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What is Outbound?

Every year, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for numbers of outbound students are determined by the University’ Management to be fulfilled by each faculties and institutes.  A Student Mobility Committee lead by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) are formed to look into policies of student mobility.

Every year, an amount of fund are allocated by UPM to facilitate cross-border student mobility programme. In addition, funding for these activities are obtained through a bidding process from sponsors such as ASEAN International Mobility Students (AIMS) programme, Malaysia–Thailand Postgraduate Seminar Programme and Erasmus Mundus Programme.


Category of mobility programme

  1. Short-term: 14 -30 days
  2. Long term: 1 - 2 semesters

* Students are reminded that financial assistance will only be provided to programme that meet the criteria of the above categories only. For programme that are less than 14 days will not get any financial assistance.


Who can join mobility programme?

The Student Mobility Committee headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) has set criteria for UPM students who are interested in participating in mobility programme.

  • Local students of bachelor programme (undergraduate) who are in semester two (2) to semester seven (7) only.
  • Local and international students of postgraduates (master and PhD) who are in semester two (2) to one (1) semester before graduation.
  • Good academic performance (CGPA 3.0 and above).
  • Active in co-curriculum.
  • Be excited to face new challenges.
  • Willing to be a UPM ambassador abroad. Ready to share the experience of pursuing a mobile program after returning to UPM.


Ten (10) reasons for joining mobility programme

  1. Engaged in a global learning atmosphere.

  2. Add diversity of subjects learned in your degree.

  3. The opportunity to gain knowledge from international educators.

  4. Explore/view the world.

  5. Expand your culture and social.

  6. Get acquainted with new friends from around the world.

  7. Improve your career prospects (added value to your resume).

  8. Learn a new language.

  9. International network (active communication)

  10. Challenge you while honing new talent.

Updated:: 26/09/2017 [azlida_jamil]


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