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How to apply for postgraduate programme at UPM?

STEP 1 : CHOOSING A PROGRAMME

The first step is to choose the programme aligned to your career plans and educational background. You can browse through the programme at the following links:


Programmes by coursework (Master only):
http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/program_pengajian/programme_by_coursework- 4574

Programmes by research (Master/PhD):
http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/program_pengajian/programme_by_research_phd_ master-4568


Read the academic requirements to make sure that you have the right qualifications. You are advised to look at the faculty’s website for more details on your programme and research themes. Admission is very competitive, and you should make sure you have met the minimum requirements before applying.

For international candidates, you must demonstrate that you meet the English requirements prior to admission. Further details on English requirements can be accessed at https://sgs.upm.edu.my/content/english_language_requirement-40581. You still can submit the application without attaching the English language proficiency result.



STEP 2: BEFORE YOU APPLY

Check the tuition fees and financial assistance available on the website. The tuition fees are subject to change from time to time without any prior notice. Therefore, you should check the latest tuition fees at least a month before the commencement of the semester.

The university, supervisor, lecturer and programme coordinator are not responsible for securing financial support for your study.

Read through all the Application Guidelines and programme pages that can be accessed at https://sgs.upm.edu.my/upload/dokumen/20210608081523UPM_POSTGRADUATE_APPLICATION_GUIDE_4.6.2021.pdf to make sure you send all the right documents and information when you apply.

Read through the Submission of Supporting Documents for Admission and the Documentation Requirements to avoid any difficulties on uploading document and do not upload unnecessary document. Otherwise, your application may be delayed and given ‘incomplete’ status.



STEP 3: APPLYING TO YOUR PROGRAMME

Once you have selected your programme, you must apply online and provide the relevant documents at http://sgsportal.upm.edu.my:8080/sgsportal/.

If you have sign-up previously, use your existing username and password to login into the School of Graduate (SGS) Portal. Otherwise, sign-up for SGS Postgraduate Application to create an account and generate a username and password. Please keep and remember your username and password.

Furthermore, you will fill in the information regarding your programme, structure/type of your programme, semester, faculty, field of study, and potential advisor if already identified. After all, the required information is complete you can proceed with the application fee. Method of payment can be referred here https://sgs.upm.edu.my/content/methods_of_payment-30092. If there is any further enquiry related to payment of processing fee, please email Student Finance Section at bursar.student_pg@upm.edu.my.



STEP 4: AFTER SUBMISSION

There 5 types of application status that you should know.

 

Status
Explanation
Action Need to be Taken by Applicant
NEW APPLICATION
Your documents are being vetted
You should check the status from time to time in the portal or email to pg_admission@upm.edu.my   if the status remains the same for more than a week.
INCOMPLETE
Your application is incomplete and need to upload additional documents or replace unnecessary/unclear documents.
Click the link for more information of missing/incomplete documents. Upload the required documents, certify and click on the Submit button for resubmission. Make sure the date of application updated to date you upload the new document.
INPROCESS
Your application is complete and has been sent to faculty for consideration process.
You should wait for at least 4 - 6 week for the latest status. You can follow up the status after 4 weeks the status is remain the same.
APPROVED OR APPROVED (PROVISIONAL)
Your application has been approved. Provisional offer is given due to:
1. Not meeting the English Language Requirement; or
2. Not submitting the official certificate of bachelor/master’s degree.
You can print the offer letter for references. You are also required to reply the offer whether accept, accept but would like to defer or reject the offer. If your offer is a provisional offer, you should prepare the required documents before registration date.
NOT APPROVED
Your application has been not approved due to some reason.
You can check the reason of rejection by sending email to pg_admission@upm.edu.my or faculty.

 

Date of Input: 27/07/2021 | Updated: 02/08/2021 | aslamiah

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