The application process is designed to be accessible for everyone 18+ years, regardless of whether someone has any experience with coding. We carefully assess an applicant’s ability and motivation to learn. This allows us to determine whether you'll fit into our education model to become a confident programmer many employers are keen to hire.

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

The test

The first step in the Codam journey is to create an account and to complete the online game. It's impossible to play the game on a mobile device because it only works on a laptop or desktop computer.

The game consists of 2 puzzles where applicants work their way through multiple levels. It takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete both tests. Since you cannot pause the games, please make sure you've scheduled enough time before starting. Create an account to find a more detailed explanation of the first level, or start your test right away!

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The Introduction

After passing the test, you will be invited to join an Introduction event.

During the Introduction, Codam will give a presentation about the educational model and its curriculum. The event is intended for anyone interested in knowing more about the educational model. Codam staff and students alike will be present at the event to answer questions and share their experiences.

After the presentation, students from Codam will give you a tour through the building and, at the end of the Introduction, you can choose which of the 4-week Selection Piscine you'd like to join.

The Selection Piscine

The last step in the application process is the Selection Piscine. The word Piscine means “swimming pool” in French. We believe that everyone can learn how to swim by jumping into the water; and are applying the same theory to programming. During the Selection Piscine, ‘Pisciners’ (candidates, you!) will dive into the world of coding. By working through challenging projects and solving daily assignments alongside and together with your peers, you can find out if Codam’s peer-to-peer learning methodology suits you.

The Selection Piscines take place every summer. It is an immersive program with the mission to bring you, together with over a hundred other candidates to Codam to spend four weeks, seven days a week, day and night (including weekends) coding your heart out.

After the selection month, Codam carefully evaluates each candidate to determine if they are a good match for the Codam curriculum. There is no way to prepare for a Piscine. We only recommended that you get plenty of rest beforehand and be ready to interact and learn a lot!

Cooperation and enthusiasm are two of the critical factors that will help you make it through the Selection Piscine. It is crucial to know that the Piscine is by no means a competition. There is no set number of places available at Codam up for grabs.

Already excited? Watch the Let's Dive in video to see how Codam students have experienced their Selection Piscine.

What do Pisciners say about the Selection Piscine?

“The Selection Piscine experience is valuable to all who attend. Whether I make the selection or not, it has been an unforgettable experience. I bonded over learning all these new things in such a short amount of time and got to know something about myself I did not know.“


“The Selection Piscine is a challenge. You will code every day for four weeks straight. It's meant to be a deep dive, providing an in-depth, full immersion experience where you challenge yourself and find out if you enjoy coding.“


“Before the Selection Piscine, I had absolutely no experience with coding. The Selection month is built for candidates to be able to start from scratch and you will be surprised to see what you can learn and achieve in a month. You will learn programming in C, building the foundations that can be used for any coding language!“




Don’t miss the Selection Piscines! Mark these dates in your calendar and start your application process as soon as possible.

First day Last day Availability

June 3, 2024

June 28, 2024


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July 8, 2024

August 2, 2024


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August 12, 2024

September 6, 2024

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