Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was founded in 1971 through the merger of Faculty of Agriculture, University Malaya and Agriculture College in Serdang. The first three founder faculties were Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. UPM maintains its traditional role of education in focussing its tertiary level research on agriculture and its relevant areas. In early 80’s, UPM has expanded its scope by including science and technology into its areas of studies. In 1994, UPM aspired to be the University of the Next Millennium and in line with its vision, the name of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was changed to Universiti Putra Malaysia by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed on April 3, 1997. This is looked upon as a strategic move in preparing UPM as a versatile, higher learning institution that is in tandem with Malaysia’s dynamic technology.
UPM is located approximately 30km away from Kuala Lumpur and 45 km away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Generally, there is only one intake for local/international student admission at undergraduate level annually which is for September/Fall Semester. However some programmes do have two intakes for international students annually which include February/ Springs Semester admission.
The deadline for local applicant to submit his application is based on the advertisement by the Ministry of Education Malaysia in their websites and newspapers. The deadline for international candidate is on 30 November (for February/Spring Semester) and 30 June (for September/Fall Semester).
Yes, we provide financial support and sponsorship to our new intake and existing students with conditions.
Yes, we have our on-campus accommodation for our students. UPM provides a total of 17 residential colleges for the accommodation of more than 3000 students. Each residential college offers a variety of complete and modern facilities to meet the needs of students.