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Frequent Asked Questions

Application process

How can I apply to a course?

You must complete our 3-step application process to register for our training course:

Registration on our website: you will have to fill in a form and choose the course and the campus of your choice. Our training courses can be taken either online, in hybrid or on our campus in Lisbon. If you want to join a remote training course, you just have to select the "Remote" campus in the language of your choice.

Motivational interview: you will discuss your professional project and your motivation to join Wild Code School with an admissions manager.

Technical test: you will receive the link for this test in your email. You have to complete it by the end of the application process.

The application process can be completed in 1 week and registrations are open until 7 days before the start of the course.


I've never worked in digital before, can I apply?

Absolutely, during the application process, we ask our future students to take on some exercises remotely using our Odyssey teaching platform.

We provide all of the resources and offer the help you need to succeed, even if you are a beginner. You can also seek help from Wilders already in training and Alumni in our chat group.

This gives you the opportunity to ensure that the digital sector is suited to you, in the best possible conditions and free of charge!

Every year, people from all backgrounds, some knowing nothing about computer programming, become developers or data analysts at Wild Code School.

What is the selection criteria for admission?

The only requirement for acceptance to the school is that you meet the minimum legal age (18) requirements and complete the application process.

The admission process takes into account both the personal journey, the desire to succeed, creativity in finding solutions to problems, and the ability to work as part of a team.

At Wild Code School, we believe that the best qualities for student success are real skills and motivation.

Distance learning (remote)

What is remote training?

At Wild Code School, a remote training is done live by a trainer and allows you to attend from home. Just like in our face-to-face training programs you will join your virtual class of around twenty other students led by an instructor and campus manager. Here too, you will follow a course schedule and participate in activities, necessary to structure your days. Finally, you will have access to our tools and collaborate live with your group and trainer via chat, video, shared documents, etc.

How is remote training different from an on-campus training course?

- You can benefit from the comfort of learning from home, optimize your home-office, reduce the time spent commuting and then be more relaxed.
- Remote training is designed to give you more flexibility in your day to day organization.
- Collaborate with our European student community: remote trainings have, students from many different countries.

Can I work and learn remotely at the same time?

We offer two types of remote courses: full-time and part-time courses. If you’d like to work during your training, we strongly recommend you to join our part-time courses. Our remote full-time courses require you to be available 35 hours per week.

You can find more course details in the "courses" section of our website.

How is Wild Code School different from a traditional course?

Wild Code School allows each of its students to acquire knowledge and develop their skills, just like in a traditional training organization or school.

What differentiates Wild Code School is the way students approach different concepts. The training is based on the mastery of skills, not on the amount of time spent on each concept.

The school provides students with tools and pedagogy to guide them towards autonomy, responsibility and commitment to their professional success, so that they can continue to learn and improve throughout their careers.


Are Web Developer or Data analyst jobs also for women?

Web Developer or Data analyst are professions open to all profiles. Wild Code School now welcomes 25% women.

The jobs in the digital sector may involve staggered working hours, which may at first seem like a constraint, but which can also be a great advantage with very flexible working hours, in which remote work is possible.

A woman alone or with children can therefore adapt her schedule according to her needs. Knowing how to code also allows women to be more creative, to benefit from a booming sector and to launch an entrepreneurial project more easily.


Do I get help to find a job after the training?

Of course! The campus managers of each school are there to support each student in their search for an internship or a job. They help the student to position themselves on the job market. Students benefit from lessons and coaching sessions on job searching, CV and cover letter writing, online presence, technical tests, and interview preparation.

The school also receives exclusive internship and job offers, which are regularly sent to students and alumni.

Do you offer distance learning?

We offer distance learning. You can check all the detailed information about our remote trainings going to "Campus" and selecting one of our remote campus.

How many students are there per session?

The number of students depends on the capacity of each campus. We guarantee a maximum of 20 students for 1 trainer, which allows us to offer individual support during the training and job research later on.

Is it possible to work and attend the course at the same time?

It depends on the course.

In the full-time program, you must devote 100% of your energy to learn the skills needed for your new job. You should attend class from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Most students tend to stay later to work on their projects. It is therefore not possible to work full-time in parallel.

The part-time courses allow students to combine full-time work and training, as the courses are taught in the evenings and on Saturdays. However, it does require also dedicating most of your free time to the program.

What are some of the opportunities open to me after the training?

Wild Code School provides training for tech jobs. Our former students work in big companies, startups, local authorities, web agencies or as freelancers.

After the training, many professional opportunities open up, such as becoming a web developer, mobile application developer, data analyst, etc.

What is the typical profile of a Wild Code School student?

There is no specific profile. Recruitment is based on skills and motivation.

Some of our students are in the process of retraining or seeking professional development, looking to enter a booming sector. Others have already received computer training, but lack practice. Others may want to add a string to their bows, such as graphic designers or integrators, to boost their profile and gain interest from recruiters. Some applicants are working on a startup project and are looking to acquire programming skills to build their prototype, the MVP of their application.

The average student age at Wild Code School is 29. We accept students from 18 years of age. Some of our students do not have a degree, others have a doctorate. This is what contributes to the richness of the training.

What type of computer do I need?

This is the required set-up for your own computer:

- Minimum processor Intel i5 (4 years or less)
- Minimum Ram 8 Go
- SSD 120 Go
- Operating System. Minimum: Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Depending on your training course, resources can be more suitable for one or the other operating system (Ubuntu for the Web Development courses, Windows for the Data course).

You can also bring additional personal devices (mouse, keyboard...)

Why do Wilders learn without shoes?

Wild Code School students remove their shoes before entering the school. We want them to feel at home, relaxed and comfortable.

Taking off your shoes is also a way to change your habits, to free yourself from the shackles of traditional education, which often prevents you from expressing yourself. When the feet are free, so is your mind!

What language is the bootcamp taught in?

It depends on the campus:
- In campuses located in France, the program is in French
- In campuses located outside France, like in Lisbon for instance, the program is in English.
- REMOTE EN bootcamps are taught in English as well.
In order to attend our bootcamps, students must have a good level and understanding of English.

What is the hybrid training?

During the pandemic, many companies had to change their work organization to enable their employees to work remotely. The majority of them have now adopted hybrid work models, allowing their employees to split their time between remote working from home, and coming in to the workplace.

To respond to this new reality, we have decided that our full-time bootcamps will be in a hybrid format on our Lisbon Campus, which means that students have the flexibility to choose how they want to learn. They have the option to come to the campus for in-person learning some days and to work from home the rest of the week. They can also choose to be fully remote.

This hybrid training approach allows students to learn programming while also taking into account their personal circumstances. It provides students living far from the campus a better work-life balance by eliminating the need for long commutes, and allowing them to save valuable time and resources on transportation.

We understand that hybrid learning can be challenging and we provide students with a range of resources and support to ensure they have a positive and successful learning experience. We are using online platforms and tools to facilitate interaction and collaboration between students and instructors, and to provide access to course materials and assignments.

We believe that this hybrid training approach is beneficial for students and help them to learn how to work efficiently remotely, which will be an important skill for their future career.

Teaching approach

Who are the instructores of Wild Code School?

Our instructores are experienced professional developers who possess a deep understanding of the job market and a passion for teaching programming to our students.
Our instructores are present full-time in our schools. Their role with students is to provide support and guidance, rather than bring a knowledge holder. They supervise students throughout their projects and act as lead developers for clients.

What is blended learning?

Blended learning, consists of combining e-learning and classroom training, to make learning most effective.

Wild Code School developed its own pedagogical platform, Odyssey, on which students have access to all theoretical concepts. It is a learning tool adapted to each student that allows progression at your own pace and a stimulating and less intimidating relationship with learning. We know that 100% online learning is not successful. It is indeed essential for students to be able to put the acquired skills into practice and to progress within a community of learners.

Odyssey is, therefore, part of a complementary approach together with the work of Wild Code School trainers, allowing them to focus on providing individualised support for each student. We have developed a project-based and peer-to-peer pedagogy, in order to optimize the relationship between the time spent in training and the skills mastered by the students.

What equipment do I need for remote training?

For best training conditions, we recommend the following equipment:

* A good internet connection: this is the key to being able to follow your remote training without interruption. Test your internet connection directly here: You need at least 4Mbit/s for download and 128Kbit/s for upload to follow the remote training.
* A computer with Linux, Mac or Windows
* Headphones so that you are not disturbed by outside noise and are fully concentrated.
* A dedicated work environment: a desk in a quiet room and a good chair to avoid back problems.
* Bonus: a second screen to help to juggle between video conferences and your working environment so that you feel more comfortable and efficient.
If you need advice on what equipment to buy, do not hesitate to contact your campus manager directly.


How can I finance the training?

Training is an investment of time as well as a financial investment. At Wild Code School, we have sought out to optimise the time spent in training and its cost in order to make our training more accessible. It won't b easy for you to find a better quality/price ratio!

By way of comparison, a 5-year course in a traditional digital school costs an average of €45K (~€9k per year). However, students graduating from such training would have virtually the same salaries as Wilders after less than a year of training.

We have put several payment methods in place to best suit your situation. For example, with the early birds discount, students who pay up-front benefit from a 5% or 10% discount.

Alternatively, it is possible to spread the payment of training fees over 3 installments.

How to get finance from a bank?

Most banks are aware of how innovative training courses such as Wild Code School work and are generally ready to support candidates in their educational initiatives.

Our students have been able to benefit from personal loans, consumer loans or even micro-credits. The cost of living can also be covered by the loan, in addition to the cost of training. Interest rates are generally between 2 and 4% and our students have often been able to benefit from a deferred refund (the refund starts once the training is completed and the job is found).

One thing is certain: targeting a digital business in high demand reassures banks about your ability to repay.