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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

3 August 2019 : Internationalisation Steadfast Programme: Strength in Unity
Internationalisation Steadfast Programme: Strength in Unity Since 2016, i-PUTRA have been received and processed more than 12,000 application from international students, expatriate, research attachment and mobility. i-PUTRA have also organised variety of programmes for the international community ranging from educational and cultural trips along with excursions. Image: Group photo of participating i-PUTRA team members Image: The participants were divided into 3 team, which are Smurf, Smooth Green and Dynamite. In the image above, Prof. Zainal performing the group cheer for the Dynamite team. On 3-4 August 2019, we successfully managed an Internationalisation Steadfast programme with the theme; ‘Strength in Unity’ for the i-PUTRA team members. The programme was initiated to further enhance the teamwork between the i-PUTRA members and to boost the members interpersonal skill. These two-days and one-night programme was held at A’Famosa Resort Melaka and filled with variety of team-building activities such as Forbidden Circle and Crimson Lake. These two activities serve an exercise to test members’ mental, physical and teamwork capability. These activities utilize critical thinking, patience, problem solving and unity in teamwork for its completion. Image: Crimson Lake, an activity where participants were required to make their own raft. The program concluded with i-PUTRA Appreciation Night which was attended by the director and deputy director of i-PUTRA, Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Talib and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noritah Omar. The i-PUTRA Appreciation Night ended with award and certificate giving ceremony along with performance by our talented i-PUTRA staffs. Image: Lucky draw session Image: A group photo of i-PUTRA Hopefully through this program, we will be able to further strengthen our bond as team members in order to serve better and provide excellent services for the international community in UPM. Prepared by Nadia Zawani Hussin
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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!

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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