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Dual / Joint Degree Programme

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA - INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMME

 

BACKGROUND

 

Students who wish to further their postgraduate study abroad need to look no further than the International Collaborative Programme (ICP) offered by the School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

The duration of study is between two to three years for the Master’s degree and between three to four years for the PhD degree. Students will be required to spend at least a year (PhD) or six months (Master’s) at the partner international university. Students will be guided by a joint supervisory committee, comprising academics from both universities. Successful students will be conferred a certificate that has the logos of the two universities (for the jointly awarded degree), or two certificates issued separately by UPM and its partner university (for the dual degree).

Established in 2009 initially through a partnership with the University of Sheffield, UK, the ICP has expanded to include 15 international universities around the world in various fields of study.

Prospective students can expect to gain international exposure, networking opportunities, cultural exchange, usage of complementary facilities and resources, as well as personal and academic development.

With the ICP, students will not only be exposed to international research culture, but will also be able to build international linkages for their future academic careers.

UPM’s International Collaborative Programme (ICP) can help jump-start your academic career by giving you:

  • The chance to study at the top 100 universities in the world.
  • World-class education at a fraction of the cost (up to 70% less compared to full-time study overseas).
  • Internationally recognised programmes.
  • Degrees conferred by both local and international universities.
  • 22 international postgraduate degree programmes to choose from.

 

List of Programmes

 

FEE STRUCTURE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
PROCESSING FEE
METHODS OF PAYMENT
HOW TO APPLY

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

1)    UPM Joint PhD Supervision Programme (Cotutelle Doctorate Degrees)

 

For more information, click the link here

 

2)    Jointly Awarded PhD Programme

 

The universities that offer joint PhD programmes with UPM are:

a) UPM-The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • Areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health Science, Sciences, Language, Communication, Computer Science, Biotechnology.
  • The minimum residential requirement is two semesters at each university.
  • Click here for the programme brochure  

 

b) UPM-University of Newcastle Australia, Australia

  • Areas of study: Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Psychology, Health and Medical Sciences, Science, Mathematics.
  • The minimum residential requirement is two semesters at each university.
  • Click here for the programme brochure.
  • Click here to view the programme video.

 

c) UPM–University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • Areas of study: Health, Psychology, Counselling, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Communication, Education, Linguistics.
  • The minimum residential requirement is two semesters at each university.

 

 

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3)    Dual PhD and Dual Master of Science Programmes

 

The universities that offer both Dual Master’s and Dual PhD programmes with UPM are:

a) UPM–Kasetsart University, Thailand

  • Areas of study: Agriculture, Forestry, Science, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology, Economics.
  • The minimum residential requirement at each university is one semester for Master’s and two semesters for PhD.

 

b) UPM–M Auezov South Kazakhstan State University, Kazakhstan

  • Areas of study: Computer Science & Mathematics.
  • The minimum residential requirement at each university is one semester for Master’s and two semesters for PhD.

 

c) UPM–Naresuan University, Thailand

  • Areas of study: Food Science, Food Technology, Food Safety, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
  • The minimum residential requirement at each university is one semester for Master’s and two semesters for PhD.

 

d) UPM-University of Science and Culture (USC), Iran

  • Areas of study: Engineering and Science.
  • The minimum residential requirement at each university is stated below:

 

University

Master of Science

PhD

USC

Min. 6 months

Min. 12 months

UPM

Min. 12 months

Min. 18 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4)    Dual PhD Programme

 

The universities that offer Dual PhD programmes with UPM are:

a) UPM–University of Nottingham (United Kingdom and Malaysia)

  • Areas of study: Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, Politics, Science, Education, Languages.
  • The minimum residential requirement is three semesters at the University of Nottingham and two semesters at UPM.
  • Click here for the programme brochure.
  • Click here to view video about the programme.

 

b) UPM–University of Alberta, Canada

  • Areas of study: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Computing Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Psychology
  • The minimum residential requirement is two semesters at UPM and one semester at  the University of Alberta.

 

c) UPM–Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Areas of study: Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science.
  • The study period is three years (two years at UPM and one year at Kyushu Institute of Technology).

 

d) UPM–Maejo University, Thailand

  • Areas of study: Food Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Agriculture.
  • The minimum residential requirement is two semesters at each university.

 

e) UPM-Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

  • Areas of study: Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • The minimum residential requirement is two semesters at each university.

 

 

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5)    Dual Master’s Degree Programme

 

Only one university offers the Dual Master’s degree with UPM:

UPM–University of Ajou, Korea

  • Area of study: Computer Science
  • The programme may take between two to three years (or four to six semesters) to complete. Students are required to spend at least one year (12 months) at each university.
  • Click here for the programme brochure

 

 

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6)    Double Postgraduate Master’s Degree Programme

 

Only one university offers the Double Postgraduate Master’s Degree programme with UPM:

UPM–University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • Areas of study: Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.
  • The programme takes three semesters to complete. Students are required to spend two semesters (12 months) at the University of Glasgow and one semester (six months) at UPM.
  • For more details, please click here.

 

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FEE STRUCTURE

 

Programme

Fees at UPM

Fees at Partner University

UPM-The University of Sheffield (TUOS)

·      Social Science: RM30,000.00/year

·      Science & Engineering: RM40,000.00/year

·      Medicine: RM50,000.00/year

For fee details, please click here.  

UPM-University of Newcastle (UoN) Australia

For UPM students, UPM STANDARD FEES WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE WHOLE DURATION OF STUDY AND PAID TO UPM ONLY. For fee details, please click:

(a)   Fees for local students

(b)   Fees for international students  

Tuition fee is exempted.

UPM–Kyushu Institute of Technology (KYUTECH), Japan

UPM–University of Nottingham [UK Campus (UoN UK) and Malaysia Campus (UNMC)]

 

PhD

Cluster

Amount Per Semester (RM)

Local Students

Medical

3,800.00

Science

3,500.00

Social Science

3,000.00

International 
Students

Medical

8,800.00

Science

8,000.00

Social Science

7,000.00

 

For fee details if enrolled with UNMC, please click here.

For fee details if enrolled with UoN UK, please click here

UPM–University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia

USQ Standard Fees will be charged.

For fee details, please click here.

UPM–University of Alberta (UAlberta), Canada

 

PhD

Amount Per Semester (RM)

Local Students

RM 3,500.00

International Students

RM 8,000.00

 

Tuition fee will be paid by the host supervisor at UAlberta

UPM–Maejo University (MJU), Thailand

MJU Standard Fees will be charged. Thai and Malaysian students will be charged at the local rate and students from other countries will be charged at the international rate.

UPM-Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand

PSU Standard Fees will be charged. Thai and Malaysian students will be charged at the local rate and students from other countries will be charged at the international rate.

UPM–Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand

(a)   Master’s

Students

Cluster

Amount (RM) Per Semester

Local (Thai and Malaysian Students)

Medical

3,000.00

Science

2,700.00

Social Science

2,400.00


International

Medical

7,000.00

Science

6,500.00

Social Science

5,750.00

 

(b)   PhD

Students

Cluster

Amount Per Semester (RM)

 Local (Thai and Malaysian Students)

Medical

3,800.00

Science

3,500.00

Social Science

3,000.00

International

Medical

8,800.00

Science

8,000.00

Social Science

7,000.00

 

KU Standard Fees will be charged. Thai and Malaysian students will be charged at the local rate and students from other countries will be charged at the international rate.

UPM–M Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU), Kazakhstan

 

 

Amount Per Semester (RM)

Students

Master’s

PhD

Local

2,700.00

3,500.00

International

6,500.00

8,000.00

 

SKSU Standard Fees will be charged.

UPM–Naresuan University (NU), Thailand

NU Standard Fees will be charged. Thai and Malaysian students will be charged at the local rate and students from other countries will be charged at the international rate.

UPM-University of Science and Culture (USC), Iran

USC Standard Fees will be charged.

UPM-Ajou University

 

Students

Amount Per Semester (RM)

Local

RM2,700.00

International

RM6,500.00

 

KRW 11,350,000 per annum @ USD10,500

UPM–University of Glasgow, UK

 

Students

Amount Per Semester (RM)

Local

3,600.00

International

8,000.00

 

For fee details, please click here.

 

 

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

These programmes require candidates to fulfil the entry requirements of both UPM and its partner university. The requirements are:

a) Master’s Degree

The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000 or its equivalent, and must fulfil other academic programme requirements as specified by the relevant faculty or institute.

b) PhD Degree

The applicant must possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent, and must fulfil other academic programme requirements as specified by the relevant faculty or institute.

Note:

  • Only UPM’s first year students are allowed to apply for the UPM ICP programme.

 

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

 

Candidates must also fulfil the minimum English language requirement of both universities.  For DIRECT ADMISSION, the applicant must fulfil at least one of the following:

  • Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training)
  • 550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version)
  • 213 for TOEFL Computer-based Test (Academic Version)
  • 79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version)

 

Note: A higher IELTS score is required for collaboration programme with universities from United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

 

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PROCESSING FEE

 

The processing fee for international students is USD63.60 (or equivalent). For local applicants, the processing fee is RM63.60.

 

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METHODS OF PAYMENT


Please note that a copy of the payment transaction must be attached with your application for our reference.

 

(A) Cash   

Payment by cash can be made at the CIMB Bank counter.

(B) Online / Bank Draft

Direct your payment to: U.P.M. Collection Account,

A/C No: 8002155042

CIMB, UPM Branch, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

(C) Electronic Fund Transfer (From Outside Malaysia)

 

Bank Account No. : 8002155042

Bank Name           : CIMB BANK BERHAD

Account Name       : U.P.M. COLLECTION

Bank Branch          : UPM, SERDANG

Swift Code             : CIBBMYKL

(D) Credit Card

 

UPM accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please download the Authorization Form

After you have filled out the form, please fax it to +603-89472048 or email it to bursar.student_pg@upm.edu.my.

 

 

 

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HOW TO APPLY

 

  1. i) Identify potential supervisors at both universities;
  2. ii) Download the following forms from the SGS website:

        iii) Submit the completed forms and all supporting documents to saiful@upm.edu.my.

For any enquiries regarding the UPM International Collaborative Programme (UPM-ICP), please contact Mr. Saiful Azlin Maskan at: saiful@upm.edu.my.

 

School of Graduate Studies

Universiti Putra Malaysia

43400 UPM Serdang

Selangor Darul Ehsan

Malaysia.

Phone: +603 8946 4216/4207

Fax: +603 8946 4232

SGS website: www.sgs.upm.edu.my

UPM website: www.upm.edu.my

 

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Updated:: 06/09/2017 [azimin]

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