Terms and Conditions

Referral Policy

Domestic 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.
 

Definitions:

“Referrer” means a person who refers someone for upGrad course

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

Not Enrolled Referrer” means a non upGrad user who is making the reference

“Referral Code” is the code generated when the Referrer signs up on the upGrad platform or otherwise in a manner decided by upGrad. 

“Referee” The friend who enrolls in an upGrad program through the Enrolled Referrer’s reference, using the Referral Code. 

Criteria - The Referrer must share her/his Referral Code with the Referee, which in turn must be used/applied by the Referee in his/her application process at upGrad for enrollment to a program. It is the responsibility of the Referrer and Referee solely to make sure that the Referral Code is used before the application submission. upGrad shall not accept the Referral Code any time after the application submission by a Referee. Additionally, the Referee must pay the entire fee amount towards the program chosen by them for the Referral to be considered complete. 

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

Referral Payout Policy - Terms of Usage

  • It is the responsibility of the Referrer and Referee, to be sure that the Referral Code is applied correctly before or at the time of application submission.
  • Referral Code applied at the application submission stage will be valid.
  • For applications submitted by redirecting to the university website, it is the Referee's responsibility to make sure that the Referral Code is applied at the Edit Profile section or the Application submission or before making any payment at the university website.

 

1. Not Enrolled Referrers 

  • The Not Enrolled Referrer shall receive a gift voucher valued at Rs. 3,000 per referral, subject to TDS, within thirty (30) working days from the commencement date of the cohort of Friend’s Program, upto a maximum of five (5) referrals in a quarter
  • The Referee’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 Referee 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 reward from upGrad in one year needs to submit their PAN Account details to get the future/upcoming payments processed.

 

2. Enrolled Referrer/Expert policy

  • 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 Referee has registered and paid for.  For example, if the Enrolled Referrer has enrolled for EPGP (Executive Post Graduation Program) in Data Science Programs and the Referee has enrolled for Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing, the Enrolled Referrer shall be eligible for a Reward attributable to the Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing and Communication Program in the table below i.e. INR 7,500
  • The Referee’s Reward shall be a fee waiver(If applicable) on the Program fees, which shall be applied at the balance payment stage, and not at the time of block payment/caution amount 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, shall receive the referral benefits, subject to TDS, in a split of first 50% within 7 working days from the date of full payment of Program fees  by Refereeand the rest 50% would be released within 7-10 working days post Referee’s program batch commencement date or once upGrad receives the login list from the enrolled university.
  • The Enrolled Referrer who earns cash payout as a referral reward from upGrad needs to submit their PAN Account details to get the payment processed.  PAN details form will be shared to the Enrolled Referrer by referral@upgrad.com to fill the details & submit to upGrad.
  • All these benefits are applicable only for learners/experts & will not be applicable in case the learner is an upGrad Employee

 

3. Alumni Discount (fee Waiver)

  • Existing users/learners/students/alumni who enroll themselves for a new Program are eligible to receive the Reward amount in form of an Alumni discount(fee waiver), as mentioned in the table below, which shall be determined on the basis of the new Program he/she has enrolled for.
  • The Alumni Discount shall be the fee waiver (if applicable) on the Program fees and shall be determined on the basis of the Program for which the Alumni has registered and paid for. The fee waiver shall be applied to the balance payment stage and not at the time of block payment/caution amount payment.

 

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 Immersion30003000080000
Deakin Business School - 12 Months MBA (Global) - General30003000060000
Liverpool Business School MBA - 18 Months (With Immersion) - All Specialisation30003000060000
Liverpool Business School MBA - 18 Months (Without Immersion) - All Specialisation30003000060000
MBA in Digital Finance & Banking - O.P. Jindal Global University - 24 Months (1.75 Lacs/Year) - Waiver 25k/Yr30001250025000
IMT Advanced General Management Program - 11 Months30001600020000
upGrad’s Job Linked Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad - 11 Months30001500050000
BIMTECH Post Graduate Diploma in Management - 24 Months30002000025000
LIBA Executive Post-Graduate Program in Human Resource Management - 11 Months3000750015000
LIBA Executive Post-Graduate Program in HealthCare Management - 11 Months3000750015000
Global Master Certificate in Integrated Supply Chain Management - MSU30001000025000
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 Months3000750015000
Certificate Programme in Operations Management and Analytics - IIT Delhi 6 Months3,0001250015000
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 Post Graduate Certificate in Product Management - 5.5 Months30001250030000
Duke Post Graduate Certificate in Product Management + 1 Specialisation 7 Months30001250030000
Duke Post Graduate Certificate in Product Management + 2 Specialisation 8.5 Months30001250030000
Duke Post Graduate Certificate in Product Management + 3 Specialisation 10 Months30001250030000
University of Arizona - Master of Science in Data Science - 24 Months300040000135000
LJMU Master of Science in Data Science - 18 Months30002500075000
IIITB Executive PG Programme in Data Science - 12 Months30001750045000
IIITB Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science - 7 Months3000750015000
LIBA Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Business Analytics - 12 Months30001000015000
IIM Kozhikode Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making- 8 Months3000750025000
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
IIITB Executive PG Programme in Machine Learning and AI - 12 Months30001750045000
IIITB Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning and Deep Learning - 7 Months3000750015000
IIITB Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning and NLP - 7 Months3000750015000
LJMU Master of Science in Computer Science - 18 Months30002250070000
IIITB Executive PG Programme in Software Development - 13 Months (All Specialisation)30001500040000
IIITB Advanced Certificate Programme in Software Development - 7 Months (All Specialisation)3000750015000
Full Stack Development Bootcamp30001500035000
Bachelor of Computer Applications upGrad US Track 20221000025000NA
Bachelor of Computer Applications upGrad UK Track 20221000025000NA
Bachelor of Computer Applications upGrad Australia Track 2022 1000025000NA
Bachelor of Business Administration upGrad US Track 2022 1000025000NA
Bachelor of Business Administration upGrad Canada Track 2022 1000025000NA
Bachelor of Business Administration upGrad Australia Track 2022 1000025000NA
Bachelor of Business Administration upGrad UK Track 2022 1000025000NA
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
Data Analytics Certificate Program | Caltech30001500040000
Cybersecurity Certificate Program | Caltech150003000040000
Professional Certificate Program in Data Science and Business Analytics from University of Maryland3000750025000
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Data Science and Machine Learning from University of Maryland30001500045000
MS in Data Analytics - Clark University100003000037500
MS in Project Management - Clark University100003000037500
MS in Information Technology - Clark University1000030000N/A
Management EssentialsN/A2500N/A
MICA Advanced Certification in Digital Marketing and Communication3000750015000
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
Leadership and Management in New Age Business - The Wharton School150002250033750
Master of Business Administration (60 ECTS)1000025,000N/A
Advanced Certificate in Brand Communication Management MICA30007500 15000
Advanced Credit Course for Master in International Management1000025000N/A
Advanced Credit Course for MS in Computer Science1000030000N/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 US1000025000N/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/AN/AN/A
Master of Science in Business Analytics from GGU5000 50000N/A
Master of Science in Project Management, Project Management, IT Management Concentration 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 Law from GGU500050000N/A
Advanced Programme in E-Vehicle Technology, IIT-Delhi300012500N/A
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
Master of Business Administration, GGU, US1000030000N/A
MS in Computer Science - University of West Florida US1000030000N/A
MS in Data Science University of West Florida US1000030000N/A
MS in Information Technology University of West Florida US1000030000N/A
Global Master Certificate in Business Analytics - MSU3000750025000
Data Science Bootcamp - Advanced Certificate Programme by IIITB30001000015000
Master of Business Administration Clarkson University US1000025000N/A
MS in Applied Data Science Clarkson University US1000030000N/A
Master of Business Administration Touro University US1000025000N/A
MS in Data Analytics Touro University US1000030000N/A
Digital Transformation Cornell Certificate Program02500N/A
Technology Leadership Cornell Certificate Program 02500N/A
Certificate Programme on Finance for Non-Finance Executives - IIT Delhi 15 Weeks3000500010000
Digital Marketing Placement Guarantee Bootcamp - upGrad3000750015000
MSc Data Science 60 ECTS UE Germany1000030000N/A
Master of Business Administration Utica University US1000025000N/A
MSc  Marketing with Professional Practice Glasgow Caledonian University UK1000025000N/A
MSc  International Business Management with Professional Practice Glasgow Caledonian University UK1000025000N/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 

 

4) Terms Applicable:- 

  • upGrad learner who enrolls again for another program, shall be eligible for above mentioned alumni discount of the program in which the learner is enrolling. In this case the learner cannot use any referral code and will not be eligible for any referral reward.
  • The Enrolled 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 Referrer 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 drop an email to referral@upgrad.com.
  • In case of cash payments, you, shall receive the referral benefits, subject to TDS, in a split of first 50% within 7 working days from the date of full payment towards program fee made by the Referee and the rest 50% would be released within 7-10 working days post Referee’s batch commencement date or once upGrad receives the login list from the enrolled university. 
  • If the batch commencement date is the same as the date of full payment of program fee then the referral benefit will be paid out 100% to the Enrolled Referrer.
  • The team will be reaching out for the PAN OR bank details once the final login is issued to the Referee along with receipt of full payment of the program fee.
  • If the Enrolled Referrer does not avail referral benefit by sharing PAN or bank details within 3 months from the date of Referee’s batch commencement, the referrer benefit will lapse and become void.
  • Referee benefits are pre-applied at the time of fee payment except for programs from the following universities - IIT- Delhi and NMIMS where the benefits are processed in the form of a cashback.
  • 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 or at the time of application submission with upGrad, before blocking the seats."
  • The referrer needs to submit his/her PAN/Bank details only. Any third parties' PAN or bank account details cannot be accepted to avail referral reward.
  • 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. (TAT for TDS certificate would be 45 days after QTR end (1,2 & 3 QTR) for 4th QTR (JFM) it would 70 days)

  

"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

  • 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 as this will be clear ineligibility for referral rewards.
  • Referral invitation links with valid content about upGrad/upskilling posted on Social media will be considered towards referral benefit. However, the final eligibility decision lies with upGrad subjected to post successful verification.
  • 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.
  • The Referrer must refrain from sharing his or her code with any employee at upGrad or any entity associated with the direct sale of any of upGrad’s Programs for the purpose of getting the Referral Code used by upGrad’s prospective learners who the Referrer has no connection with. In such cases, if found then there shall be a detailed evaluation for the same post in which all future payments shall be forfeited including the Referral Code.
  • To validate fair usage, upGrad will conduct a call based verification process to understand the connection between the Referrer and Referee. Failure to do so shall result in forfeit of all payments related to the Referral Code used and blocking of the same.
  • Source of Referee: There will be a check of the source of the Referral Code and of whether the Referrer used any marketing channel to share the Referral Code or if it was shared through the Referrer himself/herself. The misuse of the Referral 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 Referee who has blocked the seat and has enrolled with upGrad, cannot be modified/changed.. (Please note:- If the Referral Code once entered by a friend is incorrect, the policy remains the same and the Referrer will not be entitled for any reward).
  • Referral Reward payout will also be on the basis of the final code usage before application submission stage at upGrad or before payment made directly on the university website. ( For any clarification please feel free to email to referral@upgrad.com)