42 Yerevan

FAQ

Admission

Yes it is. We will not charge you before, during or after your studies. Our mission is to ensure that everyone has access to education, no matter their previous level of education or financial situation. Money should not stand in the way of your passion and dreams!

If you are at least 18 years old or will be by the beginning of January 2021, you are eligible to apply. Otherwise, please wait until you meet the age requirements before applying.

You do not need to be a citizen of Armenia to participate in our program. However, interested applicants should note that they will need to set aside between 1 and 3 years to live in Armenia while completing the program.

The online test in the application process can be taken from anywhere in the world. However, you will need to be present during the check-in session to confirm your identity.

Rather than requiring applicants to have a certain background, education or degree, we only expect applicants to be motivated and committed to the one to three-year study program and be at least 18 years old at the start of their studies. Most students who apply to school 42 do not have prior coding experience. Mathematical skills can be useful when coding, but the most important skill you need is logic.

42 offers a program with a world class curriculum that challenges students with complex projects. The program starts with the fundamentals of coding and allows you to specialize in certain topics once you progress through the curriculum. Each problem is unique and it requires you to think outside of the box, with other talented and motivated peers. Everyone, coder or not, can find a rewarding path within 42.

Yes. The beginning of your studies are a continuation of the Selection Pool, so it is much better for you to continue the learning process. Also, if you know you might not be able to enroll in the school right after the Selection Pool, it would be fair to leave the spot from someone who is eager to start.

Program

Because we emphasize the power of peer-to-peer learning, it is highly recommended that students complete their studies at 42. It is possible to do some research or experiments remotely from your personal computer, but you won’t have access to the school’s resources.

Yes. 42 Yerevan will be open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, leaving students free to choose the schedule that works best for them. However, our experience with students from other 42 centers who juggle work, 42, or other outside courses is that it can be quite difficult. In order to succeed at 42, you will need to spend a large part of your time at school. As a result, the combination is a bit too much and therefore, we do not recommend it.

All of 42’s content and projects are available in Armenian and English.

At 42, rather than learning specific programming languages, students focus on the discipline of programming while learning to adapt to different situations. During projects, students use C, C++, Ruby on rails, javascript, swift, python and more. Some projects allow you to work with the language of your choosing.

Peer-to-peer learning is an education model where students learn from each other rather than from an appointed teacher. This method emphasizes critical thinking, teamwork and communication. Students also develop through project-based learning,gaining a deeper knowledge of a subject through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Rather than merely following instructions and memorizing facts, students are pushed to think critically.

Career

At 42 you do not receive an accredited degree / diploma. Rather, you will receive a certificate as proof that you completed the program. In our partner schools, over 95% of graduates are well-employed. Many students receive offers from companies in the early stages of their studies. Lastly, we want to add that in tech, you never stop learning. It evolves constantly, and so will you!

Completing the course will give you access to many positions and jobs in the digital world, from startups to leading tech companies in Armenia, with over 95% of 42 graduates finding well-paying programming jobs in this sector. Just try searching “digital world jobs” in your favorite search engine to see what’s out there! With the skills you acquire at 42 and the peers that you’ll work with on a daily basis, you may even decide you want to build your own company! 30% of students in 42 have done just that.

Students are highly encouraged to complete each level of their studies, as they are more likely to find a programming job at a top software company if they do so. The final stage of the learning process at 42 is the internship phase, where students are matched with suitable companies in the Armenian tech sector. However, 42 students are free to start working at any time, and many do so after one or two years.