Around 700 Moroccan students are enrolled in British universities and the number continues to increase every year.
The event aims to help Moroccan students who wish to study in the United Kingdom to discover the different opportunities, said the council in a press release.
The fair is also an opportunity for students to directly contact the British universities and higher education institutions that will be present. Students can get to ask questions about courses, funding, scholarships, accommodation, and life in the UK.
The event’s program includes several workshops and presentations about studies, professional integration, and life for students in Great Britain, adds the press release.
More than 23 British higher education institutions from different regions of the UK will attend the fair.
The UK is the second most popular student destination in the world. Each year, it welcomes more than 400,000 international students from all over the world. British universities are renowned for their academic level, quality of teaching, and internationally recognized degrees.
On Monday, January 6, the British embassy in Rabat organized a ceremony to congratulate six Moroccan students who earned Chevening scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year.
During the ceremony, Thomas Reilly, the British ambassador to Morocco, said that student exchange programs are a way to reinforce cooperation between Morocco and the UK and promote future leaders.
Reilly also noted the importance of the programs in the development of students’ intellectual skills and open-mindedness.
According to 2017-2018 statistics, around 700 Moroccan students live and study in the UK, with the number steadily increasing. Studying-in-UK.org, a news and information site for the UK’s higher education institutions noted that the number of Moroccan students enrolled at British universities increased by 13% between the 2014-2015 and 2017-2018 academic years.
Around two-thirds of Moroccan students are pursuing undergraduate degrees, while the rest take postgraduate courses. A large majority are studying business, one of the most common fields for international students to pursue.