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University Putra Malaysia

4.3 out of 5 (13 ratings / 11 reviews) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
UPM is recognised by the independent government assessments as one of Malaysia's leading research Universities. Founded in 1931 as the School of Agriculture, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of quality services and achievements.



The journey from 1931 to 2012 has seen UPM being transformed from what was once a small agricultural school into what is today a leading learning and Research University which is well respected both nationally and internationally.


  • UPM offers full time programmes to qualified candidates with STPM/equivalent, Matriculation/Foundation, Diploma/equivalent qualifications as these are entry requirements for its Bachelor Degree. Candidates with SPM/equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for Diploma and Foundation for Agricultural Science programmes.
  • UPM offers more than 400 fields of postgraduate study in its effort to transform Malaysia into a higher education hub of excellence at the regional and international level. UPM constantly strives to produce well-balanced students from the academic and ethical aspects.


The success of UPM as a prominent Research University is defined by its successive research transformations that have helped shape its academic and research excellence. Propelled by the success of its research and innovation ventures that span all areas of human endeavours, UPM always strives to evolve in response to the inevitable emergence of new areas in science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, education and the humanities.

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University Ranking

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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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801 -200
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618 20
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 -100
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Housing services

Student housing & 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 the students' residence life experience will foster their holistic development as well as being fully supportive of their academic programme. Residence life is a special experience.

Staying in a UPM residence is an extension of the students' university education, where they can benefit from all the facilities and services such as student learning centres, social and sporting activities, life-skills and peer-tutoring programmes.

Library services

UPM meets the needs of its students and the University’s research community with a wide range of library services provided via a main library and five branch libraries, which house a rich and diverse array of research materials and resources.

ICT services

ICT services manage the University's ICT infrastructure and offer a range of facilities and services to assist the UPM community with their ICT-related needs.

The University's intranet provides access to the Internet and other online resources including Library e-resources/e-journals and electronic Student Information System.

Medical services

The University Health Centre provides a fully experienced general practitioner service & emergency medical care, for the entire UPM community. The Health Centre bulk bills for the cost of consultations.

Student Life

Campus life

UPM is an area of 1108.103 hectares have since surrounded the panoramic view of nature. Various facilities are available for the comfort of the students and staff.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

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.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall, the environment is average and the learning process is also average. But I am seeking for something else, something different for me to explore.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was fun and exciting to learn into depth the course that i am pursuing.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far my uni life does not say perfect to me but I am satisfying. I read journal do research the most important is I get to experience different lifestyle here. Although I am now still a poor student but university give me an environment that motivated me always. That lead me think that I will be successful financially and educationally in future. Thank you!

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