Université Cadi Ayyad

country rank  2
world rank  3539

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University Overview

Founded in 1978, Université Cadi Ayyad (Cadi Ayyad University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Marrakech (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Marrakesh-Safi. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Safi Kalaa Sraghana Saouira. Officially accredited and/or 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 , Morocco), Université Cadi Ayyad (UCA) is a very large (uniRank 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 officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Avenue Abdelkrim Khattabi; Boîte Postale 511
Marrakech (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
40000 Marrakesh-Safi
T +212 (524) 437 741
F +212 (524) 43 44 94
Other locations Safi Kalaa Sraghana Saouira

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection None
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Cadi Ayyad University Avenue Prince Moulay Abdellah PB: 511
Marrakech 40000
+212 5 24 43 48 13
5 24 43 48 14

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres

Year of first Accreditation


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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019