech 40000
5 24 43 48 13
5 24 43 48 14

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université Cadi Ayyad's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021