UPM offers more than 400 fields of postgraduate study in its effort to transform Malaysia into a higher education hub of excellence at the regional and international level. UPM constantly strives to produce well-balanced students from the academic and ethical aspects. UPM currently has the highest percentage of academicians with PhD in Malaysia. It also provides a conducive environment and invaluable learning experience to its students from more than 60 countries. Those who are interested in postgraduate education programmes (except management) must submit their applications through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) gives priority to the students’ essentials and their well-being especially among current students who are studying in UPM. Hence, UPM ensures that it provides an array of technology equipment and facilities in order to guarantee that the students’ welfare is well taken care of.
In line with that, various programs and non-academic related activities are carried out so as to provide a conducive environment where students can appreciate quality leisure times and subsequently creating balance between academic achievement, soft skills and sustainable living.
Your relationship with the UPM community does not end upon graduation. UPM graduates are welcome to join the UPM Alumni Association, which is dedicated to strengthening the bonds of friendship and networks from a variety of expertise. In fact, many members of the UPM Alumni have been appointed as ambassadors at large for their contributions in their fields, and they have left a big impact on society and the nation and enhanced the university’s reputation at the international level.
Since 1971, the UPM Alumni list has grown to an impressive list of 145,000 people - not only in Malaysia but from all over the world, including Australia, Iran, France, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia. Armed with a desire to foster fraternity with their Alma mater, UPM Alumni have managed to share great ideas and speak critically for the development of a dynamic university in the realisation of our vision and mission.
Alumni Centre has received courtesy visits from Alumni Office, Institute of Higher Education in Malaysia and International every year. Approximately 2-3 courtesy visits/delegates come from various Alumni Office such as Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Institut Pertanian Bogor and much more.
As stakeholders, alumni also assist in outreaching to other stakeholders, namely, industries, friends of the university, and local or international organisations. These stakeholders may have an interest in collaborating with their alma mater for academic, research and commercialisation purposes in line with the University’s strategic plans. Alumni Centre acts as secretariat for Yayasan Pak Rashid to manage and assist in student scholarly development and to award medal and prizes ‘YPR Gold Medal Award’ to any outstanding students. YPR also provides a financial loan to the student who needs temporary assistance to fund their study. Alumni Centre also manage Soh Kim Mee Scholarship that will be given to the Diploma and Bachelor Student in Agriculture programme.
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is an administrative centre and a core support system which helps ease and enhance the postgraduate experience for UPM students and plays a crucial role in fostering the relationship between UPM and its graduates.
Go to the following links to learn more about SGS.