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Dual / Joint Degree Programme

BACKGROUND

The UPM International Collaborative programme (UPM-ICP) is a programme jointly developed by UPM with several top universities. The main objective is to promote and strengthen bilateral collaboration between UPM and its partners particularly in the areas of research and joint supervision. The programme provides an opportunity for students to study abroad and at the same time get a degree from UPM and the partner university. There are several programme modes namely Dual Degree, Jointly Awarded Degree, Double Degree and Cotutelle Degree. A total of 14 programmes are currently available, as detailed below:

 University

 Programme

 Area of Study

 The University of Sheffield

 Jointly 
 Awarded PhD

 Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
 and Health Science, Sciences, Language, Communication,
 Computer Science, Biotechnology and etc.

 University of Newcastle,   Australia

 Jointly  
 Awarded PhD

 Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Information
 Technology, Psychology, Health and Medical Sciences,
 Science, Mathematics and etc.

 University of Southern
 Queensland

 Jointly  
 Awarded PhD

 Health, Psychology, Counselling, Agriculture, Environmental
 Sciences, Engineering, Communication, Education, Linguistics
 and etc.

 Naresuan University

 Dual Master

 Dual PhD

 Food Science, Food Technology, Food Safety, Agriculture,
 Natural Resources and Environment

 M. Auezov South
 Kazakhstan State
 University

 Dual Master

 Dual PhD

 Computer Science & Mathematics.

 Maejo University

 Dual PhD

 Food Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Agriculture.

 Kasetsart University

 Dual Master

 Dual PhD

 Agriculture, Forestry, Science, Veterinary
 Medicine, Biotechnology, Food Science, Environmental
 Science and etc.

 University of Alberta

 Dual PhD

 Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences,
 Computing Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,
 Psychology

 Prince of Songkla
 University

 Dual PhD

 Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology, Electrical and
 Electronic Engineering.

 University of Science and 
 Culture

 Dual Master

 Dual PhD

 Engineering and Science.

 

1. What is the difference between Dual and Joint degree programme?

For a Dual degree, upon graduation student will get two certificates issued by each university. A linking statement is stated on both certificates that the degree was obtained through a collaboration between the two universities.

For a Joint degree, upon graduation student will get only one certificate with both universities’ logo on the certificate.

2. What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements are shown in the table below:

 Programme

 Minimum Entry Requirement

 Additional Requirements

 English Requirements

 PhD

 A First Class Bachelor
 degree or Master
 Degree or its equivalent

 Fulfil other academic
 programme requirements as
 specified by the relevant
 faculty or institute

 ·  550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test
   (Academic Version); or

 ·  Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

 ·  79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test
    (Academic Version); or

 ·  Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre;

 ·  Any other English language proficiency test
    equivalent to B2 of the Common European
    Framework of Reference  for Languages
    (CEFR)

 Master

 A Bachelor’s degree
 in a relevant field
 with a minimum
 CGPA of 3.000 or its
 equivalent

 

3. Is this a full-time or a part-time programme?

This is a full-time programme.

4. What is the duration of the programme?

 Programme

 Duration

 Master

 1-3 years (2 – 6 semesters)

 PhD

 2-5 years (4-10 semesters)

 

5. Do I need to register as a student with the partner university where UPM signed the ICP agreement?

Yes, you need to register in person at the partner University.

6. How long do I need to spend at the partner University?

In general, the minimum duration is 6 months for Master and 12 months for PhD. However, for some ICP programmes different minimum duration is imposed:

 University

 Master

 PhD

 Kyushu Institute of Technology

 1 year

 2 years

 Sharif University of Technology

 1 year

 2 years

 University of Alberta

 -

 6 months

 

7. How much is the programme fee?

 Programme

 Fees at UPM

 Fees at Partner University

 UPM-The University of
 Sheffield (TUOS)

 · Social Science: RM30,000.00/year

 · Science & Engineering: RM40,000.00/year

 · Medicine: RM50,000.00/year

 TUOS standard fees will be applicable. Please refer  here.

 UPM-University of Newcastle
 (UoN) Australia

 For UPM students, UPM STANDARD FEES WILL BE
 CHARGED FOR THE WHOLE DURATION OF STUDY
 AND PAID TO UPM ONLY
. For fee details, please click:

 (a)  Fees for local students

 (b)  Fees for international students  

 Tuition fee at UoN is waived.

 UPM–University of Southern
 Queensland (USQ), Australia

 

 PhD

 Cluster

 
 Amount   Per   Semester   (RM)

 Local
 Students

 Science

 3,550.00

 Social   Science

 3,050.00

 Intl. 
 Students

 Science

 8,100.00

 Social   Science

 7,100.00

 

 USQ standard fees will be  applicable. Please refer here.

 UPM–University of Alberta
 (UAlberta), Canada

 

 PhD

 
 Amount Per Semester   (RM)

 Local
 Students

 RM 3,550.00

 Intl.
 Students

 RM 8,100.00

 

 Tuition fee will be paid by the host supervisor at UAlberta.

 UPM–Maejo University
 (MJU), Thailand

 · Thai & Malaysian students will be charged at the local rate.

 · Students from other countries will be charged at the 
   international rate.

 UPM-Prince of Songkla
 University (PSU), Thailand

 UPM–Kasetsart University
 (KU), Thailand

 

 Studentsya

 Cluster 

 Master

 (RM) Per
 semester 

 PhD

 (RM) Per
 semester 

 Local 

 (Thai &
 Malaysian
 Students)

 Science 

 2,750.00 

 3,550.00 

 Social   Science 

 2,450.00 

 3,050.00 


 Intl.
 Students

 Science 

 6,600.00 

 8,100.00 

 Social   Science 

 5,850.00 

 7,100.00 

  

 UPM–Naresuan University
 (NU), Thailand

 

 Students

 Amount Per
 Semester (RM)

 Master’s

 PhD

 Local

 2,750.00

 3,550.00

 International

 6,600.00

 8,100.00

 

 UPM–M Auezov South
 Kazakhstan State University
 (SKSU), Kazakhstan

 SKSU standard fees will be applicable.

 UPM-University of Science
 and Culture (USC), Iran

 USC standard fees will be applicable.

 

8. What are the programme requirements that I should fulfil?

The following are the programme requirements:

  1. Register as a full-time student every semester at both universities. UPM requires that students register every semester and pay the fees at the beginning of the semester unless stated otherwise.
  2. Complete two (2) compulsory courses namely Research Methodology and Seminar (for programme by research only);
  3. Complete other courses as required by the faculty or supervisory committee;
  4. Nominate the members of supervisory committee. The supervisor at the host university must be included when nomination is submitted to SGS.
  5. Submit progress report (GS-11) at the end of every semester. The progress report must be presented to both supervisors prior to submission to SGS.
  6. Pass the Comprehensive Examination within 4 semesters of enrolment (PhD students only). The process can be done either at UPM or partner university subject to agreement by both supervisors.
  7. Produce a thesis and defend it in the oral examination (viva voce). For double degree, two theses will be required and two viva will be conducted.
  8. Produce journal papers (1 paper accepted/published for Master / 2 papers accepted/published for PhD).

 

9. How will the viva be conducted?

For dual/joint degree, only one viva will be conducted, either at UPM or partner university. The examination process will be arranged by the university where the thesis is submitted. A joint Examination Committee will be formed which consist of 1 examiner from UPM, 1 examiner from the host university and 1 examiner from independent university.

However, for Double Degree, the student will be required to produce two theses. One thesis will be submitted to UPM and partner university. Each university will form a separate Joint Examination Committee to examine the thesis.

10. How can I apply for this programme?

There are two options available:

 Option 1:


 Apply the normal programme via http://sgsportal.upm.edu.my:8080/sgsportal/ and convert
 to ICP programme within 1 year of enrolment.

 Option 2:   

 Step 1 -

 Identify potential supervisors at both universities

 

 Step 2-

 Download the following forms from the SGS website:
 • UPM-ICP Application Form
 • UPM-ICP Referee’s Report

 

 Step 3 -


 Submit the completed forms and all supporting documents to saiful@upm.edu.my
 or farahedura@upm.edu.my.

 

         Note:

  1. The admission approval process for ICP programme may take 1- 3 months as the process requires approval from the two universities. 
  2. The faster route is to apply for a normal programme and later convert to ICP programme.
  3. The application is open throughout the year. However, there are only two intakes per year which is in September (First Semester) and February (Second semester).
  4. For ICP programme with universities in Canada, UK and Australia, any interested applicant must identify potential supervisor in UPM and in the partner university. Both supervisors must have agreed to collaborate as supervisors to supervise the project proposed by the applicants.

 

11. What are the documents required to apply for the programme?

The documents required to apply for the UPM ICP programme are:

  • A certified copy of Bachelor / Master degree certificate;
  • A certified copy of Bachelor / Master degree transcript;
  • A certified copy of Identification Card/Passport;
  • A certified copy of TOEFL/IELTS result(s)
  • Research proposal;
  • Letter of scholarship/sponsorship award (if any);
  • Passport-sized photograph.
  • Proof of processing fee payment of RM60.00 (for local applicants) or USD60.00 (international applicants). For method of payment, please visit: http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/content/methods_of_payment-30092.

 

For any enquiries regarding the UPM International Collaborative Programme (UPM-ICP), please contact Mr. Saiful Azlin Maskan at: saiful@upm.edu.my or Ms Farah Edura at: farahedura@upm.edu.my

 

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Universiti Putra Malaysia
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Phone: +603 9769 4216/4207
Fax: +603 9769 4232
SGS website: www.sgs.upm.edu.my
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Updated:: 22/02/2019 [azimin]

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