Develop the future.

Apple created Swift and Xcode so anyone with an idea can create something incredible. Our developer tools and platforms help higher education institutions empower the next generation of innovators with skills to solve real‑world challenges and code a brighter world.

Shanghai Business School

Building apps for real-world experience.

Shanghai Business School uses Swift and Xcode on Mac to power its innovation center. Students from every major come together in this advanced incubator space to build iOS apps that solve the problems they care about most.

Developer Tools and Platforms

Give ideas a platform to stand on.

Apple provides everything faculty and students need to dive right into designing and coding. With Mac — plus Swift, Xcode, and developer tools that Apple offers for free — they have everything they need to build incredible apps.

Swift. A robust, open source programming language that’s both easy to learn and powerful to use. Developers can write safe, reliable code for richer app experiences.

Learn more about Swift

Xcode. An integrated development environment that gives developers at any level a single workflow for UI design, coding, debugging, testing, and performance analysis.

Learn more about Xcode 15

MacBook Pro. Superfast processors, next-level graphics, and secure storage make MacBook Pro the ideal tool for new and experienced developers alike.

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“We use Apple developer tools and platforms to support experiential learning for both coders and designers — Xcode and Swift Playgrounds provide the perfect space to reflect, learn, and grow.”
Daniel Trego, Educational & Media Design Specialist at Michigan State University

Opportunities for All

Building skills they’ll use for life.

Students are integrating app development with Swift into their work, gaining cutting edge skills to apply in their future careers — while supporting their passions and solving problems they care about today.

From Vietnam to Canada. To coding superstar.

Learn how Zoey discovered her passion for technology, and how she’s fulfilling her dreams with the help of Apple Developer Tools.

“Swift is easy, intuitive and enables me to create any app that I can dream up.”
Nguyen “Zoey” Vu, Swift Student
Challenge Winner 2023

Develop in Swift

Lay the groundwork for great work.

Whether students are new to coding or already developing like pros, the free Develop in Swift curriculum provides faculty with the flexibility to support all kinds of learners — even those who want to study on their own.

Download the curriculum guide (PDF)


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Swift Student Challenge

Apple is proud to support and uplift the next generation of student developers, creators, and entrepreneurs with the Swift Student Challenge. When students learn to code with Swift, they join a worldwide community of developers who are creating the next wave of groundbreaking apps.

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Don’t stop there.

Apple provides free resources and programs for aspiring developers in your community to take their app development skills to the next level.

Resources for Xcode

Resources for Swift

Certification via Certiport

Help students earn recognition for their knowledge of Swift and Xcode. The App Development with Swift certifications are based on Develop in Swift Explorations and Develop in Swift Fundamentals courses to help students stand out for high-demand jobs in iOS app development.

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Professional Learning Course

Apple Professional Learning offers a free online professional learning course for Develop in Swift Explorations through Canvas by Instructure. Educators will learn the foundational knowledge needed to teach Swift and Xcode directly from Apple, making this an ideal introductory course for teaching Develop in Swift in any educational environment.

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Coding Clubs

Everything you need to start your own coding clubs. Including tips for recruiting members, inspiration for app ideas, and guides to create prototypes using Apple design principles. And the App Showcase Guide helps you host an event to celebrate your creations.

Download the Swift Coding Club for Xcode

Download the App Showcase Guide

Download the App Design Workbook

Apple Developer Program

It’s never been easier to prepare students for a career in the app economy. Join the Apple Developer program to help students build amazing apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Membership is free through a fee waiver for accredited educational institutions.

Enroll now

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