Tech Career Pathways for Women - European Leadership University

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for women

50 Weeks | 14 Projects | Starting August 2022

European Leadership University and UP School offer a career-oriented tech pathway for women who is not sure or ready to do a degree programme but want to step ahead in their Software Engineering or Full-Stack Developer careers with an internationally recognized certificate.

Up School

Software Engineering & Full Stack Development
short programmes

Two Unique short Programmes by European Leadership University & UP School which will prepare you for a European Tech Career. Join us to have a full year of community and mentor support while you are learning with a project-based, industry-focused curriculum.

Just learning to code is not enough for success. This program will also equip you with the most important life skills like good communication, problem-solving, collaboration and many more.

Receive a European Leadership University Certificate after each phase and when you finish the full one-year program you can either choose to move forward with you career or with your online education with more than 50 ECTS achieved for a European University CS degree.

Be a Role Model Female Developer

Only 30% of technology roles are filled by women. “On its current trajectory, it will now take 135.6 years to close the gender gap worldwide,” claims WEF in a recent Gender Gap Report.

UP School & European Leadership University collaborate to raise Role Model Female Developers.

We don’t want to wait 135.6 years for gender balance in Tech!


The online Software Engineering / Full Stack Developer programs combine a project-based, international career-focused curriculum with community and mentor support.  

Scroll down or leave us your email for for more information! 

Which Skills will I acquire?

UP School & European Leadership University’s “Zero to Hero” curriculum is for beginners.

It has self-paced online lessons with one showcase project per month and live coding workshops, so you can learn in your spare time and practice with the help of experts. It has a strong foundation for a successful career in software engineering. Subscribe to get more information about curriculum and learning outcomes!

Our unique Core Skills program runs in parallel to Tech Curriculum and equips you with not-so-soft skills like resilience, creative problem solving, collaboration, strong written and verbal communication with a double-wing approach – tech and social – to cohort-based learning.  


You can select between any of the 2 programmes

Software Engineering

  • 9 Weeks
  • Bootcamp JavaScript
  • 3 Projects
  • Fee: 200 Euros
  • 9 Weeks
  • Bootcamp C
  • 3 Projects
  • Fee: 250 Euros
  • 16 Weeks
  • Bootcamp LS, TAR, Redline, Blockchain
  • 4 Projects
  • Fee: 300 Euros
  • 16 Weeks
  • Intermediate Software Engineering
  • 4 Projects
  • Fee: 200 Euros

Full Stack Development

  • 9 Weeks
  • Bootcamp JavaScript
  • 3 Projects
  • Fee: 200 Euros
  • 9 Weeks
  • Bootcamp C
  • 3 Projects
  • Fee: 250 Euros
  • 16 Weeks
  • Bootcamp Ruby, JavaScript, WordPress, CSS
  • 4 Projects
  • Fee: 300 Euros
  • 16 Weeks
  • Bootcamp React
  • 4 Projects
  • Fee: 200 Euros


Each program consists of 4 different modules (Prep Class, Foundation, Progression 1 or Progression 2). If you decide the path is not for you or you have got what you needed; you are free to stop at the end of each module. Tuition is paid per module; at the beginning of each module. So you do not need to pay the full tuition of the program (4 modules) at the beginning.




Learning happens when you "DO" things. At the end of the program you'll have 14 projects in your portfolio to show off!

accredited university

The full program corresponds to 50 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). European Leadership University (ELU) is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC).

core-skills included

Designed for future role-models in tech; with excellent coding skills AND with core-skills that will bring life-long success like resilience, collaboration, learning to learn, communication and many more.

with community support

There is no magical easy path to become a world-class developer. But you don't have to walk it alone! 98% of UP School students successfully graduated; thanks to our Community centered & Mentoring enhanced program.


European Leadership University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) which is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further, and higher education colleges.

ELU is officially recognized and  registered at CRKBO (Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs). The CRKBO (Dutch “Centraal register Kort Beroepsonderwijs”) is the Central Register for Short Vocational Education.

European Leadership University (ELU)  proudly announced that it Is recognized as an EU Research Institution with Research Sponsorship Status according to  Directive (EU) 2016/801 and also is listed in the National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS).


UP School student success team and career services team will be available throughout the program to help you achieve your goals. From resume building, networking and interviewing resources, to job search help and professional development opportunities, we’ve got you covered. We’ll also provide support for job placement and ongoing career advancement.

  • UP School team will look for internship and employment opportunities for you.

  • Your resume will be shared across all partner companies. 

  • You will receive support throughout the job search process until you are employed.​

Our Student Success Team will always be ready for you:

  • Weekly surveys to continuously improve the program according to your feedback

  • Weekly support-circle meetings with your fellow students and mentors

  • Monthly catch-ups with the Student Success team to plan your path ahead

  • On-demand 1 to 1s with Student Success Mentors

  • “Rock that interview” training from resume, Linkedin and GitHub profile building to interview with mock-up interviews skills

Frequently Asked Questions

If you identify as a woman, yes! We don’t have any other criteria.

Yes! You can continue your education at European Leadership University and get a Bachelor’s of Software Engineering degree.

Definitely! However, you should be prepared to dedicate 35+hours a week to study.

Please drop your e-mail here so we can send you the curriculum.

The program is 50 weeks long and it consists of 4 phases. You can choose to complete your journey after a phase of your choosing or move further into your education.

Total fee for the program is 950 EUR.

Yes! You will graduate with more than 50 ECTS.

  • Minimum %90 participation in all classes, core skills and live sessions
  • Completion of all the projects and homework that you will be assigned to
  • Participation in UP School job placement process
  • At the first stage, we expect you to sign up to our platform by clicking apply.

  • You will use English throughout your education at UP School, that’s why we expect you to take an English exam in the second stage.

  • Before starting your education, we want to see your thinking style and ability to acquire information. You will take an aptitude test if you pass the English exam.

  • We expect you to fill out the interview form so that we can get to know you.

  • If you have successfully completed previous stages, you will receive an interview invitation!

The program will be moderated by a team of software engineers and full stack deveopers in Europe who have a solid training experience.



Do you need help with picking the right study programme or model for you?

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