Universiti Putra Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Study at one of the top Malaysian universities

Established in 1931, Universiti Putra Malaysia is recreating itself as a major global player with an internationally reputable community of intellectuals. Universiti Putra Malaysia is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia with excellent international rankings. In the popular Times Higher Education university ranking the university attained the position of the second-best university in Malaysia in 2016.

Universiti Putra Malaysia Accreditations

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); follows MQA’s quality assurance practices, including the Code of Practice for Programme Accreditation (COPPA) and Malaysia Qualifications Framework (MQF)
  • Belongs to the top 5 universities in Malaysia
  • Research University (RU)
  • Universiti Autonomi
  • Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM)
  • The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • Asean-European University Network (ASEA UNINET)
  • EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUMCCI)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Universiti Putra Malaysia is a public university that was first established as the School of Agriculture in 1931. The establishment of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, the university’s previous name, came about when the College of Agriculture in Serdang merged with the Faculty of Agriculture of University of Malaya in 1971.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, and a Division of Foundation Studies were the first programs for students at Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, and the first three faculties have only grown in excellence since and are still among the most cutting edge departments at UPM today.

The university achieved its modern state as a multidisciplinary institute in 1973. Its 16 faculties and approximately 32 000 students are divided between the Serdang main campus and the Bintulu satellite campus. Universiti Putra Malaysia has already welcomed students from nearly 60 countries into its programs.

Since the early 1980s, UPM has aggressively expanded its fields of studies. In 1997, the name Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was changed into Universiti Putra Malaysia by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, as a strategic gesture to portray the changing status of Universiti Putra Malaysia as a centre of higher education capable of providing various fields of studies at an internationally recognized academic level.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Campus facilities

The university has extensive sporting facilities. There is, for example, a fully equipped gym, sports hall, outdoor swimming pool, under soil drainage football pitch, Astroturf pitch for hockey, and an excellent floodlit athletics and football stadium. Universiti Putra Malaysia features also an Olympic-sized swimming pool located in the Swimming Complex and international-standard tennis courts in the Tennis Complex. Some of the best grass pitches in the country, including an 18-hole professional golf course, are also located on campus. Golf for free as much as you want!

Universiti Putra Malaysia Swimming Pool Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Olympic size swimming pool

Studying abroad at Universiti Putra Malaysia with Asia Exchange

The main teaching language at the Universiti Putra Malaysia is English. This makes it convenient for exchange students who can choose courses to best complement their study background and ambitions. Degree students, Malayan and international, as well as other exchange students attend the same courses with Asia Exchange (AE) students.

Exchange students can choose courses freely from the 14 faculties. Read more about studying at Universiti Putra Malaysia here.

Universiti Putra Malaysia and Asia Exchange welcome you to study abroad in Malaysia!

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Universiti Putra Malaysia Official Website


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