kiron Open Higher Education GmbH

Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH is a social start-up with the mission to reduce barriers to accessing higher education. Our goal, through higher education, is to empower refugees to integrate both into the labor market and into society. Students complete up to two years of online courses, while spending the rest of their studies at one of our partner universities, where they earn a regular, accredited degree. The Kiron concept overcomes key barriers to entry and makes possible (1) studying without the immediate proof of legal documents, (2) tuition waivers, (3) higher capacities through the combination of online and offline study elements, and the use of free study places in higher semesters and (4) a largely English-language education, as well as opportunities to support language acquisition in English, German and other languages.