Become a software engineer from scratch

We prepare the next generation for the jobs of today and tomorrow by offering high quality and scalable software engineering education.


We do things differently

There are many qualities at Codam that differ from traditional education. We have no pre-admission requirements, no tuition fees, no teachers, no classrooms, and no semesters. What we offer is a unique, high quality and in-depth software engineering education, anyone 18 years or older is welcome to apply to.

High Quality Curriculum

The curriculum consists of carefully crafted projects with a clear goal and set of instructions. These projects offer an exciting challenge while remaining accessible. Students have to identify and acquire the knowledge necessary to solve problems. This way, they develop the most important skill of all: learning to learn.

Peer Learning

Peer learning at Codam primarily focuses on promoting student engagement. It encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation. Students learn how to find solutions to new problems as they arise instead of being taught the specifics of how to solve one.

Codam covers your tuition fees

High-quality education should be open and accessible to everyone, without fees. Everyone should have the chance to become a qualified software engineer, regardless of their background. That is why Codam covers the tuition of all their students.

No prior education or diploma needed

Codam attracts an unconventional pool of candidates which creates a diverse range of students and talent. We don’t look at grades, recommendations, or diplomas, nor do you need previous experience in programming to join Codam. Students will learn the necessary skills for success from scratch.

Testimonials

Everyone deserves the chance to become a software engineer, regardless of their background. Codam welcomes all to write their future, but don’t just take our word for it.

Niks

I studied at a Dutch university and completed a masters in cancer research, however it lacked the hands-on learning that Codam provides. It's easier to learn theory when you work on a project that requires it. At Codam you learn about programming as you write your code.

Senne

I tried a few traditional education systems (havo, vmbo and mbo) but I wasn’t challenged enough and struggled with the system structure. That’s why I like Codam! I can challenge myself as much as I want and come in whenever it suits me.

Saladin

I am a 24 year old college drop out and spent the last few years organizing parties and making music as a DJ. When I read about Codam in the newspaper, I immediately signed up and took the test. I'm still glad that I made that choice!

Katherine

I graduated as a Graphic Designer and worked alongside the digital teams of advertising agencies which led to an interest in tech. I love Codam’s peer-to-peer learning model and open schedule which gave me new perspectives.

I studied at a Dutch university and completed a masters in cancer research, however it lacked the hands-on learning that Codam provides. It's easier to learn theory when you work on a project that requires it. At Codam you learn about programming as you write your code.

I tried a few traditional education systems (havo, vmbo and mbo) but I wasn’t challenged enough and struggled with the system structure. That’s why I like Codam! I can challenge myself as much as I want and come in whenever it suits me.

I am a 24 year old college drop out and spent the last few years organizing parties and making music as a DJ. When I read about Codam in the newspaper, I immediately signed up and took the test. I'm still glad that I made that choice!

I graduated as a Graphic Designer and worked alongside the digital teams of advertising agencies which led to an interest in tech. I love Codam’s peer-to-peer learning model and open schedule which gave me new perspectives.

Facts and Numbers

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened Codam in 2019. We have since reached many milestones, and there is much more to come.

Part of the 42 network

9000 +

Students worldwide

4500 +

Alumni worldwide

33

Campuses

21

Countries

Codam in numbers

100 %

Job guarantee

50 %

Female candidates

30 %

Students without a highschool diploma

20 %

Students with a higher education degree

Company testimonials

We took on some Codam students last year and have had nothing but praise from our teams. Their knowledge, energy, and eagerness to learn are only some of the reasons we enjoyed working with Codam and the students so much. We are hugely excited to be a part of this year's program and are looking forward to having a few more students experience the Dott journey. The students coming out of the Codam program are some of the most knowledgeable students I have come across, which is a testament to the college itself.

Students from Codam are really self-starters! The peer-to-peer methodology helps them to figure out things themselves rather than waiting for others to get them the info.

Students from Codam aren't only able to pick up new technologies and frameworks quickly, they are also eager to develop themselves on a personal level and learn more about the company they are working with. Our developers were surprised by what Codam taught its students in a limited time in comparison to traditional education, and by how quickly our intern integrated into the team both personally and professionally.

The students from CODAM are smart, talented and come with great coding skills and the fact that they learn this via peer-peer coaching is unconventional!

TestCheck-inPiscineStartSelection monthInformative introduction to CodamStart of the curriculum2-4 years4 weeks2 hrs, 10 min1 afternoonStart with the online test

How to apply

TestCheck-inPiscineStartSelection monthInformative introduction to CodamStart of the curriculum2-4 years4 weeks2 hrs, 10 min1 afternoonStart with the online test
To join Codam, applicants complete 3 steps: taking an online test, attending a check-in event, and joining a Selection Piscine.

The online test needs to be taken on a desktop. Applicants have 2 hours and 10 minutes to get as far as they can. If they pass the online test, they can sign up for the check-in event. This is an introductory presentation where they’ll have the chance to have all their questions answered. Next, applicants join a Selection Piscine.The Piscine (‘Pool’ in french) is a 4-week, 7 days a week, day and night coding challenge where only motivation, willpower, and hard work will keep participants afloat.

After finishing these 3 steps, applicants know with certainty if Codam is something for them. Exiting the admission process is possible at any time, with no strings attached.

"It’s a challenging task, but many students including myself consider it to be one of the best parts of my Codam experience" - Swenne

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