After you complete the entire registration process (including the motivation section), you will be able to book a date and time for an admission interview.
In principle, the interview takes place at our location in Amsterdam.
Applicants residing abroad can do the interview through Google Hangouts. Details of the Hangouts meeting will automatically be in your calendar item once the interview is scheduled.
Whether your interview is on-site or online, you should plan on it taking 2 hours (excluding travel time).
First, we will ask you to do 3 short tests (1h 20minutes total):
- Aptitude/logic test
- English grammar & vocabulary test
After the tests, you will sit down for an interview with the admission team.
This is very similar to a job interview.
Here are some of the things we look at and for during it, in no particular order:
- Dedication to a career switch/a career in web development:
Great applicants are passionate about learning and starting a career in tech. They have done research into the industry, they read and stay up-to-date on trends, and they are using offline and online resources to build the skills they need.
- Growth mindset:
Successful candidates and students demonstrate self-awareness about their strong points and the areas they can improve. They are self-starters who take ownership of their personal and professional development, are open to feedback and dedicated to continuous learning.
The best applicants have a proven history of perseverance in the face of challenges. They have overcome obstacles and are not afraid to put in the time and energy to push through difficult tasks, steep learning curves, and internal and external blocks.
Intrinsic motivation plays a big role in your success, not only as an applicant and student, but all throughout your journey, as you move from graduate to junior developer, then senior developer and beyond. Intrinsically motivated candidates want to contribute to their fellow classmates and their community.
- Potential for success:
Applicants who have the best results during the course and subsequent job search come into the admission process with a sense of purpose and vision for their personal and professional future. They know where they want to go and what they want to achieve.