Program Length: varies. 1 yr -5 years
Location: Fremont, California
Admissions Req: Online logic test + 28-day “basic training” called the Piscine that is both intensive and in-person. High school diploma required ONLY if under 18.
NO VISAS for INT’L students
Highlight: Unique model offers in-person campus-based software education program that is ENTIRELY FREE for students granted admission (meaning TUITION and COMPUTERS — ACCOMMODATION may be provided for eligible students as well) . 42 is a project-based learning model with peer-to-peer training. Students are always from a variety of backgrounds with different levels of coding skills. It operates with levels instead of grades and is structured around students working at their own pace to progress and build their coding skills. Three types of practical job or internship experience in tech positions is both required and available as part of the curriculum. Although job “placement” is not part of the program, all students are well-positioned in terms of networking, practical experience and technical skills development. See some reasons why. 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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