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Kiron: education for refugees

Kiron is a crowdfunding project, conceived to give refugees access to higher education. Programs are a combination of two years of online studies and one year of classroom studies at a partner university.

More than one thousand students are already enrolled in the four degree programs: social sciences, computer science, engineering and economics. Applications can be submitted over a website, but applicants have to verify their refugee status. During the first two years, students even take their exams online. Once they start attending classes, they take exams according to the partner universities' own standards. Another 1,000 new students are due to start when the next semester begins in July.

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