upGrad Abroad launches Bridge Program for Master’s Degree in Engineering in association with ESIGELEC, France

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New Delhi, 7th February 2022: upGrad Abroad, a ‘Study Abroad’ vertical of upGrad, Asia’s higher EdTech major, today announced a partnership with ESIGELEC, France to offer a Bridge Program for Masters in Engineering. The partnership will provide learners from B.Sc and BCA backgrounds with a regular science degree to pursue a Master’s degree in Engineering in France and expand their career opportunities.


ESIGELEC is a reputed French Graduate School with a strong focus on Information Technology and Electronics. The three-and-a-half-month online module, designed by ESIGELEC and powered by upGrad, covers topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Signal and Systems, Control Systems, Biographical Studies, and Communication Skills taught by renowned international faculty. Through this partnership learners can also avail post-study work visa support and career support, after course completion.

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As organisations are embracing high-end technology, the demand for tech talent across the world is rising exponentially and the program will help them be future-ready. For those willing to pursue masters in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation one should be a BCA or B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) Graduate with 60% marks, and those willing to obtain Masters in Electronics and Embedded Systems, one must be a B.Sc (Electronics) Graduate with 60% marks. Additionally, a minimum of 50% marks in all subjects of the bridge program is mandatory to transfer to ESIGELEC, France.

Ankur Dhawan, President, upGrad Abroad, commented, “With transnational education as our aim, we are delighted to partner with ESIGELEC France, one of the oldest and well reputed French Graduate Schools to launch the Bridge Programme for Master Studies in Engineering. This partnership will further strengthen our program and university portfolio and provide our learners with global opportunities across the field of Technology. The bridge program will not only aim to upskill learners in various Technology disciplines but also aid them through with working visa and career support, on completion to ensure that our learners can pursue a career in France.

Cyril Marteaux, Director, Academic Affairs & International Relations, ESIGELEC added, “ESIGELEC becomes the first French HEI to partner with upGrad! We are elated! Our program will give science graduates openings that hitherto, were reserved for engineering graduates only.

Through ESIGELEC’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, students will discover France’s excellence in technology and our international teaching faculty will expose them to different pedagogical approaches, making them ready to face the demands of multi-cultural work environments.

We look forward to meeting the first cohort of the Graduate Bridge Program in March, this year. An exhilarating experience in the cultural capital of the world awaits them, not to mention all that Europe had to offer!”

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H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said: “Student exchanges are a cornerstone of the Indo-French friendship. I am glad that more and more Indian students are choosing France for their study abroad, especially following the 2018 agreement on Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications and France’s efforts to expand partnerships between higher education institutions in our two countries. France is home to world-class engineering colleges and this partnership between UpGrad & ESIGELEC is one more step towards achieving our goal of welcoming 20 000 Indian students in France by 2025.”

About upGrad:
upGrad – started in 2015 – is a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on powering career success for a global workforce of over 1.3 billion. It is one of the few Integrated LifeLongLearning Tech Companies in the world – spanning the college learner to the working professional from the age group of 18-60years and across Undergrad courses, Campus & JobLinked Programs, Studying Abroad, short form to executive programs to Degrees, Masters and Doctoral – with a learner base of over 2 million across 50 countries and over 300 Univ partners & a robust enterprise business with a client base of 1000 companies worldwide.

upGrad’s Global Learning Engine rests on four pillars – (a) its large repository of original & owned content and IP – (b) its own best-in-class proprietary tech platform – (c) its high touch human led delivery service backed by coaches & mentors  – and – (d) an 85% course completion track record, backed by a further 80% career outcomes guaranteed performance. 

Already termed Asia’s higher EdTech leader it has offices in the UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore & Vietnam and presence in many more countries. 

About ESIGELEC, France:
Founded in 1901, ESIGELEC, a leading French Graduate School of Engineering, trains students in a broad range of areas of study, with a strong focus on IT & Electronics.

The school is fully recognised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Affiliated to the prestigious Institut Mines Télécom and accredited by EURACE, ESIGELEC prides itself on its international outlook. One-third of the students are foreign nationals, who are degree-seeking and therefore spend a minimum of one year on campus and add to the cultural diversity, that is now well and truly part of the school’s DNA.

A strong relationship with industry for its research or course design ensures that ESIGELEC’s graduates are greatly appreciated, once they join the workforce, as they are job ready. 

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