Can I get a degree?

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I want to get a Bachelor’s degree and I completed upper secondary education (typically 12 years of schooling)
I want to get a Bachelor’s degree and I HAVE NOT completed upper secondary education (typically 12 years of schooling)

Kiron does not award official university degrees. In order to receive a degree you first need to transfer to a university. As a Kiron student in Germany, you need a university entrance qualification (“Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”, short HZB) to be admitted to a university. This usually requires at least 12 years of schooling. Being a Kiron student cannot does not automatically access to university.

What can you do?

  1. Find out if if you are eligible to study in Germany even before you apply to Kiron
    • Get counseling at a university (International Office, Student Services, at Jugendmigrationsberatung (under 27) or any other organisation that offers open educational and career counseling
    • For a first overview, research in the anabin database to find out if/how your school leaving certificate or degree is recognized in Germany

You can find the necessary links about studying in Germany and recognition here.

2. Look into alternatives to Kiron and explore your other options!

I want to get a Master’s degree or a PhD

Kiron does not offer Master level or PhD level courses.

However, the Kiron platform with its online courses is available for you learn on your own with online courses.

You will have access to our global services like the Help Desk and the Student Forum to engage with other students in our student community.

For more info & links check alternatives to Kiron.

I do not want to get any degree but only take individual courses

Kiron focuses on supporting students who want to get a Bachelor’s degree. However, the Kiron platform with its online courses is available to you. You have access to our global services like the Help Desk and the Student Forum to engage with other students in our student community. Alternatively, you can sign up with MOOC providers such as edX, Coursera, or Sailor Academy.

More info in our link section.