4 weeks of coding

This is not another bootcamp. The Piscine lasts four weeks, including weekends, day and sometimes, night. You’ll be coding your heart out with other candidates, all hoping to earn the same prize: to enroll as a full-time student at Hive.

No experience required

We only ask that you can use a mouse and a keyboard. Everyone, regardless of background, will get hands-on tasks from day one, face the exact same challenges at the same time, and be pushed to collaborate with each other.

It’s not a competition

Collaboration is essential to thrive in the real world and so it is in Hive. The Piscine is not a competition. Instead, you work together and cooperate with other applicants. If everyone succeeds, we take everyone in. Statistically, about 1/3 of swimmers make it to Hive.

Practical info

Applying to Hive Helsinki is quite different compared to other schools. In summary, it goes like this:

Beat our online game
Attend a check-in meeting to learn more about Hive and the application process
Register for lottery to win a spot at our 4-week coding boot camp called the Piscine, which determines who gets selected to Hive
If you win the lottery, participate in the boot camp and see if you can make it to Hive.

The best part? Applying to Hive is not a competition. Instead, you work together with other applicants to learn the basics of programming.

Piscines 2023 are organized at Hive Helsinki campus in Kallio, Helsinki.

Learn more here!

Important dates

Check-in Registration Date: Wednesday 01.03.2023 - 10:00-closing when all spots are filled

Check-in 1: Wednesday 08.03.2023 - 16:00-18:00
Place: Hive Helsinki campus

Check-in 2: Wednesday 22.03.2023 - 16:00-18:00
Place: Online

Check-in 3: Saturday 01.04.2023 - 13:00-15:00
Place: Hive Helsinki Campus

Check-in 4: Wednesday 3.05.2023 - 16:00-18:00
Place: Online

Lottery for the Piscines: Monday 22.05.2023 - 10:00-11:00
Place: Admission website

Lottery Results announced: Wednesday 24.05.2023 - 10:00
Place: Online

Confirm your spot at the July Piscine: Monday 12.06.2023 - 10:00-00:00
Place: Online

Confirm your spot at the August Piscine: Monday 24.07.2023 - 10:00-00:00
Place: Online

Piscine July: 26.06 - 21.07.2023
Place: Hive Helsinki campus 180 spots

Piscine August:07.08 - 01.09.2023
Place: Hive Helsinki campus 180 spots

Start of studies: Monday 23.10.2023

Read more about the application process here.

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