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General questions

How is COVID-19 affecting your bootcamps? Are you still open?

While our on-site bootcamps may have moved to a fully remote setup as per government and provincial laws and lockdown stage requirements, our bootcamps remain totally operational and fully online. Quality code review and bootcamp support will continue as normal, and our staff will keep working to ensure that you can continue learning web development, software engineering, and data science during this difficult lockdown period.

I don’t have any background in coding, IT, or computer science. Can I still take your bootcamps?

Sure you can. Many of our students successfully switch careers to programming after taking our courses, even if they were absolutely new to programming when starting out.

If your aim is to change careers, our 6-month, part-time bootcamps are designed to help you achieve that.

We offer the following specialized bootcamps, which help you transition from beginner to job ready:

  1. The Full Stack Web Developer bootcamp enables you to build dynamic, database-driven sites.
  2. The Software Engineer bootcamp goes beyond coding and teaches you how to construct software in various programming languages to solve specific business problems.
  3. The Data Scientist bootcamp empowers you to master the tools, techniques and knowledge required to work with data and become a qualified data scientist.

To enrol with us, you don’t need to have a degree or prior technical background - all you need is discipline, persistence, and a willingness to work hard and learn to code :)

I don’t have regular access to the Internet. Would that be a problem as all your courses are online?

Our students don't need access to the Internet everyday. Our course delivery is designed so that you can download the course material and work on your tasks offline. Once you are connected to the internet, all the work in your folder becomes available to the expert reviewer you select, and who will provide synchronous support in a video call you book with them.

What’s the difference between the part-time and full-time bootcamps?

Our part-time program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or progression. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working full-time in your current job whilst studying 10-20 hours per week at HyperionDev.

Our full-time program is just that—full time—which means you can put in over 40 hours a week mastering your craft and making your career change a reality faster. Full-time students get all their work reviewed faster and with unlimited task progression. For more information, click here.

What is a bootcamp? What kind of bootcamps do you offer?

HyperionDev bootcamps are structured programs with progressive levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced, which can be completed full-time or part-time over 3 to 6 months. Our bootcamps are designed to follow the learning path towards becoming a professional developer.

The Full Stack Web Developer bootcamp introduces the learner to web development essentials before teaching the technical specifics of building feature-rich web applications. To complete the learning path, you will focus on using frameworks to develop fully functional web applications.

The Software Engineer bootcamp takes you beyond coding to teach you how to think like a software engineer. You will construct software in various programming languages to solve specific real-world problems.

The Data Scientist bootcamp empowers you to master the tools, techniques and knowledge required to work with data and become a qualified data scientist.

If you are undecided about which bootcamp best fits your learning requirements and career goals, just contact us and one of our Admissions advisors will schedule a call with you.

Who should enrol on a bootcamp?

Our bootcamps teach practical coding skills for students to become job-ready in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional learning programs. As such, our bootcamps are perfect for people who want to learn how to code - for whatever reason or end goal - but can’t bear the thought of spending years of study and hundreds of thousands of rands doing so. Our bootcamps are also ideal for those wanting to switch careers or become professional developers, because they cover the full learning path required for these careers.

Visit our Courses page to browse through all our offerings and find a course appropriate for your skill level and learning goals.

Are your courses recognised?

Our courses have been recognised, awarded and endorsed by leading companies in the tech industry.

We have developed our content and curriculum in partnership with top-level, industry-relevant international organisations. We created our Android Mobile Development content in partnership with Google, and were selected by Google as its first Authorised Training Partner Europe, Middle East and Africa. Also, we have delivered our advanced Java training in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Education. In 2016, Facebook and awarded HyperionDev the Innovation Challenge Award Winner, and have been involved in funding the organisation.

We were incubated within the University of Cambridge, and have received support from the University of Edinburgh Development Trust.

Most importantly, our brand and courses are recognised by employers: 93% of our graduates get placed in the tech industry within 150 days of completing a course with us.

Will I receive a certificate after I complete the bootcamp?

Yes, you will be issued a certificate of completion once you have met all the requirements for your bootcamp completion and you do not have any outstanding work. This is a digital copy which will be accessible from your student dashboard to view and download.

How likely am I to be employed as a programmer after taking a bootcamp?

93% of our graduates achieve placement in the tech industry within 150 days of completing a course with us. We aim to secure placement in your new career within 6 months of your graduation from one of our bootcamps.

We accomplish this by providing placement support and guidance during and after your bootcamp. We help you with interview preparation, reviewing your CV and portfolio, and directly refer you to our hiring partners. We also help you network within the tech community, and facilitate internships at select partner organisations.

The demand for software developers has never been higher and many of our graduates have gone on to work as software developers. Read some of their success stories here.

How much time do I need to commit to complete one of your bootcamps

We recommend devoting an average of 8 hours per week to complete a bootcamp within 3 to 6 months. However, our courses are designed to be flexible to your learning needs and goals. If you find yourself running out of time, you can extend your course time by purchasing additional months of bootcamp support and access to the training material. This means you can take as long as you need to complete the course and gain the certificate, as well as the confidence to become a developer.

Can I get a free trial on one of your courses?

Yes, you can get access to a free trial on all our bootcamps. Simply register for an account and explore all the material and tasks offered in the free trial. This allows you to start learning each discipline’s core components right away, so you can evaluate whether a specific bootcamp will match your needs. Although you won’t receive the full bootcamp experience on the trial, you can sample the course material and you will be given opportunities to undertake some coding tasks.

Are your bootcamps certified or accredited?

K2014266944(South Africa) (Pty) Ltd t/a HyperionDev has registered as an accredited training provider with SAQA via the MICT SETA.

Our latest Accreditation Certificate with MICT SETA is available here.

The Certified Full Stack Web & Software Engineer bootcamp is currently accredited with 30 credits that are aligned under the National Certificate in Information Technology Development, NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID: 48872).

All of our coding bootcamp programs contain content, learning, and career support that goes beyond the unit standards currently available under SAQA in order to best position graduates of this programme to secure their careers in tech.

For more information, contact us at

Immersive Certified Full Stack Web & Software Engineer Bootcamp

How are our applications graded?

Your application is scored based on your ability to learn and apply novel concepts, and your problem-solving skills. Finding the correct answer is less important than showing your train of thought and the steps you took to find the solution.

Can I apply for this bootcamp more than once?

Yes, you can.

I have been advised to take an on-site bootcamp after submitting an application for this course. Why is that, and do I have to apply again?

If you have been advised to take an on-site bootcamp, it means that, unfortunately, your application to this course was unsuccessful. However, it means that your scores were high enough for you to qualify to register for one of our on-site bootcamps! If you would like to pursue this option, you can contact a member of our Admissions team. If you still want to join our immersive bootcamp, you are welcome to reapply to join the next cohort. Your Admissions advisor will let you know once applications reopen.

I have been accepted! What now?

Congratulations! You can now register to join the next cohort! To do this, contact your Admissions advisor and they will take you through the process of securing your spot.

Do I have to pay a registration fee?

No, you simply pay for the course itself.

When is the deadline for registration?

Before you can register for this course you must first complete the application. Should you be accepted, you will be contacted by an admissions advisor. Once you have been accepted, you can then pay your tuition to secure your spot.

Do former students / graduates get a discount?

Yes. former students and graduates will receive a discount depending on how many bootcamps they’ve completed, how long ago they studied with us, and so on. If you have studied with us previously, you are eligible for a discount – even if you didn’t graduate. Contact a member of our Admissions team to find out what your discount will be!

What type of support will I receive on my immersive bootcamp??

You will receive comprehensive bootcamp support through human-led 1:1 expert code review on all your submitted tasks, as well as frequent progression check-ins with the rest of your cohort.

How many hours of study should I commit to the course?

Due to the immersive nature of this bootcamp, you should be prepared to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week.

How is the immersive course different from the online or on-site coding bootcamps?

This bootcamp provides you with an in-depth experience of both core and advanced principles in a greater level of detail than any of the single-track bootcamps.

I don’t have any background in coding, IT, or computer science.
Can I still apply for the immersive bootcamp program?

While a background in computer science, IT, or programming isn’t required to apply for this bootcamp, you will still have to complete an application that assesses the way you think about and approach problems. The limited acceptance rate and immersive nature of this bootcamp means that you will have to readily demonstrate skills in logical thinking and problem solving before you can join the immersive bootcamp. This application process is more intensive than our other online bootcamp programs, which are open for anyone to join without an application.

On-site coding bootcamps

Which bootcamps are offered through the HyperionDev campus?

HyperionDev offers Full Stack Web Developer and Software Engineer Bootcamps on-site.

How many campuses does HyperionDev have?

Our on-site bootcamps are hosted in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. More campuses may be launched soon as demand grows.

When is the next intake?

We will be running 3-month full-time cohorts. For the latest information about our intake dates, please check the Certified Full Stack Web and Software Engineer bootcamp webpage.

Does HyperionDev guarantee me a job?

HyperionDev offers post-bootcamp career support, including career guidance, job interview preparation and technical CV preparation. Although we do not guarantee you a job, 80% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating from a HyperionDev bootcamp. You can see the full results in our Graduate Outcomes Report here.

How many hours would I need to dedicate to the bootcamp?

Our full-time on-site bootcamps require you to spend about 40 hours per week. This includes lesson time, task completion and self research. This can be completed over 3 months for full-time students.

How many hours would I need to dedicate to the bootcamp?

Our bootcamps require you to spend in total 300 - 360 hours. This includes lesson time, task completion and self research. This can be completed over 3 - 6 months for part-time students.

What is the classroom structure like?

Our classrooms are mixed. This means students on either bootcamp will be in the same classroom, however, the daily guided lessons will be separate. Please refer to the syllabus documents of the respective course for more details regarding the sample daily program.

Do you provide students with laptops/computers?

No. You will need a personal laptop to use throughout the bootcamp to complete coding exercises and projects. We recommend using a device with at least 2GB of RAM and at least 80GB HDD.

Is attendance on campus compulsory?

Attendance at all guided lessons is highly recommended. We encourage students to spend as much time on campus as possible to ensure that everyone is keeping up to speed and in sync with the bootcamp milestones plus timelines.

What is the campus schedule like?

Full-time students are expected to be on campus on Monday - Friday, from 10am - 4pm. Each day, students will receive a daily lecture from the campus lecturer, as well as supervision and support provided by the campus teaching assistant.

Bootcamp support and code review

What kind of bootcamp support do you offer?

HyperionDev's bootcamp support offers human-led 1:1 code review sessions with one of our expert code reviewers, who reviews your work within 48 hours. If you are an on-site student, you will receive in-person support through guided lectures on campus by the on-site Lecturer and through 1:1 consultations whenever needed by the campus Teaching Assistant.

Our code reviewers don’t just explain why code is correct or incorrect; they provide personalised feedback on aspects such as improving code readability, following coding conventions, writing more efficient code, or translating structured solutions into code.

You’ll receive in-depth, personal feedback on the code you write, within 48 hours; what’s more, you’ll also get access to daily live chat and weekly video calls with a code reviewer to discuss any issues you’ve been facing. Our bootcamps consist of several coding tasks. With each task, you iterate on the solution with a code reviewer until both of you are satisfied - this is what ensures that our learners complete the course with the confidence required to take on fully-fledged roles in tech and programming.

Towards the end of your course, you will be introduced to our Career Services division, which will guide you through the rest of the post-bootcamp career-support process. This includes helping you with interview preparation, reviewing your CV and portfolio, directly referring you to our hiring partners, and helping you network within the tech community.

Learning to code without mentor support can be tough. We at HyperionDev have partnered with educational researchers from the University of Cambridge to find the most effective way to help our students learn how to write industry-quality code faster.

How experienced are your code reviewers?

Our expert code reviewers are seasoned programmers with industry experience who have received specialised 1:1 code review and student academic support training. They help you learn, support you through course components you find challenging, and guide you until the day you graduate from your bootcamp.

The majority of our expert code reviewers hold university degrees in Computer Science, and have years of collective academic and professional experience at institutions such as Google, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the University of Cape Town. Many also have prior code-review experience, either in education or in industry.

Our reviewers are hand-picked from among hundreds of applicants through a rigorous selection process that tests not only their technical skills but also their teaching and communication abilities. Once selected, they benefit from continuous professional development to ensure they remain at the cutting-edge of technical knowledge while constantly evolving as educators.

If I’m not enjoying my course/bootcamp, can I switch to another one while I still have some months of bootcamp support left?

If you’re not enjoying a particular bootcamp, there are some options available for switching to a new course or mode of study. However, there may be certain limitations on switching courses depending on the difference in costs of the bootcamps, the amount of time you’ve spent on a bootcamp, or the amount of time remaining until the next cohort begins. For our full policy on switching programs, as well as all relevant fees and restrictions, please read our full Switching Policy and Process section (2.8) of our terms and conditions at

Can I postpone my start date?

Yes, you can pay now and choose to start at a later stage, however, we only allow postponement of up to 3 months at most to avoid any unforeseen complexities and to ensure consistent completion rates for each cohort.

What are 1:1 sessions?

1:1 synchronous code review sessions are designed for online students, but may also be booked by on-site students for extra assistance. In addition to ongoing bootcamp support, you get access to frequent code review feedback sessions, in the form of video calls over Zoom with an expert code reviewer. These sessions are for discussing any issues you’ve been facing and are structured around your learning challenges, personal needs, and career goals.

How do code review sessions work?

1:1 code review sessions are available as you need them. To book a session, simply log into your student dashboard, and select an expert code reviewer and a time slot based on your schedule and the code reviewers’ availability. During your session, you and your chosen code reviewer will discuss any specific topics, concepts, and challenges you may be facing in your bootcamp.

How should I prepare for a code review session?

It is advisable that you go through the relevant notes or exercises for the particular task or tasks in which you need support, as this will allow an effective and productive discussion around those challenges with your chosen reviewer. The golden rule is to please also ensure you have jotted down any specific questions/aspects you would like clarity on from a code reviewer, so as to maximise the value you get from your time in your review session.

What if I miss a code review session?

In cases where you are unable to make an already booked session, please ensure you inform the code reviewer in advance, if possible, and cancel the booking. If you’re unable to do so ahead of the session, please drop the code reviewer a message as soon as you get a chance to enable the two of you to reschedule.

Can I reschedule a code review session?

Yes! Simply inform your code reviewer at least 24hrs before the scheduled time and agree on the next available slot that suits both of you.

When should I arrive to my code review session?

In order to get the best out of your session, it is recommended that you arrive at least 5 minutes before your session starts to ensure that you are well set up and have a stable connection so that your session can start right on time.

What should I do if my code reviewer is late or missed a session?

Although it is very unlikely that your code reviewer will be late or miss a session, should this happen, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at and they will assist urgently.

Who do I talk to about my code reviewer?

At any point in time, feel free to fill in the course feedback form as we’re always happy to hear from our students regarding their experience on the course. Your feedback is highly valuable as it also helps us improve our service and enhance your experience with us. Our Customer Success team is always readily available to assist with any issues you come across during your bootcamp - you can get in touch with them at


How does payment work?

We offer several payment plans on our pricing page. You can pay for your course instantly online (we accept all credit and debit cards), or pay into our bank account via Electronic Funds Transfer.

Can my employer pay for a course?

Sure. Simply email with any additional forms you need filled out to have the course fees billed directly to your employer by our sales consultants.

Are there any discounts or course specials?

Discounts are offered during the promotions that we frequently run. The details of these promotions are advertised on our social media pages and through our mailing lists, so to benefit from our latest specials please be sure to subscribe to both! We also run several scholarships, which can be found on our scholarships page.

Can I make money by referring new students?

Yes! When you enrol in a HyperionDev coding bootcamp you’ll receive a unique referral code. You’ll make R2,500 for every student you sign up, as long as the referral is valid, the new student uses your code when paying for their bootcamp, and you’re both following the Terms and Conditions of our Referrals program, which you can find on our legal page.

There’s no limit on how many students you can sign up with your code, so there’s no limit on how much money you can make by referring new students to our bootcamps! Be sure to check our terms and conditions for all the details about how our Referral Program works.

How do I pay online instantly?

Our online payment system is powered by Stripe and PayFast. To pay, select the appropriate option on the payment page and enter your card details on our SSL-secured payment portal. Payment will be processed immediately and we do not store or log any credit card information.

We accept all major debit and credit cards.

When will my first monthly payment be charged? Is this automatic?

Your first monthly payment will be charged on the day you set up the payment plan. Recurring monthly payments will automatically be charged the day before your support expires - i.e on the 4th day of each following month to your payment plan on record.

Can I cancel my subscription at any point and get a refund?

We will offer you a refund if you need to withdraw within the first 7 days after payment of your course fees. Note that this refund is subject to our bootcamp Terms and Conditions. Please see our Refund Policy to learn more about cancellations and withdrawals.

Do you offer student loans or financial assistance?

Yes! To make our coding bootcamps more accessible, we’ve partnered with several financial services organisations and loans providers so that you can finance up to 100% of the cost of your bootcamp and pay it back in installments that fit your career goals and circumstances. We currently offer loans through three different organisations: Knoma and Manati. For more information about how these loans work, their eligibility clauses, and how to apply for financial assistance, please contact one of our Admissions consultants.

How does funding through Knoma work?

With Knoma, you can finance up to 100% of the cost of your bootcamp, paying back your tuition in installments over a period of up to 12 months.

To apply for a Knoma study loan, simply choose your bootcamp and complete any necessary applications for your chosen study path. Once you’ve completed this process, you can simply apply for Knoma funding through your payment dashboard, by clicking on the Knoma partner icon on your bootcamp course page, or by contacting your personal admissions consultant.

Knoma is only available to students based in the United Kingdom, and is subject to certain eligibility criteria. For more information on how Knoma funding works, and to see if you qualify, visit the Knoma website at or contact one of our Admissions consultants.