Program Length: varies. 3-5 years (depending on personal goals and success)

Location: 42 campuses around the world.  29 countries. Main campus in France

Admissions Req:
Be over 18 or have a high school diploma (if under 18)
Do an online logic test
Participate in a 28-day intensive in-person “basic training” called the Piscine

Highlight: Are you ready to revolutionize your approach to education and coding? Look no further than The 42 Program, a groundbreaking computer science program that is redefining the way we learn and master coding skills. With a commitment to hands-on learning, collaboration, and real-world projects, 42 is not just a school – it’s a community of passionate learners who come together to push the boundaries of technology. At the heart of 42’s philosophy is the belief that anyone can become a skilled coder, regardless of their background or prior experience. That’s why there are NO TUITION FEES at 42 – it’s all about merit-based learning that puts the focus on your dedication and effort. In addition, nearly anyone can participate in this computer science program given that they’re over the age of 18 (or have a high school diploma if under the age of 18), pass an online logic test, and participate in the “Piscine” (a 28 day in person intensive training session). So, what is life like at this computer science program? The 42 program is designed to be engaging, immersive, and student-driven. Forget about traditional lectures and exams. Instead, you’ll dive into a world of hands-on projects and collaborative challenges that mirror the real-life scenarios you’ll encounter in the tech industry. Through this experiential learning, you’ll not only gain coding expertise but also develop critical problem-solving skills, creativity, and the ability to work effectively in teams – all essential qualities for success in the modern world of programming. This computer science program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide spectrum of programming languages, tools, and technologies. Whether you’re into web development, artificial intelligence, game design, or any other niche, 42 provides the resources and guidance to fuel your ambitions. So, are you ready to join a global community of learners who are passionate about coding and innovation?  Think you might have what it takes to be a Jedi coder? Sound mad? Maybe mad fun? Give it a shot. May the force be with you.

Cost: TUITION-FREE (literally sponsored by a French billionaire). As an FYI, the number 42 is The Almighty Answer to the Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything …see “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”

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