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Visa Approval Letter (VAL) means a visa issued by the Malaysian Representative Office abroad to a non-citizen to enable individuals to enter Malaysia after the visa is approved by the Immigration Department Headquarters. 

How to apply VAL?


Student pass is a necessary pass to continue study at Malaysia higher education institutions.


Dependent pass is a facility provided to students who carry responsibility while continuing their studies in Malaysia. 




Tel: 0389466198/6048
Email: arar@upm.edu.my










Student pass is a necessary pass to continue study at Malaysia higher education institutions.

       Who should apply?

  1. Those who have a new passport, but the visa is still valid in the old passport.
  2. Whoever changes or losses the passport, the holder of the passport need to apply for transferring the current pass to the new passport. 

Whoever wants to change the pass from dependent pass to another type of pass, applicant needs to apply for cancellation of the valid pass. Applicant then can get a release letter from Putra International Centre.

  1. International students are responsible for the validity of their student passes while studying in the country. The immigration department usually grants a one (1) year student pass for first-time applicants. Renewal of student pass application is ONLY applicable for Continue Student.
  2. The renewal process of the student pass typically takes about eight (8) weeks to complete. Application for the renewal of Student Pass must be made through the Putra International Center 3 months (90 days) before the expiry date.
  3. Students who are late in submitting their application for the renewal of Student Pass will be required to pay a penalty. The penalty is imposed by the Malaysian Immigration Department.



Dependent pass is a facility provided to students who carry responsibility while continuing their studies in Malaysia. 


Upon graduation, all international UPM graduates are welcome to join UPM Alumni Association in order to strengthen your global network relation with UPM community from variety of expertise. Since 1971, the UPM Alumni list has grown to an impressive list of 145,000 people - not only in Malaysia but from all over the world, including Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and even South and North America. UPM Alumni has been known for their contributions in their respective fields and they have left a big impact on society and the nation and enhanced the university’s reputation at the international level.

For those interested to find out more information about the UPM Alumni Association, visit the Alumni Centre and the Alumni Association Official Website. UPM Alumni Centre is committed to planning and implementing various activities and programmes that engage alumni to maintain a lifelong relationship amongst alumni consistent with the alma mater. Alumni Centre is in line with the university for alumni relations and networks by impementing various programmes to bring alumni back to campus in supproting the university's core functions of teaching, research and professional services.

Alumni Association/ Chapters as a strategy to expand UPM alumni network locally and internationally is relevant with the growing need for strengthening university linkages with alumni. To fulfil this purpose, Alumni Centre is entrusted to promote the interest and enhancing the visibility of the university through linkages.

Join Alumni Association/ Chapters and reconnect with your friends and former classmates. Alumni Association/ Chapters support scholarships, student's financial assistance, employability of graduates and community services.


Tel: 0389471017
Fax: 0386566933
Email: alumni@upm.edu.my
Web: http://www.alumni.upm.edu.my





UPM has numerous linkages and collaboration with outstanding international institutions and agencies around the globe such as USA, Latin America countries, Japan, Korea, the Middle East and others through Memorandum of Understanding and Memorandum of Agreement. Various networking activities have been conducted such as mobility programmes, staff and students exchange, research collaborations, commercialised activities and technology transfer.



Tel: 0389466943/7972
Email: idasu@upm.edu.my

14th December 2018: Mobility Students Farewell Ceremony
In a blink of an eye, the first semester of the academic year of 2018/2019 almost come to a close.
The 12th AIMS Review Meeting in Hanoi
MOE Mobility Signature Programme at Universiti Putra Malaysia
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Visit by Delegates form Ecole de Biologie Industrielle, France (EBI)
SERDANG, March 25, Visits from Ecoli de Biologie Industrielle, France (EBI) of Mdm. Susan Gibbs into several faculties such as the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Food Science and Technology and International Centre. The Objective of the visit was to see the facility at University facilities and faculty for use by EBI to UPM students under mobility Exchange Asia. Also in this visit was Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Talib (Director International Centre) and Prof. Madya Dr. Noritah Omar (Deputy Director International Centre).

This year marks an important milestone for the Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme. Since 2009, the student scheme, which began as the Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand (M-I-T) Pilot Programme, has successfully mobilised more than 4,154 students among 8 member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and 69 participating higher education institutions in a span of 10 years.

In celebration of this milestone, the 10th anniversary of the programme will be held adjunct to the 13th Review Meeting of the AIMS Programme on 11-13 November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. SEAMEO RIHED and the host of 13th Annual Review Meeting of the AIMS Programme, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand, have delightfully prepared several activities to which stakeholders of the Programme, including the students, are invited to participate. Students, university staff and governments a like can participate in taking advantage of policy platforms and expressing their creativity in reinvigorating the image of the AIMS Programme in the following activities, namely:

A. 10th Anniversary of the AIMS Programme Video Clip Compilation

B. AIMS Logo Design Contest

C. AIMS Student Speech Contest

D. AIMS Student Forum

Each of activities are expected to benefit the participants and the AIMS Programme at large, especially in terms of enhancing its visibility and information accessibility.

Further information about the aforementioned activities are detailed in the following pages. Also, for more information about SEAMEO RIHED and the AIMS Programme, feel free to visit the following websites:

SEAMEO RIHED - http://rihed.seameo.org/

AIMS Programme - http://aims-rihed.net


PSU Authentic Thai Camp 2019

PSU will conduct the 2nd Authentic Thai Camp in August this year, thanks to the successful 1st program held last year. PSU Authentic Thai Camp 2019, which will take place from August 18-31, 2019 (Ariival day Sunday, 18 August, and departure day Saturday, 31 August).

There will be 14 amazing days in the "Land of Smiles" for all participants, full of cultural discoveries: Thai Language, Thai Cooking, Thai Boxing, Thai Music, Thai Dance, Traditional Thai Medicine, field trips and excursions to famous tourist places and more. PSU is providing big discounts from 10-25% to the participants from UPM.

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact sh_najiyah@upm.edu.my


Hello from the Leeds International Summer School (LISS) Team!

We are excited to announce the launch of six new academic modules for LISS 2019! In addition to our existing subject areas, students can now choose to study modules in Philosophy, Natural Sciences, Chinese Language, Data Mining and Text Analytics, Physiology and Microbiology, and Applied Ethics for Business. Read more about the 24 LISS modules on offer this summer: www.leeds.ac.uk/summerstudy.   

We are also pleased to inform you that we are offering a significant number of scholarships funded by Santander bank for students attending Leeds International Summer School (LISS) this summer! The scholarships are worth £500 and applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent to be eligible to apply. Note that students applying to the four-week programme can apply for these scholarships. Please visit our website for more details: www.leeds.ac.uk/summer.

To apply for LISS 2019, visit our website: www.leeds.ac.uk/summerapply.

Greetings from Singapore Management University (SMU), we hope that you had a great start to the new year!

We would like to invite your undergraduate students and recent graduates to join the SMU Global Summer Programme (GSP) 2019 - Asian Insights (1 to 26 July 2019 in SMU).

The four-week programme will be a rewarding experience for your students to:

ü  Gain new insights and perspectives on trends and developments in Asia from SMU faculty through taking 1 or 2 SMU courses

ü  Engage Asian industry leaders through dialogues, networking sessions and company visits

ü  Learn from, get to know, and build networks and friendships with students from more than 30 countries

ü  Experience culturally rich and diverse Singapore through GSP field trips and socio-cultural activities


We seek your assistance in sharing our appended eDM below and attached e-brochure with all your undergraduates and recent graduates. A big thanks to you if you have done so, we really appreciate it.

Some things to note on administrative matters

  • Please note that in addition to the GSP tuition fee, a separate miscellaneous fee of $217.83 will be applicable for all applicants. This fee would cover local insurance needs of students, matriculation, IT services, usage of SMU facilities and GSP activities for the students.
  • Should you have any queries about the programme, please email us at smusummer@smu.edu.sg.
No quotation.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://etender.upm.edu.my

No job vacancy.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://spj.upm.edu.my

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