Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access
Prepare for your future

Options for Learners

The PADILEIA program provides learning offers from 1 month short online courses
to up to 24 months blended learning study programs for refugees as well as Jordanian & Lebanese students.

King's College London Short Online Courses

King's College London Short Online Courses

  • Study anywhere online
  • English Language Courses
  • Unlimited places
  • Rolling courses throughout the year
  • 1 month
  • Get a Certificate for an English Online Course from FutureLearn
Certificate Program<span class='sub-caption'><br/>Al al-Bayt University <br/>American University of Beirut</span>

Certificate Program
Al al-Bayt University
American University of Beirut

  • At locations in Mafraq and Bekaa region
  • General Foundation Courses
  • 50 places per year per location
  • Enrol July/August to start in October
  • 8 months
  • Get a Foundation Certificate from AUB or AABU
Kiron Study Program

Kiron Study Program

  • Study anywhere online
  • Computer Science or Business
  • Unlimited places
  • Enrol anytime
  • 6-24 months
  • Get Course Certificate from FutureLearn & different Universities

King's College London and FutureLearn offer two free certified English language courses at elementary level and pre-intermediate level with free certificates upon completion.

We offer you three free majors in Jordan and Lebanon: Business & Economics, and Computer Science, as well as English Language and general preparation courses. After you complete a certain number of courses, you will get a certificate, and you may qualify for our transfer guidance program to one of our partner universities for a Bachelor's degree. During your time at Kiron, you will get online and offline face-to-face support to help you succeed and connect with an international community of fellow students.

AABU with support from King's College London offers a free blended (online and face-to-face) certificate program . It consists of one semester prepratory courses (English language, math and basic transferable skills) and one semester university-level computing courses (e.g. JavaScript and PHP). It prepares students for either studying at a university or entry in the IT industry.

AUB with support from King’s College London offers a free blended college readiness program for entry into higher education . The eight-month program provides two semesters of foundational skills in English and Humanities, Math, Science, Information Technology specialty and soft skills training.

These courses are designed for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, but any other interested people are welcome.

  • You are a refugee living in Jordan or Lebanon
  • You are a Jordanian or Lebanese citizen living in Jordan or Lebanon
  • You have a good English level to understand the courses
  • You have access to a computer internet and a study space
  • You are a refugee living in Jordan or Lebanon
  • You are a Jordanian or Lebanese citizen living in Jordan or Lebanon
  • You have a good English level to understand the courses
  • You'll find support throughout the online courses from King's College London mentors, facilitators (for 10 weeks from the course starting) and from your fellow learners.

    Face-to-face support:
    • welcome events
    • office hours
    • student gatherings
    • place to study in your community (limited spots)
    • scholarship and transfer guidance
    Online support
    • academic orientation
    • language support
    • strong preparation program of general studies
    • digital skill building
    • course tutorials
    • psychosocial support
    Face-to-face support:
    • academic guidance
    • psychosocial support
    • scholarship and transfer guidance

    You can study anywhere from any device (computer, smartphone) with a stable internet connection.

    You can study anywhere with a stable internet connection and a computer or mobile phone (home, café, place to study via Kiron)

    In Jordan, you can study at Al al-Bayt University in Mafraq.
    In Lebanon, you can study within two GHATA study hubs located in Bar Elias, Bekaa region of Lebanon, managed by the American University of Beirut (AUB).

    You will receive a free PDF and digital certificate if you meet the eligibility criteria.

    You will get certificates for completing courses and levels with Kiron.

    You will get a certificate after completion of the program.

    King's College London does not provide scholarships.

    Kiron does not provide scholarships, but will support you to find and apply to scholarships.

    AABU does not provide scholarships, but we will support you to find and apply for opportunities.

    AUB does not provide university scholarships. However, a series of workshops and support will be provided to help you to apply to univeristy or for scholarships opportunities.

    Once you enrol on the King's College London course on FutureLearn you'll have continued access to the material, although the course will only be facilitated by educators up to 24 August, 2018 (10 weeks after the course starts).

    No, for most of the courses there is no specific start date for you to begin a course but in order to earn certificates you must complete courses once you begin them within the required time. We highly recommend you to study regularly and depending on how many credits you wish to earn in our program will require a commitment of 6 months to 2 years.

    Yes, courses start in October and finish in the middle of June with a break of two weeks in the begining of February.

    You will increase knowledge in chosen study areas and digital literacy skills.

    You will gain high-level subject-specific knowledge and transferrable skills that you can use at any university or in your professional career.

    You will be well prepared to be more qualified for a number of opportunities:
    • for university admission
    • to start your own business
    • to seek employment in IT-related fields

    You will be pepared to be more qualified for university admission.

    ou can use your skills for further study or in the job market.

    You have different opportunities:
    • apply to one of our partner universities (undergraduate level) with our guidance
    • apply to other universities internationally with our guidance
    • earn a valuable certificate from a German-based NGO which you can use to apply for a job or build a business of your own.

    ou can use your skills for further study or in the job market.

    You can study at a university.


    Supported by:
    Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform
    Expected duration

    The Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access (PADILEIA) produces and delivers blended higher education programmes to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and to local Jordanian and Lebanese students. Students can access curricula that provide micro-credentials in relevant fields, augmented by student support services and affordable pathways into locally-delivered formal academic qualifications. The partnership aims to broaden access to high-quality educational programmes, provide a foundation for further higher education and prepare students for their futures

    The project design includes three learning formats:

    • Short online courses
    • Blended study program
    • Classroom-based learning, with a complementary online subcomponent
    King's College London

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    Check out the FQ FAQ or fill out the contact form below for more info.

    Project lead & content responsibility

    King’s College London

    WC2R 2LS
    United Kingdom

    Erin Taylor

    Information Compliance team
    Albert Chan

    Hosting and technical management

    Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH

    Jordan Country Office
    3rd Circle, Abdulmun'em Riyadh Str.
    Building #1, SmartCube, 3rd floor

    Allison Church

    Data protection officer

    FutureLearn Platform

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