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Become an in-demand .NET developer. Gain real-world knowledge and practical experience. Faster.

Sounds challenging, but it’s doable. Join the ranks of another 4800+ Telerik Academy ninjas. But don’t just take our word for it - let the successes of our alumni speak.


  • Who is this for?

    You only have little or no programming knowledge? Nothing to worry about. We’ll equip you with the skills you need to succeed. We only ask of you to be 18 years of age or older and have the motivation and stamina to launch your career in software development.

  • How can I apply?

    Regardless of what program you’re applying to, you can take our entry exam using a language of your choice - Java 8, Java 9, Java 10; C++; C#; JavaScript; Kotlin; PHP 7+; Python 2, Python 3; Swift.

  • How can I prepare for the exam?

    Have some tech education or background?

    • Go through our extensive preparation materials to polish your skills in Programming Fundamentals.
    • Test your level and practice with our online exams: Mock Exam I; Mock Exam II.
    • Join our early bird exam (Oct 7) and save your spot in the program.
    • Didn’t ace the exam? Practice some more and sit our final entrance exam (Nov 25).

    Are you absolutely new to programming?

    • Join our free Programming Fundamentals course and get ready for the Alpha program.
    • Sit our entrance exam (Nov 25).

For other questions, check out our FAQ and visit our forum.


Sept 2 - Nov 22

Submit CV and application form (*Oct 6 for prep course applicants)

Sept 19 

Attend onsite event (optional)

Oct 3 - Nov 24

Take cognitive assessment (online)

Oct 7

Take early bird entrance exam (onsite)

*Reserves you a spot

Oct 19 - Nov 23

Join entrance exam prep. course (for beginners)

Nov 25

Take final entrance exam (onsite)

*Gives you a second chance

Jan 6 

Program starts

Entrance Exam Preparation for Absolute Beginners

Programming Fundamentals Course

Entirely new to programming? Our free course will take you from zero coding skills to a successful Alpha applicant in just 5 weeks.

We’ll guide you every step of the way - from setting up your development environment and learning the basics to writing your first lines of code and getting ready for our career-jumpstart program.

You'll learn in a small group, allowing for a tailored teaching approach that will boost your results. To succeed you must be fully committed to the course, attend all lectures and spend additional time for self-preparation at home.

How to join and what to expect?

Prerequisite: No programming skills are required. You must complete your Alpha application and pass our cognitive assessment by Oct 6.

Eligibility: Participants will be selected based on their application and overall motivation.

Schedule: 6 Saturdays at Telerik Academy in Sofia. Oct 19, 26 and Nov 2, 9, 16 and 23 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Commitment: 100% onsite participation. Expect weekly on average 3 hours for onsite training and 10+ hours for self-prep.


Immersive Program

In 440+ hours we’ll guide you on your journey to becoming a .NET Master Junior developer. On your way you’ll pass through courses in Advanced C#, Object-Oriented Programming, ASP.NET MVC, Design Patterns, Data Structures and Algorithms and a lot more.

Power skills

20% of the program is dedicated to polishing your soft skills. Our Learning and Development Trainers will help you develop your ability to manage feedback and expectations, ask the right questions, prioritize and stick to your high-value activities.

The Path to Success with .NET

  • C# is among the most popular programming languages in the world
  • .NET developers are widely sought after in Bulgaria
  • .NET is leveraged for web, desktop and even mobile app development, making your skillset applicable across a variety of roles on the market
  • The .NET framework is developed and backed by industry leader Microsoft
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Module 1 (5 weeks)

C# Advanced
C# Advanced
C# OOP - Part 1
C# OOP - Part 2
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 2 (5 weeks)

High Quality Code
Unit Testing
Databases - Part 1
Databases - Part 2
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 3 (6 weeks)

ASP.NET Core Fundamentals - Part 1
ASP.NET Core Fundamentals - Part 2
ASP.NET Core MVC - Part 1
ASP.NET Core MVC - Part 2
HTML, CSS and JavaScript Fundamentals
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 4 (6 weeks)

HTML, CSS and JavaScript Fundamentals
Final Project from a Company
Final Project from a Company
Final Project from a Company
Final Project from a Company
Final Project from a Company
Certificate of Graduation

Program Details


Basic programming knowledge (language of your choice) and good English language skills. No previous experience in the IT industry required.


100% onsite participation. Expect an average of 20+ hours per week and additional time for self-preparation.


To get the most out of the program and then jumpstart a rewarding career, you’ll need to focus on your studies for 6 months. It will be difficult to impossible to maintain a full-time job while attending Telerik Academy Alpha.


Lectures are held Monday – Friday (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) at Telerik Academy in Sofia. To recharge your batteries, you’ll have 3 weeks of vacation.

Language of instruction

Courses are conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English.

Tuition Model

Start a job within our partner network

Your education is free!
The Partner will pay for it.

Start a job at any non-partner company

Pay for your education after you start a job. Financing provided by a bank partner.
Free TuitionTuition BGN 198/month for 24 months

In short:

  • If you are employed by a partner, your tuition is waived
  • Payment of tuition fee doesn’t start until 6 months after graduation (grace period)
  • Deferred payment over 12-24 months’ period
  • Automatic credit approval with a bank, partner of Telerik Academy
  • Zero risk: Money-back guarantee. Drop-out with no consequences up to 2 months of program start

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