Yes, i-PUTRA will be working through online (WFH) during the MCO duration.
Yes, all students may submit for additional documents through Visa and Pass email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we did not accept any passport submission during the MCO 2.0 as EMGS/ Immigration will not accept these documents.
No, EMGS/Immigration will not impose to obtain the special pass. You may submit your documents/ passport once the MCO lifted.
Interested students can download the Inbound Application form from our website https://intl.upm.edu.my/mobility/inbound/application_procedure-4090 and attach the following documents:
Application is open throughout the year. For mobility semester exchange students normally official intake will be in February and September. Semester 1 (September) – 30 April Semester 2 (February) – 30 September . However during current situation of COVID-19 2021, the semester have been shifted to March (semester 1) and October (semester 2) and application will need to be submitted 3 month before semester begins.
Since it is non-graduating programme, credit transfer may be arranged (subject to terms and condition) upon completion of the program. However, we would suggest for students to take minimum of 3 courses/semester.
All courses are conducted in English
For on campus accommodation, there is an option of UPM Guest House (based on availability) and dormitory (sharing basis). You may place your booking or make enquiries to email@example.com
All mobility students must purchase travel and health insurance from home country prior to travelling UPM. If the mobility student is staying for more than 3 months in Malaysia, then they must purchase an insurance from a Malaysian Iinsurer. They can select the insurance from the EMGS system when they apply for the Mobility Student Pass.
Participating students are responsible to obtain appropriate visa and entry documents prior to their departure. The Putra International Centre will facilitate the participating students on the documents required.
We do not provide any scholarship for mobility student coming to UPM.
All financial expenses should be covered by each student or home university.
Short Term Program (A programme with duration minimum of 5 – 30 days such as Summer School, visits, ) and Long Term Program (Consist of One/Two semester study abroad, Internship Abroad and research attachment up to 12 months).
This situation will depend on the country that you wish to go, your programme will also need to receive approval from the Student Mobility Committee chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academics and Internationals.
All UPM students are eligible to participate in the UPM Outbound Program, however you will need to meet a number of requirements by the end of the semester in which you apply. Check for Eligibility for further information.
Application must be made at least 6 months prior program or no later than 3 months prior program.
To submit an application, please complete the following steps:
Choosing a host university is a personal decision that will depend on what you study, and what you wish to get out of the experience. You may find the following resources helpful as you research your host institution and country:
Not necessarily. Many exchange partners in non-English speaking countries offer courses taught in both English and the native language of that country. Please visit the host university web page to find out if they offer courses in English.
While costs will differ depending on where you go, your plans and your spending habits, on average we recommend that students have between RM3000 – RM7000 per semester of exchange. Visit host university website for the estimated cost of living in your host country.
There are a limited number of scholarships and grants offered by host institutions every year. However, ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) program’s scholarship which available every year (field: Economics and Management, Food Technology, Forestry, Agriculture, and Environment). Through AIMS students able to get scholarship grant up to RM15,000.00 (depend on country). At UPM, there are other international scholarship made available (depend on MoU/MoA’s activation) such as MEVLANA Protocol and ERASMUS+.
While you are on exchange, you will continue to pay tuition fees to UPM. Most partners institution will waived the tuition fee at host university. However, some partner university requires tuition fee and please check with the host university on this pertinent.
Exchanges can only be for a maximum of two semesters at any one exchange partner. If you originally planned to stay for one semester, but want to stay for an additional semester, you will need to inform our outbound mobility officer and state your plan.
It’s a compulsory, if you are going for mobility which the duration is beyond 30 days. The application and cost for student visa is borne by student and to check with the host university or embassy for further details on how to apply.
Applicants must complete at least one semester in UPM and not in a final semester during the program. You can study on exchange for 1 or 2 semesters. Most partner universities operate on a two-semester system with semester dates typically being September to December (Semester 1) and February to May (Semester 2).
Updated:: 21/01/2021 [sitiafiqah]
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