Swift Accelerator Programme

Applications for the Class of 2021 have closed


The Swift Accelerator Programme is an intensive talent development programme for secondary school students with an interest and aptitude for app development and computational thinking. Over 8 months, participants learn to code in Swift, and apply story-telling and design thinking principles to design, build, and release an iOS app of their own.

First launched in 2018 by IMDA and Apple, the programme has helped develop three selected groups of young coders in 2018, 2019, and 2020, by giving them the space, opportunity, and guidance in coding, story-telling, and design thinking, in order to help them take their passion to the next level. 

The programme is fully subsidised for successful applicants. We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2021.

What‘s New

Our Class of 2020 graduated at the Swift Innovators' Summit 2021!

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited us in December 2019, and encouraged students to code

A news feature on apps created by Swift Accelerator students

Swift Innovators' Summit

The culmination of each year's programme, the Swift Innovators’ Summit celebrates months of learning with a student developer conference and a public showcase of student-created iOS apps.