Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Programs & Opportunities

International Incoming students

International Inbound Students

International students wishing to study at Al Akhawayn University have 4 options:

1. Obtain a bachelor’s or master's degree from AUI.

To apply and enroll in a full time study program at Al Akhawayn University for the completion of either a bachelor’s degree or master degree, use this link 

Students wishing to study at AUI for one or two semesters only should pursue:

2. Study Abroad Programs (including exchange)

If you know your home institution has an existing exchange or study abroad arrangement with AUI, then contact your study abroad advisor/coordinator to find out how to apply and whether a place is available for the upcoming semester.  You must be nominated and your study abroad advisor/coordinator will provide you with the AUI link to the online application for AUI.

The nomination deadline is March 15th for both the Fall Semester and Summer Session and October 15th for the Spring Semester.

You can check the list of institutions with bilateral exchange programs and multilateral programs via ISEP here

Please be aware that in the case where both a bilateral and a multilateral exchange exists that the bilateral arrangement takes precedence.  If you have questions about this, contact your study abroad advisor.

3. Other Visiting Students

For students from institutions that have no exchange or study abroad arrangement with AUI but wish to study at AUI for a semester or summer, go to your International Office and check with the Study Abroad Coordinator/Advisor of institution to check if there is an agreement or an approved study abroad provider for Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. In all cases find out the procedure at your college/university for students who would like to study abroad.

If there is no formal arrangement or connection between our institutions then a conversation between the international offices regarding your study plan followed by a letter of nomination by your international officer is, in most cases, sufficient to proceed.

Once you have been officially nominated by your university/college, your institution’s study abroad office will inform us of your name and email address. At this point, we will send you an email with a link to our online application form.

Along with completing the online application before the given deadline, you will also need to send an official transcript to AUI. Once you have proven to meet all set requirements, Al Akhawayn’s  Office of International Programs will send you an acceptance email.

Once admitted to Al Akhawayn University, the Office of International Programs will serve as your primary contact regarding your upcoming studies at the university. The Office of International Programs will inform you of the required procedures pertaining to your arrival, housing, and course registration at AUI.

Degree seeking international students must maintain regular contact for residency documents and procedures required by the Moroccan government.

4. America’s Unofficial Ambassadors

Students from the United States have the opportunity to study abroad at Al-Akhawayn University as one of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors. This program exists through a special partnership with Creative Learning. Through this special “Semester of Service,” students earn 13 credits as they study at AUI and intern 10-15 hours a week at a grassroots organization in the Ifrane area.  The Semester of Service includes: Modern Standard Arabic, two classes (in English) in political science, international relations, or Middle Eastern Studies, and a special 4-credit internship class on citizen diplomacy and international development through The College of New Jersey. Students intern 10-15 hours/week of service with a locally-led initiative in fields like education or youth empowerment and earn a Certificate in Citizen Diplomacy from America’s Unofficial Ambassadors (

The program fee of $13,089 includes tuition, housing, meals, transportation to and from internship sites, and medical insurance. Airfare and personal expenses are not included. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.