A world class curriculum to empower the next generation of coding talents. We turned the traditional educational model of coding upside down so you can upgrade your future.

Are you ready for take-off at our Campus in Heilbronn?

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42 Heilbronn is unique

  • Project based learning - No teachers, no books and no classes
  • No previous education or coding experience needed
  • You choose when and how fast you'll learn
  • Just raw talent and commitment will lead you to success


Peer-learning: learn with and from your peers and find the solutions yourselves.

Gamification: you progress by collecting "experience points" which advance you level by level within a galaxy of projects.

Project-based learning: learn through relevant problems of real projects.

Your own path and pace: choose your specializations and the pace that works best for you.



Mohan, 26

Former IT student

This is the first time in my life that I really enjoy learning. At my old university, I didn't understand everything the professors lectured because it was too theoretical. I am a practically oriented person. I have to do it myself, make my own mistakes, to understand everything completely.

During the 4-week piscine of 42 Heilbronn, I learned much more than in one semester at university.

Sonja, 30

Former tax consultant

Before I started at 42 Heilbronn, I had no coding experience. I was afraid that I would feel stupid. But the opposite was the case: my peers helped me at all times. I get the support no matter what level I'm at - without being judged.

42 doesn't feel like a normal school. You don't come here to get a degree. You come here because you really want to learn something.

Marius, 29

Former Campus Security

42 is not just a school for me, it's a lifestyle. Mainly because of the freedom you have here in almost everything you do. The flexible opening hours allow you to come to campus whenever it's most productive for you.
I am enjoying collaborative learning for the first time in my life, and the community has definitely become a cornerstone for me. It's a great place to build a network and good contacts for the future.

Svenja, 19

Recently finished school

The main difference to school is that really all students want to be here. That creates a positive atmosphere at 42 Heilbronn. Everyone is open to getting in touch with each other. Here at 42, you have the freedom to try out different things, see how they work and thus find the right solutions. Also, my peers are all very different. It's amazing what cool concepts come up when two different people with different mindsets and approaches come together and work.


Before you can take off with coding at 42 Heilbronn in Germany there are some steps you need to take.
Buckle up and let's get started!


After successful registration on our platform, you will play two Logic Games that show us if you are eligible for becoming a 42 student.
Take the challenge and find out if you have what it takes to get into coding.

Duration: 2-3 hours


In this Online Meeting the 42 Heilbronn team introduces the program in detail.
This is your chance to learn more, meet the staff, and ask further questions you may have.

Duration: 1 hour


The Piscine is a 4-weeks immersive training on campus (next Nov/Jan). Dive deep into coding with C and Unix and find out if learning with 42 is for you. After you passed the piscine, you can start at any kick-off date. The next Piscine is in January.

Duration: 4 weeks


The fans speak for themselves

„42 coding schools are offering a chance for people to become successful coders and learn the ideal soft skills to excel in their careers.“

Corinne Vigreux – Co-founder and CMO of TomTom International B.V.

„At 42 you learn how to ship projects and put them into production, very similar to what I do day-to-day at Google.“

Emil Wallner – Resident at Googles Arts and Culture Lab

"The demand for IT specialists is immense. The 42 coding school takes an unconventional approach with an extraordinarily bold concept beyond established educational qualifications. This is a highly attractive program for unconventional thinkers and creative minds.“

Theresia Bauer – Minister for Science, Research and Arts

For AI, the following is true: the simplest things are complex, and the most complex are simple. 42 Heilbronn is able to implement these things by training people to create solutions based on new technologies."

Sven Körner – Founder thingsTHINKING GmbH

„We are proud to support 42 Heilbronn from the very beginning. With our "Women in Tech Scholarships" we want to support young women who are shaping the world of tomorrow with technology. We look forward to working with a highly innovative educational institution and promising talents.“

Konstanze Marinoff – Director Recruiting & HR Marketing at Porsche AG

„For young IT enthusiast with a passion for programming, 42 Heilbronn offers the perfect practical environment to develop their IT skills which are taught via peer-learning. The unique concept of 42 is the right approach to meet the increasing demand for well-qualified IT specialists.“

Gerd Chrzanowski – Chair of the Board of SB Dienstleistung KG

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The fans speak for themselves

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Sneak peak into the studies at 42, the curriculum and your potential future as a coder.


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Each project in the curriculum has been designed to learn a particular aspect of programming. Choose your own path and specialize in the fields of your interest.


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Here you'll find a list of frequently asked questions about the new coding school in Germany.