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Standard Chartered Scholarship

We’re creating a pipeline of tech-forward individuals for a chance to join the Standard Chartered workforce.

Career goals, within reach.

We are teaming up with Standard Chartered to offer 100 fully-funded scholarships to STEM students and tech professionals from Bangalore and Chennai. The goal is to create a pipeline of qualified individuals to be considered for job opportunities at Standard Chartered after successfully completing the program. Once hired, they will be deployed into complex projects and use cases in AI, machine learning, and blockchain. This program will not only build tech talent in the community, but also help meet the team’s strategic talent objectives.

Scholarship Process

Submit your application between March 2, 2022 through April 1, 2022.

Those selected as one of 100 scholarship recipients will begin their chosen Nanodegree program. During your learning journey, you will have the opportunity to participate in networking and mentoring sessions to learn industry best practices and more.

Learners will graduate with a portfolio of real-world projects and receive an official certificate after completing the program. Plus, you will be eligible to be considered for immediate job opportunities within Standard Chartered. These open roles require advanced skills in data science, full-stack engineering, and blockchain development.

Program schedule

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    Application start date

    March 2, 2022

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    Application end date

    April 1, 2022

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    Learner start date

    April 25, 2022

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    Learner end date

    August 24, 2022


Data Scientist

Gain real-world data science experience with projects designed by industry experts that you can add to your portfolio.

Focus on the following digital competencies:
  • Relational & non-relational DBs
  • Data lakes with Spark
  • Supervised learning
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Neural networks (Tensorflow)
  • Intro to computer vision
  • Advanced computer vision & deep learning
  • Intro to NLP
  • Computing with natural language
  • Ethics of AI

Full Stack Software Engineer

Learn to design and develop powerful modern web applications that form the foundation for the apps, websites, and systems that people and businesses use every day.

Focus on the following digital competencies:
  • SQL and data modeling for the web
  • API development and documentation
  • Angular fundamentals
  • React fundamentals
  • Server deployment and containerization
  • Full stack apps on AWS
  • Azure applications
  • OWASP guidelines: Application security

Blockchain Developer

Demand for blockchain developers is skyrocketing. In this program, you’ll gain the essential skills for a career in this dynamic space.

Focus on the following digital competencies:
  • Cryptography basics
  • System security
  • Infrastructure security
  • Blockchain fundamentals
  • Ethereum contracts
  • Blockchain architecture
  • Dapp with smart contracts
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About Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered is an international bank that prides themselves on being, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, they’ve worked to make a positive difference for clients and communities alike. They offer banking services that help people and companies succeed, creating wealth and growth across markets. They employ over 85,000 individuals across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and beyond. Visit their careers website to learn more.

SCNXT stands for Standard Chartered Next, which is the Innovation Centre of Excellence for Standard Chartered that partners with their operations, technology, risk, and finance business functions to provide cutting edge solutions to transform further, faster. The teams are structured into four pillars: AI and Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Insights, Lean Digital, and Robotics. These teams help solve complex problems and drive operational efficiency, risk reduction, revenue creation, cost avoidance, and improved client experience.

Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Are there any fees for enrollment?
  • Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?
  • Is this program online, in-person, or combination of both?
  • How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my coursework, in order to finish on time?

The next stage in your career starts today.

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