Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts

  • The only university in Malaysia offering a foundation programme related to agri-bio and agriculture
  • Holds a ‘Research University’ status, one of only five universities with such a designation
  • Ranked #158 in the world and the 3rd best university in Malaysia (QS World University Rankings 2024)

About Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was established in 1971 and is a public university in Malaysia. UPM is committed to maintaining its status as a premier educational institution, one that is globally acknowledged for its leadership in the fields of research and innovation.

The university offers a wide range of courses at pre-university, diploma, degree and postgraduate levels in various fields. Some of the top fields of study at UPM include agriculture and forestry, bioscience, English language and literature, architecture and medicine. It is also one of the only two accredited universities for veterinary science in Malaysia, making it a popular choice for those intending to become a veterinarian.

In addition to admitting students through the general UPU system, UPM also offers direct entry into full-time programmes via an alternative route — Saluran Alternatif — without going through UPU.

UPM Ranking & Reputation

UPM is ranked #158 in the world and is the 3rd best university in Malaysia based on the QS World University Rankings 2024.

UPM also holds the status of ‘Research University’, one of five universities in the country to hold such a designation. This achievement is a testament to UPM’s academic and research excellence, driven by highly competent academics and competitive student admissions.

Why Study at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships and Programmes
UPM offers mobility and student exchange programmes, research collaborations and technology transfer with various partners globally

International Community

International Community
UPM has international students from over 50 countries worldwide as well as a “Buddies” club that celebrates the many different countries and cultures of both local and International students

Community Work

Community Work
UPM has a special platform (‘Putra Bakti’ and ‘Bakti Siswa’) for staff and students to carry out volunteering activities for society, with a focus on humanitarian efforts

Vibrant Campus Life

Vibrant Campus Life 
UPM has a wide range of associations and clubs, including many arts and cultural clubs

Campus Location

UPM’s main campus is located in Serdang, Selangor, which covers over 1,000 hectares of land, is situated in the town of Serdang and is one of the biggest campuses in Malaysia. The campus is surrounded by scenic flora and fauna, as well as lakes, parks and farms. UPM Serdang campus offers many opportunities for relaxation in the midst of excellent greenery, tree-lined avenues, orchards and fish-filled lakes. The Serdang campus is also nearby the country's biggest Mall, IOI City Mall. 

UPM’s second campus is located in Bintulu, Sarawak. The campus is also surrounded by an environment rich in flora and fauna; this natural abundance is employed to reinforce UPM's aim to further investigate the disciplines of agriculture and biosource. The campus encompasses 714 hectares.

Courses Offered

UPM is one of the two approved universities for veterinary science in Malaysia. In addition, it also offers a wide range of programmes including medicine, English language and literature, bioscience, architecture and engineering.

  • Foundation Studies of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness)
  • Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture)
  • Bachelor of Agriculture (Animal Science)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science - Major In
  1. Computer System
  2. Multimedia
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Computer Networking
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Resource Development)
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counseling)
  • Bachelor of Education (The Teaching of Bahasa Malaysia as a First Language)
  • Bachelor of Education (The Teaching of English as a Second Language)
  • Bachelor of Education (Home Science)          
  • Bachelor of Education (Agricultural Science)      
  • Bachelor of Education (Moral Education)            
  • Diploma in Youth in Development Work
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural and Biosystem)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Process and Food)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer System and Communication)
  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • Bachelor of Wood Science Technology
  • Bachelor of Recreation and Park
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Studies)
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Management)
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Bachelor of Science (Dietetic)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Community Health)
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Occupational Health)
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts - Major In
  1. English Language
  2. Malay Language and Linguistics
  3. Malay Literature
  4. English Literature
  • Foreign Languages - Major In
  1. Mandarin
  2. Arabic
  3. French
  4. German
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Major In
  1. Biology
  2. Mathematics
  3. Statistics
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Industrial Chemistry
  7. Petroleum Chemistry 
  8. Material Science
  9. Instrumentation Science
  • ​Bachelor of Science with Education (Honours) - Major In
  1. Biology
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Mathematics
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Bioindustry Science
  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Fisheries
  • Diploma in Forestry
  • Diploma in Animal Health and Production
  • Diploma in Food Estate Management
  • Diploma in Agribusiness
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  • Pre Diploma
  • Bachelor of Music (Music Performance)
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Development)
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Development and Management)
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Development and Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Consumer Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Major in 
  1. Biotechnology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Microbiology
  4. Molecular Biology  


Featured programmes at UPM

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Serdang, Selangor

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Saluran Alternatif)



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