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Apple Developer Academy: the Call is open!

Are you interested in developing apps for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem? Submit your application to the Academy of the University of NaPLES federico II by June 21!


Students at the Apple Developer Academy


The Apple Developer Academy is ready to select and welcome 380 students coming from all over the World: the Student Call for year 2019 / 2020 is now open! The experience at the Academy lasts 9 months and all the courses are free and in English, the official language of the Apple Developer Academy.

Thanks to Apple and other private and public institutions some grant scholarships will be granted.




The Academy is a partnership between the University of Naples Federico II and Apple and focuses mainly on app development, touching all technologies related to it such as UX/UI design for interfaces, business basics, and self entrepreneurship.

The program focuses on software development, startup creation and app design with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration to empower and equip students to develop the skills needed to succeed. The Academy aims to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds with the training designed to support not only those with coding or computer science experience but young people interested in areas such as design and business.




The program is open to students from across Italy and around the World. Academy classes are all based on Challenge Based Learning (CBL) which is a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Using CBL all the teachers encourage students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems.

CBL is collaborative and hands-on, asking students to work with other students, their teachers, and experts in their communities and around the World to develop deeper knowledge of the subjects they are studying, accept and solve challenges, take action, share their experience, and enter into a global discussion about important issues. 

Besides providing all students with so-called soft skills (emotional intelligence, adaptability, ability to collaborate and negotiate, situational awareness, ability to communicate, etc.), the Developer Academy in Naples leverages CBL to teach topics falling in the following fields:


  1. Coding:
    • Basic and Advanced Object Oriented Programming Concepts
    • Design Patterns and their application to the realization of complex distributed applications for the Internet
    • Development with the Swift language
    • Server-side programming basics
    • Database programming basics with both SQL and NoSQL
  2. Graphical User Interface Design (GUI):
    • Design Thinking
    • User Experience Research
    • Rapid prototyping
    • Quality of Experience (QoE) Design patterns
  3. Business:
    • How to gain fast and sustainable access to the market
    • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management
    • Product development
    • Business modeling
    • Business planning




Are you ready to get on board? Fill in the registration form and learn more here


The Student Call at the Apple Developer Academy is now open: fill in the registration form by June 21!