Many of the Full-Stack Development participants are beginners with some or no experience, while the Data Science students may have picked up some basic programming in industry or academia.
Yes, we welcome students from around the world. We cannot, however, sponsor you for a student visa. If you're able to get a travel visa to spend 3 months in Switzerland, then we are more than happy to have you join us. Otherwise you’re free to join our programs via the remote option.
Absolutely. For those interested in this option, please select it on the application form.
None at all. You’ll be joining the in-class participants for the same program and follow via our live stream platform. You’ll get the same attention from our staff as if you were on site.
To be accepted, a potential candidate must make it through the following rounds administered by our team: (1) online application (2) non-technical interview (3) technical interview and (4) final decision. After completing the final interview, we will give you a decision within three days.
Lasting 20 minutes in-person or over video call, it gives us a chance to get to know you, your professional experience, motivation and goals for participating in the program.
First of all, congratulations! It’s time for you to get to work. We’ll send you a packet of preparation materials and exercises that you must complete before the first day of class. You won’t be alone and we’ll help you in the process.
The candidate will receive an email with a list of Python tutorials to complete before the interview. The interview date and time will be set such that there is around one week to get prepared for it.
On the day of the interview, the candidate will receive a data challenge by email and will have 2 hours to work on it. After submitting the results, a Constructor Academy team member will connect to discuss the results of the Data Challenge (around 15 min). Subsequently, a 30 minute Python coding assessment is conducted to determine the candidate’s structural and logical thinking. The whole process will take 2 hours, 45 min and be based on the tutorials sent before.
Career development services are a core part of the program and we do a lot for you here in terms of coaching, CV/Cover Letter/LinkedIn preparation, job search strategy, interview preparation, hiring days … We also introduce you to as many companies in our network as possible, especially to those where our alumni work.
Full-Stack Development is for those who want to be proficient in developing web and eCommerce applications. They usually come from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. For those who have experience in a technical/quantitative field or an advanced degree in the sciences, Data Science is the best choice.
Students can expect to have different instructors, each covering a wide range of topics. There will also guest speakers from the industry who will visit the class to give short talks on particular subjects related to the program.
To maintain a high level of interaction and instruction, each class has an average of 10 to max. 20 students (in-class).
Our mission is to ensure that you get the most out of our programs. For this reason, we equip you with the most in-demand skills and technologies applicable for the local market.
Yes, you'll need your own laptop. Any operating system, Windows or macOS, are fine. If you chose Windows, please install Ubuntu on your machine before starting the pre-work.
In addition to the instructor, there will be Teaching Assistants (TAs). They will attend class with you and be a vital resource of assistance. The other students in the classroom, with whom you’ll form a strong bond, will also be a valuable source of help and collaboration. At Constructor Academy, it’s all about teamwork. The success of one student translates to the success of all.
For the time being, all of our programs are taught in English.
Yes, please contact us via contact form if you are interested in visiting our campus.
For those not living in the Zurich area, we will provide support and work with you to find lodging for the duration of the program.
Together with our partner CHANCEN eG we offer you an Income Share Agreement (ISA). This allows you to fully concentrate on the Bootcamp while CHANCEN eG takes care of your tuition fees. Once you start a job, you will begin income-based repayment over a 5-year period. This financial aid solution is only applicable to our full-time Bootcamps in Munich, in-person or remote. You must be a German citizen or resident to qualify.
Yes, together with women++ we offer one scholarship per batch for our intensive bootcamps. All female applicants coming via women++ are eligible to qualify for a 50% scholarship.
For our Bootcamps in Munich: Germans, EU citizens plus Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway, Great Britain, Iceland, Monaco as well as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel. For our Remote Bootcamps: Germans and current residents of Germany from the following countries: EU plus Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway, Great Britain, Iceland, Monaco as well as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel.
Please check the individual course pages for more information about the price as they can vary based on the location. The tuition includes (depending on whether you participate on-site or remotely) instruction, course materials, career services, ping-pong, parties, ...!
Absolutely. If you are planning on returning to your employer afterwards, we are happy to speak with your manager to help facilitate this process.
Full-Time Bootcamps: Upon enrollment, you are required to pay a non-refundable CHF/EURO 3,500 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. You will have 5 days after signing the enrollment agreement to then pay your deposit. The remaining balance is due by the end of the second week of the program. Part-Time Bootcamps: Upon enrollment, you are required to pay a non-refundable CHF/EURO 3,500 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. 1/2 of the remaining balance is due by the end of the second week of the program and 1/2 by the third month of program.
Unfortunately, we don't make the rules and it will be very challenging for you to be employed after the program. The good news is that what you learn is applicable towards a great career anywhere in the world!
We provide a private certificate that proves that the program was completed.
Very high and certain! Our statistics report that the majority of our students find software developer and data science jobs or internships 3 months after the program finish. The remainder will find employment by the 6-month mark or shortly after. Some cohorts go faster than others, depending on factors such as the job market and available positions. Anyone who perseveres finds a job in the role they are seeking.
As our alumni base increases rapidly, the career objectives are also becoming more diverse, making it more challenging to report an accurate job placement rate or average starting salary. While the majority of our students look for and find software developer or data science jobs, a significant amount could either be hired by Constructor Academy, return to their previous employer after a planned leave of absence, get a job branded by a different title, …