FAQ

Check out the most common questions that prospective students have before joining our programs.

On-site programs

Finding accommodation for the duration of their course is your responsibility, however we will do our best to help, including recommending websites and agencies you can use to find accommodation in each of our campus cities.

On admission to the course, you will be granted access to our student community where you can meet other students in your class, exchange tips for finding accommodation and team up to rent apartments together.

It depends on the type of accommodation you’re looking for and its location. These platforms can be helpful to get an estimate cost, or get started with your search: Nestpick, Roomster, Housing Anywhere.

No, you need to take care of your own meals. Our campuses have a kitchen area though where you can get water, tea, coffee, and some fruit for free, use a microwave oven, and store your groceries in a fridge.

If you don’t have the right to freely travel or study in the location you choose, you need to apply for a visa that allows you to stay for the required course duration. 

For the 8-week course you can usually get a simple tourist visa, valid up to 90 days (for some countries available on arrival, check criteria online). 

For the 12-week course we suggest applying for a student visa. Once admitted to the course, we will provide you with a certificate of admission that you can use to apply for a student visa.

See the location-specific FAQs below for more information on how to obtain a visa for Barcelona, Berlin or London.

Equipment

Yes, you must bring your own computer.

Windows, Mac and Linux machines are all fine.

Headphones are mandatory when studying on-site, and we highly recommend a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. You will be joining lectures on Zoom every day, and will be working in a busy campus environment.

Our campuses have extra monitors and keyboards available on a first-come first-served basis, but if you require any other equipment you must provide it yourself.

All of the tools we use, or good alternatives to them, are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. If your laptop is more than 3 years old check with our Instructor team during the admissions process, and they will let you know if you need to upgrade.

Attendance

No. Our courses are specifically designed to be highly intensive, and structured in such a way that missing certain material could prevent you from progressing further. Generally it is not possible to make up days later.

We will always make exceptions for emergencies, or a one-day event if planned weeks in advance. However, you should not apply for a course and plan to miss several days.

We will always do our best to support you if you get sick while attending Codeworks. Every situation is different, and your tutor will work with you to find the best solution if you get ill.

See our dedicated page for more information related to COVID-19.

Barcelona

Most visas for Spain require you to deal with your local Spanish embassy, and the requirements vary depending on your nationality and location.

We recommend getting in touch with your local Spanish embassy to get the most up-to-date information.

Yes, speak to our Campus Lead and they’ll show you how to access the bike storage.

On your first day you’ll be given a code which will give you 24/7 access to the campus for the duration of your course.

Of course! Get in touch with our Admissions team and they’ll organise a campus tour for you.

Barcelona is one of the most affordable cities in Europe compared to average salaries. You will be able to find a short-term apartment rental for around €600 a month, less if you are willing to share.

You can see the cost of living in Barcelona, and compare it to your current location here.

Berlin

You can find information on the different visas available in Germany, and the requirements for each, on the Federal Foreign Office website.

Yes, speak to reception for information on accessing the bike storage.

On your first day you will be issued a keycard, which you will use to access the campus for the duration of your course.

Of course! Get in touch with our Admissions team and they’ll organise a campus tour for you.

Despite its size and advanced economy, the cost of living in Berlin remains quite low. You will be able to rent a studio or one-bedroom apartment for around €750 a month, less if you are willing to share.

You can see the cost of living in Berlin, and compare it to your current location here.

London

You can find information on the different visas available in the UK, and the requirements for each, on Gov.uk.

Yes, speak to reception for information on accessing the bike storage.

On your first day you will be issued a keycard, which you will use to access the campus for the duration of your course.

Of course! Get in touch with our Admissions team and they’ll organise a campus tour for you.

You can expect to pay around £1,500 a month for a studio or small one-bedroom apartment. When choosing your location, bear in mind public transport in London is also expensive.

You can see the cost of living in London, and compare it to your current location here.

The tech interview

If you’re taking your first steps with coding, we have prepared a free introductory course where you can learn everything you need to prepare for the tech interview, and make sure you’re on track for success.

Free intro to JavaScript

Get familiar with JS syntax, while learning about variables, control flow, functions, objects, and classes. At the end of this course you’re able to solve simple coding challenges on your own, and ready to apply to Codeworks.

The interview usually takes around 30 minutes.
Online, through a video call.

Yes, you need a computer with a stable Internet connection, ready for a video call. This means with a web browser, a camera, a speaker, and a microphone (most laptops already have them out of the box).

If you have previous programming experience, you’re ready to take the interview. Otherwise sign up for our free “Intro to JavaScript” course, that will prepare you to pass the tech interview.
Don’t worry. If you fail the first attempt you can try again. Get feedback from the instructor, revisit the materials and give it another shot.

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