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.

How it works

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

Try our online game.
Attend a check-in event to learn more about Hive and the application process.
Participate in our free boot camp, learn C coding fundamentals, and get selected 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 2024 are organized at Hive Helsinki campus in Kallio, Helsinki.
You need to be a EU-citizen or have a valid residence permit to study at Hive.

Application dates



  • Wed 20.3.2024, 16:00-18:00, Online, 250 spots


  • Wed 17.4.2024, 14:00-16:00, On-site (Hive Helsinki campus), 150 spots


  • Tue 7.5.2024, 16:00-18:00, Online, 250 spots
  • Wed 22.5.2024, 14:00-16:00, On-site (Hive Helsinki campus), 150 spots

Piscine registration

Registration for the Summer Piscines:

Summer Piscines

Piscine July: 24.06 - 19.07.2024
Place: Hive Helsinki campus, 120 spots

Piscine August: 29.07 - 23.08.2024
Place: Hive Helsinki campus, 150 spots

Piscine September: 02.09 - 27.09.2024
Place: Hive Helsinki campus, 150 spots

Start of studies

Start of studies for applicants who pass the summer Piscines:
28th of October 2024

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