Everyone starts at the same point. From there, you have the freedom to choose your own path and pace. In cooperation with your peers, you work your way through 6 levels. Afterwards, you are ready for working life. Currently, our partners offer about 100 internships. Our close cooperation with more than 60 partners from industry and commerce ensures a study programme with its finger on the pulse. After completing the Core Curriculum, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in various areas in the Mastery.




You learn programming by collaborating with other students. Having no teachers, means that projects are evaluated through peer review.


Learn by doing. The curriculum consists of high quality and up-to-date projects which are constantly innovated by a group of experts.


Develop soft skills needed in working life such as adaptability, critical thinking, collaboration and learning to learn.


The campus is designed to make connections, learn programming, create music and play games. We believe in the power of co-creation beyond the screen!


Join our community for collaborative learning and growth. Learn from your peers in coding and collectively test your new skills through hackathon trips or join various social activities.


The 42 Heilbronn curriculum is based on the innovative pedagogy and content provided by the 42 network. This is now used at 50 locations in 29 countries worldwide. In the curriculum, you programme 16 projects that cover all facets of your possible career path. These are regularly reviewed and updated. Here you can see an example of a student's daily routine.


42 Heilbronn Mastery is designed to provide you with a high level of expertise. At the Mastery you will face more challenging projects, in larger teams, and in a larger time scale. You will continue to learn by solving problems that are more exciting than ever! The Mastery has 5 “tracks”. Each track focuses on a wide topic of software engineering. Each track will guide you on a journey from discovering a topic to state-of-the-art challenges. Many paths will be open to you - customize your curriculum and explore!

A Day as a 42 Student

Take a look at an example of a daily schedule for a student at 42 Heilbronn:

Hi, I'm Felix, hailing from Linz, Austria, and I've been a student at 42 Heilbronn since March. I stumbled upon 42 Heilbronn by chance through an advertisement on Instagram, and after a logic test and the intensive 4-week admission test (Piscine), I found myself in Heilbronn.

In summary, I'm extremely happy with my choice of programming school! The feeling of being able to work when it suits my daily rhythm, without having to conform to the schedules of 40 other people, is a dream come true. Finally, I want to emphasize how inclusive and understanding the students at 42 are. Never before in my life have I felt so at home and understood.

This is how Felix spends his day at 42 Heilbronn.

I wake up at 8:30 AM, have breakfast, pack my things, and walk 10 minutes to 42.

At this time, I'm often one of the first in the cluster (workspace), I log in to an iMac, and start working. Currently, there's a Piscine taking place at the school, which I'm assisting as an H.A.T. (Heilbronn Assistant Team). During this, I support the Pisciners on their journey through the 4 weeks.

As a software development student, I spend most of the day in front of the computer, so physical activity is very important to me. I usually head to the Calisthenics park, which is just a 10-minute walk from 42 Heilbronn, to get some exercise.

After the workout, I head to have lunch and then take a short lunch break.

I usually continue working until someone, like Patrick, asks if I'd be up for a game of table tennis. Even a brief physical activity can work wonders when you've been stuck on the same problem for 30 minutes and can't seem to make progress.

Evaluation While playing, I receive a notification on my phone reminding me of an evaluation at 4:00 PM. Evaluations are a fundamental aspect of 42. During these sessions, I review my peers to determine if they've understood the project they've just submitted, and if their project can withstand various test cases and function correctly. This takes about 30 minutes and is also a great opportunity for idea exchange.

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Thanks to the flexible system at 42, I also have the opportunity to work on my own start-up every day, applying what I've learned from the curriculum directly.

After 42, I can relax and go play volleyball, and unwind for the rest of the evening.