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Terms and Conditions

This referral policy applies to users who are participating in upGrad’s Referral Scheme (the “Scheme”). Your participation in the Scheme is deemed if (a) you share your referral code with others by any means whatsoever, or (b) you use another’s referral code in your application. By participating in this Scheme, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this referral policy (“Policy”), which are in addition to and subject to upGrad’s “Terms” available on the Platform.  If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not participate in the Scheme.  upGrad reserves the right to modify or terminate the Scheme, in whole or in part, at any time and in any manner.

 

1. Definitions

“Non-paid Referrer” means an upGrad user who has not paid the block amount for an upGrad Program and making the reference.

“Paid Referrer” means an upGrad user who has paid the block amount for an upGrad Program and making the reference.

“Referrer” means either a Paid Referrer or a Non-paid Referrer.

“Friend” means the individual being referred by a Referrer.

“Referral Code” is the code generated when the Referrer submits his own application or otherwise in a manner decided by upGrad. 

“Reward” means the benefit receivable under this policy, in the form of cash, vouchers or fee waivers, as the case may be.

 

2. Criteria 

The Referrer must share her/his Referral Code with the Friend, which in turn must be used/applied by the Friend in his/her application process. upGrad shall not accept the Referral Code any time after the application is made by the Friend. Additionally, the Friend must pay the block amount for the Referral to be considered completed.

 

3. Value & Disbursement of Reward

The amount of Reward receivable is dependent on the status of the Referrer at the time the Friend uses the Referral Code and submits the application.

 

I. Non-paid Referrers 

  • The Non-paid Referrer shall receive a gift voucher valued at Rs. 3,000 per referral, subject to TDS, within 7 working days from the receipt of the Friend’s block payment, upto a maximum of five (5) referrals. For any further referrals, the Non-paid Referrer shall receive a maximum total fee waiver of Rs. 50,000/- for any upGrad Program valued above Rs. 2,00,000/-.
  • The Friend’s Reward shall be a fee waiver on the program fees and shall be determined on the basis of the program which the Friend has registered and paid for. The fee waiver shall be applied to the balance payment stage and not at the time of block payment.
  • In case the full program fee is paid by the Friend without adjusting the Reward fee waiver, the Reward amount shall then be processed after deducting TDS as per applicable laws.
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Program wise value of the Reward is provided in the table below:

 

Name of ProgramReferee RewardReferrer reward
Master of Science in Data Science7,5003000*
MBA (Executive) with Specialization in Business Analytics7,5003000*
Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Hybrid: Online - Offline)7,5003000*
Master of Science in Machine Learning and AI7,5003000*
Post Graduate Program in Big Data Engineering5,0003000*
Post Graduate Diploma in Full-Stack Development 5,0003000*
Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science 5,0003000*
Product Management Certification Program 5,0003000*
Post Graduate Diploma in Machine Learning and AI 5,0003000*
Post Graduate Diploma  in Software Development (Blockchain Specialization)5,0003000*
Advance Certification in Machine Learning and Cloud with IIT Madras4,0003000*
Executive Program in Digital Marketing Strategies 37503000*
PG Program in Management 25003000*
Post Graduate Program in Life Insurance2,5003000*
Post Graduate Certification in Machine Learning and NLP 2,5003000*
Post Graduate Certification in Machine Learning and DL2,5003000*
Post Graduate Certification in Blockchain Technology2,5003000*
Post Graduate Certification in Big Data and Analytics2,5003000*
Post Graduate Certification in Digital Marketing and Communication 2,5003000*
Executive Program in Blockchain Technology Management with IMT2,5003000*
Post Graduate Certification  in Data Science 15003000*
Business Analytics Certification Program7503000*

*TDS applicable

 

II. Paid Referrers 

  • The Reward receivable by the Paid Referrer and the Friend shall be determined on the basis of the program which the Friend has registered and paid for. For example, if the Referrer has enrolled for PGD in Data Sciences program and the Friend is enrolled for the PG in Digital Marketing & Communication program, the Referrer and the Friends shall be eligible for a Reward attributable to the PG in Digital Marketing & Communication program in the table below i.e. INR 5,000, each.
  • The Friend’s Reward shall be a fee waiver on the program fees, which shall be applied to the balance payment stage, and not at the time of block payment.
  • In case the full program fee is paid by the Friend without adjusting the Reward fee waiver, the Reward amount shall then be processed after deducting TDS as per applicable laws.
  • The Paid Referrer will receive the Reward in the form of a cash payout, after deducting TDS as per applicable laws. The Paid Referrer must fill and submit the referral form to receive the payout.
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Program wise value of the Reward is provided in the table below:

Name of ProgramReferrer benefitReferee benefit
Master of Science in Data Science15,00015,000
MBA (Executive) with Specialization in Business Analytics15,00015,000
Master of Science in Machine Learning and AI15,00015,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Hybrid: Online - Offline)15,00015,000
Post Graduate Program in Big Data Engineering10,00010,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science 10,00010,000
Product Management Certification Program 10,00010,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Machine Learning and AI 10,00010,000
Post Graduate Diploma  in Full-Stack Development 10,00010,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Software Development (Blockchain Specialisation)10,00010,000
Executive Program in Digital Marketing Strategies 7,500 INR or 120$7500
PG Program in Management 50005000
Post Graduate Program in Life Insurance5,0005000
Post Graduate Certification in Machine Learning and NLP 5,0005000
Post Graduate Certification in Machine Learning and DL5,0005000
Post Graduate Certification in Blockchain Technology5,0005000
Post Graduate Certification in Big Data and Analytics5,0005000
Post Graduate Certification in Digital Marketing and Communication 5,0005000
Post Graduate Certification  in Data Science 3,0003000
Business Analytics Certification Program1,5001500
Executive Program in Blockchain Technology Management with IMT50005000
Advance Certification in Machine Learning and Cloud with IIT Madras80008000

Any Reward in the form of a fee waiver shall be calculated on the program fees plus all applicable taxes. We have provided an example below:

Program Fees: INR 1,00,000

Taxes @18%: INR 18,000

Total: INR 1,18,000

Application of Reward: (-) INR 10,000

Grand Total payable post Reward: INR 1,08,000

 

4. Other points to be noted

  • Existing student / Alumni who enrol themselves for a new program are eligible to receive double the Reward amount mentioned in the table for Paid Referrers in the form of a fee waiver, which shall be determined basis the new program he/she has enrolled for.
  • The benefits under this policy cannot be clubbed with any other scholarship/fee waiver or benefit. If you have already availed another benefit, the benefits of this policy shall not apply. For further clarity, please check with your counsellor.
  • In case the Reward is a cash payout, bank transfer will take 3 bank  days from the date of receipt of the referral form duly filled with all the bank details in case.
  • Unless otherwise specified, there is no time limit or usage limit for the validity of any Referral Code, i.e., a referral code can be used any number of times.
  • The Referral Code usage shall be evaluated on a case to case basis by upGrad and upGrad holds the power to block the Referral Code if any misuse is suspected, at the sole discretion of upGrad. Decision of upGrad will be final in this case.
  • Source of referee: There will be a check of the source of the Friend and of whether the Referrer used any marketing channel or through Referrer himself/herself. The misuse of the code through any social media channels will cause upGrad to block your referral code. Our Finance team may contact you for clarification.

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