Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Kiron Open Higher Education and Kiron Campus?
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Kiron Open Higher Education is an education technology non-profit devoted to providing accessible education to forcibly displaced persons (i.e. refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, stateless people) and certain underserved communities worldwide. Kiron offers access to education through self-paced courses on the Kiron Campus and cohort education programs with the aim for them to strengthen professional skills and improve their livelihoods. The Kiron Campus is a virtual platform where hundreds of self-paced online courses by Kiron and other partners such as Coursera, Kaya, Edraak etc. can be accessed free of charge.

What do I need if I want to study with Kiron?
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You need four basic things to register and start learning with Kiron:

(1) A document that proves your status as a refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, or belonging to a certain  underserved community.
(2) A computer, tablet, or smartphone
A stable internet connection
Time to study

Is Kiron available in all countries?
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The Kiron campus is available worldwide. However, due to our partnership with Coursera, a US-based company that has to adhere to US government sanctions, prospective learners from some countries may not be able to access our learning program Coursera for Refugees. Learn more about the countries here.

Does Kiron get me into a university?
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Unfortunately, Kiron does not offer specific support for students to apply to a university and students don’t get admitted to an accredited educational institution by learning with Kiron.

Do I have to pay for courses?
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All courses and offers that you find on Kiron Campus or part of our learning programs are free for Kiron verified students. If you are ever asked to pay for a Kiron service, offer or course, please do not pay but contact us via

How does Kiron deal with my private data?
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Kiron complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU - GDPR) as an organization based in the European Union, and your data is safe with us. We will never share any personal information with partners or other Kiron students without your consent. If you want to have your account and your personal information deleted from our database you can request it by sending us an email to

I am unsure which terminology for Kiron’s focus best describes me. What do they mean?
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Forcibly Displaced Person/Forced Migrant: This is a broad term that encompasses individuals who have been compelled to leave their homes or places of habitual residence due to external factors beyond their control. This can include refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons and stateless persons.

Refugee: A refugee is a person who has been forced to flee their home country because they have a well-founded fear of persecution based on factors such as their race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, or membership in a particular social group. They seek refuge and protection in another country.

Asylum seeker: An asylum seeker is someone who has left their home country and applied for asylum (protection) in another country but has not yet been granted refugee status. They are seeking international protection because they fear persecution in their home country. During the asylum process, their claim is evaluated to determine if they meet the criteria for refugee status.

Underserved (Host Country) Community: This refers to groups of individuals who are citizens of countries where Kiron has activities, such as Jordan and Afghanistan, but who have limited access to education.

Why do you require documents for verification?
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Due to Kiron’s focus on providing education access to forcibly displaced persons and our partnership agreements, we require documents to ensure we are accepting people that have experienced forced migration.

How does studying online work?
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Studying online means taking all your courses through a computer, smartphone, or tablet device. A stable internet connection is very important because your course activities take place online. If you do not have internet access at home, find a library or internet cafe with good internet access. Studying online provides a lot of flexibility – you can study anytime and anywhere. This also means that you are responsible for your own progress, so you need to stay motivated and find time to study. Connecting with other students in our community can help you stay motivated.

When do my courses start?
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At Kiron, you can start at any time. Since you will be learning online, there are no semesters like at school or university, so it is important to organize your own time. There are two types of courses available on Kiron Campus:

  • Self-paced: you can start these courses at any time you want and take the time you need to finish them.
  • Courses with a time limit: those courses have a fixed start date and final date but you are flexible to choose when and how much you study during the week. We strongly recommend that you don't study more than three courses at the same time. Finish a course before you enroll in a new one.

Can Kiron help me get a job?
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Kiron offers lots of support to students, for example, our online help center, mentoring programs or occasional internship programs. You can also take online courses to learn new skills for a job and put on your CV. However, we don’t offer job or internship placement services.

Can I get a degree?
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Kiron is not an accredited university and, therefore, you can’t get a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. However, you can get certificates for the courses and programs you finished that can be included in a job or university application to strengthen it.

Can I get a scholarship?
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All courses and offers that you find on Kiron Campus are free of charge for verified Kiron students. Unfortunately, Kiron is not a scholarship provider and, due to limited resources, we are unable to provide any further financial support to our students.

Does Kiron offer language courses?
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At the moment, we offer online English courses from Levels A2 to B2. We currently offer one German language course, "German B1" on our Campus. We still encourage you to sign up for Kiron so we can inform you when we have new courses.

What support services are available for learners?
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  • On the Kiron Campus, learners can contact student support for inquiries not found on our support page
  • Learners can join topic channels to connect with others, ask questions and stay motivated to learn
  • Joining the campus also means getting to know about cohort upskilling, coaching and mentoring programs available for a short time period when they launch.
I have more questions not answered here. Where else can I go to?
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