Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?


Our goal is to provide equal access to a higher education opportunity and remove as many barriers as possible. We invite anyone between the ages of 17 and 35, who is able to study full-time for two years at one of our campuses in South Africa to apply. No prior education or coding experience is required. WeThinkCode_ is able to accept foreign applicants with permanent residency in South Africa; asylum seeker visa status or a valid work permit for the three year period, including two years of study and one year of work placement at a host employer.




How do I apply?


Apply on our website by filling in your personal details and take our entrance assessment online or book to use our campus facilities on an allocated assessment day. The assessment takes 1 hour to complete and requires stable internet connection.




Where can I find the assessment instructions?


There are no instructions, part of the test is figuring out the objective. Problems we face in the real world never come with clear instructions. We’re looking for critical thinkers and problem solvers.




What if I don't have access to a computer / laptop with internet connection?


You can visit one of our campuses near you, where we host regular Entrance Assessment Days for applicants to take our online entrance assessment. Please email info@wethinkcode.co.za to book a time-slot on one of the available dates.




How long does it take to find out if I’ve passed or failed the online tests?


You should hear from us within the next 24 hours after completing the online application process.If you do not, please email our WTC_ team at applications@wethinkcode.co.za.




What is a Selection Bootcamp?


The bootcamp is a 6 day selection process. It is a practical, hands on experience where applicants are presented with problems to solve both as individuals and in teams. The assessment is designed for both those with prior coding experience as well as applicants that have never coded before. We introduce applicants to new concepts and evaluate their ability to grasp the concepts and then apply them to solve problems.

This is the process we use to source a diverse cohort of talented people without using traditional methods such as prior education and CVs.




How does the bootcamp work?


Applicants that have never coded before will begin with an introduction to programming basics using an introductory programming language. Each day applicants will be required to complete a series of exercises. At the end of each day, applicants will be required to complere a project assessment that is used to evaluate the level of understanding and the ability to apply the concepts learned.

Applicants with prior programming experience start with Python basics. They are required to complete a series of exercises, projects and assessments designed to evaluate the level of technical skills. This will be followed by a group project and exam.




Do you offer student accommodation / transportation during the bootcamp or the programme?


WeThinkCode_ does not offer student accommodation/ transportation during the bootcamp or the training programme. We have a list of cost-effective accommodation providers in each of the cities where WeThinkCode_ operates. The applicants and students have to make arrangements directly with the service providers. Should you require a list of accomodation options, contact us on info@wethinkcode.co.za.




Are there any disadvantages in choosing to do my bootcamp remotely?


No there is not, we currently have interventions in place to ensure our remote bootcampers are still able to connect with their counterparts and participate in the full bootcamp experience.




Am I allowed to repeat more than one bootcamp session in the same year?


Unfortunately no. We have worked hard to ensure that the bootcamp caters to people of all levels and is a fair assessment of an individual's capacity to learn and improve in our environment. Should you not make it through our bootcamp selection process in the current year, we do give our candidates the opportunity to reapply and signup for bootcamp the following year.