upGrad and Golden Gate University, San Francisco record 200+ enrollments with Scholarship grants of over INR 700 Mn

Mumbai : Soon after launching a new program portfolio with its university partner Golden Gate University (GGU), one of California’s oldest private, non-profit universities, upGrad – Asia’s Higher Edtech major has reached its first milestone of 200+ student enrollments, granting INR 700 million and counting, in scholarships to new GGU students.


Starting with a compelling portfolio of five online programs available for both Indian and international students, the global higher-ed major has extended scholarships up to cover up to 83% of tuition costs for GGU Worldwide students.

Among the portfolio of programs, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) are the most popular, followed by the Master of Laws – International Business and Finance Law, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and Master of Science in Project Management, respectively. GGU Worldwide will soon offer associate’s and bachelor’s degrees as well.

Commenting on the milestone, Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder, upGrad said, “Creating a program portfolio that matches the industry advancements is always challenging but we take it very seriously. We are extremely driven to enable our learners with quality global education and even effective scholarships to actualise their dreams. To empower such learners, upGrad is proud to become the bridge between quality education and consideration for global education. It brings me immense happiness to witness the kind of responses we’ve received for our GGU portfolio, and we are sure to break bigger records in the coming months. While we continue to screen applications for the Scholarship program, I welcome these 200 fresh learners on board who have trusted us as their LifeLongLearning partner.”


Known for its 120+ year legacy in higher education, Golden Gate University, San Francisco boasts a strong alumni base of over 70,000 graduates that include leaders from MAANG companies, government officials, and scientists. Access to the alumni network will allow GGU Worldwide students to connect with global talent, making the entire learning journey more engaging and fruitful.


“As a nonprofit university, access to an affordable and practical education has been part of our mission since our founding in 1901. We launched GGU Worldwide and initiated this scholarship program with upGrad to welcome students across the globe who want to earn a degree from their home countries. While India is one of the countries from which we expected strong interest and enrollment, we are extremely happy to see students joining our programs from other regions as well. It will further help us reach out to a wider set of professionals who haven’t had an opportunity to study with a U.S. university while retaining their current jobs.,” concluded Professor Jay Gonzalez, Vice Provost for Global Affairs at Golden Gate University.