As the world economy is slowly recovering from the pandemic, many students wonder what the future holds for them. What will the job market look like when I graduate? How do I stay motivated and prepare for my career in such uncertain times? And while we cannot predict what exactly the future will hold, one thing is clear: the knowledge and skills you continue to build will always be your differentiator and your biggest asset. There is no uncertainty about that.

SAP continues to be the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best. 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system, serving 92% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies. When students build skills in SAP software, it opens the door to job opportunities in over 400,000 SAP customers worldwide and over 21,000 SAP partner companies globally offering career paths to deploy SAP software.

So, the question should not be why you should start building SAP software skills as a student, but how can you start building them? The answer is: you can do that now and it’s free!

SAP is further lowering the barriers for students to upskill in SAP solutions with the launch of SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Next-Gen: a free learning offering designed for students and lecturers of SAP University Alliances member institutions. With this edition, students have free access to relevant learning content and resources to develop their SAP software skills and prepare for certification. It provides you with the knowledge and opportunities to learn like SAP professionals, but for free, as you embark on a career in the SAP ecosystem.

This new edition includes free access to:

  • 18 different SAP Learning Journeys for key SAP solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Analytics Cloud
  • All related learning content required to study for selected certifications
  • All related SAP Learning Rooms to study and collaborate with fellow peers and SAP experts

With SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Next-Gen, you can learn when, where, and how you want, with the same materials as those used by SAP professionals, all for free. You can prepare for certifications and build your qualifications in key roles, such as business user, developer, and consultant.

After successful preparation, you can take advantage of certification opportunities with a discounted SAP Global Certification online exam attempt for students to validate your skills and get the ultimate competitive advantage for the job market. Certifications not only help you differentiate yourself, but they can also benefit your professional development by increasing self-confidence in new skills and quality work output. A recent Pearson VUE study reported benefits of an IT certification, including:

  • 35% report increase in salary
  • 67% report increased confidence in using new skills
  • 91% believe credibility gained is worth the time and money

Don’t hesitate: take advantage of this free learning offering and boost your career with SAP software skills. Simply confirm if your university is a member of SAP University Alliances, then register with your university e-mail address at to get started. If your university is not yet a member of SAP University Alliances, they can become a member for free by visiting the SAP University Alliances page or contacting

For more information on SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Next-Gen, visit this information sheet. To collaborate with fellow students, feel free to visit the SAP Young Thinkers community. You can also visit the SAP University Alliances community for further information and collaboration opportunities.

Randa Khaled

Randa Khaled

Author Since: November 19, 2020

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