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What is Hive?

Hive Helsinki is a free coding school that gives you a fast-track path to a future-proofed career.

There are no teachers, lectures, or books at Hive. Instead, you learn coding together with other students and work on practical, real-life projects. No previous coding experience or qualifications are required. The studies last on average 1 to 1,5 years.

Coding is a high-demand skill with endless possibilities. Our higher-education level studies will unlock your potential, whether you aspire to work in top tech companies, solve big problems in the world or create your own products and services.

Anyone can apply. We only ask you to be at least 18 by the time you start in the Piscine – the coding boot camp determining who makes it into Hive.

How does it work?

  • World-class curriculum
  • Free of charge
  • Eligibility for Kela student benefits
  • Full-time, on-site studies
  • 24/7 campus in Helsinki
  • No teachers, classes or workbooks
  • Practical, project-based learning
  • 1 to 1,5 year of studies on average
  • No previous coding experience or degrees required
  • Top industry partner companies

At Hive, you will grow into a highly-skilled coder. However, be ready to work: our school requires dedication and time, but gives you high rewards. At the moment, the employment rate of our graduates is 100%.

Hive connects you with a vibrant and supportive community of students. You will seek, discover, and share knowledge with each other – and have a lot of fun along the way.

Two-part higher educational level program

Ready for the real world

World-class curriculum

Our proven curriculum covers fundamental coding languages, starting from C. There are over 100 projects available, covering different paths of specialization in computer science: algorithms and AI, UNIX, systems and administration, graphics and more.

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Develop your soft skills

A diploma doesn’t make a good coder. Problem-solving skills, creativity, determination and teamwork do. At Hive, you will be challenged to think outside the box, tackle real-life problems and collaborate to achieve goals. Valuable skills in any career.

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We partner with the best

Coding is a fast-paced and rapidly evolving field. Hive partners with great companies across industries to provide internships and to ensure the curriculum stays relevant as technology evolves over the years.

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