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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

30 April 2019: New Leadership for Youth Through Sports: Leading from Bottoms-Up
Traditionally most leadership concept is about directing from the top down telling the subordinates what to do and how to do their job and perform their tasks. This form of hierarchical leadership assumes that people down the line in the organization are not able to carry out the job assigned to them without being told to do so. In this form of leadership, the leader at the top has a lot of control over those in the lower levels of the organization. However, the downside is that while the leader has a lot of control, those below are very much dependent on the leader at the top. Without that top leader, they are directionless and unable to perform their tasks. In this form of leadership, the concept assumed that people are a deficit to their society. While this form of hierarchical, top-down leadership is still relevant in this modern world especially in a large organization that deals with crisis situations or has many levels of organizational structure, in the world of youth development, it no longer applies. Youth development is about enabling and developing the potentials of the young people so that they can succeed in life. This is where the asset-based model of positive youth development (PYD) is now more relevant. The young people want to be empowered and dictate their own future direction in life, not to be dictated by someone else. Leading the young people is about acknowledging, engaging, ensuring, educating, enabling and empowering them to be established and excel in their future adult lives. To do so, therefore it has to be about pushing them to the limelight and top of the hierarchy, not suppressing them at the bottom. However, to do so, opportunities and platforms should be provided to express themselves and to showcase their capabilities. This is where sports and recreation activities are ideal for them to grow, develop, and succeed. Sports and recreation are fun activities that appeals to them to engage, ensure, educate, enable, and empower them to be at the top of the pyramid. Leadership is no longer about title and position when it comes to youth leadership development. In the sports and recreation arena, all players are equal. Therefore, the nature of sports and recreation are able to influence and enable them to lead in various capacities – directly and indirectly. Through these influences, enabling, and empowering, the young people could them grow, develop, and succeed. Leadership here is then about being a ‘servant’, an ‘influencer’, a ‘role model’, a mentor, a ‘facilitator’ and finally, a ‘transformer’. It is not a one-way top-down traffic of leading, but a two-way form of interactive leadership. Lee Kwan Meng, Institut Pengajian Sains Sosial, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Prosiding 9th Institute of Physical Education International Conference, May 19 -21 , The Emerald Hotel, Bangkok Keywords: New leadership, Youth, Positive Youth Development, Sports and Recreation
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20 October 2019 : International Volunteers @ National Zoo
KUALA LUMPUR, October 20, 2019. Putra International Center (i-PUTRA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) had conducted a volunteer activity at the National Zoo Malaysia. The volunteer activity was attended by 31 international students, 2 student representatives from the buddies association and 2 accompanying officers. The objective of this activity is to provide students with an awareness on the volunteer activities that can be conducted and at the same time to raise awareness for the Malaysian flora and fauna. Student registration started on 7.00 am by 7.15 a.m. they were headed directly to the National Zoo. Upon arriving at the National Zoo, a briefing was given to participants regarding the method to handle the animals while they are on duty along with the safety aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Students were divided into groups based on classification of animals such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, reptiles and birds. After a short break, the students resumed cleaning the enclosure, bathing and feeding the animals together with the zoo keeper. The event ended at 12:30 pm and the participants were given some time to enjoy themselves around the zoo area. We hope that through this activity will enable students to gain a new appreciation towards nature and to give students an awareness on the protection of animals from extinction.
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