Telerik Academy Alpha will equip you with the real-world tech and soft skills you need to jumpstart your IT career.
6 months, 100% focus on your studies to jumpstart a rewarding career
Monday – Friday (2:30 pm - 6:30 pm). Start: March 27
40+ hrs/week, including time for self-preparation and teamwork activities
For your safety, it will be held online. Keeping everything else unchanged
Conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English
Java Developer, fully equipped for your IT career
Eager to learn more? Register for our free career webinar on Nov 17
We’ll help you develop crucial programming skills for a lasting career as a Java Developer.
Java developers are among the most highly-paid and sought-after professionals. It is a future-proof career, where you can constantly learn and excel.
Java is a popular programming language used by 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
It’s a well-established and mature Object-Oriented Programming language for desktop, web and mobile apps and server backends.
Learning a versatile language like Java means you’ll have an abundance of job opportunities in the IT sector.
Java is also the native language for Android - the most widespread operating system in the world. If you’re interested in mobile apps, mastering Java is a must.
(New to programming)
(Some programming experience)
To get most of Alpha Java, you must be fully dedicated
March 27 - Sept 8
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
(Attendance is required)
From zero coding skills to a Junior Developer – your journey begins with our free online materials (self-paced) or our free instructor-led programming fundamentals course.
During the course you will:
No programming skills are required. You must complete your Alpha application by Dec 11
6 Saturdays: Jan 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Feb 4 and 11 (10:00 - 13:00)
Participants will be selected based on their application and overall motivation
3-4 hrs/session and additional 5-6 hrs/week for self-preparation
Hands-on 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.
Learning 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.
Teamwork and soft skills boost
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.
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.
Perfected over the years and validated with companies, our Alpha Java program
prepares you for your first IT job.
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.
Leading global and local
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Our alumni jumpstart their careers in some of the best tech companies.
I left my job to pursue a career in the IT industry. I had no time to waste, and Telerik Academy is the fastest and most effective way to become a developer. When you know that you are entering an important battle, you take your biggest weapon with you.Read Stanimir’s story
I’m extremely grateful to Telerik Academy for all the doors it opened for me. Working along with so many smart, talented and passionate professionals would’ve never been possible without the Academy.Read Bilyana’s story
I feel much happier, and most importantly, in the right place! Everything that I have learned at the Telerik Academy Alpha program is valuable and above all – applicable in the real-life work environment.Read Velina’s story
By the end of your training, you’ll be able to create applications that are at least as good.
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Joining Telerik Academy could be your single most important career investment - starting junior dev salaries range between BGN 1,600-2,300.
For 24 months with a bank partner*
If you start a job at any
*Illustrative installment payment method. Different terms may apply based on borrowers’ credit score and creditworthiness as well as the bank’s current offering.
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 enrol in the course. If you're younger than 18 years, you can check our Telerik Academy School programs.
If you are ready to master new skills, you enjoy solving problems, and 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 after the program start.
The standard tuition fee for Telerik Academy Alpha Java is BGN 5,500. You can either pay it in full upfront or in monthly instalments of BGN 248* 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 25% discount, and thus pay BGN 185*/month (based on a 24-month repayment schedule). If you’ve opted to pay your tuition upfront (BGN 5,500), should you start with a partner, you will get BGN 1,400 back.
* Illustrative payment method.
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 of career-related services designed to help your job hunt and first months at work.
If you need help with choosing a new computer for the program, please use our forum.