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
With its headquarters in Finland, Nokia is a globally renowned communications company. Nokia’s communications service provider customers support 6.1 billion subscriptions with their radio network, while their enterprise customers have deployed more than a thousand industrial networks worldwide. With Nokia’s commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia is a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks.
Nokia’s Oulu site specialises in radio technologies, and their factory in Oulu is the central part of Nokia’s global manufacturing network. As an active player in the Finnish ICT ecosystem, Nokia enjoys strong R&D collaborations with Finnish partners.
Founded in 1958, University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Its Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering targets core ICT areas of measuring, electronics and materials, 5G and 6G wireless communications, artificial intelligence, systems, software, and experiences.
Apply for a scholarship to get 70% of your tuition fee paid by the University of Oulu. All the students who complete the System-on-Chip development studies under one of the programmes will be invited to an interview at Nokia.
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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
Physical Design of Digital Integrated Circuits
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 paths for RF trainee positions at Nokia
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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.