Bring your
future to
the present

Learn Coding 100% Free

42 is one of the best coding schools in the world, with over 15.000 students in more than 25 countries.

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Start to code from zero for free!

We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, to allow you to learn at your own pace and according to your availability and interests.

We have no tuition fee, no teachers, no classrooms, and no previous experience requirements.

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be ready to your future

Mind the GAP.
Start to CODE.

It is a disruptive and innovative computer science training to attend the next generation of software engineers. Our program is designed to develop technical and people skills that match the market’s labour expectations.

The education model focuses on project-based learning and teamwork rather than only theory. As we integrate the latest educational innovations, our goal is to empower the next leading generation of IT talent.

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be ready to your future

Mind the GAP.

Start to CODE.

It is a disruptive and innovative computer science training to attend the next generation of software engineers. Our program is designed to develop technical and people skills that match the market’s labour expectations.

The education model focuses on project-based learning and teamwork rather than only theory. As we integrate the latest educational innovations, our goal is to empower the next leading generation of IT talent.

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taking over the world

Where can I find my place to be?

the answer is 42!

Students

Campuses

Countries

42|London Worldwide Locations

free, 100% pratical,
completely flexible,
no classes, no teacher

What are you waiting for?

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more about 42|London

Be ready to learn

There is a significant shortage of software engineers worldwide, and traditional education cannot solve it faster as the market expects. We guide our students towards successful careers in this labour market with a high demand for digital talent.

The network is the power! Students are very proactive and engaged with a strong community and peer-to-peer curriculum. Whether it be helping a friend, arranging an event, or sharing some content, there is always someone to help with ideas and projects.

You can meet people who can help you understand how the code market works and how you can introduce yourself each day in this ecosystem.

KEEP GOING… CODING

The 42 curriculum gives you the freedom to develop skills in the most interesting areas. Starting with C, it prepares students to become successful software engineers and learn any other language much faster with solid and deep knowledge.

01. introduction

Learn the basics of coding through the development of the first few projects.

(1,5 years)

02. FIRST INTERNSHIP

Apply the knowledge acquired throughout the first 9 levels in real life scenarios.

(4 to 6 Months)

03. MASTERING

Explore and deepen knowledge with specialized projects and with larger teams.

(1,5 years)

04. FINAL INTERNSHIP

Put all knowledge into practice and develop new skills in the professional environment.

(6 Months)

YOU ARE READY
TO GO!

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more about 42|London

Be ready to learn

There is a significant shortage of software engineers worldwide, and traditional education cannot solve it faster as the market expects. We guide our students towards successful careers in this labour market with a high demand for digital talent.

The network is the power! Students are very proactive and engaged with a strong community and peer-to-peer curriculum. Whether it be helping a friend, arranging an event, or sharing some content, there is always someone to help with ideas and projects.

You can meet people who can help you understand how the code market works and how you can introduce yourself each day in this ecosystem.

KEEP GOING… CODING

The 42 curriculum gives you the freedom to develop skills in the most interesting areas. Starting with C, it prepares students to become successful software engineers and learn any other language much faster with solid and deep knowledge.

01. introduction

Learn the basics of coding through the development of the first few projects.

(1,5 years)

02. FIRST INTERNSHIP

Apply the knowledge acquired throughout the first 9 levels in real life scenarios.

(4 to 6 Months)

03. MASTERING

Explore and deepen knowledge with specialized projects and with larger teams.

(1,5 years)

04. FINAL INTERNSHIP

Put all knowledge into practice and develop new skills in the professional environment.

(6 Months)

YOU ARE
READY TO GO!

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more about 42|London

Be ready to learn

There is a significant shortage of software engineers worldwide, and traditional education cannot solve it faster as the market expects. We guide our students towards successful careers in this labour market with a high demand for digital talent.

The network is the power! Students are very proactive and engaged with a strong community and peer-to-peer curriculum. Whether it be helping a friend, arranging an event, or sharing some content, there is always someone to help with ideas and projects.

You can meet people who can help you understand how the code market works and how you can introduce yourself each day in this ecosystem.

KEEP GOING… CODING

The 42 curriculum gives you the freedom to develop skills in the most interesting areas. Starting with C, it prepares students to become successful software engineers and learn any other language much faster with solid and deep knowledge.

01. introduction

Learn the basics of coding through the development of the first few projects.

(1,5 years)

02. FIRST INTERNSHIP

Apply the knowledge acquired throughout the first 9 levels in real life scenarios.

(4 to 6 Months)

03. MASTERING

Explore and deepen knowledge with specialized projects and with larger teams.

(1,5 years)

04. FINAL INTERNSHIP

Put all knowledge into practice and develop new skills in the professional environment.

(6 Months)

YOU ARE
READY TO GO!

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be one of us

How to Join

42|London is for everyone! Just be 18 years old and over and know how to use a mouse and keyboard. You do not need to have prior programming knowledge or a degree. The will to learn, commitment and determination cannot be lacking.

The selection process
is divided into 3 steps

2h

Online test

You need to create an account on the 42|London platform. Your application starts with two online logic tests: one takes 5 minutes and the other 2 hours.

No programming skills are required to pass. Use a computer to play the games and choose a quiet location with a good internet connection.

One tip: You can’t pause the game, so be prepared to start. In less than 48 hours, you’ll know if you have moved on to the next stage.

During Check-in, you will spend 3 hours visiting the campus of 42|London to know our team, the learning method, and other candidates like you. Throughout the year, you will have several Check-in dates allowing you to choose the one that suits you the most. Was it everything you were looking for? Ready for the Piscine?

4h

check in

4w

PISCINE

It is the last step before joining as a 42 student. The word Piscine means “swimming pool” in French. There are 4 weeks of immersion, including during the weekends, working through challenging projects and learning a lot about coding, teamwork, and about 42.

Here, you can assess whether the peer to peer method suits you.

Now it’s time for your

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be one of us

How to Join

42|London is for everyone! Just be 18 years old and over and know how to use a mouse and keyboard. You do not need to have prior programming knowledge or a degree. The will to learn, commitment and determination cannot be lacking.

The selection process is divided into 3 steps

01 Online Test

You need to create an account on the 42|London platform apply.42london.com. Your application starts with two online logic tests: one takes 5 minutes and the other 2 hours.

No programming skills are required to pass. Use a computer to play the games and choose a quiet location with a good internet connection.

One tip: You can’t pause the game, so be prepared to start. In less than 48 hours, you’ll know if you have moved on to the next stage.

02 Check In

During Check-in, you will spend 3 hours visiting the campus of 42|London to know our team, the learning method, and other candidates like you. Throughout the year, you will have several Check-in dates allowing you to choose the one that suits you the most. Was it everything you were looking for? Ready for the Piscine?

03 Pool

It is the last step before joining as a 42 student. The word Piscine means “swimming pool” in French. There are 4 weeks of immersion, including during the weekends, working through challenging projects and learning a lot about coding, teamwork, and about 42.

Here, you can assess whether the peer to peer method suits you.

Now it’s time for your

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let’s code!
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become a partner

How to Support 42 London

Contact us to learn more about the partnership, recruitment, initiatives with 42|London, or other activities with students and the school.

 

become a partner

How to Support 42 London

Contact us to learn more about the partnership, recruitment, initiatives with 42|London, or other activities with students and the school.

42 is the 21st century education concept

Brian Chesky – Air BNB Founder

She is really unique. I’ve never seen anything like

Jack Dorsey – Twitter Founder

42 is the 21st century education concept

Brian Chesky – Air BNB Founder

She is really unique I’ve never seen anything like

Jack Dorsey – Twitter Founder
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42 london faq

Still have questions?

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How long is the training?

Three years on average, with the first part – the core curriculum – usually lasting until 18 months.

Can you have a job while training at 42?

It is not recommended to have a full-time job during the common-core curriculum, as 42 training is intense. A part-time job is more reasonable, but it requires personal discipline and engagement.

Can you take a break during training?

You can take 3 breaks during the curriculum for up to 6 months total.

Can you train on another campus during the curriculum?

After completing a common-core stage, you can choose to go to another 42 campuses.

How much does 42 cost?

Training at 42 is entirely free. There are no hidden fees.

Is there an age limit at 42?

Any person over 18’s can apply at 42. There’s no other requirement.

Do you need to have any coding knowledge or any required diplomas?

No diplomas, prep school or speciality courses are required. You don’t need to have any coding experience to start learning at 42.

How does peer-to-peer work?

Instead of the student-teacher relationship, in 42 the students teach, learn and evaluate each other. This method helps you to develop critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills.

What do you mean by a gamified program?

As in a game, the progression in the program happens through earning points. With these points, you level up and unlock new projects and learning paths, and your level defines how far you’ve reached in the program.

If I have no teachers, who will evaluate me?

The students evaluate each other based on predefined correction criteria. This time among students is fundamental for the development and strengthening of the community.

Foreign Applicants at 42|London

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Can I register at 42 as a foreign student?

Yes, you can since you have the right to stay and study in the UK. The course is not a distance learning course. You must be able to be present on our 42 campuses for the selection process and the whole curriculum.

Admission Process

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How can I apply?

Our application process is open 365 days a year. Go to the application website and, after completing the registration, play the two online logic games. The first one lasts for about 4 minutes and the second one for about 2 hours.

If you pass, you’ll be invited to our check-in stage. It’s a 2 hours meeting on the campus to know the school, the method, the team, and other candidates like you. This is mandatory!

Finally, you will be able to get a slot in the Piscine. It is a 4 weeks event where you will learn a lot about programming, teamwork, and about 42. If you complete this phase successfully: congratulations, you are in!

When is the next introduction meetings/Check-in?

New dates are added throughout the year: Applicants are informed by mail and on social networks.

If you pass, you’ll be invited to our check-in stage. It’s a 2 hours meeting on the campus to know the school, the method, the team, and other candidates like you. This is mandatory!

Finally, you will be able to get a slot in the Piscine. It is a 4 weeks event where you will learn a lot about programming, teamwork, and about 42. If you complete this phase successfully: congratulations, you are in!

How can you pre-register for the Piscine?

You can pre-register for the Piscine after passing the online game tests and completing the introduction meeting/check-in.

Can you pass the Piscine to another campus?

All steps performed on 42|London will only be valid for 42|London. The selection process is unique for each campus.

What is expected of me to pass the Piscine?

There’s only one rule: During the Piscine, do your best and aim to surpass yourself. Be proactive, creative and dedicated. This is the only way you will know if the 42 is for you.

Can you take the Piscine several times?

You can take up to 2 Piscines in your lifetime, on all campuses of 42 and its partners. A minimum of 300 days between these 2 Piscines must be respected.