Learn to program by creating
working applications

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Try a holistic approach to learning in which you study the theory and immediately put it into practice by building working applications.

Dive into Java, Python, and other programming languages in a project-based learning environment that is integrated with JetBrains IDEs.

Choose your learning track

Select the track you want to follow and we’ll help you complete your learning journey, one step at a time.


19 projects

250+ topics

210+ hours


5 projects

50+ topics

30+ hours


11 projects

140+ topics

90+ hours


7 projects

130+ topics

50+ hours


18 projects

220+ topics

180+ hours


10 projects

210+ topics

120+ hours

Access to Kotlin Basics is sponsored by JetBrains, the creator of Kotlin, and is provided for free.

The Frontend Developer track is under construction and available free of charge for a limited time.

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Free plan

The Free plan gives you full access to all the free tracks at JetBrains Academy. It is available at no cost and does not require starting a trial. Start learning to program right away while getting all the benefits of hands-on education!

Extendable by up to 2 months

Free trial

You can also start on the subscription tracks with a free 7-day trial, for which you won't need to enter any payment details.

  • Finish the first project stage
    +1 month
  • Complete your first project
    +1 month

Meet our students

Take a project-based approach to learning

Starting out is always a challenge. However, the right approach to learning can smooth out the difficulties. With project-based learning, you can study programming theory and apply your knowledge by creating real, working applications, one step at a time.

Get a personalized study plan

Your study plan contains all the activities you need to reach your learning goal. Tailored to your skills, it will keep you on track and focused. The study plan is divided into several stages of increasing complexity, allowing you to gradually expand your knowledge without getting overwhelmed.

Expand your knowledge step by step

JetBrains Academy carefully organizes your learning journey. For each stage, it presents topics that are relevant to your level of proficiency and to the implementation of your current project stage.

Expand your knowledge step by step

Put your learning into practice

Practice makes perfect. Reinforce your newly acquired knowledge by applying it in practice. With step-by-step guidance, you will write fully functional applications, such as a chatbot, file encryption program, or code-sharing platform, and get real-life development experience.

Put your learning into practice

Get feedback right away

Once you submit your code, it gets tested instantly. If you ever get stuck with your code you will never be left abandoned! There is an entire community of people you can reach out to for support and encouragement and who are happy to share their experience with you.

Get feedback right away

Publish your project on GitHub

Your GitHub portfolio is the best CV you can have as a developer. Complete projects to strengthen your profile and share your results with a community of over 50 million developers.

Publish your project on GitHub

Certificate of completion

If you have an active subscription, every time you complete a track you will receive a personalized certificate of completion. Add it to your resume or LinkedIn profile to increase your chances of getting noticed by recruiters.

Certificate of completion

Handy tools for your study

Integration with professional IDEs

Integration with professional IDEs

JetBrains IDEs will augment your learning process by providing smart coding assistance, such as code analysis, refactorings, and code completion. They also offer you the opportunity to get experience with professional development tools while you learn to program.

Knowledge map

With the Knowledge map, you can get a holistic picture of the learning content and see how all the topics are connected. Tracking your progress will help you gain a better understanding of what you’ve done and what you still need to learn in order to round out your knowledge.

Knowledge Map

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