Most frequently asked questions

Here are some answers for the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, do not hesitate to contact us at or via Facebook messaging.

Admission and inscription

What are the costs for the program?

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.

Do you accept foreign students?

What are the prerequisites for admission to 42 Québec?

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!

What are the steps to start the training?

You will have to pass these steps to confirm your admission to 42 Québec:
  • Pass 2 logical games online;
  • Attend an introductory meeting, where candidates are briefed on 42`s philosophy;
  • Successfully complete the Piscine, intensive 4-week immersion in computer science based on peer learning.

I have failed the logical admission games; can I repeat them?

Yes, you can retake the logical games for the next cohort. You can only do the logical games once per cohort, and there is one cohort per year.

I live abroad; can I still register for the Piscine and take the training?

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. Here's a blog article you may also read.

I am currently a 42 student abroad. Can I register for 42 Québec?

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.

The Piscine

What is the Piscine?

The Piscine is an intensive 4-week computer immersion program, which means 28 intensive days, 7 days a week. It is designed to select those who can develop the creativity, active collaboration and empathy necessary for this type of training focused on peer-to-peer learning, projects and gamification. The Piscine is a chance to really discover 42, what programming and coding system is all about. Every day, for 4 weeks and even on weekends, 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.

Can I be exempted from the Piscine since I have already done it at another campus 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.

I failed the Piscine; can I do it again?

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

How long does the training last?

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.

Can I combine 42 with a full-time job?

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.

What languages can be learned?

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.

Can I take a remote classroom training?

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.

Can I take only one course, à la carte?

42 does not offer tailor-made courses; it is necessary to follow the full program.

Can I take the program in English?

Yes, the program is available in English and French.

Why aren't there any teachers?

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!

Do you provide computers for training?

Yes, each student will have access to a computer.

When can I access the facility?

The campus is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, day, evening, night, weekdays, weekends, holidays, leap years, etc.

The after 42

What are the potential opportunities in the employment market after training?

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

What kind of diploma will I get at the end of the training?

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.