My Kiron studies

What are Kiron Live Tutorials?

Join our live tutorials to study together with an instructor and other Kiron students! What is a Kiron live tutorial? - Live sessions given by a qualified instructor to help you go through specific MOOCs and courses. - It takes place once a week, at a fixed time, on an online platform (for example Google hangouts). - A tutorial can last from eight to twelve weeks. - You can ask questions about anything you find difficult during the course. How can I sign up for a Kiro...

How can I get a certificate of enrollment?

A certificate of enrollment proves that you are a Kiron student. Important: the certificate of enrollment does not grant you official student status because Kiron is not a certified university. You can download your certificate yourself from Kiron Campus in English, German or French. Please follow these instructions: - Log in to the ,,profile section'' on Kiron Campus (https://campus.kiron.ngo/dashboard). (https://uat-campus.kiron.ngo/profile) - Scroll down and you can see the o...

How can I get a transcript of records?

What is a Transcript of Records and when can you request one? A transcript of records shows all the courses you have completed with Kiron. Transcripts of records are available for every Kiron student who has completed (https://support.kiron.ngo/599938-How-can-I-complete-a-course) at least three courses. Please note, the courses need to be verified by Kiron (https://support.kiron.ngo/516022-How-can-I-verify-my-completed-course). Don’t worry if you have failed any courses. These will not be sho...

How can I change my study track?

If you realize that the study track you chose is not for you, or if you want to try another study track, you can simply change it yourself. You can change your study track as many times as you want. The courses you are enrolled in and the courses you have already completed will still be visible to you! Just follow these instructions: 1) Login to the ,,change my goals'' section on Kiron Campus (https://campus.kiron.ngo/goal-setting) 2) You will get an overview of all the study tracks Kiron of...

When does my course start?

It depends on the course you have selected! There are two types of courses: - Self-paced - you can start them any time you want and take as long as you need to complete them. - Live courses - they have fixed start dates and deadlines for the different assessments. You can see the type of course from the Course Card in Kiron Campus, next to Starting Date. If you do not have much time to study, we recommend that you only take one course at a time. If you have more time...

How can I complete a course?

Completing a course means going through all the materials and finishing all the steps. It is essential to achieve a passing grade for the course so that Kiron can verify (https://support.kiron.ngo/516022-How-can-I-upload-my-certificate-and-verify-the-course) you have completed it. To complete a course means: - Reading all documents (and marking them as read - see an example from Coursera below. Please note, each platform is different, so it may not look exactly the same!) ...

What are old courses?

Old courses which are no longer part of your study track. This happens because they are not offered anymore by the course providers, or because you changed your study track. Those courses do not show up on your "My Progress" page, but if you have completed any courses they will still be included in your transcript of records (https://support.kiron.ngo/512057-How-can-I-get-a-transcript-of-records), if you request one.

Do I have to pay for courses on Coursera?

If you are a Kiron student, you don't have to pay for the courses on Coursera included in your Kiron curriculum. But you have to make sure that you switch to the ''Kiron Mode'' when logging in to Coursera If Coursera asks you to pay for courses, this could be for two different reasons: - You were enrolled in a course but this course was replaced on Kiron Campus To solve this: - unenroll from the course - enroll in the new course - You have enrolled on...

Do I have to pay for courses on FutureLearn?

FutureLearn offers a statement of participation and a certificate of achievement for all courses on their platform but these certificates are not free and unfortunately, at the moment Kiron cannot provide any option to upgrade your FutureLearn courses. When you enroll on a FutureLearn course through Kiron Campus, you must select the Free Track:

How can I add my private Coursera account to Kiron Coursera for Refugees?

Unfortunately, you cannot connect your personal Coursera account with your Kiron one. If you have already completed courses which are present in your Kiron curriculum, you can download the certificates or screenshots of completion (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hD5Rt0g9GkSlLiwEiveArX3hsRFtmwvHm_X8DjPWml8/edit) of these courses and upload them to your Kiron Campus account. They can then be verified and can appear in your transcript of records (https://support.kiron.ngo/512057-How-can-I-get...

What are Kiron credit points?

Kiron Credit Points are a way of showing how much work you have finished (your completed workload). They are similar to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Credit_Transfer_and_Accumulation_System) system that European universities use. You obtain Kiron Credit Points when you finish a whole module (and not only one course). One Kiron Credit Point equals to an average of 25 hours of study. The hours of study are calculated according to the course wo...

Are Kiron credit points always recognized?

Unfortunately, no. When you start studying in a regular degree program at an offline university, you can apply to have them recognized. The final recognition decision, however, is up to the university, so we can not guarantee that Kiron credit points will be recognized.

What is the Application Checklist?

The Application Checklist (https://campus.kiron.ngo/transfer)is available on Kiron campus for students who live in Germany and Lebanon and are interested in transferring to a degree program at a university. The Application Checklist provides you with an overview of the requirements you need to fulfill if you want to study at a university in Germany or Lebanon, and helps Kiron provide you with more precise information to fit your personal needs. It is also an interactive tool which allows you t...

What are Kiron partner universities?

Kiron has two types of agreements with universities, Learning Agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding. Universities that signed a Learning Agreement with Kiron agree that Kiron’s modules are equal to their study programs, which makes recognition of Kiron credit points (https://support.kiron.ngo/555598-What-are-Kiron-credit-points)easier. A Memorandum of Understanding means that the university is interested in collaborating with Kiron, but that the details of the collaboration have not been d...