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; aims to alleviate the labor shortage, and the campus’ primary objective is to train the next generation of talent.

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!

You will have to pass these steps to confirm your admission to 42 Québec:

  • Pass 2 logical tests online;
  • Attend an introductory meeting, where candidates are briefed on 42`s philosophy;
  • Successfully complete the “piscine” stage, an intensive 4-week immersion in computer science based on peer learning.

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.

42 adopts a teaching method based on peer-to-peer learning. The entire learning process is done through practice and projects to be carried out. To progress, you can only rely on yourself and the strength of the group. You must give, but also receive: you are both a trainer and an apprentice!

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.

Yes, courses are available in English and French.

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

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.

The piscine is an intensive 4-week computer immersion program which means 28 intensive days, 7 days a week, and is designed to select those who have the potential to 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, to 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 that are in line with the philosophy and approach of 42.

No, it is not possible to transfer your file to 42 Quebec and be exempt from the piscine stage even if you have already done the piscine elsewhere in the world.

Yes, you can try the piscine test 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.

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

Yes, each student will have access to a computer.

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 afterwards. We invite you to consult this video capsule for more information. Please note that our designated educational institution number has not yet been issued to us and that the acceptance letter will only be sent if you successfully complete the Piscine.

No, because the curriculum of 42 Québec will not be advanced enough next year for you to join the first cohort of “beginner” level students scheduled for 2020.


For more information on your transfer to other campuses around the world, please do not hesitate to contact directly the 42 with whom you are currently training. They will be able to provide you with information on the various options and procedures to follow.

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

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.

In general, 42 does not favor 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.

42 will allow you to become a code expert as a developer and acquire a position in the Web world. The complete program trains full stack developers (software engineers) and opens up several Web professions:

  • mobile application developer
  • project manager
  • startup creator
  • systems and network administrator
  • IT security expert
  • video game designer
  • multimedia designer