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                                                                  Referral Policy

 

This Referral policy applies to users (referred to as “user”, “users'', “your'' or “you”) 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 of Use” and “Privacy Policy'' available on the Platform. Upgrad offers curated and specially designed online higher education and industry-relevant diploma, certification programs and career assistance services (“Program”). By accepting this Referral Policy, you consent, agree and undertake to abide, be bound to the terms of this Referral Policy. 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:

“Expert” means the subject matter experts. In the case of non-individual Experts, the Expert shall specify the Individual/s or employees designated to carry out the services.

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

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

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

Referrer” means either an Enrolled Referrer or a Not enrolled Referrer or an Expert referring to a Friend.

“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 at upGrad for enrolment to a Program. upGrad shall not accept the Referral Code any time after the application submission by the Friend. Additionally, the Friend must pay the entire fee amount for the Referral to be considered complete. 

  3. Value & Disbursement of Reward- The amount of Reward receivable is dependent on the status of the Referrer at the time when such Reward is to be disbursed.
 

1. Not Enrolled Referrers 

  • The Not enrolled Referrer shall receive a gift voucher valued at Rs. 3,000 per referral, subject to TDS, within fourteen (14) working days from the commencement date of the cohort of Friend’s Program, upto a maximum of five (5) referrals. For any further referrals, the Not enrolled 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 the fee waiver (if applicable) 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.
  • The Not Enrolled Referrer who earns 30,000 or more in the form of referral incentive from upGrad in one year needs to submit their PAN Account details to get the payment processed. 
     

2. Enrolled Referrers and Expert 

  • The Reward receivable by the Enrolled Referrer or Expert, as the case may be, shall be determined on the basis of the Program which the Friend has registered and paid for upGrad . For example, if the Referrer has enrolled for PGD in Data Science Programs or the Expert is for upGrad PGC Sales and the Friend is enrolled for the Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing and Communication, the Referrer or the Expert, as the case may be, shall be eligible for a Reward attributable to the Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing and Communication Program in the table below i.e. INR 15,000.
  • The Friend’s Reward shall be a fee waiver(If Applicable) on the Program fees, which shall be applied to the balance payment stage, and not at the time of block payment.
  • The Enrolled Referrer or the Expert, as the case may be, will receive the Reward in the form of a cash payout, after deducting TDS as per applicable laws. The Enrolled Referrer or the Expert, as the case may be, must fill and submit the referral form to receive the payout.
  • The Enrolled Referrer or the Expert, as the case may be, shall receive the referral benefits, subject to TDS, within 30 working days post the Friend’s batch commencement date.
  • The Enrolled Referrer who earns 30,000 or more in the form of referral incentive from upGrad in one year needs to submit their PAN Account details to get the payment processed.

 

3. Alumni Discount

  • Existing users/learners/students/alumni who enrol themselves for a new Program are eligible to receive the Reward amount in form of an Alumni discount, as mentioned in the table below, which shall be determined on the basis of the new Program he/she has enrolled for.

 

Program wise value of the Reward is provided in the table below:

ProgramUnpaid Referral RewardPaid Referral RewardAlumni Discount
Deakin Business School - 24 Months MBA (Global) - Without Immersion30002500080000
Deakin Business School - 12 Months MBA (Global) - General30002000060000
Liverpool Business School MBA - 18 Months (With Immersion) - All Specialisation30002500060000
Liverpool Business School MBA - 18 Months (Without Immersion) - All Specialisation30002500060000
MBA in Digital Finance & Banking - O.P. Jindal Global University - 24 Months (1.75 Lacs/Year) - Waiver 25k/Yr30001250025000
IMT PG Program in Management 11 Months30001600020000
upGrad’s Job Linked Management Program with PGP from IMT Ghaziabad - 11 Months30001500050000
BIMTECH Post Graduate Diploma in Management - 24 Months30001500025000
LIBA Executive Post-Graduate Program in Human Resource Management - 11 Months30001000015000
LIBA Executive Post-Graduate Program in HealthCare Management - 11 Months30001000015000
Certificate Programme on Finance for Non-Finance Executives from IIT Delhi -15 Weeks3000500015000
Global Master Certificate in Integrated Supply Chain Management - MSU30001250015000
Global Professional Certificate in Effective Leadership and Management - MSU30001000015000
SSBM Doctor of Business Administration - 36 Months300040000100000
IIM Kozhikode Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics - 5 Months30001000015000
Certificate Programme in Operations Management and Analytics from IIT Delhi - 6 Months30001250015000
LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) - 12 Months30002250045000
LL.M. in Intellectual Property & Technology Law from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) - 12 Months30002250045000
LLM in Dispute Resolution from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) - 12 Months30002250045000
Duke Product Management Certification Program - 5.5 Months30001250030000
Duke Product Management Certification Program + 1 Specialisation 7 Months30001250030000
Duke Product Management Certification Program + 2 Specialisation 8.5 Months30001250030000
Duke Product Management Certification Program + 3 Specialisation 10 Months30001250030000
University of Arizona - Master of Science in Data Science - 24 Months300070000135000
LJMU Master of Science in Data Science - 18 Months30002500075000
IIIT B Executive PG Programme in Data Science - 12 Months30001750045000
IIIT B Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science - 7 Months3000750015000
LIBA Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Business Analytics - 12 Months30001000015000
IIIT B Advanced Programme in Data Science - 12 Months (Old AD DS)30001750040000
IIM Kozhikode Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making- 8 Months30001000025000
Global Master Certificate in Business Analytics - MSU30001500025000
Master's in Data Science at IU Germany (Fees Only for Year 1 - EPGP DS Course)100003000050000
LJMU Master of Science in Machine Learning & AI - 18 Months30002500075000
IIIT B Executive PG Programme in Machine Learning and AI - 12 Months30001750045000
IIIT B Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning and Deep Learning - 7 Months30001000015000
IIIT B Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning and NLP - 7 Months30001000015000
Advanced Certification in Machine Learning and Cloud from IIT Madras + LJMU Master of Science in Machine Learning & AI - 18 Months30003500075000
Advanced Certification in Machine Learning and Cloud from IIT Madras - 12 Months30002000030000
LJMU Master of Science in Computer Science - 18 Months30002250070000
IIITB Executive PG Programme in Software Development - 13 Months (All Specialisation)30001750040000
IIITB Advanced Certificate Programme in Software Development - 7 Months (All Specialisation)30001000015000
Full Stack Development Bootcamp30001750035000
Bachelor of Business Australia TrackN/AN/A35000
Bachelor of Computer Applications with Australia TrackN/AN/A35000
Bachelor of Business Administration - Canada TrackN/AN/A35000
Bachelor of Computer Application/B.Sc. Computer Science US TrackN/AN/A35000
Master's in International Management at IU Germany1000025000N/A
Master of Business Administration (90 ECTS) IU Germany1000025000N/A
Master in Computer Science (120 ECTS)- IU, Germany1000025000N/A
Python Programming Bootcamp - upGradN/A2500N/A
Executive MBA SSBM - 12 Months30003000060000
Data Analytics Certificate Program | Caltech150002500040000
Cybersecurity Certificate Program | Caltech150003000040000
Professional Certificate Program in Data Science and Business Analytics from University of Maryland150001750030000
Advanced Certificate Program in AI for Managers from IIT Roorkee300010000N/A
MS in Data Analytics - Clark University100003000037500
MS in Project Management - Clark University100003000037500
MS in Information Technology - Clark University1000030000N/A
Java ProgrammingN/A2500N/A
Management EssentialsN/A2500N/A
Full Stack Development Certificate Program - Purdue University150002500046000
Master in Data Science (120 ECTS) - IU, Germany1000025000N/A
MICA Advanced Certification in Digital Marketing and Communication30001000015000
MBS in Entrepreneurship and Marketing - DkIT, Ireland1000025000N/A
MSc in Data Analytics - DkIT, Ireland1000030000N/A
Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence - Yeshiva University100003000037500
Masters Degree in Cybersecurity - Yeshiva University100003000037500
Masters Degree in Data Analytics and Visualization - Yeshiva University1000030000N/A
Master of Business Administration (MBA), UCW Canada1000025000N/A
NMIMS MBA (Executive) with Specialisation in Business Analytics - 18 Months30003000060000
Cybersecurity Certificate Program - Purdue University150002500046000
Leadership and Management in New Age Business - The Wharton School150002250033750
Master of Business Administration (60 ECTS)1000025,000N/A
Blockchain Certificate Program - Purdue University150002500046000
Cloud Backend Development Certificate Program - Purdue University150002500046000
 MBA (Global) with Specialisation in Digital Marketing30003500080000
Executive Development Program In Project Management For Senior Professionals from XLRI Jamshedpur & TalentedgeN/A5000 N/A
Executive Development Program In Digital Marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur & TalentedgeN/A5000 N/A
Advanced Certificate in Brand Communication Management MICAN/A10000 N/A
Advanced Credit Course for Master in International Management1000030000N/A
Advanced Credit Course for MS in Computer Science1000025000N/A
B.Sc. Computer Science (180 ECTS)1000025000N/A
Bachelor of Business Administration (180 ECTS)1000025000N/A
MS in Computer Science - University of Bridgeport US1000030000N/A
Master of Business Administration - University of Bridgeport US1000030000N/A
MS in Artificial Intelligence University of Bridgeport US1000030000N/A
MS in Analytics University of Bridgeport US1000030000N/A
upGrad Business Analytics Certification Program - 3 MonthsN/A2000N/A
Master of Science in Business Analytics from GGU5000 50000N/A
Master of Science in Project Management from GGU5000 50000N/A
Master of Business Administration from GGU 5000 50000N/A
Doctor of Business Administration from GGU 1000080000N/A
Master of Laws (LL.M.) - International Business and Finance Laws from GGU500050000N/A
Advanced Programme in E-Vehicle Technology, IIT-Delhi500010000N/A
LJMU Master of Science in Computer Science (Specialization in CyberSecurity) 30002250070000
Performance Marketing Bootcamp - Google Ads | upGrad025000
MBA - Information Technology Concentration JWU US1000025000N/A
MS in Data Analytics JWU US1000030000N/A
MS in Cybersecurity JWU US1000030000N/A
Master of Business Administration Edgewood College US1000025000N/A
Master of Science in Accountancy Edgewood College US1000025000N/A
MS in Computer Science - Troy University US1000030000N/A
Master of Science in Business Analytics, GGU, US1000030000N/A
Master of Science in Project Management, GGU, US1000030000N/A

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 

 

  1. Terms Applicable:- 
  • Existing users/learners/students/alumni who enrol themselves for a new Program are eligible to receive the Reward amount mentioned in the table for Enrolled Referrers and the ongoing scholarship/waiver for the program, which shall be the determining basis on the new Program he/she has enrolled for.
  • The Referrer’s batch should also have commenced before the payout window if he/she is an enrolled learner himself/herself in order to be eligible for the enrolled learner benefits.
  • The benefits under this Referral Policy cannot be clubbed with any other scholarship/fee waiver or other benefits. If the referee has already availed of another benefit, the benefits of this Referral Policy shall not apply. For further clarity, please check with your counsellor.
  • In case the Reward is a cash payout, a bank transfer will take seven (7) bank days from the date of receipt of the referral form duly filled with all the bank details in the case.
  • The team will be reaching out for the bank details once the final login is issued to the friend after receipt of full payment and her/his Program has commenced.
  • Referee benefits are pre-applied at the time of fee payment except for programs from the following universities - IIT- Delhi and Amrita University- where the benefits are processed in the form of a cashback.
  • The Referee benefits for Chandigarh University shall be processed in the form of cashback on a pro-rata basis depending on the structure of payment opted by the referee. For eg: If a referee has opted for semester wise payment, the cashback will be processed semester wise on a pro-rata basis and if the referee chooses to make full payment, then complete cashback will be processed at one go.
  • Both, the Referee and Referrer shall be eligible for any Referral benefit, only if the Referral code is used at the time of sign-up with upGrad, before blocking the seats."
  • As per the new Section, 206 AB inserted in the Income Tax Act by the Finance Act 2021, if you are a 'specified person' as prescribed under section 206AB, the tax deducted at source shall be at  - (a) 5% or (b) twice the rate applicable to referral fees;  whichever is higher.

  

"specified person" means a person who has not filed the returns of income for both of the two assessment years relevant to the two previous years immediately prior to the previous year in which tax is required to be deducted, for which the time limit of filing return of income under sub-section (1) of section 139 has expired; and the aggregate of tax deducted at source and tax collected at source in his case is rupees fifty thousand or more in each of these two previous years

 

Income tax department has facilitated a link where businesses can check if any person is a 'specified person' and thereby deduct the relevant taxes to comply with the provisions of Section 206 AB

 

5)  Fair Usage Requirements

  • The referral code usage is limited to five (5) enrollments per quarter. Special provisions shall be made for learners/alumni designated by upGrad under Special Programs.
  • upGrad’s Referral Policy has been designed with a vision to make upskilling a lucrative and economical option for the friends and family members of our learner community. The referrer must refrain from using his / her code publicly on social media platforms.
  • The referrer must refrain from sharing his or her code with any employee at upGrad or entity associated with the direct sale of any of upGrad’s Programs for the purpose of getting the code used by upGrad’s prospective learners who the referrer has no connection with.
  • 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. The decision of upGrad will be final in this case.
  • To validate fair usage, upGrad will conduct a call based verification process to understand the connection between the referrer and referee.
  • 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.
  • The referral code once entered by the friend who has blocked the seat and has enrolled with upGrad, cannot be modified/changed from the backend team. In this case, the learner is not entitled to any referral rewards. (Please note:- If the referral code once entered by a friend is incorrect, the policy remains the same).