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February 15, 2023 - 4 minutes

Campus Spotlight: Berlin

Is Berlin calling you? We think so. 

Juliette Erath - Tech Writer


As a diverse city with international residents, a thriving startup ecosystem, and individuals dedicated to being on the forefront of tech, Berlin is the place to kickstart your tech career and dive right into the center of it all. Did you know that Berlin falls second to only London when it comes to yearly venture capital? Or that there are 96,000 open tech roles there? With its connections to the EU market, more than 16,000 startups, an affordable cost of living, and diverse pool of talent, Berlin is where you need to be. 

Why Berlin? 

As one of Europe’s biggest cities, Berlin is known for its rich cultural heritage, incredible history, and much more. Let’s take a look: 

  • Good work-life balance: Berlin has a relaxed and laid-back culture, which is reflected in its work culture. Employers are more open to flexible working hours and remote working, allowing for a good work/life balance.

  • Government support for the tech industry: the German government has significantly invested in the country's technology sector, providing funding and support to startups and companies and therefore creating more opportunities for tech workers.

  • Strong public transportation: Berlin has an excellent public transportation system, which makes it easy to get around the city and to other parts of Europe. This can be a great advantage for tech workers who need to travel frequently for work or simply want to be well-connected.

  • Affordable cost of living: compared to other major tech hubs like London or San Francisco, Berlin has a relatively low cost of living, making it an attractive place to live and work for those on a budget.

  • Vibrant startup scene: Berlin is home to a thriving startup ecosystem with a large number of tech startups and incubators; it has fantastic opportunities to be part of cutting-edge innovation and connect with other like-minded individuals.

  • Rich cultural scene: Berlin is known for its rich cultural scene with a wide range of museums, galleries, and historical landmarks. 

Ironhack in Berlin 

Ironhack’s Berlin campus is located in the trendy neighborhood of Prenzlauerberg, which is known for its vibrant startup scene, diverse culture, and artistic atmosphere. The campus is housed in a modern and well-equipped facility, designed to provide students with the best possible learning experience.

On top of that, it’s five minutes away from the metro and we are located right in front of one of our iconic techno Mensch Meier and very close to the city center with easy parking access. Since 2019, we’ve been helping the next generation of Berlin techies find their place in the tech industry with one of our bootcamps. 

Ironhack courses in Berlin

  • Web development: learn front and back end technologies and everything else you need to know to become a full stack web developer. 

  • Data analytics: become a data analyst through learning tools such as Python, SQL, and Tableau and learn to interpret data to make the right decisions. 

  • UX/UI design: user-centric design is key here; learn design thinking to build digital experiences created specifically for users. 

  • Cybersecurity: cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, due to their wide range of skills pertaining to protecting companies from risks and hacks. 

No matter if you choose remote, full-time, or part-time courses in Barcelona, Ironhack’s campus offers you something beyond your course; we offer events, chances to network and connect with your fellow Ironhackers, an awesome space to get your best work done, and much more. Unsure if you should take the full-time bootcamp? What about part-time? Or remote? Let’s discuss: 

  • Our full-time bootcamps are ideal for those looking to get a new job soon and can exclusively dedicate nine weeks to learning. If you want fast results, this is for you. 

  • Our part-time bootcamps are for those who can’t dedicate nine weeks to just the bootcamp; if you want to keep your job elsewhere or continue your studies in another institution, our part-time bootcamps are perfect for you. The results are the same as our full-time course, just spread out over more weeks to allow you time to handle your other commitments. 

  • Our remote bootcamps are an option for everyone, even if you’re already located near our campus. These courses offer more flexibility and start dates, in addition to language variations, to help you choose the perfect course for you. And don’t worry about missing out on our events or course help; remote students are welcome at campus any day of the week and can benefit from everything offered to in-person students. 

Financing options in Berlin 

Income share agreements within Ironhack

  • StudentFinance: this pay-for-success financing model gives you access to education funding in exchange for a fixed percentage of your post-graduation income over a set period of time; you won’t pay anything until you land a job and your rate will be based on what you make.

  • Universia: this socially responsible income share agreement allows you to study at Ironhack for free before you are employed. 

  • Student Finance: This ISA program is specifically for people who would like to start a career in tech, but can’t pay the full tuition fee before finding a job. Student Finance will take care of the tuition and start to repay the money when you land a job; no deposit is needed and you can repay it over 36 months. 

  • To be approved, students have to show motivation, have an attractive profile, and have to complete Ironhack’s admissions process. 

Bank financing

You should always check with your bank or your financial institution to see what options are available to you, but we here’s one we’ve checked out for you: 

  • Quotanda: Quotanda provides financing options for national and international students, democratizing education access with student-friendly loans. You can finance your studies at Ironhack through their easy-to-use online application and approval process and decide if you want to pay over 12, 18, or 24 months. Relax with a low payment period during your course – only pay €33.5 per month for the first three months. The rest of your payment will be in installments starting at €250.

Does Berlin seem like a good fit for you? We’re happy to welcome the next generation of Ironhackers to our Berlin campus for a visit and, most importantly, help them make their tech future a reality. 

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