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Anyone who is applying to a computer science honours program offered by one of our partner universities, Carleton University and York University, can apply to Dev Degree. You do not need your university acceptance before applying to Dev Degree, but you will need it for admittance into the program. For Carleton University, check out their Bachelor of Computer Science Internship, which is integrated with Dev Degree. For York University, see their Industry Partnership Stream for their BSc Computer Science program, which is integrated with Dev Degree.
Applications open in early January and you can apply directly from this website. You'll fill in your contact information, upload your resume, tell us a bit about your life experiences, and answer a few problem-solving questions. For details about our application and interview process, see Dev Degree: The Model.
While computer programming experience is an asset, it is not required. If you demonstrate a growth mindset, resiliency, and excellent time management skills, you are definitely encouraged to apply!
Yes, you can apply for Dev Degree, as long as we receive your university acceptance confirmation by June 1st.
Yes. If you earn a scholarship, it’s yours to keep. You’ll still earn your full Dev Degree salary, and your tuition will be paid in full by Shopify.
You are always welcome to apply! However, the successful completion of Dev Degree requires four years of work experience with Shopify, regardless of how many university credits you already have. In your application, mention that you are already enrolled in one of our partner universities' computer science programs.
Yes, definitely! We accept applications from all over the world.
You can address it to the Dev Degree Team.
No, you do not need to include references in your application.
Send us a message at email@example.com to provide any information you forgot to include in your application.
Absolutely! If you are selected for an interview, it can be done via video conferencing.
With Dev Degree, you’ll work on development teams at Shopify in parallel with your university studies, instead of alternating terms in the classroom and the workplace. You’ll be granted academic credits for your work at Shopify, so you’ll complete your honours degree in computer science in 4 years with 4500+ hours of work experience. Shopify pays your tuition, a competitive salary, and vacation, for a total financial support of more than $160,000.
Throughout your 4 years in Dev Degree, you’ll be placed on 4 different development teams. Each team you join will focus on different areas of computer science, such as data, security, mobile, cloud, front-end development (UI look and feel), and back-end development (infrastructure and services).
Absolutely! You’ll be on Shopify development teams, working on production code, solving complex problems, and delivering new features and fixes to customers.
You’ll have the same core degree requirements as other computer science students, but you’ll take your courses three per term in the fall, winter, and summer. At the same time, you’ll be working 25 hours per week at Shopify. You’ll also get academic credits for the work you do at Shopify, allowing you to graduate in 4 years.
Your typical day in Dev Degree is usually split between work at Shopify and university lectures, tutorials, and labs. For example, you may come into work to eat breakfast, work for 4 hours, eat lunch, and then commute to university for classes.
Usually 10 to 15 students per university.
You’ll work out of either the Ottawa or Toronto Shopify offices, depending on whether you are attending Carleton University or York University.
No. Shopify does not pay for your accommodations. However, we do pay your tuition and a competitive salary, which could help cover some of these costs.
If you are no longer working at Shopify, you will be able to continue your degree program with the university as long you meet the academic requirements. Shopify will no longer pay your tuition or salary, but you will not be asked to pay back any tuition already paid out. All credits you have received will remain on your transcript and will count towards your degree.
Absolutely! You can live in residence at our partner universities, participate in the meal plan, use the gym, library, and other facilities. You have the same rights to university services as any other other student.
Your salary will be competitive compared with industry standards. In addition, Shopify will pay your university tuition, and provide generous perks like free breakfast and lunch each workday.
You’ll be provided with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages from Monday to Friday. You can also take part in the many wellness classes offered in Shopify offices, such as yoga, mindfulness, and exercise programs.