Global Pathways

Global Pathway Programme

Global Pathway

  • Global Pathway Program facilitating progression and other pathway opportunities
  • Option to study at top-ranked universities in the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada and the USA.

About The Global Pathway Program

  • UPES Global Pathways Program is a step towards giving exceptional international experience to students. Under the Global Pathways Program, students have the option to complete a certain portion of the course at UPES, and the balance at our academic partner universities in the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada and the USA, subject to completing the eligibility criterion of the academic partner universities.
  • The programs at UPES are carefully synced with those at academic partner universities, to ensure that aspects of study are not repeated and students gain the advantage on academics. Upon successful completion of course at the Partner University and complying with all academic criteria, the student receives a degree from the international partner university.
  • The extensive curriculum, experiential learning, and globally-recognized academic practices at UPES facilitate seamless credit transfers to top-ranked international academic partner universities at an affordable cost.
  • The Department of International Affairs (DIA), UPES, facilitates the credit transfer process. Upon completion of studies at the partner university, the students can apply for a post study work visa, based upon the requirements of the destination country..

Partner Universities

The University of Queensland

2 years at UPES and 2 year at University of Queensland for B.Tech.

1 year at UPES and 1 year at University of Queensland for MBA

2 years at UPES and 1 year at University of Queensland for BBA.

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Chemical)
B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electrical)
B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical)
B.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Software)
BBA (GPP)Bachelor of Business Management
MBA (GPP)Master in Business
Bond University (Gold Coast)

2 years at UPES and 2 years at Bond University

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
BBA (GPP)Bachelor of Business Program
Nottingham Trent University
UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
BBA (GPP)*BA (Hons.) International Business & Management
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Graphics#BA (Hons.) Graphic Design
B.Des Industrial and Product Design#BA (Hons.) Product Design
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Animation & VFX#BA (Hons.) Animation

*2 years at UPES and 1 year at Nottingham Trent University
#2 years at UPES and 2 years at Nottingham Trent University

University of Aberdeen

2 years at UPES and 2 years at University of Aberdeen

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Bachelor of Technology (Applied Petroleum Engineering)Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum)
University of Essex

2 years at UPES and final year at University of Essex

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
BBA (GPP)BA/BSc Economics 
BA/BSc Financial Economics 
BA Business Economics 
BA/BSc Management Economics 
BA/BSc International Economics 
BSc Economics with Maths 
BSc Economics with Data Science 
BA Financial Economics & Accounting
Goldsmiths, University of London

2 years at UPES and 2 years at Goldsmiths, University of London

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
BA Journalism and Mass 
Communication (Digital)
BA Journalism
BBA Events, Public Relations 
and Corporate Communications
BA Promotional Media
Virginia Commonwealth University

1 year at UPES and final year at Virginia Commonwealth University

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
MBA (GPP)MS Finance l MS
MS Marketing Management
MS Information System
MS Decision Analytics
MS Logistics and Supply Chain Management
GISMA University of Applied Sciences
UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
MBA (GPP)MSc Data Science, AI, and Digital Business 
MSc International Business Management 
MSc Leadership for Digital Transformation
University Canada West

1 year at UPES and final year at University Canada West

UPES ProgrammePartner University Programme
MBA (GPP)MBA

Why Should You Go For UPES Global Pathway Program

  • Smooth changeover to overseas study destination
  • Post-study work permit advantage
  • Saves up to 45%-65% of the total cost
  • Simplified admission process
  • Facilitates international university application process
  • Global job opportunities

Programmes Available

UPES CourseDestinationPartner UniversitiesPartner Univ. Programme
BBA (GPP)UKNottingham Trent UniversityBA (Hons) International 
Business and Management
University of EssexBA/BSc Economics 
BA/BSc Financial Economics 
BA Business Economics 
BA/BSc Management Economics 
BA/BSc International Economics 
BSc Economics with Maths 
BSc Economics with Data Science 
BA Financial Economics & Accounting
AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandBachelor of Business
Management
Bond UniversityBachelor of Business
Program
MBA (GPP)GermanyGISMA University of Applied SciencesMSc Data Science, AI, and Digital Business 
MSc International Business Management 
MSc Leadership for Digital Transformation
MBA (GPP)AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandMaster in Business
MBA (GPP)United States of AmericaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityMS Finance l MS
MS Marketing Management
MS Information System
MS Decision Analytics
MS Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MBA (GPP)CanadaUniversity Canada WestMBA
BBA - Events, Public
Relations and 
Corporate
Communications
 
UKGoldsmiths, University of LondonBA Promotional Media
UPES CourseDestinationPartner UniversitiesPartner Univ. Programme
B. Tech (Chemical Engineering)AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandBachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Chemical) 
B. Tech (Electrical Engineering)AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandBachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electrical) 
B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering)AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandBachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical)
B. Tech
(Computer Science & Engineering)
Australia University of QueenslandBachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Software) 
B. Tech
(Mechanical Engineering)
United KingdomUniversity of AberdeenBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
B. Tech
(Civil Engineering)
United KingdomUniversity of AberdeenBachelor of Engineering (Civil)
B. Tech
(Applied Petroleum Engineering)
United KingdomUniversity of AberdeenBachelor of Engineering (Petroleum)
UPES CourseDestinationPartner UniversitiesPartner Univ. Programme
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Animation & VFXUKNottingham Trent UniversityBA (Hons.) Animation
B.Des Communication and Media Design - GraphicsUKNottingham Trent UniversityBA (Hons.) Graphic Design
B.Des Industrial and Product DesignUKNottingham Trent UniversityBA (Hons.) Product Design
UPES CourseDestinationPartner UniversitiesPartner Univ. Programme
BA Journalism and Mass
Communication (Digital)
UKGoldsmiths, University
of London
BA Journalism

Minimum Eligibility

UPES EligibilityPartner UniversityEligibilty for Partner University
Academic RequirementEnglish Language Requirement
B.Tech. Courses:
50% marks at Higher
& Senior Secondary level
(Class 10 & 12) and 
minimum 50% aggregate in PCM
University of Queensland• Student need to fulfil first two
years academic requirement in UPES.
•Student must score a CGPA of 5.5
or more to be eligible to apply in UQ.
Student need to fulfil all other requirements
including English proficiency test such as
IELTS (Overall 6.5 with no less
than 6.0 in each module)
BBA (GPP) Courses:
10+2 with 50% aggregate
Bond UniversityCGPA 6 or moreOverall 6.5 No band less than 6
BBA (GPP) Courses:
10+2 with 50% aggregate
University of Queensland• Student need to fulfil first two
years academic requirement in UPES.
•Student must score a CGPA of 5.5
or more to be eligible to apply in UQ.
Student need to fulfil all other requirements
including English proficiency test such as
IELTS (Overall 6.5 with no less
than 6.0 in each module)
MBA (GPP) Courses:
10+2 with 50% aggregate
and 50% in Graduation
University of Queensland• Student need to fulfil first years academic
requirement in UPES.
•Student must score a CGPA of 5.5
or more to be eligible to apply in UQ.
Student need to fulfil all other requirements
including English proficiency test such as
IELTS (Overall 6.5 with no less
than 6.0 in each module)
UPES EligibilityPartner UniversityEligibilty for Partner University
Academic RequirementEnglish Language Requirement
BBA (GPP):
10+2 with 50 % aggregate
Nottingham Trent University• Successful completion of the
first 2 years of the UPES
Course with an attainment of the
equivalent of a CGPA of
6 out of 10; and
• A Successful interview and
presentation of work/creative portfolio.
• IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum
of 5.5 in each component)
OR
• 70/100 or 80% for any non-standard
scores (out of 75 or 200) in English
in Higher Secondary Certificate
(Standard XII grade) awarded by
CBSE, ISC and select State Boards
(Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal,
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala)
B.Des. Courses:
10+2 with 50 % aggregate
BBA (GPP):
10+2 with 50 % aggregate
University of EssexCGPA of 5.3 or moreOverall 6.5 No band
less than 5.5
B.Tech. Courses:
50% marks at Higher
& Senior Secondary level
(Class 10 & 12)  
and
minimum 50% aggregate in PCM
University of AberdeenSuccessful completion of the first
two years of the UPES Course with
an attainment of the equivalent of
a CGPA of 8 out of 10
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5
in each component; but writing
module require at least 6.0)
BBA Events, Public Relations
and Corporate Communications:
10+2 with 50 % aggregate
Goldsmiths, University of LondonCompletion of 120
credits at Level 4 or 
equivalent;
Attainment of 60%
average in Year 1 & 2
IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5
BA Journalism and Mass
Communication (Digital):
10+2 with 50 % aggregate
UPES EligibilityPartner UniversityAcademic RequirementEnglish Language Requirement
MBA (GPP):
10+2 with 50%
aggregate and 50%
in Graduation
Virginia Commonwealth
University
An average grade of [“B”] or
above for all courses taken at
UPES or strong candidature for
recommendation from Dean is
required for students to be eligible
to enter the graduate degree
program at VCU
• IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum
of 5.5 in each component)
OR
• 70/100 or 80% for any non-standard
scores (out of 75 or 200) in English
in Higher Secondary Certificate
(Standard XII grade) awarded by
CBSE, ISC and select State Boards
(Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal,
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala)
UPES EligibilityPartner UniversityEligibility for Partner University
Academic RequirementEnglish Language Requirement
MBA (GPP):
10+2 with 50%
aggregate and 50%
in Graduation
GISMA University of
Applied Sciences
Completion of Credits
at UPES
IELTS B2 Level; 6.5
(with a minimum of 5.5
in each component)
UPES EligibilityPartner UniversityEligibility for Partner University
Academic RequirementEnglish Language Requirement
MBA (GPP):
10+2 with 50%
aggregate and 50%
in Graduation
University Canada WestCGPA 7 in the 10 point
scale as per the UPES
grading scale or better.
Overall score of 6.5
or better with a minimum
of 6.0 in the writing band

Important Information

  
English Language RequirementStudents must have a valid English language score (as applicable) at the time of applying to the partner academic institution.
FundsStudent must have adequate funds to cover their cost of living and tuition for the entire year, with documents to show proof of funds.
Statement of Purpose (SOP)The statement should be a 500-to-750-word overview of the applicant's academic and professional accomplishments, should demonstrate a high level of interest, and a highly-developed understanding of their choice of course. Students should state intended focus, personal and professional goals, reason(s) for applying and long-term career plans. Detailed guidelines of SOP for respective partner university will be shared along with application form/announcement.
Portfolio/ Student WorkStudents must submit their best work portfolio (wherever applicable) to increase their chances of selection.
AccommodationStudents may choose campus accommodation at the partner university (subject to availability).

Fee Structure

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FAQS

Q 1: What is Global Pathway Program?

The Global Pathway Program is a pathway that provides students with an opportunity to get a degree from an International Partner University through the facilitation of Credits transfer & recognition. Students will be required to meet the entry and eligibility criteria of the International Partner University.

Q 2: Who is eligible for Global Pathway Program?

Students from select undergraduate and select Post graduate course are eligible to apply for the opportunity. These routes are predefined based on course length.

Q 3: What is the selection criteria for admission to UPES?

All Undergraduate programs will follow the Selection criteria for Domestic programs, as follows, or as may be specified from time to time:

For MBA ( Global ) the selection will be basis Personal Interviews only.

GPP CourseSelection Criteria for UPES
MBA (GPP)UPES Entrance Exam followed by Personal Interview
BBA (GPP)UPES Entrance Exam
All B.Tech.UPES Entrance Exam
All B.Des.UPES Entrance Exam followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview
All BAPersonal Interview
Q 4: Will the GPP (UG & PG) student get scholarship while studying at UPES?

No. The GPP students (UG & PG) will not be eligible for any scholarship while studying at UPES.

For other scholarships, please click Scholarships AY 2024

Q 5: Do the students at UPES need specific grades/scores in the 1st and 2nd years to qualify to study at partner University?

The Students should have completed the required semesters at UPES with the CGPA requirements as per the partner University. However, a student with backlog or any disciplinary complaints against them will not have any preferential consideration for admission and such admission, if any, shall be a conditional admission.

  • The Eligibility to partner University keeps changing from time to time and students can check entry requirements for eligible programs from the partner University's website
  • Entry/academic requirements are subject to revisions and are at the sole discretion of partner University.
Q6: Is there any English Language requirement?
  • IELTS ( and / or other accepted equivalent English Proficiency Scores ) are subject to the requirement of the different Universities.
  • In most of the universities requirement of IELTS is 6.5 or above (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

Or

  • 70/100 or 80% for any non-standard scores (out of 75 or 200) in English in Higher Secondary Certificate (Standard XII grade) awarded by CBSE, ICSE and select State Boards (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala)
Q 7: Will the student get post study work visa?

Yes the student will get International post study Work Visa As an international student completing a degree, the student will be eligible to apply for a Post Study Work Permit, which is usually two years. It may vary from country to country. During a work permit, the student can live, study, work temporarily and bring immediate family members to stay.

Q 8: What are the options for Global Program Pathways?

The list of Partner Academic Universities is as follows:

  1.  Nottingham Trent University - UK
  2. University of Queensland – Australia
  3. Goldsmiths, University of London - UK
  4. GISMA School of Applied Sciences – Germany
  5. Virginia Commonwealth University - USA
  6. University of Aberdeen – Scotland
  7. University Canada West - Canada
Q 9: Which university or Institute will award degree to the student?

The student will be awarded degree from international Partner university on successful completion of the course at that university.

Q 10: When does a student have to decide about taking Global Pathway Program option?

The student can confirm their interest in the program within the first year so that they can have various interventions like grooming as per the requirement of the partner university, interaction with officials of partner university whenever they are on campus, support for English language and any other areas required . However, the student will have to satisfy the entry/academic requirements of Partner universities.

Q 11: What will be the entry requirement for the Partner University?

The student shall have to furnish the following documents and clear personal interview.

  1. Statement of Purpose - The statement should be a 500 to 750 word overview of the applicant's academic and professional accomplishments and should demonstrate a high level of interest in and a highly developed understanding of their choice. Students should state intended focus, as well as personal and professional goals and give reason(s) for applying & long-term career plans. Details guidelines of SOP for respective Academic Partner University will be shared along with Application form / announcement.
  2. Portfolio Requirement - Students must submit their best portfolio of work (wherever applicable) to increase their chances of selection. ( only for Design students )
  3. Documents as per the Application form of the Partner University.
Q 12: What shall be the Funds required at the time of transfer?

Student must have adequate funds to cover his/her cost of living and tuition for the entire year/program, with documents to show proof of funds.

Q 13: What will be the Tuition Fee for the Partner Program?

The fees of the academic year of admission at Partner University shall be applicable.

Q 14: Who will take care of the Visa?

Students will be required to obtain the necessary Student Visa for studies at the Partner University. UPES will support with the necessary documents. The university shall not be liable for any delays, application rejection, or visa rejection. For Australian University, visa will be processed by an authorized Australian immigration agent – as per Australian immigration laws.

Q 15: What will be the role of UPES in the entire process?

UPES facilitates enrolment of students to the Partner Universities, subject to student fulfilling the eligibility and entry requirements.

Q 16: What if the visa gets rejected?

The student has option to continue with UPES and complete the course.

Q 17: What are the accommodation option for students when they move to Partner university?

Students may choose Campus Accommodation at the Partner University (subject to availability). Alternatively accommodation is assisted by Partner University by providing the required information. If students need advice on any options, they may please contact student accommodation services team and they'll be happy to advise e.g.

Q 18: Does the Partner university fee include accommodation charges?

No, the Partner University fee is only the Tuition Fee. accommodation, day to day expense and any other charges/expenses as applicable will be borne by the student.

Q 19: How do students’ apply to these Partner Universities?

Students will be notified by the UPES - Department of International Affairs (DIA), regarding application procedure. Students will be required to submit their interest to avail the opportunity once announced. The Process will be facilitated by DIA.

Q 20: Is there any advantage of going through UPES ?

There are a lot of advantages in going through UPES.

  • You only do half the tenure of the course at the Partner University and you get the degree from the partner University ( through the Global Pathway Program).
  • Most Partner Universities give special partnership discounts if they apply through UPES. Students will get anything between 12 to 25% of their tuition fee.
  • UPES guide you throughout the process.

Partner Universities guide you to prepare you to take the transfer.

Q 21. Who bears the travel and accommodation charges?

Selected students will bear their travel and accommodation charges. Charges depend on the lifestyle of students. Students can refer to individual university website for relative information.

Q 22: What is the total expense involved in studying at Partner University?

Every student will also have to consider both study costs and general expenses. Study costs include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Course materials
  • Excursions
  • Flights
  • Visa application fees
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

General expenses include:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Weekly bills
  • Transport
  • Social activities
  • Club memberships

You can visit the individual website for rough idea of cost of living at each partner University.

Q 23: Will, the students, be allowed to work along with study at Partner University?

Yes the student will be allowed to work along with study.International students registered on a full-time education course lasting at least one academic year can work part-time. Students having Visa can work:

  • Up to 20 hours per week during university semesters,
  • Full-time hours during vacations.