Study abroad in Kuala Lumpur

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 KL offer a great environment for a study abroad semester or two that is both academically vigorous and culturally engaging.


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, 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. Ask your home institution about transferring the study credits into your degree.


The available courses for study abroad students are listed under the above faculties. The courses are all Bachelor’s level courses taught in English. Check that the course is organized during the semester you wish to partake in. Students ought to choose courses from only one faculty. Their study background should suit the courses taken abroad, i.e. they should choose courses that complement their major. Read more


Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia and internationally acknowledged among the top 400 universities in the world (QS World Ranking, place 376). UPM is a public university and was founded in 1931 and now 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. Read more


A study abroad program at UPM costs 1190 EUR.
The application fee is 50 EUR.

When participating in two semesters at UMP, students will be given a 100 EUR discount on the tuition fee of the second semester. The tuition for both semesters is paid before the start of the study abroad program.

In addition to the study place, you will benefit from AE’s services, receive an AE Guide, an AE Student Card and an Orientation Day at the destination. The study materials are either provided free-of-charge or can be acquired very affordably.

In the destination students need to pay small fees for, for example, the library services, a health inspection and a bus pass (approx. 90 EUR in total). Unlike other free movers, non-native English speakers going abroad via AE are not required to take a TOEFL English language proficiency test which costs approximately 185 $.


UPM makes the final decision on a student’s acceptance and placement. The decisions are made approximately three months before the semester starts. UPM expects students to have at least average grades. The study abroad placements are limited and fill up according to the order the applications have been sent in. Application instructions here


Semesters & application periods

Spring 2015
Semester 2:
February 16 – June 21
Application deadline:
October 15, 2014
Autumn 2015
Semester 1:
September – January
Application deadline:
May 15, 2015
Autumn 2014 (current)
September 8 – January 11


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