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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)


# 229 QS World University Rankings 2018
0 Undergraduate programs
10 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
Year established 1931
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 13%
Nationalities 46

About Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

At the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), it plays a key role at being a service and administrative centre to provide assistance to postgraduate students when registration at UPM and other processes involved after the completion of their studies. Since its establishment in 1978, it was given a bigger role as a service centre that possesses a status equal to that of a faculty at the University. From here, it holds the role of coordinating all postgraduate programmes, activities, and events at the Universiti Putra Malaya (UPM). In other words, it also puts effort into preserving a stable relationship between UPM and its graduates.

With approximately 265 fields of study that covers its Masters and PhD programmes, SGS helps to manage their 12,000 students that are placed within the 16 faculties and 9 institutes available.  SGS is known on a global level for the number of international students who make UPM as their study destination and they are currently from 80 countries worldwide.



Admissions Statistics
IELTS 5.5+
TOEFL 6.0+

For admission requirements and intakes for each individual course/programme please refer to course details.

Courses available 10

Tuition and application fees

$ 2,396 - $ 23,962 per year

Estimated tuition fees as reported by the institution.

Tuition and Application Statistics
Application fee (local students) $ 23
Application fee (international students) $ 143
Student visa fee (international students) $ 575

Living cost

$ 359 per month

Average living cost in Malaysia

The amount is indicated taking into account the average cost of food, accommodation, etc in Malaysia for 2023

Costs Statistics
Food $ 143
Accommodation $ 95
Others $ 119


Faculties of UPM include:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Educational Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Food Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Institutes of UPM include:

  • Institute of Bioscience
  • Institute of Advanced Technology
  • Institute for Mathematical Research
  • Halal Product Research Institute
  • Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP)

Student population

Large (More than 10,000)

Total population

Student Statistics
Undergraduate students 16797
Postgraduate students 12263
International students Contact the university / college


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