We have academic partnerships with various leading art and design institutions of higher learning in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. After completing their art and design education and getting their diplomas, our graduates can easily transfer into our partners’ degree programmes at the maximum provision.
We carefully select and constantly monitor this list of institutions based on their quality of graduate work, recognition from the industry, employers’ feedback, overall educational reputation, study and living environment, and accessibility of support system and staff.
Our International Office offers advice and liaison services to students who wish to further their studies with our partner universities. Application forms for affiliated universities are available, and our counselor will be able to advise you on your application.
Find out which programme benefits you and discover more through the materials we provide. We will assist you in making sure all documents are compiled and certified, portfolio assembled according to the university’s requirements and arrange for interviews if necessary.
|Library||The Sultan Abdul Samad Library’s collections contain more than 1 million print volumes and include over 50,000 journal titles, of which more than half are e-journals. UPM students can search the world's academic literature using an excellent collection of 50 electronic research databases, made available via the library's web site.
In keeping with its central role in the academic life of the University, the Sultan Abdul Samad Library - UPM's main library - lies at the heart of the campus, making it easily assessable to the students and researchers.
This library offers spacious reading areas, high-end computer workstations, audio-visual viewing areas, both intranet and wireless Internet access, and ample photocopying and printing facilities.
A team of subject-specialist librarians is on hand to assist, train, and advise students on how to use the collections to their best advantage.
One of the library’s most popular and well-used sections is the Study Rooms, a dedicated undergraduate facility, where students can access and utilize the personal study cubicles, group discussion rooms, and receive assistance in researching and writing their reports, essays, and assignments - a convenient one-stop-centre for the undergraduate student who wants to excel.
For more detailed information about Sultan Abdul Samad Library's, please click here to visit the official website.
UPM’s branch libraries are situated on the various faculties they serve. Most well known of these is the Veterinary Medicine Library, which holds extensive collections that are consulted by industry experts from all over the Asia Pacific. Other major branch libraries include the Medicine and Health Sciences Library, Engineering and Architecture Library, and the Bintulu Campus Library.
For more detailed information and access to the Libraries' resources, please click here to visit the UPM Libraries website.
|Laboratory||The Information Technology (IT) and Communication Development Centre (iDEC) is appointed by the UPM Registrar’s Office to carry out Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training . The centre has three training rooms, namely, Mega, Exa and Zetta which are for UPM staff and used for the teaching and learning of ICT. Both Mega and Exa rooms at iDEC Alpha are provided with 32 units of PCs each. AT iDEC Gamma, the Mega room is fitted with 16 units of PCs. The rooms are equipped with LCD projectors, printers, screens, PA system and Internet access. The various types of software installed are Microsoft Office, statistical packages (SPSS and SAS) and various multimedia software.
The use of the training rooms for staff is free. Booking is through the ICT Supporting Service Application Form, downloadable from the Quality Management System site.
More information about the training room, is available from Pn. Zaleha Abu Samah (03-89471204).
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|Accommodation||Student housing and college residence life at UPM strives to ensure that a living and learning environment is the foundation of its residence culture.
Every effort is made to ensure that students' residence life experience will foster their holistic development as well as being fully supportive of their academic program.
Residence life is a special experience. Staying in a UPM residence is an extension of students' university education, where they can benefit from all the facilities and services such as student learning centers, social and sporting activities, life-skills and peer-tutoring programs.
A residence is a community in which one meets a range of diverse students and forges life-long friendships.
The University Health Centre provides medical check-ups for admission to Institutes of Higher Education (private, public), newly- appointed private and public personnel, UPM staff above 40 years of age, and medical check-up for Pre-placement officers.
Dental treatment services are also available for dependents of international students
Dental treatment services are also available for dependents of international students.
UPM Health Center also provides dental care to employees, retirees UPM,dependents of employees, dependents of international students, retirees UPMdependents, students and the general public and for school children.
Among the services provided in addition to treatments such as fillings, scaling, tooth extraction and root canal treatment is a dental education.
For more information regarding services and charges, please click here to visit the University Health Center's website.
Medical treatment provided at the University Health Centre is for students, staff, UPM pensioners, eligible dependents and the general public.
To ensure a smooth registration process, customers are required to submit relevant documents. For further information on the relevant documents
The University Health Centre provides emergency services for the campus community.
Cases that are categorised as emergencies are road accidents, injuries such as deep cuts, sprains and fractures, shortness of breath, chest pain, food poisoning, fainting, medication overdose, high fever, abdominal pain, seizures, allergic reactions, poisonous animal bites, and burns or scalds.
Ambulance service operates round the clock.
|Sports||UPM is committed in producing quality students and compete with the increase of soft skills and sports. Thus, the University has provided various facilities and sports facilities to the citizens to provide convenience as well as to encourage citizens to exercise. In addition, UPM also provides modern recreational facilities to citizens throughout the UPM to maintain the mind body fitness.
The University has an extensive sporting facility. These facilities include a fully equipped gym, sports hall, outdoor swimming pool, under soil drainage football pitch, Astroturf pitch for hockey, tennis courts, and an excellent floodlit athletics and football stadium. UPM boasts some of the best grass pitches in the country including a 18-hole professional golf course.
In addition, the University is situated nearby the National Sports Council at Bukit Jalil – a centre with an extensive array of world-class sporting facilities.
UPM provides a range of quality sports facilities for the university’s staff and students at university and national levels.
Click here to explore the sports facilities available in UPM.
UPM features an Olympic-sized swimming pool located in the Swimming Complex and international-standard tennis courts in the Tennis Complex.
|Eateries||Great food has always been a priority at UPM, and even more so now that we have a range of new catering facilities, which, coupled with the expertise and passion of the Food and Technology Department, has earned us numerous recognition for our commitment to using local food and supporting the local food industry and businesses.
The meeting of cultures and race in UPM has served to enrich the institution with a large assortment of delicious food. There are more than 10 cafeteria scattered all over the UPM compound, offering a variety of food choice from an array of flavours with reasonable prices. Students and staffs can choose to indulge in the unique range of delicacies which include kampung, Western and Middle Eastern during their stay in UPM
The University Mosque is an integral part of the lives of the majority Muslim students on campus. It has all the facilities one would expect to find in any modern well-equipped mosque. The University Mosque is a great way to enable students to mix with and befriend people from all over the world, and it is this diversity that makes it such a unique and interesting place to be. The atmosphere of the mosque makes the University a suitable area for study for both international and local students. The facilities of the mosque are of a good standard. The University’s Islamic Centre manages the mosque.
The University’s Mosque and Islamic Centre is located within 5 minutes walk as you enter from the main entrance of the University. Information regarding prayers and activities can be found via the UPM Islamic Centre website.
|Transportation||UPM believes in the importance of a reliable transportation system to support and enhance the quality of life at the campus.
A CAMPUS BUS EVERY 15 MINUTES
Moving around in UPM is not a problem because of the efficient campus bus service. When using the bus service, students can choose one of two options; take a bus that plies solely within the campus area or take one that services UPM and destinations outside the campus. The latter service is provided by bus companies that have been assigned by UPM to service the campus.
Moving around for students studying in UPM may be difficult if they do not have their own transport. Hence, the Student Affairs’ Division has provided a systematic campus bus service to ferry students to various destinations around the campus as well as surrounding areas including residential colleges, Serdang Commuter Station, the apartments near South City Plaza Mall. Juta Mines Condominiums and Desaminium
Park. This service can also be enjoyed by our postgraduate students, international students
and also UPM staff who need to purchase a season pass at Bursar Counter III at a very reasonable monthly fee of RM15.
The daily campus bus service starts at 7 am and runs until 11 pm except for certain areas. For the convenience of our passengers, the bus will move every 15 minutes. However, due to respect for Friday Prayers, the there will be no bus service between 1 pm and 2.30 pm.
Taxi services are easily available at the campus. Approximate rates are as follows:-
UPM to Serdang Commuter Station
UPM to Bukit Jalil Commuter Station
UPM ke Sg. Besi LRT Station
UPM to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
UPM to The Mines, Seri Kembangan (shopping mall)
UPM to Alamanda, Putrajaya (shopping mall)
UPM to town centre(KLCC)
UPM to KLIA/LCCT Airport
|Entertainment||Recreation & Exercise
Embrace yourself in the lush green landscape in UPM. Rejuvenate your entire being in an oasis of tranquility to escape the hustle and bustle of campus life. UPM provides recreation and leisure facilities to students to help ease the stress and tension of studies and assignments. Recharge and revive. Take a pleasant stroll along the 7 km jogging trail, take in the panoramic view of the scenic lake and savour the fragrance of ripening fruit as you pass an orchard and hear the twitter of birds all around. Feel great; be healthy.
Expo Hill offers a wide range of recreational activities like fishing, canoeing, telematching, and the bonus of sighting a flying fox in motion from tree to tree. It is also an ideal spot for picnic, expo, and carnival. You could also banish that stress and have a friendly paintball war with your friends.
Horseback riding is another fascinating activity not to be missed; so get ready to saddle up! Ride’em, cowboy!
Please click on your selected recreation for more information:
» Expo Hill
» Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve
» Golf Course
» Driving Range
Arts & Culture
UPM students have the opportunity to be creative through the visual arts, student theatre, live music and film. Across our campuses there are a range of arts and cultural activities and we also offer degree programmes in musical arts.
UPM students have many opportunities to be creative through participation in the visual arts, student theatre, live music performances, dance and film. The inter-cultural differences as showcased in various art and cultural activities in our campuses will allow students from various countries to better understand the heart and soul of the people of other nations and other cultures and thus develop a sense of appreciation for their fellow students.
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Arts and Cultural Centre (PKKSSAAS) plays an important role as a centre of excellence for the presentation of arts and cultural activities especially for UPM students and staff and also for the neighbouring community in general. It is also responsible for the planning of development programmes, and promotes research and networking in the fields of the arts and culture in line with the vision and mission of the University.
As an entity responsible for the planning of arts and cultural activities in UPM, the centre has seven active arts and cultural clubs while more clubs related to the arts and culture are in the process of seeking membership. These arts and culture clubs provide opportunities for their student members to engage in arts and cultural activities and to show off their talents. These clubs often focus on creating greater awareness of local arts and culture and play an important role in producing students who are both competent and competitive in the presentation and spread of the Malaysian cultural heritage.
Below is a list of arts and culture clubs that come under the management of PKKSSAAS :
> Caklempong Uniputra
> Putra Band
> Tropikana Uniputra Band
> Creative Putra Band
> Gamelan Seni Alun Uniputra
> Uniputra Theatre
> Dikir Barat Uniputra
> Uniputra Choir
> Tetuang Uniputra
> Uniputra Audio Visual Arts
> Uniputra 5 Harmony
> Pelayang Uniputra
> Traditional Poerty
> Uniputra Kencana Dance
> Hadrah Uniputra
> Ghazal Uniputra
> Kompang Uniputra
> Marhaban Uniputra
> Uniputra Arts of Batik
> Nasyid Putra
International Arts and Cultures
The diversity of cultures from various countries further enhances the attraction of the arts and cultures showcased in UPM. UPM’s international students also participate actively in creating awareness among the university community of their national cultures by wearing their national costumes on formal occasions. They also enthusiastically take part in our annual Cultural Night event organized by the UPM International Centre, and also involve themselves in many other activities organized by different divisions in the university. These international students also share with their Malaysian counterparts, their festivities and special occasions in the form of festivals and exhibitions of their countries’ cultures.
|Student Association||International Students' Association (UPMISA)
International Students' Association (UPMISA)
To improve the international students' experience the University has formed an International Students Association, which offers an extensive list of social program throughout your academic year. Attending these events is also an opportunity to share experiences, network and integrate with fellow students. During the year the International Students Association provides a variety of visits, activities and social events including visits to some of Malaysia's most popular heritage and tourism attractions. The visits are partially subsidized by UPM to provide all international students with the opportunity to participate in the events.
During your first weeks at UPM life can be very busy with lots of things to organize, which is not always easy in a new environment and also a new country. So we have made sure that joining the association is an easy process for you.
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|Foreign Student Composition||No|
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|Payment Methods||List of fees can be checked here.
Visa Charge For New Students & Dependents
|Application Status Contact Details||International Services
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : 9.00am – 2.00 pm
Wednesday : Closed
Friday : 9.00am – 11.30am
Any foreigner who wishes to study in Malaysia is required to obtain Student Pass. Foreign students are allowed to study in Public or Private Educational Institutions whose courses have been approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and the intake of foreign student has the approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs. For foreign student who has been offered in the Public Institute of Higher Learning is required to apply through the institute itself. For new student in Private Institute of Higher Learning, an application should be made through the official website (E-Student Pass System) of the institute which is registered. Application for transfer to another Private Institute of Higher Learning should be made through E-Student Pass System. Application for extension of passes should be made through the respective Immigration Office.
How can you apply for a student pass?
Application has to be made through the International Center Visa and Pass Section prior to entry.
Universiti Putra Malaysia is an authorized body to approve the expatriate application based on the "core business" of the university, as a lecturer in a Government Institute of Higher Education (IPTA). In oreder to apply for a position you should first contact the Dean of the Faculty of interest or the Director of a research Institute. You can find more information about our faculties and institutes through the main university website.
University will apply the visa on behalf of the student and dependents.
However, dependent above 7 years old (except parents) should enroll to any of the registered school in Malaysia. The school will then help to apply an appropriate visa for them.
The list of the registered school is available from The Ministry of Education.
Visa on Arrival
Effective from 16.08.2010 the Immigration Department Malaysia will no longer issued Visa On Arrival (VOA) at all entry points to national of the following countries:
·People’s Republic of China
This also applies to Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India nationals who are holding permanent resident or Expatriate long term pass / working permit from a third country and Afghanistan nationals who are in possession of either diplomatic or official passport.
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|Alumni Details||Your relationship with the UPM community does not end upon graduation. UPM graduates are welcome to join the UPM Alumni Association, which is dedicated to strengthening the bonds of friendship and networks from a variety of expertise. In fact, many members of the UPM Alumni have been appointed as ambassadors at large for their contributions in their fields, and they have left a big impact on society and the nation and enhanced the university’s reputation at the international level.
Since 1971, the UPM Alumni list has grown to an impressive list of 145,000 people - not only in Malaysia, but from all over the world, including Australia, Iran, France, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia. Armed with a desire to foster fraternity with their Alma mater, UPM Alumni have managed to share great ideas and speak critically for the development of a dynamic university in the realisation of our vision and mission.