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Nokia NextGen Tech Scholarship Program

The NextGen Tech scholarship program, offered in Canada, focuses on underrepresented groups and is designed to strengthen R&D capacity over time. The program is jointly sponsored by Nokia Cloud and Network Services and Network Infrastructure.  

Hello, dreamers, doers and disrupters  

Welcome to the era of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 driven by 5G technology changes everything. What will it take to power this massive shift to the new digital economy? People. People with passion, knowledge and skills creating technology no one has even thought of yet. People like you.  

We're sponsoring a unique scholarship program to help you pay your bills while you're learning to code, build artificial intelligence, work in the cloud, and develop world class hardware and software. When you're done, we'll offer you a full-time job at a competitive rate.

Do we have your attention? Read on

We’re on a mission to find and keep bright minds, innovative thinking and those who thrive in a culture that puts people first, embraces diversity, and invests in ongoing education and learning. We invite you to tell us who you are, share your dreams, and put yourself in the ring for a scholarship that will pay $7,500 a year for two years. After all, who doesn't need a little extra cash to get by while you hone your skills?

Oh Canada! The digital economy has grown almost twice as fast as the overall economy, expecting to employ over two million people by 2023. We know you'll be one of them. Why not work with a global company that invests in their people?  

We're looking for software developers, computer and data scientists, DevOps, computer and electrical engineers, cybersecurity analysts and pretty well any skill that drives the new economy. We have an eye on strengthening diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers for underrepresented groups.  

Heard enough? Don't be shy. Go ahead and strut your stuff. Let's get to know each other. 

So, what’s the deal?

The Nokia NextGen Tech Scholarship is open to all R&D students in Canada

  • Nokia will contribute up to CAD $15,000 total over two years toward tuition expenses per student.
  • On graduation, scholarship recipients will be offered a competitively paid full-time R&D position at our Ottawa campus.

Who can apply?

Meet the following criteria and you're on your way. Oh, the places you'll go!


  • You’ve worked for Nokia as an intern, co-op, or summer student
  • You are a full-time undergraduate student in years two, three, or four, or a graduate student at an accredited university or college in Canada
  • Computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related STEM discipline must be your main area of study
  • Your academic record is strong with a grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent
  • You have demonstrated proactive work in diversity and inclusion
  • When you graduate, you'll come and work with us at our Ottawa campus for at least two years in a competitively paid R&D position
  • One more thing. You must be eligible to work in Canada.

    Ready to apply? Let's do it!

    1. Get in touch with us:
    2. Eligible scholars will receive detailed instructions on what documents are needed in order to proceed with the application. The deadline for submission is October 14th, 2022.
    3. Applicants under consideration will be invited for a panel discussion with Nokia managers and Human resources in October and November 2022.
    4. The final selected candidates will be notified during Fall 2022. All other candidates will be notified of the status of their application in due course.

    I'm convinced! I'm ready to apply.

    What it's like for newbies to work with Nokia

    We set you up for success. You'll be welcome with open arms to a great job with Cloud and Network Services or Network Infrastructure Nokia Software where we work with the latest technology creating the infrastructure that powers the world’s most critical networks.  

    At Nokia, you're part of our global family, connecting with like-minded people around the world, growing your network and building your professional muscle in a great cultural environment. We work hard but offer flexible ways to balance your work and your life, including options for working from home.  

    We invest in your education and development. You'll be part of a community that works hard to help you constantly improve your skills and there's always room at the table to exercise your creativity.  

    We believe in inclusion and diversity. We encourage you to get out meet people by becoming a mentor for a Future Tech (high school) intern, represent us at community events and engage with the Ottawa Campus Experience team to drive inclusive initiatives in our workplace.  

    If this sounds like your dream job, we'd sure like to meet you!

    Wondering about life at Nokia?

    Our employees represent around 166 nationalities doing work in over 118 countries. We take our commitment to diversity and inclusion seriously. Nokia continues to break the glass ceiling with a strong score in its Gender Equality Index (GEI) for 2021. In 2019, we closed an unexplained pay gap. We signed the Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) pledge of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). Our offices are accessible. Our leadership is diverse and advocates for global anti-discrimination practices. We were awarded “Best Places to Work for LGBT+ Equality” by Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index with a score of 100%.  

    That's not all. Fresh thinking flourishes here. Beyond the traditional definition of diversity and inclusion, we actively seek diversity of thought that can only come by working with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.