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Apply now for a Minor in Rabat 'Culture & Society in Morocco'! Deadline 1 December 2016

16 November 2016

About the Minor

Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture during three months, and become familiar with Moroccan society. Classes, taught by several Moroccan and foreign academics, will cover Moroccan history, society, politics and generic skills to do fieldwork in Middle Eastern societies.

Besides following classes, you will participate in many excursions in Rabat and neighbouring cities, and also go on a five-day fieldwork trip to the Moroccan countryside.

Culture and Society in Morocco, starting in September 2017 / 2018 focusses more on ethnographic fieldwork, with an intensive course in methods and techniques and an extended research period during which you will conduct qualitative research. The language skills you acquire will help you to interact with your interviewees. 


Apply online with Leiden University’s International Relations’ department before 1 December.

Applications after 1 December should be addressed directly to the NIMAR and may be accepted if there are still places available. For more information about the programme and registration procedures you can contact k.laaraj@hum.leidenuniv.nl. More information can be found on nimarrabat.nl.


The Dutch Institute in Morocco (NIMAR) is a branch of Leiden University in Rabat which offers two English-taught programmes to students who are interested in spending a semester abroad. These programmes are worth 30 EC and offer both training in generic skills and in knowledge specifically related to Morocco and to the Arab world at large.

About Rabat

Rabat is the capital of Morocco. It is a well-organised, safe city on the Atlantic coast. It’s a great place for students to get to know North African life.


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