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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?



i-PUTRA no longer provide airport pickup service for new international students. You are expected to arrange your own transportation to UPM/accommodation. 

Student Guide





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. 





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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. 

The application for the extension of the dependent pass can be submitted together with the application for the extension of student pass.


  1. For children aged more than 7 years and above, please apply for their student pass under the School or College. The Malaysia immigration department does not allow any application for them to be put under dependent pass Except for LIBYAN (BELOW 17 YEARS OLD) only. 
  2. If a family member is stated in the same passport, a letter from the Embassy mentioning the individuals in the passport cannot be separated from the passport. The letter must be attached together with the application.

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.


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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.






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Universiti Putra Malaysia is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia with excellent international rankings. The top-notch University has been in partnership with Asia Exchange for five years and the numbers of international students studying at UPM is increasing. We interviewed Dr. Zelina Zaiton Ibrahim, the Director of the International Centre, to hear her thoughts about our collaboration and why UPM in Kuala Lumpur is an excellent study abroad destination.

University of Jember, one of the reputable Universities in Indonesia, are very delighted to invite UPM student to their annual Cultural Camp. The camp offers students from different universities in the world the fabulous, exciting and wonderful learning experience of Indonesia distinctive local culture. Traditional Dances, Gamelan Music, traditional game and sports, languages, visits of wondrous places of attraction are of their memorable and valuable programme. Students will take advantages from sharing new knowledge and their culture to get engaged into global intercommunication which offers them broader insights about Indonesia.

They are delighted to invite one (1) undergraduate student from UPM to participate and they will cover all the participant accommodation (room and meals) during the programme. They also will be responsible for the travel from student arrival to departure. Student only has to pay/bare your own travel expenses to and from Juanda International Airport at Surabaya-East Java, Indonesia.

Last date to apply through i-PUTRA: 25th May 2018, Friday by 4.00p.m.

Should you have questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact i-PUTRA Mobility Section, Ms Nadia at 03-8946 7446/zawani@upm.edu.my.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Leeds International Summer School (LISS), a four week study abroad programme which runs in July. LISS offers students from all over the world the opportunity to study at the University of Leeds, get to know British culture and university life, travel around England and also transfer the credits they earn back to their home university degree. The University of Leeds is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Warm greetings from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)! 

We are pleased to announce that nomination and application for Semester 1, 2018-2019 is now open (click here for factsheet).

Our website is here: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/admission/international-exchange/ubd-student-exchange-programme/ and our flyer: Semester Exchange 2018-2019 Flyer


Term Dates

Freshers' Week: 23 July 2018 to 29 July 2018

Semester 1, 2018-2019: 30 July 2018 to 2 December 2018

Please find the nomination and application information for exchange students as follows:


Nomination Deadline

1 May 2018 (Rolling basis)

Nomination (Online Only; To Be Filled in by Coordinators Only)

Click Here

Application Deadline (By Email Only)

1 June 2018 

(Rolling basis)


Application form (including supporting documents) can be emailed to the Deputy Director of Global Relations at sabrina.daud@ubd.edu.bn or office.gr@ubd.edu.bn 

Please kindly note that we no longer accept hard copies.


  1. Completed at least one year of full-time study at one of UBD’s partner universities;
  2. Nominated by the International Office (or equivalent) of home university;
  3. Achieved a minimum of CGPA 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.0 (out of 5);
  4. English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent.

Application Process (3 Phases)

Application Phase 1 (by 1 June 2018)

  1. Email the completed application form (click here)
  2. Email a clear scanned copy of passport photo page
  3. Email certified true copies of:
    • Latest academic transcript
    • Latest English proficiency test score

Application Phase 2 (After Accepted by Faculty in UBD)

  1. Email a copy of completed medical check.

Application Phase 3 (After Medical Check Passed)

  1. Email a copy of medical insurance valid in Brunei for duration of study in UBD.
  2. Email a copy of flight itinerary (recommended arrival date: 21 July 2018).

Greetings from Ajou University!

We are pleased to send you the link for the on-line nomination survey and the file for the Ajou Fact Sheet for 2018-2019 academic year. You can also find the necessary files on this website: http://www.ajou.ac.kr/en/international/inter17.jsp . In addition, please refer to the dates below for the detailed information on each semester:


Semester Dates for Academic year 2018-2019

Fall Semester 2018 : Sept. 3rd, 2018 to Dec. 24th, 2018

Full Year 2018-2019 : Sept. 3rd, 2018 to Jun. 21st, 2019

Spring Semester 2019 : Mar. 4th, 2019 to Jun. 21st, 2019


On-line Nomination Survey : https://ko.surveymonkey.com/r/nominationajou

Deadline for Fall Semester 2018 : May 1st, 2018

Deadline for Spring Semester 2019 : Nov. 1st, 2018


Online Application

Deadline for Fall Semester 2018 : from Apr. 1st to May 15th, 2018

Deadline for Spring Semester 2019 : from Oct. 1st to Nov. 15th, 2018


23rd January 2018



    • This information is intended to provide clarification on VAL Extension request received from Educational Institutions.
    • This guideline is based on the “Mesyuarat Penyelarasan antara EMGS dan Jabatan Imegresen Putrajaya [Bil.1].
    • With immediate effect, please be informed that the Malaysian Immigration Department will no longer accept VAL Extension requests. All international students intending to pursue education in Malaysia are required to enter Malaysia with SEV (Single Entry Visa) or VOA (Visa On-Arrival) before the expiry date of the VAL.
    • It is mandatory for all international students to enter Malaysia before the expiry of the VAL since VAL is issued with six (6) months validity, which is sufficient for international students to enter the country.
    • In reference to the bulletin that was published on 9th January 2018, if the student does not enter Malaysia with a valid Single-Entry Visa (SEV) or Visa On-Arrival within the validity period of the VAL, the Malaysian Immigration Department may not proceed with the student pass endorsement.
    • Even if the student has obtained a valid Single-Entry Visa (SEV) but entered Malaysia after the expiry date of the VAL the Malaysian Immigration Department may not proceed with the student pass endorsement.


Education Malaysia Global Services

23rd January 2018.





  1. The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on the new requirement implemented by Malaysian Immigration Department.



  1. With immediate effect, the Malaysian Immigration Department will only proceed with the student pass endorsement if the student arrives in Malaysia witihin the validity of the Visa Approval Letter (VAL), which is valid for 6 months from the date issuance. 
  2. If the student does not enter Malaysia with a solid single-entry visa (SEV) or visa on arrival within the validity period of the VAL, the Malaysian Immigration Department may not proceed with the student pass endorsement.
  3. Example: Student was issued the VAL on 1st June 2017 and will expire on 30th November 2017. The student obtained the SEV (valid for 90 days) on 30th November 2017 and arrived in Malaysia on 1st December 2017, which is after the expiry of the VAL. Because the student had entered Malaysia AFTER the expiry of the VAL, immigration may not proceed with the student pass endorsement. Student must arrive in Malaysia within the 6 months validity period of the VAL from 1st June 2017 to 30th November 2017 and ensure that SEV (if required) is obtained within this period.
  4. This directive is implemented immediately by the Malaysian Immigration Department. 



Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany (HFU)-Summer School programme 2018 for international students: “White Water Management – Learning Management in a new way”


This summer school teaches relevant management principles in an action-orientated outdoor & white water kayaking environment of the canton Ticino in Switzerland from the 3rd August 2018 until the 10th August 2018. Courses will be in English.  

Like the environment for managers the environment of white water is marked through uncertain, unpredictable settings, which demands again and again strategic target-orientated decisions by the actors. Students will learn management principles effectively and directly exercised in action. This approach leads even kayak-beginners through the experience of white water straight to the core tasks of management. It’s about skills, not about muscles! White water beginners are welcome!

The course provides 6 ECTS. It is designed not only for students of Bachelor, Master and Ph. D. level with a focus on Business Management, but also for other related studies, which provide management input.

Homepage www.hfu-summerschool.com 

Applications are possible from now until 15th of June 2018, but please have in mind that places are limited to 12 students!

For submission and more info, please liase with Miss Nadia at zawani@upm.edu.my and Miss Suhana at hanajohan@upm.edu.my or call at 03-8946 7808.

No quotation.

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

No job vacancy.

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

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