Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Admissions & Regulations

“Le système de formation nord-américain adopté par l’IIHEM se distingue des autres écoles et offre aux étudiants une grande flexibilité.” Amina & Radia Saadaoui, IIHEM Laureates - 2010

Admissions to Academic Programs

Conditions for Admission

Applicants to programs in the School of Engineering must have a national high school diploma Baccalaureat in mathematics, experimental sciences or its equivalent. They must also have a satisfactory level in sciences and languages.

Applicants to the Management Science majors must have the national high school diploma Baccalaureat (option: science) or its equivalent.

Applicants to the Marketing and Communication major must have a national high school diploma Baccalaureat or its equivalent in any option. However, applicants having a non-science national Baccalaureat must follow a remedial program in mathematics.

Decisions on admission are based on a review of the application file, the results obtained in the Institute English, French and mathematics admissions tests, the oral interview and available space.

Where tests results are not satisfactory, the student is required to take remedial courses in mathematics and/or English before starting the academic program.

The type of the remedial course in mathematics assigned to the student depends on their program of study, the type of Baccalaureat degree they hold, the grades that they received in the Baccalaureat and the result of the Institute admissions test.

The following table shows the levels of English (represented by TOEFL scores) required for admission to the academic program, the Intensive English program or the Remedial English program:

TOEFL OVER 420 350-420 Under 350
School of Engineering Admission to the academic program Admission to the Intensive English program Admission refused
TOEFL 530 or more 500-530 420-500 350-420 Under 350
School of Business Administration Admission to the academic program Admission to academic program in English with the addition of the course ENG101 Admission to the Intensive English program Admission to the academic program in french with a remedial English program for 1 to 2 semesters admission refused

The program in the French track in the School of Business Administration includes a remedial English component of ten hours and three academic courses offered in French. At the end of each semester, an assessment is made of the student's level in English. The assessment is based on the results obtained in the Remedial English program and the scores obtained in the TOEFL. This global evaluation allows for the student to be placed either in the group of the Intensive Program or the group in the French track best suited to their level and abilities.

Documents Required for Pre-registration

An applicant for admission should submit his application before the application deadline (at least four weeks before the beginning of the semester for which registration is desired). The application includes:

  • a completed registration form (PDF),
  • a transcript covering the last three academic years of the Baccalaureat,
  • a birth certificate,
  • a photocopy of the National Identity Card or of the Passport for the foreign student,
  • 4 identity card size photographs,
  • 2 certified photocopies of the Baccalaureat diploma,
  • a medical file (PDF), included in the registration form
  • an affidavit of financial support (PDF), included in the registration form,
  • the application fee.
The application along with a 200 Dirham non-refundable application fee must be submitted to the IIHEM admissions office before the application deadline.

Conditions of Admission for Transfer Students

Applicants from other higher education institutions may be admitted to IIHEM, if they fulfill the Institute’s general admission criteria.

They can receive credit for those courses taken at other higher education institutions that are deemed to be equivalent to similar courses offered at the Institute.

Credit transfer applies only to courses in which a satisfactory grade has been obtained.

Registration for Foreign Students

Admission to IIHEM is open to foreign students who satisfy the general admission requirements. However, the Baccalaureat or equivalent high school diplomas of foreign students have to be validated by the equivalency service of the Moroccan Ministry for Higher Education.

Registration for Returning Students

Former IIHEM students desiring to resume their studies at the Institute after one or more semester breaks are required to submit a readmission application to the Institute. They may be readmitted if their absence is justified. The student who has taken courses at other institutions is required to submit both a transcript of the courses taken at these institutions and a certificate showing that he has not been dismissed for disciplinary reasons from these institutions.

Notification of Admission

Once the admissions committee grants admission, the applicant receives notification of admission. Admitted students may enroll only if tuition is paid a minimum of two weeks before classes begin.