The Kiron Idea

If you were not a refugee would you be studying right now?

Kiron is a social startup that wants to help refugees access higher education free of charge. Kiron wants to provide a bridge for refugees or asylum seekers to continue or begin studying at a university-level.

Kiron’s idea: start your studies right away with online courses and finish your Bachelor’s degree later offline at one of our partner universities.

Kiron's Academic Model: How Does It Work?

This is the Kiron idea in a nutshell. Most importantly, there are two phases in the Kiron study plan: an online and offline phase. This is approach can be referred to as blended learning.

Steps in the typical Kiron student journey


Start studying from anywhere in the world…


…finish studying on-campus at a partner university:

General Requirements

Online and offline phase of your studies have different requirements that need to be met if you want to pursue a Bachelor’s degree from a university. Kiron supports your transfer process to our partner universities

Global ONLINE requirements for starting your studies with Kiron
  • Proof that you are refugee (list of accepted documents
  • Regular access to the internet and a computer/ tablet (or smartphone)
  • Completion of the onboarding process
  • English language skills (B2 level recommended)
Free of charge
Local OFFLINE requirements for finishing your degree at a partner university
Further requirements are set individually by universities in accordance with local laws and other authorities,  for example
  • Higher education entrance qualification (e.g. a recognized secondary school-leaving certificate)
  • Certified language skills
  • A legal status that allows you to study (e.g. residence permit, proof of asylum status)
  • Willingness to move to the location of our partner universities (if applicable)
Additional costs for application and enrollment may be charged


Find out more about local requirements here.