Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a leading research university in Malaysia. Founded in 1931, as a School of Agriculture, it has grown to become a world-renowned centre of learning and research with many groundbreaking discoveries and inventions. The University has increased the number of subjects among the world’s 200 Best QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 from 13 to 15, thereby maintaining its position among the world’s 100 top universities in Agriculture and Forestry for four consecutive years since 2014.
The CIEP Certificate of Completion has been recognised and accepted by UPM as proof of English language proficiency for admission, besides TOEFL and IELTS, since 2011. ELS is honoured and proud to be part of a prestigious institution, and to contribute to the preparation process of international students’ admission into UPM’s academic programmes.
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UPM is located in Serdang, approximately 22 km south of the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The 3,000-acre main campus has a uniquely conducive and calming environment for the pursuit of knowledge, with a lush sprawling panorama of tree-lined avenues, orchards, lakes, grassland, even an 18-hole golf course!
Serdang is a self-contained township with varieties of commercial, sports and social facilities, within modern shopping malls, recreational parks and forest reserves. Local convenience stores and food outlets serving varied cuisines are found just outside the campus gates and its vicinity. The nearest and one of the most famous tourist attractions is Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya, with its superbly well-planned landscaping, grand buildings, and the largest man-made lake in Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur is serviced by KL Monorail, Rapid KL Light Rail Transit (LRT) as well as the KTM Komuter Train.
One card can be used to ride both the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT lines and the KL Monorail line.
MyRapid Card can be bought at any LRT station – RM10.00 (with RM2 card value and RM8 stored value)
Metered taxis and call taxis are easily available. Metered taxis can be hailed at the designated taxi halts. A minimum RM3.00 boarding fee is applicable.
For only RM15 fee per month, UPM provides an efficient campus bus service that runs every 15 minutes from 7 am – 11 pm daily. These buses ferry students to various destinations within the campus as well as to the surrounding areas, including residential colleges, private apartments/ condominiums, and Serdang’s commercial centre and commuter train station.
South City Plaza, 35, Persiaran Serdang Perdana
RM1200 – RM2200 per month
UPM Shuttle Bus services are available for UPM students from The Academia straight to the campus. The commuter train station is a 15- minute walk from the campus.
Jalan SB Dagang, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
RM1600 – RM2500 per month
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