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Why choose the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme?


Agricultural Science Foundation Programme is a pre-graduate program which is very unique because it is the only Agricultural Science Foundation Program in Malaysia. Through this program, students will be exposed to basic knowledge of science and agriculture in preparation for the students involved before continuing their studies to degree level in agriculture, agro-bio and science. Graduates of Agricultural Science Foundation Program is also GUARANTEED to continue their studies to degree level at University of Putra Malaysia (UPM) Serdang.


What is the difference between the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme from matriculation programme?

Agricultural Science Foundation Programme is implemented in THREE (3) semesters, compared to only TWO (2) semesters of matriculation year. In addition, the system of teaching and learning approaches to teaching and learning systems for degree and diploma students in UPM. Agricultural Science Foundation Programme students will also be exposed to the university environment as well as the learning atmosphere to familiarize them with the system in the uiversity when they proceed to the degree level later.


What form of financing available to students of Agricultural Science Foundation Programme?

Students who enter the program is fully funded by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Among the forms of financing are as follows:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Boarding Fees
  • Pocket Money Allowance
  • One Flight returns ticket (for students from Sabah and Sarawak)

However, Agricultural Science Foundation Programme students are NOT ALLOWED to stay in their homes (for those living near the campus of UPM) during the period of study here.


How to apply and when the application is opened?

Applications for admission into the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme shall be done on-line (online) on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

For more information :

Phone:603 8883 5801/5802
Facsimile:603 8889 4260
Email:upu@mohe.gov.my

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia will announce information on application procedures in the local press in early February.


Where will the students of the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme study?

In general, the students of the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme will study at UPM, Serdang Campus. The Centre of Foundation Studies for Agricutural Science is located in Block D, Former Engineering Building, UPM Serdang, adjacent to the Institute of Advanced Technology and Faculty of Biotechnology and Bio-Molecular Science.

For accommodation, the students of the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme will stay at the Thirteenth College (K13) located near the University Health Centre.


What facilities are available for students of the Agricultural Science Foundation Programme?

For teaching and learning activities, the Centre of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science has 3 classrooms that can accommodate 50 people each, nine laboratories for Biology practical, Chemistry and Physics (3 laboratories for each subject), a reading room, a computer room with a capacity for 20 persons, a tutorial room, as well as a prayer room for all members of the centre.

For the practical in agriculture subjects, the students are taught hands-on training on the university farms, in collaboration with the University Agriculture Park (TPU), and by way of field visits to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) food industry and agro-entrepreneurs.


Updated:: 16/05/2017 [hasmah]

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