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 highest jump is actually the Employer Reputation indicator. This indicates that our students, research and extension activities are recognized by the industry with 23% of International Students


The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world baedon Study Portal Master research.


UPM has the rating of 601 World University Rankings according to (times high education)

University Facilities

  • Library

  • Sports Complex

  • Student Health Centre

  • Masjid

  • Café

  • Bank & post office

Tuition Fees

Average Tuition Fees Per Year & Living Costs Per Year

Tuition fees

a) Undergraduate:


b) Postgraduate:


Application fees

USD 50 / RM200

Living costs

USD 359 per month

Accommodation cost

MYR 1,920

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

Types of Program Minimum TOEFL Score Minimum IELTS Score
Bachelor Programs
  • Paper Based: 500
  • Internet Based: 70
5.5 Academic
Master Programs
  • Paper Based: 550
  • Internet Based: 79-80
  • Computer Based: 213


6 Academic
PHD Programs

General Requirements

Academic Requirement for admission in University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bachelor Programs
  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above.
  • Or

A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

  • Note: Some programmes are required applicant to undergo an interview session before being accepted
Master Programs (Coursework)
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4, in a related field, can be accepted in some coursework programs
Master Programs (Research)
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field
PHD programs
  • A Master’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.7 out of 4, in a related field, can be accepted.


On-Campus Accommodation

  • UPM Residential Colleges
  • KMR OnePutra Residence
  • UPM Guest House
  • Temporary Accommodation

Off-campus Accommodation

  • 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 U room website to find suitable accommodation or you may contact the following recommended apartment for booking:


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University Location

University Putra Malaysia

43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan