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Enable a study program for a refugee!

Kiron gives refugees hope through perspective and serves as a bridge to new opportunities for them. Our vision is a world in which everyone has the equal chance to access and succeed in higher education.

M. Kreßler from Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbHWrite a message

Kiron provides refugees with access to higher education by combining digital innovation with strategic partnerships. Our unique online platform offers access to quality online courses, crafted curricula, helpful guidance, and a supportive community. Any refugee with an internet connection and a desire to learn can access the Kiron Campus and become a Kiron student!

The Problem
Global conflicts have forced over 68,5 million people into exile, and roughly 28,300 people are forced to flee their homes every day. Less than one percent of the world’s displaced population has access to higher education. Barriers to education impede the aspirations of millions of motivated and talented people worldwide. 

Through the Kiron model, refugees can overcome barriers and access higher education from anywhere in the world.

The Solution
Kiron believes in innovation through collaboration, and our work is made possible through partnerships with universities and online course providers. Leading universities such as MIT develop online courses, known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), while online course providers offer them online. Kiron bundles these online courses into curricula, available on the Kiron Campus, which fulfill the standards of the European Higher Education Area. Students can choose from five study tracks: Business and economics, Social work, Political science, Computer science and Mechanical engineering.

Kiron’s innovative approach to teaching combines digital and traditional learning

What’s more, Kiron offers a range of support services to enable our students to achieve their academic goals. All students, worldwide, have access to our online support services, including our student forum, a vibrant online community that helps to connect, support, and motivate our students. In addition to online support, there are offline services like study weekends in our focus countries Germany, Lebanon and Jordan.

For students with the necessary application materials, documents and language skills to apply to university in their host country, Kiron offers guidance in the university application process and facilitates the recognition of eligible Kiron credits obtained during their online study.