UPM provides education of the highest quality and a vibrant environment for learning that ensures development at the cognitive, technical and affective levels, placing special attention to enhancement of soft skills or generic student attributes. The management and administration of graduate studies are certified by the MS ISO9001. The quality graduate education offered by UPM is reflected by the presence of more than 3,000 international students from more than 60 countries and they constitute more than 30 percent of the total postgraduate enrolment.
Application for postgraduate programme at UPM is via online at http://sgsportal.upm.edu.my:8080/sgsportal/. Prior to application for admission, prospective student is strongly advised to visit the website of School of Graduate Studies for more information at http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/prospective_students-2964.
Application for admission is open throughout the year and UPM offers 7 intakes per year according to three (3) different academic calendar i.e. Dual-semester for every October (First Semester) and March (Second Semester), trimester for every July, November and March and last but not least is session intake specially for Medical programme for every June and December. For more details, please refer to https://sgs.upm.edu.my/content/semester_and_online_application-60830. If you miss the closing date of application for admission into a semester, your application for admission is automatically transferred to the following semester.
Generally, UPM requires a CGPA of 3.00/4.00. However, admission into the programme is also subject to requirements specified by the faculty / institute (refer to the faculty’s / institute’s website)
Yes. A final year student of undergraduate programme can apply provided his current CGPA meets the programme admission requirement.
You can identify a potential research supervisor from the faculty’s or SGS’s website. There is a ‘List of Experts’ listed under each fields of study offered by the Faculty / Institute. If you are not able to identify a research supervisor, the faculty will assign one for you.
No. UPM only accepts a Bachelor’s degree for Master’s programme.
Yes. You can defer to the following semester by replying to the offer via online.
Yes. You may defer the admission to the next incoming intake but not more than 2 semesters or 1 academic year. Otherwise, your offer status will be “REJECTED” and you need to submit a new application to get another offer.
No. The validity period for IELTS or any other English Language Proficiency Test score which is equivalent to CEFR should not be more than 5 years.
Yes. An applicant with a degree from any public / private university in Malaysia shall not be subject to the English language proficiency requirement.
Yes. If you meet the academic admission requirements, you will be granted a provisional offer letter. However, you still need to fulfill the English language requirement before you can register in the programme.
Yes. You can join the Postgraduate Intensive English programme at the Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence (CALC) or Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) at ELS Centre. For more information, please refer to this link: http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/content/english_language_requirement-40581
Registration as new postgraduate students can be completed through PutraENROLL. The PutraENROLL will accessible to anyone who accepted our offer for the particular active semester. You are advised to refer to the registration guidelines and PutraENROLL user manual for the details. https://sgs.upm.edu.my/new_students-3940
No. An international student must have a valid VAL to proceed with programme registration. You are advised to contact Putra International Centre for more information or refer to https://intl.upm.edu.my/visa_pass-2817
Generally, if you finish your Master’s programme less than 2 months before registration of PhD programme, you can proceed with the registration without leaving Malaysia. For more information, please refer to Putra International Centre at https://intl.upm.edu.my/visa_pass/new_student-13219.
A Master's student who excels in his study can apply for a conversion to PhD programme after 2 semesters.
You may view your grades at your student portal after all courses being given grades, or two (2) weeks after the final examination of the courses. In the case where your marks/grades have not been keyed in within two (2) weeks after the final examination of the courses, you will be given grade as an N.
Application to postpone the Comprehensive Examination must be made in writting.You must state your reason clearly, and the letter must be supported by your supervisor.All supporting documents must be attached.The letter is to be sent to Dean, School of Graduate Studies through the Faculty's/Institute's Graduate Studies Coordinator.
First, you have to fill up the application form for Review of Grade (PU/S/BR04/GS-13a) (manual form) or Review Against Termination (PU/S/BR04/GS-13b) (online). Then, pay the processing fee (RM50 per course or per review) at the Bursar Counter, Ground Floor, Administration Building, UPM Serdang or online using CIMBClicks. Receipt of payment must be attached to your form for your application to be processed.
You may collect the letter after seven (7) working days from the date of the University Senate's endorsement. You must ensure that you have submitted the student Particulars for Graduation (PU/S/BR04/GS-17) form to the School of Graduate Studies. Only those who have settled their fee, and have returned all books to the Library (Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad) will be given the Letter.
We will upload the information in our website once the date and other details are received. We will also sent the invitation letter (mail and e-mail) to all listed graduands after the details have been finalised (usually it is about a month before the ceremony).
You may apply for postponement by writing to the Head of Academic Division, 1st Floor, Administration Building, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Yes you can. All you need to do is return the degree certificate when you collect the academic regalia for the Convocation.
No, you cannot get a new one. It is the policy of the University. School of Graduate Studies can only issue a certification letter of your graduation.
Write a letter or e-mail to Assistant Registrar of the Academic Record and Graduation Unit stating the no. of copies required. The application must be accompanied by a receipt of processing fee. The amount to be paid is RM5.00 per copy.
Yes you can. You just need to pay the processing fee in the amount of USD60 (in the form of Telegraph Transfer, account no. 1215-0005004-05-0) and send us the receipt of payment together with your request letter stating complete mailing address of the university.
UPM, being a Research University, awards assistantship to all qualified Malaysian candidates, especially those who register for their PhD degree. A limited number of assistantships is also awarded to academically excellent international students on a competitive basis. The assistantships usually covers tuition fee and a monthly stipend for up to six semesters depending on the study programme. For further information on financial assistance & scholarships, please go to http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/financial_assistance_scholarships-1893.
Updated:: 15/11/2021 [aslamiah]
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia