Malaysia Exchange

Study in Malaysia at a top Malaysian university, challenge yourself academically and enjoy life in a melting pot of cultures. Live and study as an exchange student in Kuala Lumpur!

Why study in Malaysia?

Live and study in Kuala Lumpur, one of Asia’s most important business hubs, and explore South-East Asia. Malaysia is a country of contrasts and surprises, a bubbly blend of people and ideologies.

Malaysia has all the necessary elements for a truly unforgettable study abroad experience: pristine beaches, gorgeous islands, a rich tapestry of cultures and history, well-preserved heritage treasures, top-class modern facilities, lush and well-maintained nature reserves, a delightful array of mouth-watering cuisine. 

The laid-back, friendly Malaysians love to socialize and welcome you to their country with a smile. Malaysia is, after all, the 10th friendliest country (Forbes Online 2012) in the world. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is one of the best student cities in the world (QS Ranking 2012, place 44), with 139 500 students in total! Kuala Lumpur, or simply referred to as KL by the locals, means a “muddy river confluence” in the Malay language. The city, no longer a muddy town but a lively capital of around 1,6 million inhabitants, is a prime example of Malaysia’s culture of contrasts in which towering skyscrapers and old shacks built on stilts co-exist. Well maintained parks, heritage areas, museums and lakes make KL a melting pot of delightful attractions and diverse entertainment options.

Studying in Malaysia allows you to immerse yourself in this unique and exciting environment for a semester or two.

Programs and Courses

There is a tremendous array of courses you can study at University Putra Malaysia, which means that you can freely choose your study program from the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Educational Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Food Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Human Ecology
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Tuition fee: 2290 EUR / semester
Application fee: 75 EUR.

There are some additional fees which become payable upon arriving in Malaysia, such as Visa Approval Letter process fee and registration, orientation, co-curricular and service fees (approx. 770 MYR in total). Please note that these fees are subject to change. In addition, there are some academic expenses (such as books) for 200 MYR. The student visa costs about 1100 MYR. The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has also a Bench Fee of 4000 MYR per semester to cover the costs of facilities and equipment.

Universiti Putra Malaysia

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 250 universities in the world (QS World Ranking, place 202). 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.

Universiti Putra Malaysia is the right choice for those who want to challenge themselves academically at a top-class research university. The courses reflect the international standards of the Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge) model of teaching, and are part of the regular degree curricula of the university.

"Everyone kept telling me how studying abroad would be one of the best experiences in my life. I kept wondering if that’d be true. Could it live up to the expectations? What would reality be like? The fact is, it’s all true! I never experienced anything like it, discovering new things every day is absolutely incredible!" - Maugan Stourm, France (Previous student in UPM)

Studying abroad was the coolest, the most awesome and illuminating experience of my life so far and I think every student should experience the same." Lasse, Finland

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Subjects you can take at Malaysia Exchange

Malaysia Exchange


Number of Students: 32000

Tuition fee: 2290 EUR / semester

Max Credits per Semester: 30 ECTS

Levels of Study: Bachelor & Master

QS World University Ranking: 202

Discount at Asia Exchange/Beyond Abroad programs

Students from DreamStudies get a guaranteed 40 Euro discount on all Asia Exchange's programs in Korea, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, Portugal, and Italy. You can take Study Abroad semesters, degree programs, or summer courses. EU and US citizens can also apply for a 40% scholarship.

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This offer expires on 2028-06-24

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