FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question: What is training?
Answer: RBK is a career accelerator producing high quality software engineers.
Question: How long is the training?
Answer: The training is 2 phases: A 4 week preparatory phase followed by a 12 week immersive phase. Additionally, RBK is running a 3 week English bootcamp prior to Phase 2 for those with low English ability.
Question: What are the requirements and conditions for joining the program?
Answer: 1:The applicant must be willing to commit full time – up to 16 hours a day, 6 days a week for the full 18 weeks.
2: The applicant must be at level B2 or above. To test your level, go HERE
3: Be willing to work in Jordan as a software engineer upon graduation.
Question: Is the program free?
Answer: There are not up-front costs to the training. Tuition is deferred until the graduate obtains employment. The payback rate is 18% of the graduate’s monthly salary until their financial obligation is satisfied. Scholarships are available for the most vulnerable students: those with low family income, refugees and females in particular. Currently half of RBK graduates qualify for a full scholarship which covers the entire cost of their training.
Question: What is the cost of the program?
Answer: Deferred tuition is currently 4,900 JD.
Question: Is the job guaranteed?
Answer: RBK currently enjoys 100% placement rate of its graduates. RBK has relationships with over 30 local hiring partners. RBK graduates have been hired by Souq.com, Arabia Weather, Mixed Dimensions, Optimiza, ReserveOut, Edura, Edraak, Britecore and others. RBK focuses on placing graduates locally in Jordan.
Question: Is RBK the same as ReBootKamp?
Answer: Yes. We are the first code bootcamp in the Arab world. Silicon Valley based Hack Reactor, the leading code bootcamp in the States, is a cofounding partner and provides the curriculum.
Question: What kind of student support does RBK offer?
Answer: During Phase 2, RBK provides 2 meals a day, local transportation (Greater Amman area) and housing for those living more than 1 hour way. Housing is limited and only available to those living outside Amman. It is available on a first come, first serve basis. RBK does not provide stipends to students.
Question: What are the education requirements required for admission?
Answer: NONE!. RBK will accept anyone regardless of their educational background. This includes students without a Baccalaureate degree.
Applicants are not required to have a Tawjihi.
Question: What is the training specifically?
Answer: RBK imparts essential skill technical and non-technical skills demanded by industry.
Non-technical skills include: soft skills (communication, collaboration, ethics, professionalism), autonomous (self) learning skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills.
An important dividend of the training is English fluency.
Question: Does RBK issue a certificate?
Answer: No. Students exit the program with something far more valuable and universally valued – a GitHub repository. This is a cloud based portfolio of projects that demonstrate the graduates ability to code.
Question: How do I register?
Answer: Go to RBK.org and hit the apply button. The applicant must complete the application (name, e-mail, phone number) and the applicant must take into account the information to receive an email or text message with the personal test, which he must complete and then send it as a second stage. Upon passing the second stage and evaluation of the test, an interview is scheduled. Contact is made by email or text messages
To inform the applicant of his acceptance.
Question: When will the next class start?
Answer: The start date for the next cohort is undetermined. Applicants will be notified subsequent to their acceptance.
Question: I see the program is based in the King Hussein Business Park in Amman. Does RBK plan to offer the program in other parts of Jordan?
Answer: Possibly. Depending on demand, RBK may deploy a program in North Jordan – either Irbid or Al Mafraq.
Question: What are the training hours?
Answer: Phase 1: 9 hours a day (from 8 am to 6 pm) 6 days per week for 4 weeks.
Phase 2: 12-16 hours per day (from 8 am to 9 pm+), 6 days per week for 12 weeks.
There is a one week break between Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Phase 2 is divided into a 6 week junior period and a 6 week senior period separated by a one week period where students work off-site.
The English Language preparatory program is 9 hours a day (from 8 am to 6 pm) 6 days per week for 3 weeks.