Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Study abroad in Malaysia, in one of the best universities in the country, in the exciting capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Universiti Putra Malaysia and the thrilling metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur offer a great environment for a study abroad semester or two that is both academically vigorous and culturally engaging.



Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Kuala Lumpur is ranked as the second best university in Malaysia (Times Higher Education 2016) and acknowledged among the top 400 universities in the world (QS World Ranking, place 376). UPM is a public university, founded in 1931. It has 16 faculties and approximately 32 000 students. The university is located in the capital of Kuala Lumpur and is among the elite institutions in the city.


The available courses for study abroad students are listed under the faculties below. You can choose courses from several faculties. Most courses are Bachelor’s level courses taught in English.

The courses which have number 4 as the first number in the course code are Master’s level courses, for example the course code MGM4149 indicates that it is a Master’s level course.

More detailed course descriptions are not available in English at the moment. Check that the course is organized during the semester you wish to partake (see an example). Please note that autumn semester is semester 1 (September intake) and spring semester is semester 2  (February intake).  Please note that elective courses are not organized every semester.  The list of elective courses is finalized a couple of months before the semester by the university. Pick some extra courses when making your initial course selection, in case one of your choices isn’t available. You can make changes to your course selections at the beginning of the semester.

Students’ study background should suit the courses taken abroad, i.e. they should choose courses that complements their major.


A study abroad program at UPM costs €1,9900.
The application fee is €75.

In addition students need to pay small fees for, for example, the library services, a health inspection and a bus pass (approx. €90 in total).

The tuition fee covers all course fees. In addition, you will be given guidance before, during and after the semester. On arrival you will have an orientation to help you settle, as well as comprehensive support services and academic services throughout your course.

Students who complete two semester in Asia, either in the same destination or in two different destinations, will get a €100 discount on the second semester’s tuition fee. 



Applying to Universiti Putra Malaysia is easy and you will receive a confirmation within a week of sending your application.


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The courses reflect the international standards of an education system based on the Oxbrige (Oxford and Cambridge) model of teaching, and many of the lecturers are foreign or have international experience. The typical participants are students of business, technology, humanities, social sciences, political science and natural sciences. Students study together with both local and international students.

Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, one of Asia’s most important business hubs, will equip students with a better understanding on Asia’s growing importance in today’s globalized world.

The study abroad period will be seen as an asset when entering the job market and competing for jobs. Studying abroad will develop creative thinking skills and intercultural competence, which are highly valued by employers in today’s globalized world. Ask your home institution about transferring the study credits into your degree.