How to apply
Our application process consists of three simple steps:
1. Online Logic Games
After successful registration on our platform, you will play two Logic Games that show us if you are eligible for becoming a 42 student. Take the challenge and find out if you have what it takes to get into coding.
Duration: 2 hours
2. Introduction Meeting
In this meeting, online or on campus, the 42 Vienna team introduces the program in detail. This is your chance to learn more, meet the staff, and ask further questions you may have.
Duration: 1 hour
The Piscine is a 4-weeks immersive training bootcamp on campus in Vienna. Dive deep into coding with C and Unix and find out if learning with 42 is for you. After you passed the piscine, you can start at earliest next kick-off date.
Duration: 4 weeks
Piscine: the Selection Bootcamp
The last step of the admission process is a 4-weeks immersive training bootcamp on campus in Vienna called Piscine. It’s the French word for “Swimming Pool”. The idea is that everyone learns how to swim by immediately jumping into the water. We believe it’s a similar feeling for all those who start programming. During the Piscine, candidates will dive into the world of coding. By working through challenging projects and solving daily assignments alongside your peers, you are given the opportunity to find out if the peer-to-peer learning method of 42 Vienna suits you.
The Piscine is an immersive program with the mission to introduce you to your passion for coding, in collaboration with about 150 other candidates. You will spend 4 weeks, 7 days a week, day and night (including weekends) at the campus. As an applicant, you will have 24/7 access to our campus.
Right after the Piscine, we carefully evaluate each candidate and then welcome the most suited applicants to the 42 Vienna curriculum and community. There are many ways to prepare for a Piscine. Get plenty of rest beforehand, be ready to engage with your fellow Piscine colleagues and learn a lot! One good piece of advice: the Piscine is not a competition! Cooperation and enthusiasm are two success factors that will help you make it through this tough but unique experience.
Don’t forget to reserve your spot on apply.42vienna.com