More Moroccan students are choosing to study at universities in the UK and expand their global opportunities.
Rabat – The number of Moroccan students enrolled at UK universities increased by 13% between the 2014/15 and 2017/18 school years.
The statistics were published by Studying-in-UK.org, a news and information site for the UK’s higher education system.
The potential to gain global recognition, professional development, and more career prospects for the future are some possible explanations for the increase in Moroccan students studying in the UK, as cited by the study.
Nearly two-thirds of Moroccan students are pursuing undergraduate degrees, while the rest take postgraduate courses. A large majority are studying business – the most common field for international students to pursue.
Countries, where Moroccans make up a significant portion of the international students, are also seeing an increase in Moroccan enrollment.
In France, where Moroccan students account for over 40% of international students, there was a 17% increase from 2011-2016 to 2016-2017.
Morocco’s 690 students studying in the UK, the world’s second most popular destination for international students, still make up less than 1% of the country’s total international students.
Education authorities hope to further increase international enrollment by 30% in the near future, potentially opening the doors to greater numbers of Moroccan students.