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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

30th July 2019 : Installation ceremony of Malaysia's 16th King begins
Malaysians once again witnessed a historic moment as Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is officially installed as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in Malay royal customs and tradition. Sultan Abdullah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah entered the Balairung Seri (Throne Room) of Istana Negara at 10.45am. The royal couple were escorted in by Datuk Paduka Maharaja Lela (Grand Chamberlain) Azuan Effendy Zairakithnaini, flanked by Warrior Mace Bearers and Royal Regalia Warrior Bearers, accompanied by the rhythm of the trumpet-like instrument known as 'nafiri' played by Malaysian Armed Forces personnel and the percussion of the Terengganu Royal Nobat Ensemble. The Cogan Alam (Mace of the Universe) and the Cogan Agama (Mace of Religion) are part of the Royal regalia which bear great significance in the installation ceremony and symbolise the greatness of the institution of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Government of Malaysia. Sultan Abdullah, attired in the official Yang di-Pertuan Agong's black and gold embroidered ‘Muskat’, and Tunku Azizah dressed in a beautiful ivory white attire and matching scarf, then proceeded to the royal dais. The ceremony was broadcast live via the national television station which allowed the public to witness the historic event, which also falls on the King’s 60th birthday. Apart from the Malay Rulers and their respective consorts, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al-Nahyan and the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his consort Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha were also present at the ceremony. Also in attendance were representatives of the Malay Rulers, heads of state, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers, as well as other distinguished guests comprising foreign envoys and senior government officials. Once Their Majesties were seated, the Grand Chamberlain then requested the King's consent to begin the installation ceremony by bringing in a copy of the Quran and the rest of the regalia into the Balairung Seri including the Keris Panjang Diraja (Government Keris), the Proclamation Letter, and the Oath of Installation. The Quran, which symbolises Islam as the official religion of the country, was then presented to Sultan Abdullah, who kissed it before placing it on a table to his left. The Grand Chamberlain then presented the Proclamation Letter to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who read it out and formally proclaimed Sultan Abdullah as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong was then entrusted with the Government Keris, which he drew out, kissed, and returned to its scabbard and placed it on the table to his left, before taking the oath as Malaysia’s new King. Right after the oath, the Grand Chamberlain led the hall in proclaiming 'Daulat Tuanku', three times. The national anthem was then played, along with a royal 21-gun salute. Dr Mahathir, representing the government and the people, then delivered his congratulatory message before Sultan Abdullah proceeded with his address to the people. BERNAMA
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Oasis Buddies Jamboree 2019
WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA. Universiti Putra Malaysia collaborated with University of Malaya for a 5-day program for Buddies from 19 public universities which is the annual Buddies Jamboree, this year being “Oasis Buddies Jamboree 2019” with their objective and tagline “Shaping Global Leaders.” Each University team consisted of 5 students participants and 1 accompanying officer from the respective universities. The UPM‘s Buddies representative were Mr. Safar, Ms. Fatima, Ms. Hannah, Ms. Aina, and Mr. Aiezat and they were accompanied by Mr. Syafiq Hariz Mohd Hanafiah, officer from Putra International Center (i-PUTRA) and Buddies Association coordinator. The 5 day program started on the 22nd of July and ended on the 26th of July 2019. Various activities and programmes were held during the annual Buddies Jamboree 2019. The programme was concluded with the award giving ceremony in which the UPM Buddies representative, Mr. Safar and Ms. Fatima managed to win the titles of “Second runner up for Best T-shirt Design” and the “Best Female Buddies” respectively for the Buddies Jamboree 2019. The programme managed to strengthen the linkage between the Buddies association from different public universities while at the same time, giving the participants an experience that they will cherish years in the future. The next upcoming Buddies Jamboree 2020 is set to be hosted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. See you there!
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