FAQ

 

Studying at FGSES

Is the UM6P public, private or semi-public?

UM6P is a University created within the framework of a partnership (CCP). Universities and institutions created within the framework of a partnership are non-profit foundations created within the framework of the internationalization dynamics of Moroccan higher education. These universities and institutions are under the pedagogical authority of the Ministry of National Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research.

What are the programs offered by the FGSES?

All information about our 4 degree programs, 12 degree courses and 5 master's programs is available on the Faculty's website www.fgses-um6p.ma, within the courses section .

Are your diplomas recognized by the State?

UM6P obtained its recognition on September 25, 2020 (decree number 2.18.962). The University's recognition is effective since the 2016-2017 academic year.

What about degree equivalency?

The diplomas of the FGSES, in the same way as those of the other components of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), are recognized as equivalent to state diplomas.

What does the ECTS grading system mean?

The term ECTS stands for European Credits Transfer System in English, or European credit transfer and accumulation system in French. The validation of each module grants a certain number of European credits. The credits are calculated according to the workload, which takes into account lectures, practical work, seminars, end-of-study projects, research, personal work, examinations, the objectives of the course and the skills to be acquired. ECTS credits facilitate student mobility and the transfer of credits from one institution to another.

Where is FGSES located: in Rabat or in Benguerir?

The FGSES campus is located in Rabat.

What is the exact address of the campus?

The new FGSES campus is located in Rabat, more precisely in Technopolis. It is recognizable by its glass pergola and white borders.

What is the exchange program like at FGSES?

The third year is an exchange year, during which all of our students have to choose a destination and an exchange university among more than 60 international partner universities, for a semester of study.

Do I have the choice to study in English at FGSES?

No. It is not possible to choose the main language of study at FGSES since the teaching is done in three languages: French, English and Arabic (for some modules) while more than 40% (percentage in evolution) of our courses are given in English. Students are also required to choose their elected courses from a list of courses mostly in English.

What is the FGSES system: is it the LMD (Licence-Master-Doctorat) or the Bachelor?

We are currently adopting the LMD system, according to the directives of the line ministry. The bachelor system is only implemented for the moment in an experimental period by the line Ministry in 5 public universities. The Ministry has not yet decided on the instruction system for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Application

What type of profile is sought at the FGSES?

For us, each profile is unique. We are especially looking for students who are intellectually curious and ready to open up to other horizons and ways of thinking. We are looking for critical thinkers who will stand out for their reasoning and interpersonal skills.

What is the application process?

STEP 1: filing on the application platform; STEP 2: announcement of the eligibility of the candidates for the entrance exam; STEP 3: oral exam; STEP 4: announcement of the admitted candidates subject to the validation of the results of the baccalaureate or the license; STEP 5: final ranking and publication of the list of admitted candidates to FGSES.

What is the application deadline?

1. The deadline to apply for a Bachelor's degree is March 15, 2022. 2. The application deadline for the Master's program is March 31, 2022.

What are the selection criteria for this year?

To apply for a Bachelor's degree, you must have passed your regional baccalaureate with an average of at least 15/20. For foreign baccalaureates, a study of the file relative to the averages obtained during the three years of high school is carried out to determine eligibility. To apply for a Master's degree, you must have obtained a Bachelor's degree or be in the process of obtaining one. The selection is based on an examination of the file submitted on the application platform. If eligible, the candidate is called for an oral interview with a master program admission jury. The final admission decision is made after the results of the last semester of the Bachelor's degree have been obtained, if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been obtained, and is based on the grade given by the admission jury if the Bachelor's degree has already been obtained. A key selection criterion is the suitability of the bachelor's degree for the chosen master's program. The candidate may be directed to another Master's program if his or her prerequisites allow.

What are the subjects of the written exam?

There is no written entrance exam for the Bachelor's and Master's programs at FGSES. The entrance exam takes the form of an oral test consisting of a discussion with the admissions jury, which allows us to get to know each eligible candidate better and to evaluate, through a series of questions, his or her skills in terms of reflection, synthesis and argumentation.

What is the schedule for the entrance exams?

The Bachelor's degree examinations are scheduled during the month of April. They will be organized over two sessions according to the calendar chosen by the eligible candidates on the admissions platform within the limits of the available schedules and the number of students required for each schedule. The Master's exams are scheduled for late April and early May. Only one session will be organized.

I didn't get the required grade (15/20), can I still apply?

If you feel that the mark you obtained does not reflect your real level, you can send us a request for a derogatory registration in order to study your file. The request can be made online to the Admissions Department to the following address: admissions.fgses@um6p.ma

Is FGSES open to all baccalaureate programs?

FGSES accepts all national baccalaureate programs as well as all international and foreign baccalaureate programs.

Is the choice of field of study on the application platform definitive?

No. We understand that it can be difficult to plan ahead. The Common Core of the first year of the Bachelor's degree will give you the opportunity to explore introductory courses in all of our programs. The choices that you will make in this section will be tentative. The objective is to know your affinities and your motivations for our training. You will only be asked to make a definitive choice of program during a Shopping Period scheduled at the beginning of your second year of your Bachelor's degree.

If I provide letters of reference, will I have a better chance of being admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program?

If you have letters of reference, you may include them in your application to support your motivation. However, not having them is not a discriminatory element and will in no way diminish your chances of access to our programs.

How will I know if my application is complete?

Once you have started your application on the platform, you will not be able to move from one section to another if the mandatory information is not filled in. However, it is your responsibility to check that all the supporting documents are provided before the final validation of the submission.

Is it possible to enter modifications to my application after I have applied?

No changes are allowed on the application platform once you have submitted your application. However, if errors are made in your application or if you wish to add optional documents, you can send them to the Admissions Department if the application deadline allows. After the application deadline of March 15, 2022, you will not be able to change your application.

How is the admission decision notified?

The announcement of eligibility and the final admission decision are both published on your applicant space on the platform. E-mails will also be sent to you in this regard.

Is it possible to appeal a refusal of admission to the FGSES?

No. No appeal is possible following a refusal of admission.

Who do I contact if I have problems with the admissions system?

If you are experiencing problems with the admissions system, please describe the nature of your problem and attach a screenshot of the error message to an email sent to admissions.fgses@um6p.ma

Do I have a better chance of being admitted to the competition if I apply early?

No. It is recommended that you apply early, not at the last minute, to ensure that your application is eligible. However, applications are considered equally as long as the application deadline is met. Applications submitted after the application deadline posted on your applicant space will not be processed by the Admissions Department.

Does FGSES accept literature students?

The FGSES welcomes a majority of scientific students, but literature students can apply and have the same chances of success as other candidates, as long as they have a good level.

Do I have the possibility of entering the FGSES directly into the 2nd/3rd year or into the 2nd year of the Master's program?

Bridges are not currently available at FGSES. The first year being a common core year, the second a year of specialization and the third a year including an exchange semester, candidates must apply either for access to the first year of the bachelor's degree or for registration in the first year of the master's degree.

I would like to apply to the School of Governance, but I can't find any information about this school.

The EGE has become the FGSES (change of name accompanying the evolution of the pedagogical project).

Is the passage to the Master's degree guaranteed?

The passage from the Bachelor's to the Master's degree is not automatic. Our students' applications as well as external applications are examined by a selection panel. Nevertheless, FGSES students benefit from the fact that they are enrolled in a program that is consistent with the Master's program.

Can I apply with a “free baccalaureate”?

Yes, the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences (FGSES) accepts candidates with a free baccalaureate. However, due to the dates of the FGSES entrance exam, only candidates who have already obtained their baccalaureate as free candidates at the time of application will be able to apply for the current session.

My baccalaureate is several years old, can I apply?

After 2 years, registration on the application platform is not automatic. A study of the file will determine if the candidate will be authorized to register on the platform.

Can I do a gap year after my Bachelor's degree before applying to the graduate program at FGSES?

Yes, you have the possibility to take a gap year after obtaining your Bachelor's degree. However, beyond two (2) years, registration on the application platform is not automatic. A study of the file will determine if the candidate will be authorized to register on the platform. If, in addition, you have been able to undertake a professional activity after your Bachelor's degree, it is recommended that you provide letters of reference/recommendation to the application platform in order to support your application.

Are there any special arrangements for students with disabilities?

Yes, accommodations are possible and requests are treated on a case by case basis. Students wishing to benefit from specific accommodations are asked to inform the Student Affairs Department during the first weeks of classes.

Does the Admissions Office visit my Facebook profile or my posts on social networks?

No, the Admissions Department does not take these types of steps as they are considered intrusive. Applications are processed based solely on the information submitted on the application platform, academic results and the oral competition.

Tuition and Scolarship

Is there a fee for studying at FGSES?

FGSES studies are not free of charge, but our students have the possibility to benefit from scholarships for excellence and social criteria.

How can I benefit from a scholarship?

FGSES offers two complementary types of scholarships: the excellence scholarship and the subsistence scholarship. The Excellence Scholarship is awarded automatically, without the need to submit an application, based on the candidate's final ranking in the competition. It is degressive according to the ranking in order of merit and ranges from 25% to 100%. The subsistence scholarship is granted following a study of the file, carried out by the FGSES according to the criteria of the Ibn Rochd Foundation for Science and Innovation (FIRSI) and is based on social criteria. The two scholarships can be combined.

Is the scholarship granted for a period of 5 years?

The FGSES scholarships are granted for one cycle of study. If you are doing your Master's degree at FGSES, the same procedure is carried out on the basis of the scholarship file after your admission to the Master's program.

Can the FGSES scholarship be combined with the Mohammed V Foundation or the FME scholarship?

The Excellence Scholarship or the subsistence scholarship are granted following internal procedures of the FGSES. If the organization that supervises the other scholarships that you can benefit from does not establish an exclusion list, or if it conflicts with the rules of the other scholarship, it is possible to combine them. 

Will my scholarship be cancelled if I am not ranked among the top at the end of my first year?

No, it is not a matter of being ranked in the top tier. However, it is important to maintain a high level of excellence throughout your program. The purpose of this requirement is to motivate you to maintain your level and to follow a logic of continuous improvement.

Will I lose my scholarship if I repeat a year?

No. Repeating a year is not allowed by the FGSES regulations. Students can add a semester or a year to repeat the modules they have not completed. The scholarship may not be renewed after repeating a semester.

If I am not awarded a scholarship, what payment options are available?

If you are not awarded a scholarship to cover all or part of your tuition fees and subsistence expenses, you may be able to obtain payment facilities from our financial department.