Study and work in Finland

Do you want to live in the happiest country of the world?

Located by the Gulf of Bothnia, Oulu combines northern hospitality, nature, and culture with modern technology. It is the heart of ICT in Finland with the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Apply for a position at Nokia or a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu. Study and earn the opportunity to become a trainee at Nokia.

Join this opportunity by following one of the two tracks. Applying for a position in the leading ICT companies of Oulu or applying for a 70% scholarship for one of the Master’s degree programmes at the University of Oulu. Students who will complete the System-on-Chip development studies within the given Master’s degree programmes will be invited to an interview for a trainee position at Nokia.

Six reasons to join our program

  • Immerse in the startup ecosystem at the heart of Finnish ICT industry
  • Enjoy the Nordic high standard of living and a sustainable lifestyle
  • Work in an equal and fair labour market
  • Explore the unique natural phenomena, like the northern lights and the midnight sun
  • Benefit from Finnish social security and a welfare state
  • Live in the world’s happiest country*

(*) Finland was named the happiest country in the world for the 5th time in a row.

Join the opportunity by following one of the two tracks

About the system-on-chip development studies

When you choose Track #2: Student who complete the System-on-Chip development studies within the given Master’s degree programme is eligible to apply for a paid SoC trainee position at Nokia.

The System-on-Chip courses include

You can pass the courses within one of the following Master’s degree programmes at the University of Oulu

Wireless Communications Engineering, Master’s Programme in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Master of Science (2y)

Electronics, Master’s Programme in Electronics and Communications Engineering,Master of Science (2y)

Computer Science and Engineering, Master’s Programme in Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science (2y)

RF trainee opportunities at Nokia

Radio Frequency development unit in Oulu is delivering RF products and ensuring the radio access for all Nokia customers on time to meet their market needs.

When you choose specific University / OAMK studies:
Student who complete the RF development studies within the given Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme is eligible to apply for a paid RF trainee position at Nokia.

Study & Work videos

Read the story about our ICT graduate

Read the story about our ICT graduate, Anastasiia Borodulina, who came from Ukraine to study for a Master’s degree at the University of Oulu.

Oulu is a hidden gem

Oulu is the fastest growing city region in Arctic Europe with 250,000 inhabitants. We are also among the youngest in Europe, as our average age is just 38 years. Every third person has an academic degree and we have been found to be the happiest in the North, when it comes to our quality of life.

You are practically in nature right out of the gate of your home

A modern seaside city culture is combined with a lively countryside and beautiful nature.

Did you know that Oulu is one of the best cycling cities in Finland?

The region has more than 1000 kilometres of cycleways purposely built for getting around conveniently.

Oulu is also the 20-minute city of innovation

You can get pretty much anywhere in Oulu in 20 minutes. Oulu has the easy-going atmosphere of a small town with the services of a large city.

Oulu is the European Capital of Culture in 2026!

During the Capital of Culture year in 2026 the region will have plenty of jobs in the creative industries, culturally interesting new places to visit, and neighbourhoods flourishing with culture.

Welcome to Oulu!