Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), formally known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia. Founded in 1931 as School of agriculture, the university offers undergraduate, postgraduate courses with a primary focus on agricultural sciences and its related fields.
There has been a constant rise in the rankings of Malaysian Universities over the past few years. UPM rankings have seen a considerable rise as well indicating the shift of the global knowledge economy to the Asian countries. This will add in a significant surge of international students enrolling the university as the COVID-19 pandemic heralds a challenge to western universities. Following are the rankings of University Putra Malaysia as per different agencies:
Incepted in 1973 with 1559 students, UPM now offers 59 bachelor programs, 7 diploma programs, and 12 Masters's and Doctoral programs. There are 16 Faculties, eight Centres, nine Institutes, two Schools, a University Park and a branch campus in Bintulu, Sarawak.
The medicine department of Universiti of Putra is fully recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council.
|Program/Faculty||Annual Fees for Bachelor’s|
|Faculty of Agriculture||RM 20,250|
|Faculty of Forestry||RM 20,250|
|Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences||RM 24,000-25,250|
|Faculty of Economics and Management||RM 16,500|
|Faculty of Engineering||RM 21,500|
|Faculty of Educational Studies||RM 16,500-20,250|
|Faculty of Science||RM 19,000-20,250|
|Faculty of Human Ecology||RM 14,050-20,250|
|Faculty of Modern Languages||RM 14,050|
|Faculty of Biotechnology||RM 19,050-20,250|
In addition to the faculty and departments existing, UPM has two schools for specialized study programs-
|Program/Faculty||Annual Fees for Master’s|
|Faculty of Agriculture||RM 10,000-19,500|
|Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology||RM 10,000-14,000|
|Faculty of Design and Architecture||RM 10,000-16,500|
|Faculty of Management and Economics||RM 9000-13,500|
|Faculty of Educational Studies||RM 9000-13,500|
|Faculty of Engineering||RM 10,000-12,000|
|Faculty of Environmental Studies||RM 10,000-13,500|
|Faculty of Science||RM 10,000-13,500|
|Faculty of Forestry||RM 10,000|
|Faculty of Advanced Technology||RM 10,000-14,000|
International students may apply at the official website of UPM.
Application Fee – RM 265
Application Deadlines – September intake – May 31, February intake – October 30
Scholarships – February intake
|Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)||RM 1,125-1,500|
|International Graduate Research Fellowship (IGRF)||Masters- RM 1,200
PhD- RM 1,600
|International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS)||30% of tuition fees|
|Special graduate research allowance scheme (SGRA)||Monthly stipend
Masters- RM 1,800
PhD- RM 2,300
|Putra Alumni Scholarship Pass (International)||50% of tuition fees for children of Alumni|
There are two (2) types of on-campus accommodation available for international students. They are International Transit House and University Residential College (for single students). International students are advised to submit their application for on-campus accommodation before coming to Malaysia as an apartment in the International Transit House and rooms in the University Residential College are very limited.
International Transit House/ Ibnu Battuta House (IBH)
All basic amenities are provided with easy access such as common room, study room, kitchen, activity room and more.
University Residential College
Charges with equipment – RM 650 (per month)
Charges without equipment – RM 500 (per month)
About 100 apartments are available for the students living outside the campus. They are hardly 15 minutes away from the campus.
Universiti Putra Malaysia Alumni Association (PAUPM) establishes close relationships with members with the aim of enhancing their academic intellectual, self-esteem, and mutual benefits. Extensive Alumni / Member knowledge contributes to the community and national development. Moreover, for the upliftment of welfare activities of the members, the following benefits can be available by University Putra Malaysia alumni: