Most frequently asked questions
These are some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you are unable to find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Admission and inscription
The training is free of charge! There is no fee throughout the course. 42 is accessible to everyone from the age of 18, without discriminatory criteria. 42 is free with no hidden costs; it aims to alleviate the labour shortage, and the campus’s primary objective is to train the next generation of talent.
42’s training is available to all from the age of 18 without any diploma requirements. No prerequisites are required except knowing how to use a mouse and keyboard!
You will have to pass these steps to confirm your admission to 42 Québec:
- Complete your online profile on our admission platform;
- Watch the 42 Québec Introduction video;
- Successfully complete the Piscine, an intensive 26 days immersion in computer science based on peer learning.
If you are admitted to 42 Québec, it remains your responsibility to obtain the necessary legal documents to remain on the territory for the training afterward. We invite you to consult this video capsule for more information. You can also read our foreign student section.
Yes, under certain conditions. The first students of 42 Quebec were welcomed in May 2021. If you are more advanced in your course than this first cohort, you will not have the necessary support to progress in the training. We also suggest you pay close attention to this important information addressed to foreign applicants. For more information on your transfer to other 42 campuses, contact your current campus administration directly. They will be able to provide you with information on the various options and procedures to follow.
No. However, 42 Quebec has an agreement with Emploi Quebec. Contact an Employment Assistance Officer for more information and to see if you qualify.
The health and safety of all remain our top priority at 42 Québec. Government health guidelines are being followed on campus to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Piscine is an intensive computer immersion program. The Piscine is a chance to really discover 42, what programming and coding system is all about. Every day, for 26 consecutive days, there will be tasks or projects to perform, hand in, and evaluate while getting to know the other candidates. The Piscine will decide on your final admission to 42 Québec. This step identifies the most motivated and confirms the students’ aptitude for IT development. It should be noted that it is not necessarily those who will have the best results that will be selected but those who meet the criteria in line with the philosophy and approach of 42.
No, it is impossible to transfer your file to 42 Québec and be exempt from the Piscine even if you have already done it elsewhere in the world.
Yes, you can try the Piscine again; however, you must respect a 1-year time limit before you can do it again. If you fail again, it will not be possible to try again.
Program and courses
The duration of the training is generally 3 years. It will depend on your pace; you can do the training full-time or combined with part-time work.
42 is a full-time training that can be combined with part-time work. However, with a full-time job, this could be very tedious. We recommend that training 42 be conducted with a part-time workload.
In general, 42 does not favour specific languages but rather aims to encourage students to encounter and solve problems of various kinds. The training thus proposes specific contexts by adopting the utmost neutral stance towards languages, technologies and brands.
No. 42 is based on peer-to-peer learning and collaborative teamwork and is at the very heart of the pedagogical approach and philosophy of 42, which is why it is not possible to do so.
42 does not offer tailor-made courses; it is necessary to follow the full program.
42 adopts a teaching method based on peer learning. In this way, learning takes place through practice and the projects to be carried out. To progress, you can only rely on yourself and the strength of the group. You have to give, but also receive: you are both trainer and apprentice!
Yes, each student will have access to a computer.
The campus is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, day, evening, night, weekdays, weekends, holidays, leap years, etc.
The after 42
42 will allow you to become a coding expert as a developer and acquire a position in the Web world. The complete program trains full-stack developers (software engineers) and open up several professions:
- mobile application developer
- project manager
- startup creator
- systems and network administrator
- IT security expert
- video game designer
- multimedia designer
As far as the title, diploma or degree is concerned, there is none since it is an alternative training. The students come out of this training with all the skills of a programmer, ready to enter the job market. It should be noted that the 42 Network model has proven its worth since its inception in 2013, having trained more than 12,000 graduates around the world with a placement rate of nearly 100%.