Your future
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42 is among the best coding schools in the world, with over 10.000 students in more than 20 countries.

Here you learn in a different way, by developing real projects in teams, based on a gamified curriculum where you earn points that allow you to level up.



100% FREE

Open 24h, 7 days a week, challenging each student to set their own pace and path, according to their availability, talent and interests.

The 42 program is 100% free, there are no academic requirements for you to apply and  employability is guaranteed, promoting the development of a better and more techy future generation.

If you are at least 17 years old and you are willing to learn, what is holding you up?


<What am I going to learn at 42? >
At 42 you start by learning the basic programming concepts, to develop the right knowledge so later on in the curriculum you can choose the areas of your interest: cyber security, data analytics, web development, among others


< Can I have a career in tech after completing the 42 program?>
More than learning how to program, at 42 Lisboa you learn to overcome challenges, to be creative and to work with a team. These are important skills that employers are constantly looking for, besides the technical ones. Big tech companies around the world are always on the lookout for 42 students and often offer them positions when the program is still halfway through, and a lot of our alumni actually opt to start their own businesses.

< As a student do I have to study in person at the campus? >
Yes. The 42 philosophy is based on peer to peer learning and promotes the development of soft skills, much richer when on campus. You will be encouraged to work as a team, so the campus truly is the best place to meet with your peers and move forward on your projects.


< How can I apply? >
Applications for 42 Lisboa are always open, 365 days a year, with the completion of two online logic games. After that, you’ll have to participate in the Piscine, a 4 weeks bootcamp. Several dates will be disclosed throughout the year.


< Do I need to have any coding experience?>
You don’t need to have any coding experience to start learning at 42 Lisboa. You just need to have a true will to learn!

< Is the 42 program really free? >
100%! We believe everyone should have the opportunity to develop their talents and fulfill their dreams, so you won’t be charged anything before, during, or after your journey at 42 Lisboa. This is possible thanks to the support of great patrons who decided to invest in education and give you this opportunity.


< How long does it take to complete the program? >
At 42, each student has the freedom – and responsibility – to learn at their own pace, so there is no set period to complete the program. On average, students at 42 take 3 and a half years to complete the 21 levels, though some students are able to complete it in less than 2 and others need 5.