FAQs

We have listed the most common questions asked by our applicants, which we encourage you to carefully read through.

General 

What is a bootcamp?

A bootcamp is a high-intensity training program that generally entails long hours of work over a short period of time. At Codely, this means training our students 10 hours a day over an 6- or 11-week period so that after training, students leave ready to enter or excel in their prospective technical fields. 

What is Codely's mission?

To encourage women, as well as trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming students, to pursue a fulfilling career in tech; to equip them with the skills needed to become leading developers and data engineers in their fields; and to launch a supportive network of professionals who will transform the culture of tech.

Why is Codely just for women?

Codely was created with the intention of reducing the gender disparity in tech. We believe the lack of representation for women-identified people in this industry is a complex issue that will require more than one solution. Our approach is to cultivate an environment that is conducive both to learning advanced material and to developing a supportive network of individuals who are familiar with the issues uniquely faced by women-identified people in tech.

Applications and fees

WHat is the application process?

After submitting an online application, we will contact you within 1-3 days to schedule an interview. This first interview is simply a conversation, wherein we’ll have the opportunity to get to know one another. The second offline interview entails a small coding challenge. Once you submit the solution, you’ll hear back from us in 1-2 days. If we feel the bootcamp is a good fit for you, we will offer you a slot in the program. To secure your place, we require you to provide a non-refundable €300 deposit.

How much does the bootcamp cost?

Tuition for a Codely bootcamp is €7800 for non-residents and €6240 for Spanish residents (taxes included). Please note that a scholarship and the resident discount cannot be combined: the student will be awarded with only the higher percent between the two.

When do I have to pay for the course?

You are required to reserve your spot after admittance into Codely with a nonrefundable deposit of €300. The remaining tuition must be paid in full before the first day of your course, unless you have selected a deferred payment plan.

What is the Deferred Payment Plan?

Because we will feel confident in our student’s ability to secure employment after our rigorous training program, we offer admitted students a deferred payment plan option through the popular student lending program partner Quotanda. Students who opt into the deferred payment plan are required to pay a small down-payment upfront and the remaining tuition is to be paid in installments either before or up to one year after the program at no additional interest.

How can I learn more about the deferred tuition payment application?

You may access the deferred tuition payment plan here.

Do you offer scholarships?

Codely provides partial scholarships on a competitive basis. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you will have access to the form after you submit your Codely application. Please note that a scholarship and the resident discount cannot be combined: the student will be awarded with only the higher percent between the two.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Codely’s tuition refund policy is determined by how far in advance you need to make a change:

  • with more than 30 days advance notice, you’ll receive: 100% credit (to be used within one year) or a 90% refund of your tuition payment

  • 30 days or less advance notice: 80% credit (to be used within one year) or a 50% refund of your tuition payment

  • Following Day 1 of the Course: No credit or refund of your tuition payment may be issued

Bootcamps at Codely

Can I attend Codely if I am not an EU citizen?

Codely is an international program that does not require a student visa to attend. For further information on tourist visa requirements, please consult your home country guidelines.

When does the next course start?

Courses run concurrently every 2 months. The next course will begin on January, 7th 2019. Applications are received on a rolling basis until the class is full or the application deadline has been reached.

In what language is the course taught?

All classes are taught in English.

What level of proficiency in English is required?

Students are expected to have a good understanding of English. For this reason, students will be asked to demonstrate English language competency during the interview process.

Who are the instructors?

Our instructors have experience working in the industry as teachers and technical professionals. Our instructors come from around the world and are passionate about Codely’s mission.

Are the instructors and mentors only women?

Though Codely is women-driven, we are not anti-men. We invite men who align with our vision to contribute to Codely, both as instructors and as mentors.

How often do I meet with my mentor?

We seek out mentors who can meet with students on an as-needs basis.

Do I need my own computer?
 

Yes. Codely does not provide students with computers, and we ask that you work from your own throughout the course. A laptop built in the last decade will suffice.

Do I need to know how to code before applying?

A programming background is not required to attend our Full Stack Development course, but previous exposure will certainly help. If you have no experience coding and you are admitted into the program, we will send you a series of exercises to help prepare you for your bootcamp.

A programming background is required to attend our Big Data Engineering course.

Living in Barcelona

Are accommodations provided?

Codely does not provide housing, but we will advise you on how to find a comfortable and affordable living arrangement. Our students are eligible to secure low-cost student housing and homestays with our partner Habitatge Jove. We also recommend using the Badi app, which makes it easy to find a good room and compatible roommates.

Can I work while I am there?

Codely is a full-time, intensive program, which is why we strongly discourage students from working while attending. For those who do wish to work while participating, we hope to eventually offer part-time programs.

Is food provided?

Codely provides breakfast daily (typically fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice, etc.), as well as refreshments on Friday afternoons. Space 22@ has a café for purchasing food and a refrigerator for food storage, should you wish to bring your own. Of course, since you have an hour lunch break each day, you’ll also have time to eat at one of the many cafés in the neighborhood.

What does it cost to live in Spain?

Spain is among the more affordable countries in Western Europe. While living standards vary, you can refer to these monthly prices as a general guide:

Accommodation (shared apt)€350-500
Accommodation (one bed apt)from €650
Grocery shopping €150-300
Pass for all means of transport€53
Bicing (City Bike) Annual Pass€47,16
Electricity + Gas€80-100 for the whole flat
Internetfrom €40
Mobile phonefrom €15
Cinema ticket€4-11
Gym pass€30–80
Beer at a Bar €2
Espresso / Small Coffee €1,20

What if I want to stay in Spain longer?

We wouldn’t blame you, and many do. One of the perks of entering into tech is that companies often have the ability to sponsor work visas. To help facilitate this, Codely has partnered with Women N Talent, a recruitment company that places women techies with companies ranging from start-ups and small businesses to multinational corporations. In the last weeks of your course, you will be invited to ‘speed dating’ events during which you’ll have the opportunity to interview with various companies.