• Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur
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Subject Areas
Architecture Art History Asian Studies Biology Business Chemistry Communications Economics Education Engineering Geography Humanities International Business International Relations Journalism Life Sciences Physics Social Sciences +8

Program Details

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Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition fee: 3800 USD
Application fee: 97 USD

The Tuition fee includes the following:
Host University contact person at the destination
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Scholarships available: http://www.asiaexchange.org/fees/asia-exchange-scholarships/
Oct 23, 2018
Feb 09, 2020
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About Program

Universiti Putra Malaysia is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia. It has been rated as the second best Malaysian university (Times Higher Education 2016) and has been internationally acknowledged among the top 200 universities (QS World Ranking, rank 123). Located in Kuala Lumpur, students gain a top education and the experience of living in a modern, wonderfully varied metropolis.
All teaching at UPM is conducted in English and Asia Exchange students can therefore choose courses freely from the official curriculum.The program is suitable for students who want an academically challenging study abroad semester and enjoy living in one of Asia's most iconic cities.

Asia Exchange has brought down the tuition fee as low as possible without compromising our quality service and excellent academic standards of the program. Apply now, boost your degree with challenging courses and expand your horizons in the heart of South East Asia!
Contact us at info@asiaexchange.org

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 5
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  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Simply Sensational

I studied at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) which is the first-ranked university in Malaysia. Although it is specialized in agronomy and agriculture, this vast university is composed of multiple faculties, each specialized in a specific topic (environment, biotech, engineering, language, economics, etc.).
I loved how Malaysia shows different cultural aspects, from Indian’s culture to Malay’s or Chinese’s. I lived an incredible semester in Malaysia which allowed me to discover new cultures; the food, the peoples, the temples… everything is astonishing in Kuala Lumpur! Moreover, by studying there, I was able to travel to most of the countries in South East Asia -Thailand and Indonesia were my favorite- with a low budget.
Asia exchange was of great help during the whole semester. From facilitating communication between us -the students- and the UPM international office, to giving us advice for travels and visa applications, with very quick answers!

What would you improve about this program?
Everything was exceptional!
Their communication is great, flexible and fast!
Malaysia is an incredible place to visit!
74 people found this review helpful.
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A once-in-a-lifetime experience for me

I studied at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) near Kuala Lumpur for one semester (from September 2019 to January 2020) as it was mandatory in my home university.
As I did not get much help from my home university, I was glad to be guided by Asia Exchange from the very beginning to the end. I studied at the faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences as it was perfectly suited for me and my previous studies. The lecture content was excellent. Obviously, studying was not the only activity of my semester. Having the opportunity to study in Malaysia involves discovering new cultures and habits from the country and other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and many more, without spending a lot of money. I had the privilege to see so many different landscapes, to try plenty of local dishes, and to make friends and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I really recommend you to study in Asia wherever you go, as long as you choose Asia Exchange as your travel organism. They will answer all your questions in a short time and will provide you great help before and during your entire semester.
I will never forget this amazing adventure in Malaysia.

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly, nothing. This program is very complete. Thank you very much.
70 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Exchange Semester in KL

I've been studying almost 8 years and I finally got courage to go strudy overseas. And damn it was the best choice and time of my life so far. Everything went quite smoothly and that was made sure by Asia Exchange. Everyone got a little trouble with the visa process but it got handled very well and if I understood correctly no one had problems the next semester with it.

This could've not been made any easier by Asia Exchange and they helped us out along the process the best they could. I got everything handled just going by their directions and I didn't forgot anything important home because of their good guide!

As I said the exchange experience was the best time of my life so far. I met incredible people (students, locals, everyone overall), ate the most varied food in many different Asian countries (as I got to travel quite much) and most importantly got better knowledge of my studying field. I always forget to mention something important when I'm listing these things but overall it was awesome experience and would recommend to it for everyone. It was an eye opener and made me realize how awesome traveling is and how you have to just take a one big leap to experience such a great trip.

If you are thinking of going and even alone (as I did), just do it! It feels scary at first but you meet a lot of new cool people on the way and they are in the same situation!

What would you improve about this program?
Can't think of anything currently.
69 people found this review helpful.
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Best time ever in Malaysia

I would definitely recommend Asia Exchange and styduing in Malaysia. Everything went very well and if there were any problems on the way, Asia Exchange were there to help in any questions or problems. Styduing in UPM was an experince which I am glad i did. Everyone in the campus were always ready to help and my classmates from Malaysia and from all over the worl made studying also fun. There is so much to see and do in Malaysia that everyone will find something for them. I could have stayed longer.

73 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life in KL

To cut my story short, I spent the best year of my life in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city with diverse cultures and numerous activities to spend your weekends with. You can see the beautiful city while having a drink at the skybar, shop in one of the biggest shopping malls I've ever seen or run away to one of the many beautiful beaches Malaysia has.

The best experience I had was when I traveled to Redang Beach with my amazing Indian neighbors. Beautiful beaches with perfectly clear water painted a scene I will never forget. Diving with different animals from sharks to tortoises made the trip unforgettable therefore I will certainly plan to travel there one day again.

Overall, Malaysia is something everyone should experience. Once you step out of the plane and arrive to Kuala Lumpur, you won't regret it.

82 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

First time scuba diving

I have seen corals and exotic fish species in TV documents many times. When it was time to make the first trip to an island, I decided to try scuba diving. Underwater world was so unreal and at the same time everything was so amazing that I couldn't even imagine to see anything like that. Swimming with sharks and turtles was my top 3 experiences during my student exchange period in Malaysia. My first wasn't also my last time. It is important to see the nature as it is so it will be easier to respect it!

87 people found this review helpful.

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