The University of Rostock has been a Kiron partner university since October 2016. The Institute of Computer Science is fully committed to giving refugees the opportunity to study at the University of Rostock. Discussions are currently under way with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology.
The idea for Kiron dates back to 2014. Refugees should be given an opportunity to continue their higher education while waiting in refugee camps for their asylum application to be processed, or should be able to complete language qualifications to study at a university in Germany (or another country).
Kiron students have the opportunity to continue their studies online in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and then switch to a Kiron partner university. The partner universities recognise certain MOOCs, so that students can start in a later course semester as soon as they meet all the formal requirements to apply for a place.
Refugees all around the world can study online with Kiron free of charge.
In addition to the MOOCs, there are a number of other services available to Kiron students:
• Student guidance
• Buddy programme
• Mentoring programme
• Student forum
• Study Centres in selected cities in Germany
You can find more information at: https://kiron.ngo.