EdTech startup, upGrad has joined hands and collaborated with one of California’s oldest private universities, Golden Gate University to launch 8 new online programs in the areas of Management and Law as a part of its initial expansion phase. Both have come together with various structures for the students.
Edtech and Golden Gate University will be jointly awarded more than USD 100Mn scholarships. There will be nearly 5000+ students that will receive a 70% scholarship on the tuition fee for these Bachelors, Masters & Doctorate programs.
Prof Brent White, Provost & VP of Academic Affairs at Golden Gate University said, “upGrad is one of the world’s largest online higher education platforms and has always been a pioneer in creating world-class learning experiences and outcomes for learners globally.”
He added, “GGU also has a rich history of being an innovator in higher education and we have always leveraged technology to provide better access and quality. upGrad was a natural partner of choice and we are excited to make a global impact with a strong portfolio of programs and with USD100M+ scholarships on offer.”
Phalgun Kompalli, Co-Founder of upGrad said, “Golden Gate University has a 120+ years legacy of helping working adults achieve their career aspirations. With this alignment in vision, we are really excited to partner with GGU to offer globally accredited, high quality, low-cost degree programs to thousands of learners globally.”
An online program of 8 power pack will be provided in phase 1. upGrad and the Golden Gate University also aim to take a diversified route to create a mark with its learning content that is expected to be rolled out in foreign languages like Arabic, Vietnamese, Bahasa, and Spanish in the near future.
Other career service value additions like 1:1 mentorship and coaching and masterclasses have also been incorporated into the program curriculum to offer wholesome and outcome-driven learning.
The partnership will unlock and deepen upGrad’s accessibility into the local American markets while also expanding its international program portfolio for learners who are based out of diverse geographies.