Passing the Piscine (‘pool’ in French) phase allows you to access to 42 Rome Luiss

It is a 28-day experience during which only your motivation and willpower will keep you afloat.

  • 4 weeks of coding
  • 7 days a week, h24
  • No previous experience required

At Rome 42 Luiss, students are well aware that all share the same passion for coding and are facing the exact same dilemmas at the same time. 

The challenge you will face is to spend 4 weeks, 7 days a week, day and night, coding your heart out with several hundred other candidates, all hoping to become a full-time student at 42 Rome Luiss. 

We have made an agreement with the hotels and hostels close to the school. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Just try it!

We will start with the basics. Using a computer, you will write your first lines of coding before moving on to more complex coding exercises. No previous programming experience is required, as long as you know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.

What are you waiting for?


This is a unique experience: you will try and you will fail, over and over again. That’s exactly the point: learning through a trial-and-error process builds stamina, determination, as well as those skills that are necessary to be a software engineer.

Basic Training is done using the 42 style of learning: there are no teachers, classes, courses, nor books. To complete your projects, you will work by yourself and in groups, asking your peers for help as well as helping them.

Not convinced yet? Try it!

2021 Piscine Dates

27 September – 22 October
25 October – 19 November
22 November – 17 December

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