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 over 18 years old or will be by the end of January 2022, you are eligible to apply. Otherwise, please wait until you meet the age requirements.

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 Introduction meeting 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 is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Students are 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, you will need to spend a large part of your time at 42 (up to 40 hours a week.) So, the combination can be a bit too much and therefore, we do not recommend it.

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

42 is different from other programming schools you know. There are no classes or specific programming languages – students learn through hands-on projects. By completing these projects, students gain an in-depth understanding of programming and the ability to specialize in any field and learn any programming language. You can learn more about the specifics of the program here.

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.

Yes, you can. After you complete the core Curriculum, more than 100 projects are available for you, and you’re free to choose among different areas of specialization. You can choose as many areas as you want and are able to handle.

The program takes 3 years of full-time dedication, including internships. But it’s up to you. Some students complete the program in less than two years, others need 4 years. Both cases are okay! It’s not a race – 42 Yerevan is a learning curve.

Career

Finding internships required to validate the course is a crucial part of your learning process. 42 Yerevan will provide you with a way to acquire knowledge, build confidence, and access professionals through conferences, hackathons, and workshops with top tech companies in Armenia. However, it is up to you to make the call and step up to the challenge in the end.

At 42, you do not receive an accredited degree / diploma. Rather, you receive a certificate as proof that you completed the 42 program. 42 graduates not only have a strong base in programming, but also are team players with strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and a desire for life-long learning. In our schools worldwide, over 95% of graduates are well-employed.

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.

The 2021-2022 admission is open!