upGrad Launches Study Abroad Program to Offer Online and On-Campus Experience with International Universities


Business Wire India

With its dedication to ship high quality transnational training, upGrad, South Asia’s largest larger edtech, in a most up-to-date transfer, proclaims ‘Study Abroad’ program, to allow learners expertise on-campus studying with famend worldwide universities.
The concept of this initiative attracts again from a latest survey performed by the edtech chief, whereby it was discovered that loads of upGrad learners and alumni are nonetheless prepared to journey and examine overseas, to search out employment in overseas areas. Responding to such rising calls for, but in addition preserving affordability in thoughts, as not all people in such testing occasions is prepared to make heavier monetary commitments, upGrad has designed this distinctive mannequin providing.
According to UNESCO, there have been 5 million worldwide college students throughout the globe in 2018 and 750,000 of these occurred to be from India through the pre-COVID period. These college students used to spend practically $15 Billion annually to review overseas. However, the pandemic has unwillingly compelled college students throughout the nation to rethink their resolution of touring abroad. That is the place the differentiation of the ‘Study Abroad’ program comes into the image – learners can now examine on-line this 12 months, and by subsequent 12 months when there are indications of inexperienced shoots, they’ll transfer overseas.
The program is designed rigorously preserving in thoughts the net value for 1 12 months, which is 1/10th of the offline bills, thus providing twin advantages of being cost-effective, with an added benefit of mobility. Learners beneath this association, have an opportunity to review overseas and discover job alternatives within the respective area as per their alternative within the coming future, at a price considerably lesser than what they must pay for a completely on-campus overseas course.
With a goal to attain 50,000 learners by 2026, upGrad has already kicked off 2 such applications; the primary being the pathway to Australian Universities the place famend Australian universities just like the James Cook University, Brisbane Campus are taking part, together with the second program, Master’s Degree in Data Science whereby learners will obtain twin Accreditation from IIIT Bangalore and the International University of Applied Sciences, Germany. The newly launched program isn’t solely relevant for learners in India, and geographies just like the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and many others. it is going to additionally enable them to pursue this system in two components: 1-year on-line in India or from their respective international locations, adopted by a possibility to finish their course on-campus overseas within the subsequent 12 months/s.
Additionally, with the appropriate management on the helm of this initiative, upGrad has lately appointed Ankur Dhawan because the President of the Study Abroad program. Ankur comes with a wealthy information & background in constructing new companies and can now be bringing his profitable expertise of 15 years to flourish upGrad’s new initiative.
Talking about the identical, Arjun Mohan, CEO India, upGrad, mentioned, “We have always aimed at providing quality transnational education to our learners who are currently residing across geographies. With the covid-situation impacting international students’ mobility dramatically, we have now come up with a sustainable solution of ‘Study Abroad’ program, where the learner spends this year studying online and moves abroad the next year to gain their global exposure or build a career there. With this one-of-a-kind program arrangement & Ankur’s joining us, we look forward to expanding the bachelor’s market for studying abroad by making it affordable and relevant to the current market situation.”
“This transfer additionally reiterates our ambition of turning into a worldwide larger edtech chief who presents world-class, outcome-oriented content material pedagogy to each learner who goals at constructing a tangible profession for themselves. In the approaching months, we have a look at closing 20 college tie-ups,” added Mohan.
Both programs are in-build with personalised mentorship from upGrad to offer a continuous handholding throughout the program modules and includes an end-to-end counselling/visa support to make the entire process and learning experience hassle-free for its learners. On the successful completion of the on-campus program in the second year, learners can also apply for a Post-Study-Work visa in the destination country and build a career there.
Click here to learn more about the Study Abroad Program: https://www.upgrad.com/study-abroad-msc-ds-in-germany/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=BWI&utm_campaign=BPR_ALL_ALL_ALL_PR_BWI_upGradStudyAbroad_ALL_All


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