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Referral Policy

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:

“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.

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 a Program. upGrad shall not accept the Referral Code any time after the application is made by the Friend. Additionally, the Friend must pay the entire Program fee amount for the Referral to be considered completed.

Value & Disbursement of Reward- The amount of Reward receivable depends on the status of the Referrer at the time the Friend uses the Referral Code and submits the application.

Non-paid Referrers 

The Non-paid Referrer shall receive a gift voucher valued at $49 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 Non-paid Referrer shall receive a maximum total Program fee waiver of 245 USD for any Program valued below 2500 USD.

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.

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

Name of ProgramReferrer Reward (USD)Referee reward (USD)
Liverpool Business School MBA - 20 Months (With Immersion) - All Specializations49199
Duke Product Management Certification Program 6 Months4999
LJMU Master of Science in Data Science - 18 Months (IIIT-B)49199
LJMU Master of Science in Machine Learning & AI - 18 Months (III-T B)49199
Advanced Certification in Machine Learning and Cloud from IIT Madras 12 Months4999
LJMU Master of Science in Computer Science 18 Months (IIIT-B)49199
Certificate Program in Finance for Non-Finance Executives - 15 Weeks4999
Associate Diploma in Data Science  - 12 Months4999
Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making - 8 months 4999
Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing  - 5 Months4999
MBA (Global) | Deakin Business School - 24 Months49199
PG Program in Management - 11 Months4999
Advanced Certificate Program in Cyber Security4999
Advanced Certificate Program in Blockchain Technology4999
Executive PG Program in Software Development49199
Executive PG Program in Data Science49199
Executive PG Program in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence49199
Advanced Certification in Data Science4999
LJMU Master of Science in Machine Learning & ArtificiaI Intelligence (IIT Madras)49199
Advanced Certificate Program in Machine Learning and NLP4999
Advanced Certificate Program in Machine Learning and Deep Learning4999
Advanced Certificate Program in Big Data4999
Advanced Certificate Program in DevOps4999
Advanced Certificate Program in Cloud Computing4999
Master's Degree in Data Science at IU, Germany  - 24 Months 49199

*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. $99, 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 gift voucher, after deducting TDS as per applicable laws. 

The Paid Referrer shall receive the referral benefits, subject to TDS, in 14 working days post the Friend’s batch commencement date.

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

Name of ProgramReferrer benefit (USD)Referee benefit (USD)
Liverpool Business School MBA - 20 Months (With Immersion) - All Specializations500199
Duke Product Management Certification Program 6 Months30099
LJMU Master of Science in Data Science - 18 Months (IIIT-B)500199
LJMU Master of Science in Machine Learning & AI - 18 Months (IIIT-B)500199
Advanced Certification in Machine Learning and Cloud from IIT Madras 12 Months30099
LJMU Master of Science in Computer Science 18 Months (IIIT-B)500199
Certificate Program in Finance for Non-Finance Executives - 15 Weeks30099
Associate Diploma in Data Science  - 12 Months300199
Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making - 8 months 20099
Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing  - 5 Months30099
MBA (Global) | Deakin Business School - 24 Months500199
PG Program in Management - 11 Months20099
Advanced Certificate Program in Cyber Security15099
Advanced Certificate in Blockchain Technology15099
Executive PG Program in Software Development300199
Advanced Certification in Data Science15099
Executive PG Program in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence300199
 Executive PG Program in Data Science 300 199
Advanced Certificate Program in Machine Learning and NLP15099
Advanced Certificate Program in Machine Learning and Deep Learning15099
Advanced Certificate Program in Big Data15099
Advanced Certificate Program in DevOps15099
Advanced Certificate Program in Cloud Computing15099
Master's Degree in Data Science at IU, Germany  - 24 Months 500199

*TDS applicable

Other points to be noted:- 

  • Existing users/learners/students/alumni who enrol themselves for a new Program shall be 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 Referral Policy cannot be clubbed with any other scholarship/fee waiver or benefits. If you have already availed another benefit, the benefits of this Referral Policy shall not apply. For further clarity, please check with your respective counsellor.
  • In case the Reward is a cash payout, 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 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.
  • 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.