What is Kiron?

Kiron Open Higher Education is a non-profit organization supporting access to higher education for refugees and asylum seekers. Kiron is free of charge for refugees and asylum seekers.

Kiron offers access to online courses in five study tracks: 

  • Computer Science

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Business & Economics

  • Social Work

  • Political Science

Learn more about Kiron’s study tracks here.

But Kiron also offers short programs about specific skills / topics: 

  • Google IT Support Certificate 
  • Living in a Digital World 
  • Start your Online Business
  • Web Design
  • Learn Programming with Python
  • Policy-making
  • Computer Skills
  • Foundations of Teaching I and II
  • Introduction to Psychology

Kiron’s services are available to students all over the world. The type of services and support that is available, however, depends on where students are located. Kiron has more service offerings in the countries where it has offices - Germany, Jordan, and Lebanon. These countries are what we call focus countries. Non-focus countries are the rest of the world.

Please note that unfortunately Kiron cannot:

  • provide you with a degree

  • support you with visa application or process

  • give you direct financial aid

You can study with Kiron for as long as you like - there are no time requirements or commitments. You can also decide to take a break and then come back- because our study offer is online,  there is no limit on the number of students we can enrol.