Here are some of the questions we’re frequently asked.
How does the admissions process work?
Our application process is comprised of three steps: 1. Online written application, 2. Personal interview to get to know you better, 3. Technical interview to assess your previous coding knowledge.
Can I apply from outside of Spain or the US?
Absolutely, we’ve had students from almost every continent! If you’re accepted into our program from abroad, we’ll help you find reasonably priced accommodations in the cities where our campuses are located. All of our cities are awesome places to come study abroad!
When should I apply?
The sooner, the better. Our classes fill up quickly as we have limited availability to maintain an excellent teacher-student ratio and ensure the quality of instruction.
Is it actually possible to learn all of this in 8 weeks?
Yes, it is! As long as you put in the work, we’ll be there to help you along the way and make it a reality. Come prepared, work hard, put in extra time… and you’ll be amazed as to what you’ll have accomplished in the 8 weeks.
But, can’t I learn all of this online?
It’s possible. However, for most of us, programming can be challenging to learn without proper mentorship and support. In fact, most of our students have tried self-study first but have realized it wasn’t the right path for them. With the resources, teachers, and peers that Ironhack provides, we’re confident that you’ll have all the tools necessary to keep you motivated and help you reach your goals!
Do I need my own laptop?
Yes, you do. We don’t really care what OS you’re running, but we’d prefer if it’s a Mac.
Do you offer any scholarships?
Yes! We offer scholarships for women and veterans of $1,000 in the US or 1.000 € in Spain.
How do you reconcile the knowledge gap between students with different technical/programming levels?
Firstly, the goal of our admissions process is to select a cohort that will be able to move at the same pace. Secondly, completing the pre-work is important to make sure that everyone has the same foundational knowledge. Having said that, some people will move faster than others, but that’s totally OK! Our curriculum is designed in such a way that there is some flexibility for those that are moving faster and those that need a bit more personalized attention.
Who are the #Ironhackers?
#Ironhackers is a community formed by our alumni, teachers, and mentors of Ironhack! Our relationship doesn’t end once the course does, so it only makes sense that our Ironhackers stay actively involved and visit us frequently.
What happens when you graduate?
That depends on your objective. If you’re in the market for a developer job, the fun doesn’t stop at the end of week 8! Following the course, we’ll host a career week where we’ll test your skills and make sure that you’re razor sharp for the interview you’ll set up with our corporate partners.
Is housing included?
No, but we do have agreements with nice, affordable apartments near our respective campuses. We also encourage students to link up before the course to find housing together. In the past, we’ve had up to 3 or 4 Ironhack students from the same cohort live in the same apartment! Those are a lot of fun.
How many hours per week will I be working?
Around 80 hours per week. Classes start at 9AM and typically finish around 6PM. However, once the class is over, you’ll keep working on your exercises and personal projects alongside your colleagues. On Friday, you’ll do an assessment exercise that will go over all of the topics covered that week. That’ll give you an idea of how much you’ll have to work on the weekend!
Will I be able to create my own project after the bootcamp?
Absolutely! At that point, you’ll have all of the tools and skills necessary to develop a full web application on your own. If your project is among some of the top projects in your cohort, you’ll be able to present it to a live audience at our Hackshow (Demo Day)!