Founded in 1931 Universiti Putra Malaysia is a leading research university in Malaysia. Universiti Putra Malaysia offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses focus on agricultural sciences and related programs. Beside agriculture Universiti Putra Malaysia also offer courses in science, medicine, engineering, business, veterinary medicine and social science. Universiti Putra Malaysia is one of the best universities in Malaysia and in the world; it is ranked 159th best university in the world QS World Ranking 2020, 34th Best Asian Universities and 2nd Best University in Malaysia.
As one of Malaysia’s largest and premier universities, Universiti Putra Malaysia has a long-standing reputation for teaching and research excellence and has over the years become a favored choice for students from all over the world. A multi-disciplinary university with a distinguished 88-year history, Universiti Putra Malaysia is globally-recognized for its excellent educational and academic disciplines and programs that have contributed immensely to knowledge and skilled human capital development since 1931.
With over 27,000 students Universiti Putra Malaysia offers a wide verity of programs including 80 bachelors, 7 diplomas and 57 course work programs and another 5 research programs at Master and PhD levels, as a world class centre of learning Putra Universiti offers over 280 different programs. With a slogan “With Knowledge We Serve” Universiti Putra influencing a generation and imparting knowledge is the core of all activities. Universiti Putra achieved the global recognition comparable to any renowned local and international university.
Universiti Putra Malaysia Ranking
Universiti Putra Malaysia ranked 159 in the world by QS World Ranking.
University Putra ranked 33rd best university in QS Asia University Ranking.
Ranked 12th in the World and 1st in Malaysia for QS 2020 Top 50 Under 50.
12 Subjects Ranked Top 200 Universities in the World
Ranked 42nd in Agricultural Sciences by the US News and World Report: Best Global Universities.
Ranked 31st for Food Science & Technology Subject by ShanghaiRanking’s.
Ranked 32nd in UI Green metric World University Ranking – #1 in Malaysia, #3 in Asia.
Ranked 57th in Agricultural Sciences by NTU World Rankings.
Ranked 145th in Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Ranking
Why Study in Universiti Putra Malaysia
The FIRST to offer an agricultural program in Malaysia nearly eight decades ago.
The FIRST to offer Veterinary, Bioscience, Biotech, Food Science & Technology, and Forestry program in Malaysia.
The FIRST two winners of the national science award were UPM professors.
A UPM professor was the first in Asia to win the UNESCO Carlos J. Finlay Award in Microbiology.
50% of Malaysians listed as top OIC scientists are from UPM.
UPM produces the highest number of Ph.D. students.
More than half of the commercialized R&D products (20) in Malaysia come from UPM.
UPM received the highest amount and number of research grants in the last 20 years.
The only certified Halal Product Research Institute in Malaysia is at UPM.
The First and only International Biomass Technology Centre in the country undertaking R&D in tropical biomass.
The accommodation provided on-campus gives great value-for-money and is located in close proximity to campus facilities, transport and other important consumer services. There are two (2) types of accommodation within the UPM campus, which are available for international students, including International Transit House (ITH), with 2-room, 1-bathroom flats and Residential Colleges, offering twin-share rooms with common facilities. International students are advised to reserve their accommodation before coming to Malaysia as apartments in the ITH and rooms in residential colleges are limited.
Research & Development
Universiti Putra Malaysia conducts cutting-edge research across the broadest range of disciplines with breakthrough research and potential economic joint ventures. UPM is a research-focused university with a team of academicians who are global experts in their fields. Whether it is a taught programme or a research degree, at UPM, you will be working with people who push the boundaries of knowledge for the nation’s advancement. As a lively hub for local and foreign researchers, the university provides a conducive research environment in cultivating varied talents to generate novel breakthroughs and significant inroads into sustainable solutions. The university also provides infrastructure for research activities and supports real-world entrepreneurial applications
Six Research Clusters
Forestry and Environment
Science, Technology, and Engineering
Goal 1: To attract outstanding students and to produce knowledgeable and competitive graduates.
Goal 2: To elevate achievements in research and innovation to international levels.
Goal 3: To intensify community involvement for the generation and sharing of knowledge.
Goal 4: To strengthen UPM as a center of excellence in education, research, and service in agriculture and tropical bio researches.
Goal 5: To improve the governance and management of resources based on best practices.
Goal 6: To reinforce the Graduate School of Management’s position as the Top Business School (TBS).
PROGRAMS of Universiti Putra Malaysia
Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Horticultural Science
Bachelor of Science Plantation Management
Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture)
Bachelor of Agriculture (Animal Science)
Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) (UPM
Bachelor of Forestry Science
Bachelor of Bioindustry Science
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology with Honours
Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer System)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Multimedia)
Bachelor of Software Engineering
Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer Network)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Counseling
Bachelor of Science (Human Resource Development)
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counseling)
Bachelor of Education (Teaching of Bahasa Malaysia as a First Language)
Bachelor of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language)
Bachelor of Education (Home Science)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural and Biosystem)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)
Bachelor of Engineering (Process and Food)
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Communication System)
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology
Bachelor of Environmental Management
Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science (Food Studies)
Bachelor of Science (Food Service Management)
Bachelor of Forestry Science
Bachelor of Wood Science Technology
Bachelor of Recreational and Park Science
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Human Development Science
Bachelor of Consumer Studies
Bachelor of Human Development Science with Management
Bachelor of Human Development Science with Information Technology
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
Bachelor of Arts (Malay Language and Linguistics)
Bachelor of Arts (Malay Literature)
Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)
Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Languages) Mandarin
Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Languages) Arabic
Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Languages) French
Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Languages) German
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
Bachelor of Science (Dietetic)
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Community Health)
Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Occupational Health)
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Statistics with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Physics with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Chemistry with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Material Science with Honours
Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation Science with Honours