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Bachelor of Computer Applications

Bachelor of Computer Applications

Batch Start Date 31st July 2023

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR15 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 15 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • USD67K

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Bachelor of Computer Applications / Bachelor of Science is a 4 years course where in the first year you will be studying online with Indian Partner University. Tuition fees for year 1 of course is INR 3,55,000 (inclusive of taxes). For the 2nd, 3rd & 4th years, you will be going to the US and studying at Cleveland State University. Tuition fees for Cleveland State University is approximately USD 15,000 - 17,000 per annum depending on the major and credits. You will also have to incur approximately USD 10,000 per annum as living costs in the US. The on-campus option will be made available at additional cost to students when Covid related norms are relaxed and on-campus education is allowed.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Bachelor of Computer Applications


    • The student should have completed Grade XII in the year 2022/2023 with an average of 55% or above marks in respective board exams

    Tuition Fees

    INR 3,55,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


    • The applicant should successfully complete Year 1 of Bachelor of Computer Applications from Indian Partner University with a minimum of 50% or above marks
    • English Proficiency Requirements are IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or TOEFL 78

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 15,000 - 17,000 Per annum

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 10,000

    Mode of Teaching



    3 years

Other Benefits

  • Eligible for transfer to on-campus studies in top USA University
  • No SAT requirements for Business Under Graduate programs
  • In-built TOEFL/IELTS/PTE training and study abroad modules to meet USA study requirements
  • Significant savings of Upto INR 15L+ compared to a traditional 4-year on-campus USA degree
  • Daily live classes as well as small group coaching sessions
  • End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
  • Post Study Work Visa opportunities (3 years) as accessed by graduates of standard USA degrees
  • Weekly doubt clearing sessions - Support available all days 9 AM - 9 PM IST for queries
About Indian Partner University
Accredited with NAAC A+ Grade in the first cycle itself, Indian Partner University is an institution committed to excellence in research, innovation, multi-disciplinary education and active promotion of promising young talent. Through the years, the University has been emerging in the arena of education by delivering exceptional academia, industry-elevant curriculum and world-class research facilities across the broadest possible range of disciplines. ...Read more
About Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University (CSU) is a public research institution in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. CSU, founded in 1964, has grown to become the region's main higher education institution, offering over 200 academic programs over nine colleges and schools.
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more

Career Opportunities

Computer Science

  • Application Developer

    USD 66,000 Annually

  • Software Developer

    USD 70000 Annually

  • Web Developer

    USD 59,000 Annually

  • Associate Software Engineer

    USD 72,000 Annually

  • Java Developer

    USD 72,000 Annually


Indian Partner UniversityBachelor of Computer Applications


Cleveland State UniversityBachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • 79


  • 300+

    Hours of Recorded Content

  • 20+

    Case studies and Projects

  • 150+

    Live Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions


Are Indian Partner University's Online Degree Programs recognized by partner Cleveland State University?

Indian Partner University's Online Degree Programs are designed and delivered as per the University Grants Regulations, 2020. As per these regulations, institutions with a NAAC rating of 3.26 and above are pre-approved to launch online degree programs. Indian Partner University has a NAAC rating of 3.28. Our University Partners have reviewed the content and pedagogy and post that provided approval for students who complete year 1 with Indian Partner University successfully to be eligible to join 2nd year at their Cleveland State University campus.

Can I join this program without a IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Score and attempt IELTS/TOEFL/PTE after joining the program?

Yes, you can join this program without a IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score & upGrad will help you prepare for the English Entrance test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the B.Sc Computer Science program in the US.

What is a conditional offer letter and how is it different from a confirmed offer letter?

Conditional offer letters will be issued to you by Cleveland State University based on documents submitted by upGrad. These documents will be class 10th & 12th marksheets, resume, passport, and photographs. Conditional offer letter will be converted into a confirmed offer once students meet conditions mentioned in the conditional offer letter. These conditions will be English proficiency conditions, successful completion of course at Indian Partner University and any other condition which university deems fit.

Can we get a TOEFL/IELTS/PTE waiver, if we study through upGrad?

To study in Cleveland State University, you will have to meet university English Proficiency Requirements. Initially, we will apply on your behalf for a conditional offer letter to universities where IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score will not be required. upGrad will prepare you to meet these English proficiency requirements through specific study material.

I have not yet received Class 12 marks, am I eligible to apply for this program?

Yes, you can apply and block your seat for the program in case you have given exams in the 2022 academic year for class 12 and have not yet received a marksheet. You can block your seat by paying INR 25,000. The rest of the fees will be payable once you receive the mark sheet. You need to score a minimum of 50% or above marks to be eligible for the course. In case you do not score 50%, you can request for a refund of your block payment as per the refund policy.

About the Bachelor’s Program in Cleveland State University

How can I apply for the program?

- Applications can be submitted online via upGrad.com
- Based on the confirmation of eligibility, a provisional offer letter will be rolled out. 
- Student needs to pay required fees to upGrad.com 
- Once fees is received and students submit documents, they will receive ID cards from Indian Partner University.

What are the course options available for a Bachelor of Science degree at Cleveland State University?

At Cleveland State University, you will have the option to pursue Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Are the Cleveland State University Courses recognized and accredited by any governing bodies?

Cleveland State University (CSU) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the largest of all regional accreditors in the U.S. Founded in 1895, HLC is responsible for the accreditation of degree-granting colleges and universities in a 19-state region.

Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during the 1st year of Bachelor's Degree?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Bachelor’s program in the US.

What are the eligibility conditions for transfer to Cleveland State University?

For the transfer to Cleveland State University, students have to score a GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 (equivalent to 50% at Indian Partner University) at the end of year 1 of their course.

What is the English proficiency requirements for going to Cleveland State University?

The current English Proficiency requirement is IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 78. But for the latest requirements talk to our counsellors.

University Partners

Do we get a conditional offer letter at the initial stage or after completion of the year 1 with Indian Partner University?

Once you enrol in the Bachelor's Program with upGrad and provide all the required documents, upGrad will submit applications to university partners on your behalf. University partners will release a conditional offer letter within one month of application submission.

What would be the alternate option if I could not get a conditional offer letter from one of upGrad’s partner universities?

This is a highly unlikely scenario. But in case you are not able to get a conditional offer letter despite providing all the documents, your fees will be refunded. In case you wish to continue with a Bachelor's degree program with Indian Partner University and acquire the online degree, only articulation fees will be refunded.

How many intakes are available at Cleveland State University?

Cleveland State University offers two intakes for students. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake.


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

Can we get a OPT (Optional Practical Training)/PSW visa if we study for this program in India and then for 3 years at a Cleveland State University?

US OPT visas are available to all the students who have completed at least 1 academic year on a US campus. As you are studying a STEM course, you will be eligible to apply for upto 3 years of OPT after completing your course.

How much are living expenses for a year in the US?

Living expenses in US for international students are USD 10,000 (INR 7,50,000)

What will be the alternate pathway, if I could not get a visa from the US after completion of the program?

As you will be studying in the Indian Partner University program, you will be able to successfully complete the course through Indian Partner University in case you are not able to secure a US Visa.

What are the part-time working rules for studying in the US?

According to the American students' visa guidelines, you are eligible to work 20 hours per week on campus during term time and can work full time during breaks.


What is the process of payment for this program?

Initially, you need to deposit INR 25,000 as a block amount for seat booking. 15 days before the start of the course and once you have the Class 12 marksheet available, you need to make a complete payment of the remaining amount. You can opt for no-cost EMI with our partner institutions if you want to pay in installments.

Can I pay the semester fees?

Total fees have two components - 
- University fees and 
- Articulation fees
Articulation fees need to be paid together at once. You can avail of a 0% EMI option with a monthly instalment and a down payment of INR 25,000 to block your seat. If you are availing of 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. University fees can be paid in 2 semesters.
upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. f you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling. ...Read more