HackYourFuture Belgium


What Is HackYourFuture?

Refugees often experience challenges in finding a suitable job to apply and further develop their skills. Yet, the number of unfilled vacancies in the IT sector is increasing at a fast pace.

HackYourFuture was founded in 2015 in Amsterdam, with the aim to enable refugees to build digital skills for a career in web development, facilitate the integration of newcomers, and address the shortage of qualified workforce in the IT sector. Since 2015, HackYourFuture coding schools have also opened in Copenhagen and Toronto;.

On 20 May 2018, HackYourFuture Belgium launched its first class in Belgium with 13 highly motivated students at BeCentral, the digital campus in Brussels. Next classes, 11 & 12, will start on 20 September 2020. Do you want to apply for classes in 2021? Keep an eye on our social media channels. That's where we announce calls for applications.

Our Mission

Empower refugees by teaching them the necessary skills for a career in software development.

Our Programme

Our 7 months course is divided into modules of 3 weeks each, with the exception of the final project which takes 6 weeks.

Our Training

Every Sunday volunteer-coaches and students meet at BeCentral in Brussels for in-person classes. Students are supported online with their homework during the week.


The students are trained to perform well as junior web developers in a modern IT team, write clean code, and think like problem solvers.
Our graduates are eager to start their career as developers. Drop us an email at contact@hackyourfuture.be and tell us about your hiring needs.


Our six months course is divided into different modules which cover programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, Databasing in MySQL/MongoDB and React. However, what we value most is that our students learn how to think as a programmer, how to solve problems, and how to manage a project. This fundamental knowledge prepares our students for their first job as a web developer.


We teach motivated refugees who want to start their career in web development. The course is open to anyone staying in Belgium. Women are strongly recommended to apply.

You have to be very motivated to start a career in programming.

You have to speak English at an intermediate level.

You have to study a minimum of 25 hours per week to keep up with our program.

We accept students from all over Belgium and we cover transportation costs.

We provide laptops for students that don't have their own during the training.

Apply for HackYourFuture Belgium

Start the training at HackYourFuture Belgium

7 months programme duration

Graduate as software developer


Our volunteer coaches all have experience in the field of programming, are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their knowledge with our students. Our seven months course is divided in modules of 3 weeks. As volunteer coach, you commit to teach one specific module for 3 Sundays in a row.

Our volunteer mentors don't need to have technical skills. Expierence in HR is a plus. As a mentor for one of our students, you make sure that their CV & LinkedIn profiles are up to local standards, you prepare them for their first job interviews and share feedback.

Interested in becoming part of our community as a coach or mentor? Please complete the registration form below and we will get in touch with you soon.


Manon Brulard

Project Coordinator

Lien Arits

Community & Communications Manager

Evan Cole

Educational Coordinator

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Support us

Support the developers of tomorrow

Help refugees build digital skills for a career in web development. We're a nonprofit that relies on support from people like you. Thanks to your support we can keep our programme free of charge for students.

By supporting HackYourFuture Belgium you’re helping every year:

  • 150 newcomers get an introduction to web development
  • 90 students participate in our intensive 6-months programme
  • 45 graduates find a job in the IT sector
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  • Full scholarship2000


Get in touch




BeCentral, Cantersteen 12, 1000 Bruxelles

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