Universiti Putra Malaysia

country rank  4
world rank  833

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University Overview

Established in 1973, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Putra Malaysia University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Seri Kembangan (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Selangor. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Bintulu, Sarawak. Officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Malaysian higher education institution. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UPM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Putra Malaysia University
Acronym UPM
Founded 1973
Motto Berilmu Berbakti
With Knowledge We Serve
Colours Red, grey and white

University Location

Address Universiti Putra Malaysia
Seri Kembangan
43400 Selangor
Tel +60 (3) 8946 6000
Fax +60 (3) 8948 7273
Other locations Bintulu, Sarawak

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Academic Division
Serdang 43400
(3) 8946 6060
(3) 8946 6059

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universiti Putra Malaysia's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021