Frequently Asked Questions
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Our application process is made up of three steps:
An online written application form
A personal interview to get to know you better
A final technical interview to assess your ability to pick up the concepts that will be covered in your course quickly.
Yes, it is, but you have to put in the work. Ironhack will give you all the educational materials, teachers and support along every step of the way. But, you have to come prepared to work hard and to put in much more than the minimum.
If your professional goals in terms of salary and job position are aligned with the job market, you can find a job in around 3 to 6 months after graduation. From Ironhack, we fight for tech companies to become more diverse in terms of backgrounds, ages and gender in their teams. That is why we try to demonstrate the ability of our students and get them ready for the most demanding selection processes.
At Ironhack, we believe that diversity and inclusion means supporting everyone. Your age or previous background is not a problem to join the Bootcamp. If you are worried about companies rejecting your profile or having difficulties to get to the job market, we can evaluate your case and check if the Bootcamp is aligned with your career goals. At Ironhack, we are committed to give you an honest feedback and orientation in your career. We admit anyone who shows the Ironvalues and wants to improve their technical skillset.
In the Full Time program, you should go to class from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, and then you will have a lot of extra work after class. It is a really intensive program that is not compatible with any other activity such as work or studying.
In the Part Time program, you will have class two weekdays during the evening and on Saturdays. It is compatible with your full time job or any other circumstances, but remember that all your free time will be dedicated to the program. We estimate that you should invest at least 15 hours per week, besides the attendance to class.
The cost of the program depends on each campus, since it varies depending on the market and local currency. You can check each campus and program visiting each course and campus page.
The total fee should be paid 20 days before the program starts. If you have a payment plan, or you are paying with financing options, make sure everything is clear between you and the Admissions Manager.
Scholarships and discounts are launched together with partners who want to encourage education in tech and those are announced when we close an agreement. If you are interested in these initiatives, you can stay updated using this form. We don't offer general scholarships or discounts.
We work with a variety of third party partners and government agencies to provide you with the very best financing options. If you're unable to, or would just rather not, pay for your full tuition upfront, we can break your fee up into instalments to make the payments manageable. Depending on your location and eligibility, you may be able to get your Bootcamp partially or even fully funded. In fact, most Ironhack students use Financing Options to fund their education, so you're certainly not alone in needing a bit of help!
The admissions interview consists of a videocall or a personal interview of 30 minutes with the Admissions Manager of the chosen campus. In this interview we will get to know your profile and motivation for the selected program. We will determine if you are a good fit for the class and if you show the Ironvalues (can-do attitude, passion above anything else and love people and their stories). You will also get all your questions answered and we will let you know all the steps in the admissions process.
The online test will evaluate your logical skills according to the requirements of the program. It is not a test based on knowledge but on abilities. We will send you the link, user and password so that you can take it as soon as possible. All you need is a free hour, good internet connection and avoid distractions. If you pass the test and the personal interview, you will recieve an admission letter for the program.
The test doesn't require any preparation or pre-work, you just need to show your logical skills
You should be enrolled in the program at least 1 month before the bootcamp starts so you have time to complete the mandatory pre-work. Remember that you should do your interview and the online test, so we recommend you to submit your application as soon as possible (at least 5 weeks before the program starts)
At Ironhack, you can find a wide range of profiles: recent graduates, people who never went to college, waiters, filmmakers, psychologists, Human Resources specialists, enterpreneurs, artists, people with a lot of years of working experience... We also admit students that have basic knowledge in some coding languages or in graphic design but they want to update their skills and boost their career. What they all have in common is their passion for tech and their need for specialization in an intensive education that gives them the technical skills needed to change or boost their career.
The pre-work is a mandatory online pre-course of around 100 hours that should be done one week before the starting of the class so all students start the adventure with a similar level of knowledge.
If you want to get more information about the content of the pre-work you can check the Content of the Program or download our syllabus, where everything is explained in detail.
Ironhack provides a private certificate that proves that the program was completed. The bootcamps are not recognized by the traditional standards of the Education administration. Due to its intensive and hands-on format, it wouldn't be possible to adapt the content and schedules to the official requirements. However, for some campuses you can get public financing to study with us. For more information, contact the Admissions Manager.
During the bootcamp you will learn the most required abilities, that is why some of our graduates are hired in all kinds of companies, from big companies to other tech start-ups that share our values, consultant companies and agencies. Check the Ironhackers LinkedIn profiles to get inspired!
Above all else, you will need to be extremely motivated and have a genuine interest in tech and coding. While we work continually to ensure you don’t lose a step, the bootcamp moves very quickly, so your dedication is essential. A previous introduction to coding, either through an introductory course in college or an online course, will be useful for you. But don’t get discouraged if you haven’t taken one — many of our students started without any previous knowledge and still became great developers. Nothing is more important than your mindset and your determination.
Ironhack Bootcamps are really demanding. If you choose the Full Time program, you will have to dedicate all your free time during the week and one weekend day (Saturday, for example). We recommend you to rest at least one day in the weekend. If you choose the Part Time program you will have to dedicate about 10 or 15 extra hours, but this is a program compatible with your 8 hours job.
Ironhack wants to help you to get your professional goals. If we don't have a campus in the country where you want to work, we can't guarantee direct help as we do in the countries where we are based on. However, you will have the support of your Career Coach to define an action plan and you will have acces to the Alumni network to get started wherever you want to be. As an Ironhacker, you belong to a global community
Each person chooses their own learning path; however, many self-taught students give up this kind of training due to lack of motivation and models. In our program, you will have tight deadlines. You will be able to ask your questions to our Lead Teachers, and you will have to put every lesson into practice with real-life projects that will be supervised by the Education team. Also, it will be an inmersive experience in which your classmates will become your family.
Yes, you can change your starting date if you let us know in advance and if there are available spots in the program. Please, remember that the place reservation payment is not refundable - exceptions are only made in a case by case basis
In the Full Time program the classes are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. In the Part Time program the classes are either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. This schedule may be subject to changes, so please always check with your Admissions Manager before enrolling in the program.
The place reservation has a different amount for each campus. It is always included in the program, and you should make the payment 3 days after receiving your admission.
In Europe, the place reservation is about 750€. In Mexico is 9,000MXN and for the Latam Remote program is 400USD. In Miami it is usually 500USD. Please, remember that these prices may change; please, always check the website first.
It varies depending on the bootcamp and campus, but we typically have around 20 students per class. There is 1 Lead Teacher per bootcamp and 1 Teacher Assistant for every 10 students.
Ironhack cannot arrange any kind of visa, not for studying nor working. We can give you all the required documents to present at your Embassy.
Remember that if you want us to support your job search, you need a work permit to work in the country you are applying to.
Yes, you should have your own computer. If you are enrolled in the Web Dev or Data Analytics Bootcamps, any operative system should be fine. For the UX/UI Design Bootcamp, we try to adapt to the industry standards so we recommend you to check what operating system they prefer. Most of campus use software like Sketch or Flinto, only available for Mac, but you can also use alternative programs. In general, the computer should have 8GB of RAM and no older than 5 years.
Unlike competitors who guarantee jobs after the Bootcamp or your money back, we don't want you to get just ANY job, but one that's aligned with your long term career goals. At Ironhack, you get out of it as much as you're willing to put in. We equip you with the tools to help you achieve your goals, but it's up to you to open the door to your future.
What we do guarantee is our commitment to you and your goals, and providing you with a quality education, expert career advice, a supportive learning community and a global hiring network.
Yes, Ironhack is committed to their students to help them achieve their professional goals. We believe this is part of our mission and we want students to get involved in their own success. We have a Career Services department whose objective is to create relationships with companies and follow up with students in their selection processes. All our bootcamps include a Career Week in which you will develop and put into practice Job Hunting skills, we will help you to put together your CV and portfolio to get ready for the job market. The attitude, performance during the bootcamp and commitment of the students with their own goal is key to the success in the job search.
Yes, the content is the same for all Ironhack campuses. Of course, each instructor has its own teaching style but the methodology and structure will always be the same. This alignment allow us to implement changes in the curriculum when we detect global trends or include improvements based on the feedback from students coming from different parts of the world.
Ironhack teaches face to face programs in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisboa, Sao Paulo, Mexico, Miami, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. We also offer remote programs with a live virtual environment for students from all over the world.
No, the program should be paid before it finishes. The only exception would be for those students with an ISA or other specific financing options, agreed with our partner financing entities.
Bootcamps are not for everyone, even if anyone can apply for them. The concept of bootcamp comes from the military camps: it means effort, teamwork and passion above anything else. Our Bootcamps are designed for reinventing education and go beyond the passive traditional education. Learning is based on projects, and there are no grades or exams. You will get constant feedback from teachers and classmates, our methodology is hands-on and you will be supported by the Careers Department to achieve your career goals. At Ironhack, the title is not the most important thing, but our job market network, our ability to adapt the content to the market needs and the technical skills of the Ironhackers.
Full-time and part-time Ironhackers receive the same quality education and career support, but each format comes with its own benefits to better fit your goals, lifestyle, financial situation, and state of being. Consider carefully which one makes the most sense for you. Keep in mind that both require the same amount of dedication from you, and will also include some independent work outside of class time.
Part time is a great choice if you're looking for more flexibility and want to work while studying, or need to balance your Bootcamp with other commitments. Full time can help you change careers more quickly, and is great for a more immersive experience, which allows you to get help more frequently from teaching staff and your fellow Ironhackers.
Our Admissions team will be able to advise you during the application process, and figure out which option is the best for you.