Telerik Academy – the largest free IT initiative for 3rd to 12th-graders, has announced they are accepting new students for the 2023/2024 school year. More than 2,000 students will be able to study programming and digital technologies free of charge in 100 schools in 40 places in Bulgaria. Every student can participate in this amazing initiative, even if they don’t have any knowledge about technology. You can apply through Telerik Academy’s website until 5th October.

The training will be held during the school year and will be 72 hours long in total. The programs in Burgas are implemented in cooperation with the Center for Visual and Augmented Reality “Virteon Burgas”, “St. Kliment Ochridski” school, “Konstantin Petkanov” school, and Burgas Municipality.

Petar Sharkov, executive director of Telerik Academy:

“I’m happy that we will continue to prepare the next generations for the digital future. Since 2017, Telerik Academy has opened 630 schools in 50 places, and we have accepted over 14,000 students! During those years, we have learned that students have different interests in the field of technology, and teachers need modern learning materials. The schools aim to provide free-time activities to engage the student’s interests. That is why we started integrating programs in the schools in the country. In 2023-2024, we will open 100 free schools.”

Application and admission test

The process of applying is done online through the website of Telerik Academy and includes filling out an application form and taking an admission test, which must be taken by 5th October ->

Distribution by age groups:

Students in 3rd and 4th grade can participate in Digital Sciences. In this course, the children can improve their digital skills and learn about technology as a whole.

Students from 5th to 7th grade will develop key digital skills. They can participate in the Game Development program.

Students from 8th to 11th grade can participate in one of the two programs – Game Development or Web Development. These courses will help them with their career orientation.

Students in 12th grade can either study Game Development or Web Programming online.

For more information, visit Telerik Academy’s site: or their Facebook page.

About Telerik Academy

Telerik Academy is the largest free IT initiative for 3rd to 12th-graders in Bulgaria. It aims to prepare the next generation through interactive programs which are available to all students.

Since its inception in 2010, it has trained over 20,000 students between the ages of 7 and 18 in programming and digital technologies. Research confirmed that Telerik Academy’s programs help students improve their digital and cognitive skills. It helps them develop as individuals, and most importantly – a large part of the students to find their professional realization in Bulgaria!


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Translation: Malena Petrova