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What is Hive?

Hive Helsinki is a free coding school that preps you to launch your 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.

Coding is a high demand skill with endless possiblities. Our higher-education level studies are designed to 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 (Hive's version of an entrance examination) or that you have completed comprehensive education in Finland or EU.

How does it work?

  • Free of charge
  • Eligibility to apply for Kela student benefits
  • No previous coding experience or degrees required
  • World-class curriculum
  • No teachers, classes or workbooks
  • Practical, project-based learning
  • Community of creatives and problem-solvers
  • 24/7 campus in Helsinki
  • Full-time study
  • Top industry partner companies

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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