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Welcome to the Kiron Buddy Program


What is it about?

Kiron students are people who have fled from their home countries for various reasons. They currently face big challenges in terms of entering higher education, due to things like missing documents or language requirements. With Kiron they can pursue their higher education online right here right now. Since studying online can be lonely at times and is quite different from studying at a traditional university, many Kiron students have applied for the buddy progam to be paired with a university student.
You want to know more about Kiron?

You are a university student? The Kiron Buddy Program brings you together with a Kiron student. The program is aimed at enabling both you and the Kiron student to learn about each other's academic environment and support each other in order to succeed in your studies.


What's in it for me?

Meet a talented and motivated student from a different part of the world

Give and receive support during your academic journey

Learn how Kiron’s model removes barriers to higher education

Learn how innovative digital learning methods can help refugees

Learn a new language

Support a refugee during their arrival and integration in their new homes

Develop strategies and techniques to manage and achieve your goals

Have a partner who helps you to commit enough effort to achieving your goals

Help your partner to achieve his or her goals



Am I right at the Kiron Buddy Program?

Anyone who can answer all or most of the following questions with "yes", can become a buddy:

1. You are a university student?
2. You are preferably enrolled in one of the following or a similar programs?
- Business/Economics
- Engineering
- Computer Science
- Social & Political Sciences/Social Work
3. You want to meet a refugee who studies online with Kiron?
4. You want to establish an equal relationship that benefits both partners?
5. You want to invest at least 30 minutes per week in your buddy relationship?


What are the next steps?


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at buddy@kiron.ngo.


Sign up for Kiron's Buddy Program.

Once you have signed up for the Buddy Program and filled in the basic information, we will match you with a Kiron student. The matching is conducted based different factors, e.g. the subject you are studying, the city you live in, your age or your personal interests. Please note that we try to match the buddies as best as possible to your preferences; however, unfortunately we are not always able to fulfill every preference. It is our goal to find the best match available for every student. This includes offering both an offline program for people living near each other as well as an online program for people living far from each other.

To sign up please enter your email address and choose a secure password. You will then receive an email with a link to confirm your registration. Click the link to complete the process.

You only need to register once. If you already have an account, please Login above.



Register with Kiron as a Buddy

Login to Kiron's Buddy Programme

Please login with your email address and password below.


If you would like to participate in Kiron's Buddy Programme but do not have an account, please Register.


Have you already registered, but you forgot your password? Click here to reset your password.


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