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Semester in Morocco

International University of Rabat

About the Program

The International University of Rabat (UIR) is internationally oriented; its openness to the world occupies centre-stage of its teaching and research missions. Since its beginnings, the UIR has set the goal to become a university that stands by its name: The International University of Rabat. Its goal is to become an internationally renowned university offering high quality education and promoting internationalization through projects that facilitate the mobility of students and faculty. UIR hosts a large number of foreign students each semester, with international full-time students representing 2 percent of the enrollment.

The international office, in charge of students' orientation and administrative follow up, organizes culture immersion activities such as day trips to cities like Casabalanca, workshops (henna, pottery, calligraphy, to name a few), and city tours (Rabat and Salé). All activities are free of charge except for overnight trips.

Quick Facts

• UIR is the first State/Private higher education partnership in Morocco.

Capital of Morrocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg

• 4100 students

• 67-acre campus

• First programs offered in 2007

More than 60 percent of the campus is dedicated to green spaces, with 3000 trees and a rainwater basin. The campus also has a state- -of-the-art solar farm which generates 327 KWc of power.


Dates/TermAcademic Year 2019-2020Fall 2019Spring 2020
Arrival Date1st week of September1st week of SeptemberTo Be Announced
Classes Begin2nd week of September2nd week of SeptemberFinal week of January
Classes EndTo Be Announced1st week of DecemberMay 17, 2020
Final Exams To Be AnnouncedDecember 10 - 22, 2019Last 2 weeks of May
Departure DateEnd of May 2020December 23, 2019End of May 2020
Deadline to Apply April 1, 2019April 1, 2019September 15, 2019


Credits/Classes

Students earn 12 to 15 US credit hours per semester at UIR.

Most courses are taught in English, but students with strong French language skills (B2 minimum) may also take courses taught in French. Among the courses offered are the following:

  • Arabic
  • Political Science
  • Language, Cultures, and Civilization
  • Business Administration

View UIR's English Course Catalog.

In addition to the disciplines listed above, UIR offers a special integrated program for study abroad students titled The Middle East, Mediterranean, and North African (MEdiNA) Studies Program. This program includes a wide array of interdisciplinary courses addressing the history, culture, languages, economics, and politics of this region.

See the MEdiNA brochure and course catalog for details.

Accommodation

Students may live in on-campus housing or opt for a homestay. Housing is guaranteed for students who meet the deadlines and other application requirements, such as a housing deposit.

Fees

Academic Year 2019-2020

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by UIR:

  • On-Campus Housing: $190-330 per month depending on location
  • Homestay: $4,300 (approximately $16/night for 9 months)
  • Housing Deposit: $320
  • Activity Fee: $0
  • Additional UIR Activities: $100-700 depending on activity duration and destination

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance: OKCU's travel policy may be sufficient. Students should research options based on personal needs
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Local transportation, including travel to and from airport
  • Meals: A meal plan is not offered, but students have kitchen facilities in their housing
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Fall Semester 2019

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by UIR:

  • On-Campus Housing: $190-330 per month depending on location
  • Homestay: $1920 (approximately $16/night)
  • Housing Deposit: $320
  • Activity Fee: $0
  • Additional UIR Activities: $100-700 depending on activity duration and destination

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance: OKCU's travel policy may be sufficient. Students should research options based on personal needs
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Local transportation, including travel to and from airport
  • Meals: A meal plan is not offered, but students have kitchen facilities in their housing
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Spring Semester 2020

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by UIR:

  • On-Campus Housing: $190-330 per month depending on location
  • Homestay: $2400 (approximately $16/night)
  • Housing Deposit: $320
  • Activity Fee: $0
  • Additional UIR Activities: $100-700 depending on activity duration and destination

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance: OKCU's travel policy may be sufficient. Students should research options based on personal needs
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Local transportation, including travel to and from airport
  • Meals: A meal plan is not offered, but students have kitchen facilities in their housing
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Students with a 2.50 to 2.99 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Good standing with OKCU
  • Students who wish to study in French should be a B2 level or above

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply
  • Gilman Scholarship (for Pell Grant recipients)
  • Fund for Education Abroad

Download cost estimate to see what a semester in Morocco may cost you.

Contacts at UIR

Primary Student Contact: Ms. Balkis Boum balkis.boum@uir.ac.ma

Website: http://www.uir.ac.ma/

UIR's website is currently being updated and English functionality may not be available. We have included links to brochures and programs above. You may also review their 2019-2020 Fact Sheet for additional information.

Phone: +212530104157

  • Students in Business School atrium at UIR

    Through the living, learning, and excursions offered by UIR, OKCU students can interact with other study abroad students and local Moroccan students.

  • Computer Lab

    UIR facilities have been designed to enhance its mission to offer high-quality educational opportunities with a global perspective.

  • UIR campus
  • UIR student campus event

    Student events offer social activities on campus.

Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5160 or 405-208-5259

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438