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Fast-track your career at SAP Labs India

Obtain your master’s in software engineering while gaining real-life experience at SAP and earning an income. There’s no better way to prep for your future career at SAP Labs India.

Set yourself up for a big win

Scholar@SAP is a globally recognized work integrated and learning program in partnership with BITS Pilani. As a Scholar, you will have the opportunity to rotate across SAP business areas while receiving on-the-job and structured development and coaching from leaders in technology. Work from Monday to Friday on exciting and meaningful projects, and on Saturdays attend academic classes conducted by BITS Pilani faculty on the SAP campus. At the end of the program and your studies, you will have the opportunity to secure a position at SAP.


New hires globally since start of the program

What's in it for you?

  • Work in a paid position while pursuing your masters form BITS Pilani
  • Apply your theoretical learning in real-world situationsd
  • Receive world-class structured learning, coaching and mentoring
  • Get exposure to cutting-edge technologies
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively to solve business challenges
  • Opportunity to be considered for permanent positions after 50% completion of program studies (*conditions apply) 

What do we look for in a SAP VT/STAR Program candidate?


A love of people, collaboration, new technologies and new experiences.


Focused on achieving great things, finding solutions, taking on challenges and never settling for second best.


Fascinated by new and emerging technologies – and excited to suggest new ideas that disrupt the status quo.


Attracted to flexibility, mobility, and new work experiences. Thrives when working across cultures and boundaries.


Has had a variety of experiences, both in studies and extracurricular activities.


Demonstrates strong leadership skills, inspires others, and has the potential to drive positive change.

Learn more about the experience

We offer 2- and 4-year M. Tech Software Engineering programs to groom and train talented students for a career at SAP. Whether you’re on the 2- or 4-year program, you will have the opportunity to do rotations across different lines of business (LoB) in SAP, while earning your M.Tech from BITS Pilani.

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1st year

1st semester

  • Discrete Structures for Computer Science
  • Linear Algebra & Optimization
  • Computer Programming
  • Digital Electronics & Microprocessors

2nd semester

  • Object Oriented Programming & Design
  • Systems Programming
  • Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Data Structures & Algorithms

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for enrolled students. SAP will pay you RS 16,500 per month in the first 2 years + your tuition fees for the academic program.


2nd year

1st semester

  • Probability & Statistics
  • Database Systems & Applications
  • Operating Systems
  • Introduction to DevOps

2nd semester

  • Complier Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Applied Machine Learning
At the end of the first 2 years, Scholar@SAP students may be invited to take a permanent position at SAP (based on performance).

3rd year

1st semester

  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Usability Engineering
  • Secure Software Engineering
  • Data warehousing
2nd semester
  • Software Architectures
  • Distributed Data Systems
  • Software Testing Methodologies
  • Data Storage Technologies & Networks
Starting in the 3rd year, SAP will pay you RS 25,000 per month + your tuition fees for the academic program.

4th year

1st semester

  • Pervasive computing
  • Software Project Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Real time OS
2nd semester
  • Dissertation
At the end of the 4-year program, Scholar@SAP students may be invited to take a permanent position at SAP (based on performance).


1st year

1st semester

  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Software Architectures
  • Cloud Computing
  • Agile Software Processes

2nd semester

  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Data Structures and Algorithm Design
  • Software Testing Methodologies
  • Applied Machine Learning

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for enrolled students. SAP will pay you RS 25,000 per month in the first 2 years + your tuition fees for the academic program.

2nd year

1st semester

  • Cross Platform Application Development
  • Open-Source Software Engineering
  • Software Product Management
  • Block Chain Technologies and Systems

2nd semester

  • Dissertation
At the end of the 2-year program, Scholar@SAP students may be invited to
take a permanent position at SAP (based on performance).


Hear from the Scholar@SAP students

Harmeet Kaur

Joining SAP’s Scholar Program has been a catalytic experience to kick off my IT career while pursuing higher studies from a reputed institution. The program enabled me to be a part of cross-domain teams working on multiple technologies to create impactful solutions. It has been a great journey filled with learning opportunities in both the technical domain as well as honing my soft skills in areas of management and communication.

Mohammed Sarvar K.A

As a Scholar@SAP, I was provided with an excellent learning environment, including readily accessible facilities and a variety of student resources, to gain practical skills and most importantly, confidence in the workplace. The Scholars team and the BITS Pilani lecturers and instructors were a constant source of support who helped us drive our success. The journey from being a Scholar@SAP to becoming an SAP employee has been an amazing adventure. Fabulous and rewarding is how I would describe my past five years at SAP Labs!

Rakshetha J N
Dual Degree Bachelor's and Master’s Student

When I first applied to SAP’s Scholar program, I saw it as a way into the corporate world. Soon after joining, I realized it was so much more than that. Here I was surrounded by industry experts, delivering real-time features to customers in a dynamic working environment. Our master’s degree classes had the perfect mix of on-the-job learning and practical exposure, and the culture at SAP furthers the experience, allowing us to learn, adapt and implement across different domains. I found a place where I was constantly challenged and given a way to find new avenues. It’s been eight years and I have met experts, made friends, learned immeasurably, travelled, done a fellowship and worked with colleagues around the world. I can proudly say it’s a great start to my career and I am happy to have been apart of it.

Piyush Kumar Dwivedi

The Scholar@SAP program turned out to be one of the most eventful and rewarding phases of my life. The multitude of opportunities to work across teams helped me gain exposure to numerous technologies and working styles and nurtured me into a well-rounded person who makes friends easily. Networking is one of the most sought-after skills in today's connected world and the Scholar program has been key in growing my network exponentially. I'd like to thank everyone who facilitated this beautiful chapter of my life and would strongly recommend the program to students considering their foray into corporate life! SAP’s employee-centric culture and numerous learning opportunities have ensured that I've never suffered Monday blues in my SAP journey, and I look forward to a long-lasting career here.

Saranya Palanisamy

As a Scholar@SAP, I had the great opportunity to work with different teams using different technologies. SAP offers various technical and functional trainings and programs that helped me to analyze and develop my skill sets. Pursuing my MTech from BITS Pilani was an excellent experience with skilled lecturers from reputational institutions. It helped me to apply advanced software engineering concepts in my daily work. At SAP, we got to experience team building activities, leadership talks conducted by successful entrepreneurs, and lots of coding and brainstorming events. I learned to be a team player, develop my entrepreneurial skills and innovative thinking. I am proud to be a Scholar@SAP!

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