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About UPM

University of Putra Malaysia (UPM) — public non-profit university. It is located in Malaysia. UPM is a part of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).

The university is in top-160 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings.

UPM conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.

Establishment year
International students

Place in ratings

Rating QS
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry74
Social Sciences & Management178
Accounting & Finance151-200
Engineering & Technology195
Life Sciences & Medicine249
Natural Sciences289
Arts & Humanities310
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UPM tuition fees

The academic calendar at UPM is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Malaysia. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The tuition fee at UPM for foreign students varies depending on the program and starts from 3,554 USD per year. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Financial Aid

Bachelor degree at UPM

11 years of school is not enough to get into UPM. Since students study longer in Malaysia, you must first eliminate the academic difference — study for a year at a university in your home country, or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.).

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UPM campus

The campus of UPM is suburban. Students live in a close-knit community and enjoy the benefits of the natural environment around them. However, they also have access to urban entertainment such as shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas. The university has a library where students can do their homework, write scientific papers or just read interesting books. Foreigners who come to UPM through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.

Campus Type

What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. Graduates of UPM are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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