Get thrown into a totally new and immersive experience, in which only motivation, willpower and hard work will keep you afloat. This 4-week intensive basic training is an incredibly rewarding, once in-a-lifetime experience.
4 weeks of coding
Monday to Sunday, day and night
No previous experience required
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come and spend 4 weeks, 7 days a week, day and night, coding your heart out with several hundred other candidates all hoping to earn the same prize: to be a full-time student at 42.
Basic Training Dates
- May 14 – June 8, 2018
- June 18 – July 13, 2018
- July 23 – August 17, 2018
- August 20 – September 14, 2018
- September 17 – October 12, 2018
- October 22 – November 16, 2018
JUST TRY IT!
We start with the basics, and using a computer, you will write your first lines of code before moving on to more complex coding exercises. No previous programming experience required! We simply ask that you know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
Throughout this experience, you will try and you will fail, over and over again. That’s the point: learning the trial-and-error process builds stamina, determination, and process skills that are necessary to be a software engineer.
Basic Training is done using the 42 style of learning: no teachers, no classes or courses, no books. You work by yourself and in groups, ask your peers for help, help your peers, and complete projects. Not convinced? Try it!
So what are you waiting for?
What’s Basic Training Like?
Check out our day-in-the-life videos of three students. You can also sign up for a virtual tour.