Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a public university in Malaysia that was established in 1971. It is dedicated to maintaining its position as a leading educational institution globally recognized for its research and innovation.
UPM offers a wide range of courses at various levels, including pre-university, diploma, degree, and postgraduate programs, in different fields of study. Some of the popular fields at UPM include agriculture and forestry, bioscience, English language and literature, architecture, and medicine. It is also one of only two accredited universities for veterinary science in Malaysia, making it a preferred choice for aspiring veterinarians.
In addition to the general UPU system, UPM provides an alternative route called Saluran Alternatif for direct entry into full-time programs, bypassing the UPU process.
In terms of ranking and reputation, UPM is ranked #158 in the world and is the third best university in Malaysia according to the QS World University Rankings 2024. It is also recognized as a ‘Research University’, one of only five universities in the country to hold this distinction. This achievement reflects UPM’s academic and research excellence, driven by highly competent faculty members and competitive student admissions.