Course • Vienna

Learn Advanced Java

Do you already know the basics of Java? Strengthen your knowledge and get ready to start a job as a Junior Software Developer.

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About the programme

  • A 6-month full time education programme funded by AMS Wien
  • Extending basic knowledge of Java with focus on back-end development and rounded out with a hands-on team project
  • Learn and truly understand the Spring framework: Spring Boot (Web), Spring Data (NoSQL & JPA with MySQL), Spring Security
  • Learn how to create and use databases (MySQL)
  • Learn about Docker and using containers
  • Learn agile practices and project management (scrum) and apply gained programming knowledge while working on team projects
  • Every week,  we provide lectures, live coding sessions, Q&A sessions, and most importantly, many practical exercises for you to solve with your peers. Whenever you're stuck, our experienced programmer is here to help you
  • Improve and practice the soft skills necessary for Junior Software Developers

What we offer

A memorable learning experience

A comprehensive pool of online resources

Workshops and guidance by seasoned programmers and professionals

An alumni programme, intercultural community and regular community events

A certificate as evidence of your hard work, upon successful completion of the course

Applications are closed

Hard facts

  • Start: 30th of January, 2023
  • End: 28th of July, 2023
  • Length: 6 months
  • Course hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • On average, three days per week are in-person at the premises
    • Please note that conditions concerning in-person/online may change
  • Seats: 16
  • Language: English
  • Location: 19th district of Vienna, Austria

Eligibility criteria

  • Need to be registered as "unemployed" at AMS Wien
  • Have a valid working permit in Austria
  • Have basic knowledge in and experience with coding in Java (see FAQ below for more info)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the programme
  • English language skills at least on level B2 or equivalent
  • Be highly motivated and open to learn in an unique learning environment
  • Be available for 40h/week for the duration of the programme
  • Be ready to start working as a Junior Software Developer right after the programme
  • Participated in the mandatory info-webinar
  • Get through the application process for the programme (see next section for more info)

Application process

The multi-stage application process will include, among other details, the following:

  • Mandatory info-webinar
  • Mathematical knowledge and logical thinking skills test
  • English skills test
  • Review of basic knowledge of Java
  • Interview

How to apply

  • Register and attend a mandatory online info-webinar on 2nd of December, 2022 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
    Deadline for registrations: 30th of November, 2022

Get a ticket

  • Apply for the course
    Information on how to apply will be provided at the info-webinar.
    If you cannot participate in the info-webinar or have any questions, please contact us.


Alexandra Onisor


Alexandra Pediacova

Project Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any previous experience in software development or Java to participate in the programme?

You should be comfortable and confident working with:

  • Variables
  • Functions with parameters
  • Lists/Arrays
  • If/else
  • Loops
  • Classes
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • Interface
  • File IO
  • Exceptions
  • Collections (List, Map, Set)
  • Optionals
  • Newest Java functionalities (Lambdas and Streams)
  • Unit Testing & TDD with JUnit 5
  • Development environment: IntelliJ IDEA
  • Version control: Git and GitHub

Please do not hesitate to apply even if you are not 100% familiar with all the topics! We will test your knowledge throughout the application process.

Can I have a full-time or part-time job during the programme?

Unfortunately not. This programme requires an intensive commitment of 40 hours per week. By applying, you are confirming that you are available to attend the programme full-time and in person at our premises in Vienna.

I am not in Vienna! Can I still participate?

Unfortunately not. The course will be held in Vienna. By applying, you are confirming that you are available to attend the programme full-time and in person at our premises in Vienna.

Will I be able to find a job after the programme?

Yes! Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be equipped with all the tools and knowledge necessary to start a career as a Junior Software Developer.

I am not registered as "unemployed" with AMS Wien. Can I still participate?

Unfortunately not. Only people who are registered as unemployed with AMS Wien are eligible to participate. Details of how to register as unemployed can be found on the AMS Wien website.

How much does the programme cost?

For you? Nothing! - The programme is fully funded by AMS Wien, which means that the costs of the programme are completely covered.

How can I cover my living expenses during the programme?

AMS Wien will generally continue to pay personal compensation during the duration of the programme, depending on your personal eligibility. Details about this can be discussed with your AMS Wien contact person (Berater*in).

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