Resources and facilities
On joining PEASS, students will be based on the EGE campus, Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Science, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, in Rabat.
They will then be part of a community numbering more than 600 students, teaching and administrative staff from different countries and academic backgrounds.
Throughout the year, a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities are organised at EGE Rabat by researchers, academics and student clubs: research activities hosted by CRESC, EGE’s research centre, debates and conferences in the main auditorium involving male and female politicians, civil society representatives, top-level civil servants, development issues experts based in Morocco or abroad, induction trips with Moroccan and international students to the different regions of the country (Middle-Atlas, desert regions), etc…
PEASS students can enjoy a stimulating institutional environment, conducive to the discovery of the multiple facets of today’s Moroccan society.
A school like no other
Besides being on a Moroccan university campus and checking out what student life is like in Morocco in the 21st century, PEASS students become part of a special educational project that is quite different from other that of Moroccan higher education institutions.
As the first school of political science created in Morocco in 2008, and unlike other private higher education institutions in the country, EGE Rabat has placed the academic, cultural, linguistic, and social diversity of its students at the heart of its philosophy and development.
In the first cycle, the AFAQ program (derived from ‘afaq’, the Arabic word for horizon, given to students from the periphery and remote regions who once were enabled to join the prestigious Al Qarawyine University), rewards around sixty deserving students with the opportunity to join EGE Rabat on a merit scholarship. The program has been set up for Moroccan students who obtain their baccalaureate with honorable mention, and come from regions lying outside the Rabat-Casablanca-Fez-Marrakech urban axis.
If compared to that of other Moroccan higher education institutions, the EGE student body is truly representative of Moroccan society today, in terms of regional origin (students come from all regions of Morocco), dominant home language (Moroccan dialect, Tachelhite, Tamazighte, Tarifite French, Spanish, etc…), school system (Moroccan public school, private Moroccan bi-lingual school, French school, Spanish school, etc…), or of socio-economic background.
While part of a student population marked by social, regional, and language diversity, and through daily interaction with fellow students, PEASS students are in optimal conditions to conduct social science research on contemporary Moroccan society.