NCUK & the University of Huddersfield announces partnership for UK Higher Education in Morocco


NCUK, the University of Huddersfield, and London Private Academy (LPA) are proud to announce a pioneering partnership aimed at delivering internationally renowned higher education in Morocco. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in UK Higher education accessibility and underscores a commitment to fostering academic excellence between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Rob Butler MP, the British Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Morocco, and Tom Hill, the UK Consul General in Casablanca on 2 March 2024.

Through this partnership, NCUK Study Centre, Casablanca International Study Centre (owned by London Private Academy), will deliver the NCUK International Year One and NCUK International Year Two Business Management programmes in Morocco. Students enrolled in these programs will benefit from exceptional academic resources, experienced faculty, and vibrant learning environment, all while being in Morocco.

Upon successful completion of the NCUK International Year Two in Business Management, students will transition seamlessly to the University of Huddersfield’s campus in the UK, where they will undertake their Year 3 university studies in Business Administration. This transition ensures a smooth academic progression for students and maintains the high standards of education upheld by both institutions. The students will be given the opportunity to get their top-up bachelor’s degree in business in one of eight specialisms:

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  • BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management
  • BA (Hons) Global Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BA (Hons) Business Accounting
  • BA (Hons) Business with Financial Services
  • BA (Hons) Trade and Investment

Professor Alistair Sambell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Huddersfield spoke about the partnership:

On behalf of the University of Huddersfield, we are delighted to be involved in this pioneering new partnership with NCUK and London Private Academy in Morocco. As a founding member of NCUK, we are committed to exploring new opportunities for international students to study with our university and this new partnership is testament to that effort. We congratulate everyone involved in bringing this partnership to fruition and look forward to welcoming Moroccan students to complete their University of Huddersfield degrees through this exciting new initiative.

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Dr. Samir Benmakhlouf, CEO of London Private Academy, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating,

We are thrilled to join forces with the University of Huddersfield to provide students in Morocco with access to world-class higher education in the UK. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to the UK-Morocco Education Bilateral agreement.

Dr. Ruth Brooks, Director of International (Business School) of the University of Huddersfield, echoed Dr. Samir’s sentiments, emphasising the importance of international collaboration in higher education.

Our longstanding partnership with NCUK has continually opened doors for students worldwide. Through this new initiative with NCUK and London Private Academy, we are delighted to provide a seamless educational pathway for students in Morocco to the University of Huddersfield.

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Stuart Smith, Chief Executive Officer of NCUK, also emphasised the impact this partnership aims to achieve, commenting,

Our unique university pathway model, delivered across 120 Study Centres in 40+ markets worldwide, provides students with a high-quality route to university closer to home. Thanks to our partnership with our Study Centre, London Private Academy, we are delighted to facilitate access for Moroccan students to obtain a bachelor’s degree with our University Partner, the University of Huddersfield.

The partnership between NCUK, the University of Huddersfield, and London Private Academy represents a significant milestone in international education, bridging continents and cultures to provide students with unparalleled learning experiences.

For more information about the partnership and enrolment opportunities, please contact London Private Academy’s email

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