C# Program - Telerik Academy Alpha
Telerik Academy Alpha

Become an in-demand
C# Developer
in 6 months

Your Alpha journey to an IT career:
Fundamentals optional
Beginner? We'll help you prepare for the Alpha exam. Learn how.
Entrance Exam
Complete your Alpha application and pass the entrance exam
Alpha Program
Study in Alpha, the leading 6-month practical IT career kickstart training
New Career
Graduate from Alpha with the skills to launch your junior dev career
Alpha outcomes

Transform your life

Telerik Academy Alpha will equip you with the tech and soft skills to jumpstart your IT career - the single most impactful step in your life

  • Start with Zero programming skills, graduate as a developer
  • Get numerous career opportunities
  • Upgrade your lifestyle
  • Enjoy quality work-life balance

Prepare for the Alpha exam. Learn how

Program duration

6 months, 100% focus on your studies to jumpstart a rewarding career


Monday - Friday (10:00 am - 2:00 pm). Start: Sep 9


40+ hrs/week, including time for self-preparation and teamwork activities


Online lectures for your ease and flexibility. Keeping everything else unchanged


Conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English

Career jumpstart

C# Developer, fully equipped for your IT career

Career webinar

Eager to learn more? Register for our webinar on May 22!


Your fastest path to a fulfilling IT career

We’ll help you develop crucial programming skills for a lasting career as a C# Developer.

1Start as a beginner. Graduate as an IT professional Become a well-rounded IT professional with 800+ hours of engaging, practical training and learning content. Master the skills tech companies demand in not more than 6 months.
2100% hands-on. 100% job-ready Our practical assignments, workshops, hackathons and the final end-to-end project help you build solid tech skills you can use from day one at your new job.
3Always an expert by your side We cap our groups at 40-45 students, so our experienced trainers can always be there for you. Get a personalized training approach, consultations and individual development plans.
4Your own professional-grade portfolio Build a strong portfolio of real-world projects with the latest technologies and frameworks. Showcase your skills and impress future employers.
5Cutting-edge tools Master the best programming practices and tools companies use. Collaborate effectively through Git and GitLab. Plan and schedule with Scrum and Kanban.
6Be a highly valued team member Enhance your communication, teamwork and personal skills with the help of our soft skills trainers. Learn how to thrive in an online job interview and remote work environment.
7Strong community and lifelong friendships Study in a tight-knit group of motivated learners. Get mentored by people who have been in your shoes - our alumni. Create a career-boosting professional network.
8Real-world work environment Our program is created to mirror real-work environment, foster collaboration and accelerate your progress. For your safety and convenience, it’s now online. Keeping everything else unchanged.
9Career coaching up to 6 months after graduation From crafting an outstanding CV and sharpening your interview skills to launching and excelling at your new career – our soft skills trainers will guide you all the way through.
10Connect with top employers Get to know our partners, their teams and cultures, and attain an inside look into the IT world. Start a job within our strong partner network or beyond.
years experience
job-seeking graduates
consider their Telerik Academy education a good investment
Why Choose C#

Why become a Software Developer with C#?

C# developers are among the most highly-paid and sought-after professionals. It is a future-proof career, where you can constantly learn and excel.


C# is both powerful and beginner-friendly – a great way to kickstart your IT career.

It is an all-purpose programming language that you can use to develop web, mobile and desktop applications, front-end and back-end.

.NET is an open-source platform backed by Microsoft. Both mature and modern, it supports an abundance of operating systems.

Mastering C# and .NET will make your skillset widely applicable, opening up a lot of career opportunities.

Is Alpha for you?

Alpha C# is for you, regardless of your background and experience. You only need to be: 

  • Motivated to launch your career in software development
  • Well-versed in C# fundamentals – you know variables, loops, conditions
  • With basic English language skills
  • 18 years of age or older

Have it all?

Skip the Fundamentals course and verify your readiness for the exam.

Can you solve these tasks in a limited amount of time?

C# Fundamentals:
ace the Alpha exam

The Fundamentals course is a risk-free way to prepare for the Alpha exam, explore programming and write your first lines of code with no prior experience required. Learn in a group (Instructor-led format) or at your own tempo (Self-paced format).

Zero coding experience needed - write your first lines with us
Basic computer skills desired: internet use and computer operation
Not a mandatory step for Alpha if you already have the fundamentals (verify)
Basic English language proficiency
What you'll learn
  • How to ace the Alpha entrance exam
  • Programming basics, including variables, functions and loops
  • How to develop simple programs
  • Essential tools like Git, IDEs and more
  • How to use ChatGPT and Copilot for learning
Get ready for Alpha.
Choose the Fundamentals format that suits you best, get the same great results.
Learn about Fundamentals

Alpha application

1. Verify your skills and ensure you are ready for the Alpha entrance exam
2. Submit your online application
3. Take a logical reasoning test, measuring your ability to learn and adapt
4. Sit our entrance exam using a language of your choice - Java, C#, JavaScript, C++, Python
Important dates
Jun 10
Application Deadline: 
Early Bird Exam and 
Fundamentals course
Jun 11
Early Bird 
Jun 18 - Jul 20
Participate in the 
Fundamentals course
Aug 4
Final Exam
Aug 6
Final Exam
Sep 9
Alpha Starts
Apply now

Program details

  • Hands-on tech
  • Learning online
    from anywhere
  • Teamwork and
    soft skills boost
  • Five-week
    trial period
  • Career

World-class tech education


Every class is combined with hands-on assignments, workshops and projects. With 100% focus on practice, we create a learning experience tailored to your needs, where our trainers become your mentors.

Learn online from anywhere


Enjoy an unparalleled program from the comfort of your home. We transitioned every aspect online to keep the same renowned high quality, engaging experience and hands-on training.

Power your soft and teamwork skills


To help you stand out from the candidate pool, we dedicate 20% of the program to polishing your personal and teamwork skills.

Five-week trial period


Our program sounds challenging, but it’s doable. Just try it yourself. With our five-week trial period, if you drop out at the beginning of the program, you don’t pay any tuition. Simple as that.

Career jumpstart


Meet our hiring partners, get dedicated career coaching and have the freedom and confidence to start a job anywhere in the IT industry - within or beyond our network.

Industry-validated curriculum

Perfected over the years and validated with companies, our Alpha C# program
prepares you for your first IT job.

  • 00Fundamentalsoptional
  • 01Weeks 1-2
  • 02Weeks 3-8
  • 03Weeks 9-12
  • 04Weeks 13-16
  • 05Weeks 17-18
  • 06Weeks 19-23
  • 07Graduation

Get ready to start the Alpha exam

Regardless of the Fundamentals course format (Self-paced or Instructor-led), you'll start coding in no time. You'll learn:

  • Programming basics, including variables, functions, and loops
  • How to develop simple programs
  • Essential tools like Git, IDEs, and more
  • How to use ChatGPT and Copilot for learning
  • How to ace the Alpha entrance exam
Learn more about fundamentals

C# core

  • Build a solid C# foundation through pair programming
  • Use the most effective developer tools and workflows
  • Learn how to use Git for team collaboration

Turbocharged learning

  • Learn best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects
  • Start building smarter new habits and skills


  • Understand the core Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) principles
  • Start using objects and classes to better structure and update your code
  • Master the science behind writing high-quality code and unit testing

Teamwork and effective feedback

  • Improve your teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Get better at receiving and giving feedback
  • Learn how to work with people in different teams and with various skillsets


  • One week free of classes
  • You’ll be able to further strengthen your skills through self-preparation, individual and team assignments

Data structures and algorithms

  • Solve more complex problems with C#
  • Learn to use the right data structures for every scenario
  • Start writing recursive algorithms

Self-management and emotional intelligence

  • Understand how a growth mindset can charge your personal development
  • Improve your self-management and personal effectiveness
  • Learn how to leverage empathy and emotional intelligence to excel and grow


  • One week free of classes
  • You’ll be able to further strengthen your skills through self-preparation, individual and team assignments

Back-end web development

  • Learn the key data storage principles using relational databases and SQL
  • Understand the core web development concepts
  • Create your first REST API using ASP.NET Core

Project management

  • Get acquainted with the best project management practices
  • Add widely popular methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban to your toolset

Front-end web development

  • Create dynamic web pages using HTML5, CSS3 and ASP.NET Core MVC
  • Start building secure full-stack interactive applications using real-world data

Effective communication and problem solving

  • Enhance your communication skills, as they are crucial for every software developer
  • Learn useful tips and tricks on how to boost your critical thinking
  • Develop a systematic approach to problem solving and master various problem-solving techniques

Real-world project

  • Create an end-to-end real-world web application from scratch
  • Work in a small team and learn how to manage the entire development process
  • Apply common design and architectural patterns like MVC and REST
  • Practice version control and collaborative software development
  • Deploy your application to a production environment
  • Present your project in front of your peers, trainers and our partner companies

Accelerate your career

  • Get an inside look into the IT industry – meet our partner companies
  • Receive personalized guidance on creating a CV that will make you stand out
  • Prepare for job interviews with the help of our coaches


Congratulations! You’re now a Master Junior ninja and ready to kick-start your career.

You will receive a Telerik Academy certificate – widely recognized in the IT industry in Bulgaria.

Career jumpstart services

We’ll guide you for up to 6 months after graduation to help navigate your job hunt and first months at work. 
  • Personalized feedback and expert review of your CV
  • Technical interview preparation
  • Career coaching on your job search strategy and career exploration 
  • Guidance - choosing the best place for you
  • Access to hiring partners through presentations and online meetings
  • Participation in our Demo Days
  • Bridge to mentors and alumni who share their tested job-hunting strategies
  • Access to practical career resources
  • Tips on how to rock the important first months on the job

Vast partner

Leading global and local
tech companies

100% freedom

Start anywhere in the
IT industry

Some of our partners through the years


    Your dedicated

    Passionate about teaching and devoted to helping people thrive – this is our stellar team supporting you.
    Stoyan PeshevStoyan PeshevTechnical Trainer
    boyanBoyan Hadjiev Soft Skills Trainer
    Natalia SvetozarovaNatalia Svetozarova Career Coach
    AnnaAnna Banishka Program Coordinator

    Meet our alumni

    Our alumni jumpstart their careers in some of the best tech companies.

    Choosing the Academy was one of the best decisions of my life, and I am proud of it.

    georgi mateevIvaylo Vutov
    from student at Technical University of Sofia (class of 2021) to Junior Software Developer, Americaneagle.com
    Read Ivaylo’s story

    Telerik Academy taught me to be adaptive and to communicate effectively with others. During the program, I developed all the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career start in the IT industry.

    georgi mateevYoanna Gicheva
    from high school graduate to Software Developer at Progress
    Read Yoanna’s story

    Telerik Academy helped me learn programming in a stimulating environment with like-minded people. One of the biggest benefits was the connections we made. We had the chance to meet different IT employers, which was an invaluable opportunity for me and my future career.

    georgi mateevKaloyan Kostov Technical Service Team Leader, now Software Engineer at Next Solutions
    Read Kaloyan’s story
    Apply now

    Portfolio projects

    You’ll be able to create applications that are at least as good as our alumni’s professional-grade projects.


    Safe workspace portal

    This web portal helps multinational companies with a hot desk policy improve their employees’ back-to-office experience after the COVID-19 lockdown. It considers elements such as teamwork, safety restrictions, the number of people infected in the country and more.


    Book library platform

    This library management app helps book lovers choose and seamlessly borrow and return books. It allows them to rate and leave reviews of the books they’ve borrowed as well as read and rate other reviews.


    Photo contest app

    Managing online photo contests has never been easier and more fun. Organizers can create and manage new contests, view past events and allow aspiring photographers to participate or assess other contestants. The best photos are displayed for everyone to see.

    Tuition model

    Joining Telerik Academy could be your single most important career investment - starting junior dev salaries range between BGN 1,600-2,300.

    Pay in installments after graduation Pay in full upfront
    - BGN 500

    Regular price BGN 315/mo

    BGN 292/mo

    Early bird price by Jun 10*

    If you start a job at any
    non-partner company

    Apply now

    Pay over 24 months with a bank partner**

    - BGN 500

    Regular price BGN 252/mo

    BGN 229/mo

    Early bird price by Jun 10*

    If you start a job within our
    partner network

    Apply now

    Pay over 24 months with a bank partner**

    - BGN 500

    Regular price BGN 7,000

    BGN 6,500

    Early bird price by Jun 10*

    If you start a job at any
    non-partner company

    Apply now

    - BGN 500

    Regular price - BGN 1,400

    - BGN 1,900

    Early bird price by Jun 10*

    If you start a job within our
    partner network

    Apply now

    Terms tailored
    to your needs

    • *Early Bird Price: Complete your full application by June 10 with code EB500, and you will get a special Early Bird discount (BGN 500) from your tuition, applicable if you choose monthly payments or full upfront payment.
    • Pay the fee in full or in installments with a loan from Allianz - a bank partner of Telerik Academy. No proof of income required for loan approval.
    • Start paying for your tuition up to 6 months of graduation in small installments over 12-24 months’ period. No upfront cost when paying with installments.
    • Drop-out with no consequences up to 5 weeks after the program start. Zero risk.
    • If you are a part of a Fundamentals course, the Fundamentals fee will be subtracted from your Alpha tuition fee
    • 20% discount off your tuition, if you are employed by a partner.

    *Illustrative installment payment method. Different terms may apply based on borrowers’ credit score and creditworthiness as well as the bank’s current offering.


    I have no programming skills, can I still join the program?
    Absolutely! If you have no programming skills, we recommend you apply to our free programming fundamentals course. You'll master the programming basics with the help of industry experts and get ready to ace our entrance exam. Participants in the fundamentals course are selected based on their application and overall motivation.
    I already have some programming skills, is the program right for me?
    Yes, during the program you’ll acquire practical skills while being mentored by our seasoned tech and soft skills trainers. You’ll master modern technologies, build a professional-grade portfolio to impress employers and get ready for a successful IT career jumpstart. To save your spot in the program, complete your application early on and sit our Early Bird entrance exam. 
    Are there any age restrictions?

    We've had students of various ages and stages of their lives in the past and they’ve succeeded in their journey to become developers. Age is just a number – the only thing that matters here is your motivation to learn, develop new skills and commit to the program. 

    You only need to be 18 years of age or older to enroll in the course. If you're younger than 18 years, you can check our Telerik Telerik Academy School programs. 

    How do I know if programming is for me?

    If you are ready to master new skills, you enjoy solving problems, working with people on fascinating projects, then you are off to a good start!

    Programming is for everyone motivated to learn and absorb new knowledge. Still, the best way to find out if it is for you is to start coding. Join our free programming fundamentals course and keep learning. Nail the entrance exam to our Alpha program and, yes, keep coding under the mentorship of our experienced trainers. Pretty soon, you’ll know the answer and don’t worry - if you decide that programming isn’t your cup of tea, you can drop out with no consequences up to 5 weeks of program start. 

    What is the selection process?
    We use a holistic review process when evaluating applicants for admission. The final selection of candidates is not based on a simple formula of grades and test scores. Instead, we consider a variety of factors: application documents, logical reasoning test result, entrance exam results, personal motivation for applying, etc. Some candidates might also be invited to attend an interview to additionally discuss their career and development aspirations. 
    What will the logical reasoning test include, and how do I access it?
    The logical reasoning test is a 45-minute timed assessment that measures problem-solving ability and the ability to come to conclusions based on logic. Don’t worry – there is no need to prepare for the test. You will receive an e-mail invite to take the test within 1-3 days prior to the entrance exam.
    Can I combine the program with my full-time or part-time job?
    To get the most out of the program and then jumpstart a rewarding IT career, you’ll need to 100% focus on your studies for 6 months. It will be difficult to impossible to maintain a full-time or part-time job while attending Telerik Academy Alpha C#. 
    What are the tuition fees for the program? Do you offer discounts?

    The regular tuition fee for Telerik Academy Alpha C# is BGN 7,000. You can either pay it in full upfront or in monthly installments of BGN 315* via a bank loan (based on a 24-month repayment schedule). 

    If you opt to pay with a bank loan, we are giving you a grace period of up to 6 months after graduation, during which you can focus on finding a job and not worry about any tuition re-payments.

    If, after graduation, you are employed by one of our partners, you will get a 20% discount and thus pay BGN 292*/month (based on a 24-month repayment schedule). If you’ve opted to pay your tuition upfront (BGN 7,000), should you start with a partner, you will get BGN 1,400 back. 

    We continue to offer students the option to pay for their studies with a tuition fee deferral with the help of the European Investment Fund (EIF) and our partnership with Allianz Bank Bulgaria. Individuals must be Bulgarian citizens and 18 years of age or older for the bank loan. They must have completed the application process for the Alpha program and be admitted to the chosen program.

    * Illustrative payment method.
    Do you offer career services?

    Yes! To help you stand out from the candidate pool, we dedicate 20% of our Alpha programs to polishing your personal and teamwork skills - how to manage feedback and expectations, ask the right questions, prioritize and much more. Plus, you will have a professional-grade portfolio. This includes your final project - a real-world web application built from scratch. And just before you graduate, our career services kick in to prepare you for the hiring process and to quickly settle into your new job.

    We are also right by your side, providing you with up to 6 months career-related services designed to help your job hunt and first moths at work.

    When will the next admission open?
    You can keep track of our upcoming programs by registering here, and be among the first to know.
    What are the recommended computer specifications for the Alpha program?
    We recommend a computer with the following specs:


    • 8 GB RAM
    • SSD
    • Intel Core / AMD Ryzen
    • Windows is the preferred OS, but Linux and Mac are also an option

    If you need help with choosing a new computer for the program, please use our forum.

    Have other questions?

    Check out our FAQ or visit the Forum

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