Learn to Code
for Free
in Wolfsburg 👩🏻‍🚀

Study Software Engineering at Bachelor’s & Master’s level on a campus open 24/7. With a cutting-edge gamified curriculum and a practice-based learning approach, you’ll emerge as a leader in the world of tech, ready to make your mark and change the game. 💪

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Introduction Meetings

⏳ Tuesday, April 23rd, 18:00 – 19:00 CEST (online)
⏳ Thursday, May 16th, 18:00 – 19:00 CEST (online)
⏳ Thursday, May 23rd, 18:00 – 20:00 CEST (on-site)

Upcoming Piscines *

⏳ July 1st – July 26th, 2024
⏳ September 16th – October 11th, 2024

* Please note that all Piscines take place fully on-site, on our campus in Wolfsburg.

Upcoming Kick-Off 

⏳ Monday, June 3rd, 2024
⏳ Monday, November 4th, 2024

MAKING TECH EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

Welcome to our Coding School, located in one of Germany’s most modern cities! Here, we shape the next generation of tech innovators, completely for free. We’re breaking down barriers to offer you both technical and soft skills and empower you to make a meaningful difference in the world through the power of technology.

We cover your tuition fees

As an non-profit organisation, we're proud to offer tuition-free education to our students. Thanks to our partnerships with companies who share our vision, we're able to provide our educational resources and campus facilities for free.

Peer-to-peer Pedagogy

Our peer-to-peer learning model is all about collaboration, teamwork, and communication. We believe that when students work together to solve real-world problems, they learn not just coding skills, but also valuable soft skills that are essential in today's workplace.

Project-based Learning

We take a hands-on approach to learning. Instead of a lot of theory, we provide increasingly difficult programming challenges to solve in teams. You'll learn how to seek out the theory and tools you need and develop the adaptability needed to succeed in the tech industry.

Gamified Curriculum

And with our gamified experience, learning to code has never been more fun and rewarding. You'll complete projects, earn experience points, and unlock new branches to master different skills and achieve your goals.

Campus Open 24/7

Our Learning Spaceship is open 24/7, providing a safe and cozy environment for you to work and learn whenever you want. Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, you'll have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge resources.

Student Life Support

With our strong connections to local housing providers, we make it easy for you to find student housing and offer you ongoing support throughout your time in Wolfsburg.

We cover your tuition fees

As a non-profit organisation, we're proud to offer tuition-free education to our students. Thanks to our partnerships with companies who share our vision, we're able to provide our educational resources and campus facilities for free.

Peer-to-peer Pedagogy

Our peer-to-peer learning model is all about collaboration, teamwork, and communication. We believe that when students work together to solve real-world problems, they learn not just coding skills, but also valuable soft skills that are essential in today's workplace.

Project-based Learning

We take a hands-on approach to learning. Instead of a lot of theory, we provide increasingly difficult programming challenges to solve in teams. You'll learn how to seek out the theory and tools you need and develop the adaptability needed to succeed in the tech industry.

Gamified Curriculum

And with our gamified experience, learning to code has never been more fun and rewarding. You'll complete projects, earn experience points, and unlock new branches to master different skills and achieve your goals.

Campus Open 24/7

Our Learning Spaceship is open 24/7, providing a safe and cozy environment for you to work and learn whenever you want. Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, you'll have access to our state-of-the-art labs & facilities and cutting-edge resources.

Student Life Support

With our strong connections to local housing providers, we make it easy for you to find student housing and offer you ongoing support throughout your time in Wolfsburg.

How To Apply

 Our admission process is designed to uncover your inner talent, whether you’re a computer science prodigy or a curious beginner. 

1. Registration

First, create a user account on our application platform and get ready to start your adventure!

2. Online Logic Games

Next, jump right into the action with our online logic tests. It's a fun challenge that takes about 2 hours to complete and requires no prior experience or knowledge.

3. Introduction Meeting

The next step in joining our community is attending one of our introduction meetings, which can be either online or in-person. This is your chance to dive deeper into our school's ethos and methodology, ask questions, and get to know our team and campus.

4. The Piscine

Ready for the ultimate test? The Piscine is a month-long immersion into the 42 Wolfsburg method that you'll never forget. No prior experience is needed, just a motivated and open approach to decide if we're the right school for you and if you're a good fit for our community.

5. Kick-Off

After conquering the Piscine, you'll step into the world of 42 Wolfsburg's core curriculum. It's where coding gets real and your tech dreams start to take shape. With our supportive community by your side, there's no limit to what you can achieve. We're excited to see you here, turning your goals into a reality.

The 42 Curriculum

Learn programming from the ground up. The full study program at 42 Wolfsburg is a four-step adventure, designed to guide you through a comprehensive learning journey.

 

1. Core Curriculum

2. First Internship

3. Specialisation

4. 2nd Intersnship

1. Core Curriculum

2. First Internship

3. Specialisation

4. 2nd Intersnship

42 Wolfsburg is part of a global network of innovative and unconventional campuses that are revolutionizing the way people learn software engineering. With 50 campuses in 29 countries, we’re committed to providing a unique and diverse learning experience to passionate learners around the world.

Our community in Wolfsburg is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone who wants to master the art of software engineering. This is how the study program is structured and designed.

Developed by 42 Paris and boasting success in 50 campuses worldwide, our curriculum is the perfect foundation for your programming career. Learn the fundamentals of programming and work on real-world projects with your peers. With over 100 projects that are regularly updated, our curriculum stays up-to-date with the ever-evolving industry.

Our 18-month core curriculum includes C programming, classic algorithms, UNIX process, network architecture, system administration, object-oriented programming, and a client-server project. It sets the stage for your future studies, helping you build the necessary hard and soft skills to progress in your career. Completing the core curriculum provides skills and knowledge comparable to a bachelor’s degree, empowering you to excel in your career and make a meaningful impact in the world of tech.

Finishing the core curriculum is followed by a 4-6 month internship to foster your growth, boost your confidence, and connect you with experienced professionals. Our school provides you with the tools and resources you need to succeed, but ultimately it’s up to you to step up to the challenge and land an internship. 

We’re proud to have partnerships with industry leaders such Volkswagen, Microsoft, Porsche, Google, CGI, and Bosch. These partnerships often lead to internship opportunities for our students. Importantly, we ensure internships are compensated with at least 2.080€ per month (gross), because we recognize and value the worth our students bring.

Learn more about our Partnerships here.

The advanced curriculum at 42 Wolfsburg delves into areas like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and web development. But there’s more – we’re at the cutting edge of automotive tech, code-driven mobility, and Industry 4.0. Interested in autonomous driving, IoT, or enterprise solutions? You’re in the right spot!

Our focus is on teamwork and adaptability, essential for thriving in the ever-evolving tech world. You get to pick your own specialisation, adding versatility to your skillset. Upon completion, you’ll be trained at a Master’s level in software development, ready for fresh professional opportunities and equipped to solve complex tech challenges.

In this last stage, you’ll tackle real tech challenges, building practical skills and getting ready for life after school. Our internship program pushes you to use what you’ve learned and work with a mix of people.

Ready to dive in? 🏄🏻‍♀️

Our Documentary Film 🎥

Our new documentary tells the story of our Learning SpaceShip and of the people who have made it their home. It premiered in December 2022.

Our Pisciners Share Their Stories

Get a first-hand account of the Piscine experience straight from the source.

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Got Questions?
We Got Answers!

Take a look at some frequently asked topics you might be curious about. For more, our full FAQ page has you covered!

At 42 Wolfsburg we believe that talent and potential should be the only criteria for admission, not academic qualifications. That’s why you don’t need any diplomas or prior coding experience to join our program. All you need is motivation and a desire to learn within our community.

Our program is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is passionate about software engineering and committed to working hard to achieve their goals.

We believe that talent and potential should be the only criteria for admission, not financial resources. Our program is completely free for all students, thanks to funding from industry players of all sizes. This allows us to provide a high-quality education in software engineering without any financial obligations before, during, or after your studies.

Crucially, our graduates are not required to work for our partner companies. We’re committed to providing a high-quality education that prepares our graduates for success in their careers, and we believe that our model of talent-based admission and no financial obligations is the best way to achieve this goal.

All Piscines and the main curriculum take place exclusively on-site on our campus in Wolfsburg. Our immersive and collaborative learning environment is designed to support your growth as a software engineer. Also, the peer-learning approach works best for everybody involved if the students see each other in person regularly.  You’ll learn and collaborate with a diverse group of students, all with different backgrounds and experiences.

While we don’t offer remote learning options anymore, we invite you to join us on our LearningSpaceShip in Wolfsburg and be part of the coolest community of software engineers you’ll ever find. Our dedicated Relocation Office is always here to assist you with your move to Wolfsburg.

At 42 Wolfsburg, we offer support with finding student housing through our connections with local hostels and other housing providers. You can contact Tatiana (our Relocation & Event Manager) at tatiana@42wolfsburg.de for any accommodation-related assistance.

However, please note that as we are not an officially accredited university, we cannot provide any assistance with visa-related matters for international students.

Wolfsburg is the perfect place to study software engineering, known for its culture of innovation and technology. As a student at 42 Wolfsburg, you’ll have access to a range of industry partners and mentors, as well as opportunities to participate in internships and projects with major players in the industry.

Our campus is not just a place to learn software engineering, but also a home to a diverse and tightly-knit community of over 450 students, aged 18-60, from over 40 different national backgrounds. Our community collaborates, supports, and learns from each other while also having fun through amazing parties, movie nights, cookouts, and travel adventures. It’s a place where you’ll make lifelong friendships and connections that will enrich your personal and professional life. 

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