Frequently asked questions


How do I apply as a student?

Just go to our homepage (, select the city, and click on the button 'Join as a Student' on the front page.

I currently don’t live in Berlin, Munich, NRW or Copenhagen. Can I still attend?

Unfortunately, right now we only offer courses in Berlin, Munich, NRW and Copenhagen. But you can attend online courses, e. g. on the Cisco Networking Academy or Microsoft Learn.
Check out the following courses:

What is the Digital Women Program?

Our Digital Women Program aims at empowering women by helping them develop their digital skills and helping them integrate into German society and the job market. Who are these courses for?

  • Highly motivated women with a desire to improve their digital literacy.
  • Proactive women who are looking to meet people, and establish professional networks.
  • Students who are looking for new and innovative ways to integrate into German society.

When do the next courses start?

Our courses usually start in February and in August/September. Please look at the specific location and program for specific dates.

What time commitment does it mean for me?

Most courses are once or twice a week in the evening. Some company courses already start in the afternoon. The courses in the Digital Women Program run only on Saturdays. Considering self-study, you would need to invest at least 10 hours per week.

Can I bring a friend?

Of course, you can bring a friend!

Is this only an offer for refugees?

We especially want to help asylum-seekers and refugees, but we are open for everybody who is a newcomer or has limited access to educational offers.

Which language is going to be used in the course?

Most of our courses are taught in English.
The beginner courses in the ReDI Women Program are taught in German with translation to Arabic, Tigrinya and Farsi.

What level of English is required to be accepted as a student?

Conversational English is needed for most of our regular courses. That means if you are able to follow a conversation in English you'll be fine. In our Digital Women Program and Digital Youth Program we also offer courses in German, some with translation. Please see the specific page of the program and location for more information!

How is the admission process?

We start with an Open Day or info session. Then you’ll be given the chance to apply online for the course you want to take part in. After that, we’ll invite you for a short interview and possibly a small quiz on your skills - only if you want to participate in an intermediate or advanced course. Soon after, you’ll receive an email from us with a confirmation of which course you have been admitted to. In case you have not been admitted immediately you'll . be added to our waiting list.

Can I attend multiple courses?

Besides the contact lessons there will be a lot of self-study involved. That's why you can attend only one course at a time.

What if I miss the application deadline? Can I still join?

Once the courses have started, you’ll have to wait until the next semester starts.

Do I need to provide any document to sign up?

We are going to ask you some questions about yourself, but you don’t have to bring any official document. For some courses, we might ask you to bring your CV to the interview before joining the course.

If there are too many applicants for one course, how do you select the participants?

We select the participants of each course due to the course requirements and in discussion with the course facilitators (teachers or partners).
Key factors for us are the motivation you have to apply with us, your availability and commitment. Besides that, we want to provide chances to people where education can have the biggest impact.
In general, we want to find the right course for everybody. That’s what our admission process is about.

I am looking for a job, internship or apprenticeship (“Ausbildung”). How can you help me?

We connect you to companies and keep you updated on current job postings. Furthermore, you might want to check these initiatives:

How can I practice my knowledge?

A very good way to practice your knowledge is by developing own projects. Look for a challenge you would like to solve. Start small and build a MAP (Minimum Awesome Product). If you don't feel comfortable enough with your coding skills, visit platforms like and to practice with small coding challenges.


How do I apply as a volunteer?

Go to our homepage (, select the city, and select “Join as a volunteer” and then sign up as a volunteer.

I have signed up through the form but have not received any answer yet. What should I do?

The recruitment process will only start 2 months before the start of a semester. This means that you might not be contacted right away, but might have to wait some weeks/few months before we contact you for a meeting or info session.

What skills are you looking for?

We are open to tech users on any level. Please check the different programs to see which one suits your skills and interests the best.

I don’t have a technological background. Can I still volunteer?

We can definitely need some help around event management, communications, logistics and administration. Please contact us if you want to find out more about it.
Our Digital Women Program and Digital Youth Program also requires volunteers to teach basic computer skills, so if you are a proficient computer user, it is more than enough.
Please contact us if you want to find out more about it.

What time commitment does it mean for me?

Our Digital Career Program and Digital Youth Program is taught usually twice a week for about two hours in the evening (usually from 7 to 9 pm). The Digital Women Program runs on weekends. Classes run usually on Saturdays from 10:00 - 14:00. However, a team of teachers consists at least of three people so you don’t have to teach twice a week but only once. The key to a successful course is the efficient split of tasks and good communication between teachers and students. Preparation of each lesson can take up to 2h so in total our volunteers spend 4 to 10 hours weekly.

Companies and Partners

How can I look for applicants for open positions in my company?

Please contact Paulina, our Career Developer, to share your Job Description and coordinate the search to find the right candidates for your company or organization.

I represent a tech company - how can I support ReDI?

If you would like to partner with ReDI and finacially support our programs please contact Anne.
If you are a tech rookie and want to support us please apply as a volunteer.
Is there a rocket scientist in your company that could be a cool speaker in one of our Tech Talks? Ask him to contact Manuel.

How can I support ReDI School?

If you would like to partner with ReDI and finacially support our programs please contact Anne. You can also donate money to the following bank account: Bank: Berliner Sparkasse
Owner: ReDI School of Digital Integration gGmbH
Iban: DE73 1005 0000 0190 4847 21
BIC: BELADEBEXXX Or visit our page on!

Where can I find more information about ReDI?

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