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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

11 January 2019 : A New Degree in Life Experience Through AIMS Scholarship Programme
Getting a chance to be a part of AIMS program is like an opportunity that come once for life. This program is very beneficent and can help us as students to walk out from comfort zone. First of all, I went to Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia where one of the things that I gained which is managed to meet up with other students from other countries and learned about other cultures as well. It can help to improve ourselves in communication skills and be more open-minded when making decisions as we understand better about it. Besides, new environments really helped a lot in managing ourselves to adapt with it and be a flexible person. Plus, we can practice the good examples from other cultures to be implemented in our own life and spread it at our country. For example, when I was in Indonesia, I realize this country is low-power distance so our communication with the lecturers and administration officers were very smooth as they are helpful in making us felt comfortable and opened up for a discussion every time after lecture to hear our opinions. From this, we as students can build up a motivation to speak up and this will encouraged us to be braver to lead in this discussion. Next, there is phrase ‘the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ that I can relate with this program when we participated in university programs where we mingle around with local and international citizens in discovering the world. For example, we joined International Office University Programs where we went to a village in Jogjakarta with all international and local students and learnt about Javanese cultures and explore nature there such as hiking in Gunung Kidul and learnt on how to make local foods such ‘dodol coklat’ and many things. From here, we can build up strong relationship and experienced something new that you will never get anywhere. It’s true that money cannot buy an experience, you must gained it yourselves. Therefore, I hope this programs will be continue and be more exposed to other students to learns something new in their degree life before it come to the end and I felt grateful to be offered and gained this opportunity. Prepared by Nur Aisyah binti Che Abu Bakar Exchange student under Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Scholarship 2018
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Exchange Staff from FH Joanneum, Graz Austria
i-PUTRA would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Flora Bodrogi from FH Joanneum, Graz Austria, who is here at UPM on a staff exchange programme. UPM has been receiving semester exchange mobility students from FH Joanneum consecutively for the last 2 semesters. Ms Flora will be here for 5 working days, beginning with i-PUTRA for 3 days, followed by CALC and the Faculty of Economics and Management. We hope you will have an enjoyable and fruitful working visit here at UPM.

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


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

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