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International Research Attachment and Mobility Programme (PUTRA OUTREACH)


Universiti Putra Malaysia’s International Research Attachment and Mobility Programme (Putra Outreach) was created for local postgraduate students and academics/scholars in order to give them the opportunity to enhance their research experience at other reputable universities overseas.

The programme is specifically geared to enable postgraduate students gain relevant research skills as well as research/academic knowledge within an international research/academic culture. The experience is intended to help them build professional networks and become successful global professionals in their chosen careers and fields of expertise. These scholars are known as outbound scholars.

RESEARCH ATTACHMENT (Mobility For Outbound Scholars)

UPM’s postgraduate students and academics/scholars may apply directly for the overseas mobility programmes listed on the School of Graduate Studies’ website. The main purpose of this mobility programme is to provide participants with exposure to research at an international level.

There are two different programmes of outbound research attachment:

  1. The Internship programme


This programme is a short-term internship which may include industrial or work experience, clinical training, or community projects. Postgraduate students/scholars may undertake part of their internship (with appropriate learning outcomes) as overseas short-term training which enhances their study programme, giving it an international perspective.

  1. The Research programme


This programme is a research attachment with which postgraduate students/scholars may choose to conduct research projects at other external or overseas research institutions, universities, industries or communities. This is done via mutual agreement between supervisors or research collaborations between institutions.

Those who are interested in the overseas research mobility programme may apply for financial assistance from UPM’s Research Management Centre through the School of Graduate Studies.

The following are mobility programmes offered by international agencies or institutions:


Local postgraduate students at UPM are invited to apply for financial assistance for a research attachment at any reputable university or institute overseas.

Students may apply by filling out the GS–42 form (Application for Research Attachment Overseas). Financial support is only available for those who are applying for an overseas research attachment through the mobility programme. The financial support partially covers accommodation and travel expenses.

All successful applicants will receive financial assistance of up to RM4, 000.00 (subject to the approval of the UPM Selection Committee).

Please click here to view the full criteria.




  Mr. Saiful Azlin Maskan
  Assistant Registrar
  International & Learning Support Unit
  School of Graduate Studies 
  Universiti Putra Malaysia
  43400 Serdang, Selangor 

  Tel: +603 8946 4216 / 4207

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Sai Hong 
Deputy Dean
International & Learning Support Unit
School of Graduate Studies
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 Serdang, Selangor

Tel: +603-8946 4203 / 4204



Updated:: 23/01/2018 [azimin]


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