About Kiron

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 (https://support.kiron.ngo/538907-What-can-I-study-at-Kiron). But Kiron also...

What are the requirements to study with Kiron?

The following are the requirements to study online with Kiron: - You have a document proving that you are currently a refugee, asylum seeker or displaced person - You have access to the Internet - You have access to a computer or tablet (studying with a smartphone is not recommended, it may be even more challenging) - You have at least a B1 level of English: the vast majority of the courses offered are in English, and it is important that you can understand them Whe...

What is the difference between Kiron focus countries and non-focus countries?

Kiron differentiates between focus and non-focus countries because there are different levels of support we can offer to our students. Our focus countries are Germany, Lebanon, and Jordan. Non-focus countries are the rest of the world. Kiron students everywhere in the world have access to: - All our online courses (including, in some cases, a free certificate upon completion) - Our support system, which includes counseling, online language courses, the student forum, and the help...

What does it mean to study online?

Studying online means taking all your courses through a computer, phone or tablet. A stable internet connection is very important, because most of your course activities will take place online. When you study with Kiron, Kiron Campus is your central platform. This picture shows you how Kiron Campus looks like. To learn more about how to navigate and find your way around Kiron Campus, read this article (https://support.kiron.ngo/602308-What-is-the-Dashboard-Part-1). Studying onli...

What can I study at Kiron?

Kiron offers five study tracks and different short programs. Whereas the study tracks consist of 50-80 courses, the short programs only consist of 5-8 courses. For both types of courses you can get certificates! The five different study tracks are: - Business & Economics Read all about this study track in Kiron Navigator (https://kiron.ngo/navigator/de/study-offers/be/) Check out questions & discussions in the Forum group (https://forum.kiron.ngo/c/business-and-economics) ...

What are MOOCs?

Kiron study tracks are based on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from excellent universities all over the world. Kiron puts the courses together into modules, which are equivalent to a university course. (1) This is a module. This module is composed of 5 courses (MOOCs). (2) This is a course (MOOC). When you take a course, you are not on the Kiron platform anymore, but on the platform of a provider such as edX, Coursera, Iversity, etc. This is also why you have to register on the d...

Can I get a student ID card?

Unfortunately no. Since Kiron is not an accredited university, we cannot give you an official student card, because you are not considered to have official student status. Just so you know, this also means that you cannot get any student discounts if you are a Kiron student.

Can I study a Master degree with Kiron?

Unfortunately, no. Kiron online courses are offered at the Bachelor level only. We currently do not offer any courses at the Master level. Completing courses with Kiron can: - help you refresh your knowledge in a specific area; - be a positive addition to your CV, for example, to your list of academic achievements together with extracurricular activities, awards, or any other relevant work. If you already have a Bachelor degree from your country, you may be able to apply to a l...

Will studying with Kiron interfere with my asylum process?

No, because Kiron is not an official university. This means that being a Kiron student: - does not give you any legal student status - does not have any effect on your asylum application