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Universiti Putra Malaysia

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world rank  1168

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Established in 1973, the 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 a branch campus in Bintulu and Sarawak. Officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 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's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table 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.

University Snapshot


Universiti Putra Malaysia's Control Typepublic


Universiti Putra Malaysia's Entity Typenon-profit


Universiti Putra Malaysia' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Universiti Putra Malaysia's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

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

n.a.; please submit an official Universiti Putra Malaysia general video presentation.

University Location

Address Universiti Putra Malaysia
Seri Kembangan
43400 Selangor
Universiti Putra Malaysia's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universiti Putra Malaysia Phone Number +60 (3) 8946 6000
Universiti Putra Malaysia Fax Number +60 (3) 8948 7273
Other locations Bintulu and Sarawak

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universiti Putra Malaysia's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universiti Putra Malaysia's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universiti Putra Malaysia's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Universiti Putra Malaysia: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universiti Putra Malaysia's admission information.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Not reported

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universiti Putra Malaysia's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Universiti Putra Malaysia has more than 4700 international students.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Admission Office Admission Office

Academic Division
Serdang 43400
(3) 8946 6060
(3) 8946 6059

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universiti Putra Malaysia has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Control Type Control Type

Universiti Putra Malaysia is a public higher education institution.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Entity Type Entity Type

Universiti Putra Malaysia is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universiti Putra Malaysia does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universiti Putra Malaysia's main facilities:

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universiti Putra Malaysia's Library

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universiti Putra Malaysia's main services:

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universiti Putra Malaysia is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universiti Putra Malaysia's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

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

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universiti Putra Malaysia's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • 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


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Facebook page Universiti Putra Malaysia's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universiti Putra Malaysia's X (formerly Twitter) page Universiti Putra Malaysia's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universiti Putra Malaysia's YouTube channel Universiti Putra Malaysia's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Instagram page Universiti Putra Malaysia's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universiti Putra Malaysia's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

Universiti Putra Malaysia's official TikTok channel

Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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