Global Pathway Programme

  • Credit Transfer Programme facilitating progression and other pathway opportunities
  • Option to study at top-ranked universities in the UK, Germany, Australia

About the International Credit Transfer Programme

  • UPES Global Pathways Programme is a step towards giving exceptional international experience to students. Under the Global Pathways Programme, 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 and Australia, subject to completing the eligibility criterion of the academic partner universities.
  • The programmes 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

Why Should You Go For 

UPES International Credit Transfer Programme

  • 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 Course Destination Partner Universities Partner Univ. Programme
BBA (Global) UK Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) International Business & Management 
MBA (Global) Germany GISMA MSc Data Science, AI, and Digital Business
MSc International Business Management
MSc Leadership for Digital Transformation
UPES Course Destination Partner Universities Partner Univ. Programme
B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) Australia University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Chemical) 
B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) Australia University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electrical) 
B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) Australia University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical)
B. Tech
(Computer Science & Engineering)
Australia  University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Software) 
B. Tech
(Applied Petroleum Engineering)
Australia University of New South Wales Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Petroleum Engineering
UPES Course Destination Partner Universities Partner Univ. Programme
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Animation & VFX UK Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) Animation
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Graphics UK Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) Graphic Design
B.Des Industrial and Product Design UK Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) Product Design

Minimum Eligibility

    Eligibilty for Partner University
 UPES Eligibility   Partner University Academic  Requirement English Language Requirement
B.Tech. Courses: Examination Pathway: UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT).
Non-Examination Pathway: On the basis of valid JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT and minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (Class 10 & 12) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM
University of New South Wales Students require at least 6.0 CGPA to apply for the programme IELTS Academic 6.5 overall score
(min. 6.0 in each subtest)
B.Tech. Courses: Examination Pathway: UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT).
Non-Examination Pathway: On the basis of valid JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT and minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (Class 10 & 12) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM
University of Queensland Students require at least 5.5 CGPA to apply for the programme IELTS Academic 6.5 overall score
(min. 6.0 in each subtest)
    Eligibility for Partner University
 UPES Eligibility   Partner University Academic  Requirement English Language Requirement
Design Courses: Examination Pathway: UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.
Non-Examination Pathway: On the basis of valid Board Merit, NIFT, NID and UCEED ranking, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and presentation on the work portfolio

BBA (Global): 10+2 with 50 % aggregate
Statement of Purpose
Personal Interview
Nottingham Trent University Students require at least 6.0 CGPA to apply for the programme.
A successful interview and presentation of work/creative portfolio
IELTS Academic 6.5 overall score
(min. 5.5 in each subtest)

 

    Eligibility for Partner University
 UPES Eligibility   Partner University Academic  Requirement English Language Requirement
MBA (Global): Graduate from any stream
Statement of Purpose*
Personal Interview 
GISMA Business School Students require at least 6.0 CGPA to apply for the programme. IELTS Academic 6.5 overall score
(min. 5.5 in each subtest)

 

Important Information

English Language Requirement Students must have a valid English language score (as applicable) at the time of applying to the partner academic institution. 
Funds Student 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 Work Students must submit their best work portfolio (wherever applicable) to increase their chances of selection.
Accommodation Students may choose campus accommodation at the partner university (subject to availability).  

FAQs

The International Credit Transfer Programme is a pathway that provides international degree opportunity through credits transfer and recognition facilitation to the students with select international partner universities. Students will be required to meet the entry and eligibility criteria of the international partner university.

Students from select undergraduate and postgraduate courses are eligible to apply for the international degree opportunity. These routes are predefined based on course length.

The students should have completed Years 1 and 2 of the selected course at UPES with at least 6.0 CGPA, to apply for the programme. A student’s entry is also dependent on backlogs. A student with a backlog will be granted conditional admission. However, entry/academic requirements are subject to revisions and are at the sole discretion of the partner university.  

Our international partner universities accept Academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). Some of our international partner universities may also waive off this requirement at their discretion or subject to students’ performance in Class-XII.

The undermentioned courses are included under the International Credit Transfer Programme.

International Credit Transfer

UPES Program Partner University Partner University  Program
BBA (Global) Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) International Business & Management and I year conversion top- up degree
MBA (Global) GISMA MSc Data Science, AI, and Digital Business
MSc International Business Management
MSc Leadership for Digital Transformation
B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)  University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Chemical) 
B.Tech (Electrical Engineering)  University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electrical) 
B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)  University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical) 
B.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering)  University of Queensland Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Software) 
B.Tech (Petroleum Engineering ) University of New South Wales Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Petroleum)
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Animation & VFX Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) Animation
B.Des Communication and Media Design - Graphics Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) Graphic Design
B.Des Industrial and Product Design Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons.) Product Design

The current list of partner academic universities of UPES include:

  • Nottingham Trent University – UK
  • University of Queensland – Australia
  • University of New South Wales – Australia
  • GISMA Business School – Germany

Please note that UPES may add/delete/modify partner universities in the future.

The students will be awarded the international degree from the partner university on successful completion of the course there

The students can confirm their interest in the programme in Year 1 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, and support for English language and any other areas required. However, the students will have to satisfy the entry/academic requirements of the partner universities.

Besides the Academic and IELTS score, students shall have to furnish the following documents and attend a personal interview:

  • Statement of Purpose (SOP): 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 of course. Students should state intended focus, as well as personal and professional goals and give reason(s) for applying as well as list their long-term career plans. Detailed guidelines of SOP for respective academic partner university will be shared along with application form / announcement
  • Portfolio Requirement (Only for School of Design students): Students must submit their portfolio of work (wherever applicable) to increase their chances of selection.
  • Documents as per the application form of the partner university.

The students must have adequate funds to cover their cost of living and tuition for the entire year, with documents to show proof of funds.

The fees of the year of admission at the partner university shall be applicable.

Students will be required to obtain the necessary Student Visa for studying at the partner academic university. UPES will assist by providing the necessary supportive documents. The university shall not be liable for any delays, application rejection, or visa rejection. For Australian universities, the visa will be processed by an authorized Australian immigration agent as per the Australian immigration laws.

UPES will facilitate the enrolment of students in the partner academic universities, subject to students fulfilling the eligibility and entry requirements.

The student has the option to completing the course at UPES.

Students may choose campus accommodation at the partner academic university (subject to availability). The partner university can assists by providing the required information. If students need advice on any options, they may contact the student accommodation services team and they'll be happy to advise.

https://www.ntu.ac.uk/life-at-ntu/accommodation/international

https://my.uq.edu.au/student-support/accommodation

https://accommodation.unsw.edu.au/

https://www.gisma.com/school/student-experience/accommodation

Students will be notified by the Department of International Affairs (DIA)Office, UPES regarding the announcement and the application procedure. Students will be required to submit their interest in the international degree opportunity once announced.

There are a lot of advantages of going through UPES:

  • You complete only a half-tenure of the course at the partner university, and you get an international degree (through International Credit Transfer)
  • You are spared entry-level tests like SAT/GRE
  • Most of the partner universities give special partnership discounts if students apply through UPES. Students will get a discount of 12% to 25% off their tuition fee.
  • Seamless credit transfer from one campus to another, proper support and guidance are provided to the student.

Selected students will bear their travel and accommodation expenses. Additional expenses to be borne by students. You can refer to individual university websites for related information.

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

Study costs include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Course material
  • 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 partner university websites for a general idea cost of living at the partner university.

Yes, the students can 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 a visa can work:

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

Yes, the students will get International Post Study Work Visa.After completing the degree, the student will be eligible to apply for a Post Study Work Permit, which is up to two years. It may vary from country to country. With a work permit, the student can live, study, work temporarily and bring immediate family members to stay with them.

If in case, the student comes back to India after completing graduation/post-graduation at the partner university, he/she will get full placement support and benefits from UPES, as alumni of UPES