Before you can take off with coding at 42 Heilbronn in Germany there are some small 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 Oct/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.

Duration: 4 weeks


Now that you know how our Admission process works, we’d like to give you some insights on the last step - the „Piscine“. It’s the French word for „Swimming Pool“. The idea is that everyone learns how to swim by immediately jumping into the water. We believe it’s the same when you start programming. During the Piscine, candidates will dive into the world of coding. By working through challenging projects and solving daily assignments alongside your peers, you are given the opportunity to figure out if 42 Heilbronns peer-to-peer learning method suits you. 

The Piscines takes place on a regular base. Have a look at our homepage to see current dates. It is an immersive program with the mission to bring you, together with about 150 other candidates to spend 4 weeks, seven days a week, day and night (including weekends) coding your heart out.
After the Piscine, we will carefully evaluate each candidate to determine if they are a good match for the 42 Heilbronn curriculum and community. There is no way to prepare for a Piscine. We only recommend that you get plenty of rest beforehand and be ready to interact and learn a lot! The most important thing you should know about the Piscine: it is not a competition! Cooperation and enthusiasm are two success factors that will help you make it through this unique experience.

Are you already excited? We asked some of our students to talk about their 42 Piscine Experience. Check out the video.

Do you have any other questions? Then see if you can find an answer in the FAQs or feel free to contact us via or our social media channels.

Want more insights? Then check out this documentary of a participant on YouTube.

Start your coding career with 42 Heilbronn