UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA (UPM)
University Putra Malaysia Founded in 1931 as the School of Agriculture, UPM’s main campus is in Serdang, Selangor. It was formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia or the Agricultural University of Malaysia. Now, UPM offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in most fields such as science, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, business and social science.
Today, UPM is made up of 16 faculties, 16 centers, nine institutes, one school, and one academy. Within each faculty are a number of individual departments, spread across two campuses. The main campus, covering over 1,000 hectares of land, is situated in the town of Serdang with a branch campus, set within 700 hectares, is located in Bintulu, a coastal town in Borneo.
In total, around 24,000 students attend UPM including approximately 4,500 international students. Just over half of the student body is made up of undergraduates, with around 10,000 studying at postgraduate level. Each year, UPM accepts around 1,300 inbound exchange students, sending about the same to study overseas.
There are 17 colleges for accommodation, a range of associations and clubs, including many arts and cultural clubs
WHY CHOOSE UPM UNIVERSITY
It was ranked as the 159th best university in the world in 2020 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and it was ranked 33th in Best Asian Universities and the 2nd best university in Malaysia.
UPM has met its target to be among the top 200 world best universities in the QS through the Putra® Global 200 (PG200) initiative which is a key aspiration in the UPM Strategic Plan 2014-2020
Although UPM’s International Student indicator is the highest in the country this year, UPM’s highest jump is actually the Employer Reputation indicator. This indicates that our students, research and extension activities are recognised by the industry with 23% of International Students
UPM has the rating of 601 World University Rankings according to (times higher education)
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UPM offers excellent facilities to meet the diverse needs of its campus community in line with its philosophy as a premier academic institution of global stature.
UPM’s Sultan Abdul Samad Library is among the finest in the region with an impressive range of reading materials in diverse formats. This state-of-the-art facility provides various services and is supported by a professional team of library liaison officers.
UPM’s sports complex includes first-rate facilities such as a stadium, an international-standard swimming pool, soccer and rugby fields, and basketball, tennis and badminton courts.
Student Health Centre
This is a modern facility that offers full-fledged medical services including dental, x-ray, physiotherapy and dispensary. Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Cultural & Arts
Average tuition fees per year & living costs per year
Application fees: USD 50 / RM200
Living costs: USD 359 per month
Accommodation costs: MYR 1,920
Types of Program
Minimum TOEFL Score
Minimum IELTS Score
Academic Requirement for admission in University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
Master Programs (Coursework)
Master Programs (Research)
Off-campus accommodation around the UPM campus is within the radius of 1KM-10KM. There are
various flats, a serviced-apartments, condominiums, and terrace houses. The cost can vary from
RM 500 – RM 2,000. You can use Uroom website http://www.myuroom.com/index.php to findsuitable accommodation or you may contact the following recommended apartment forbooking:
UPM Residential Colleges
KMR OnePutra Residence
UPM Guest House