Study in one of the best student cities! The laid-back, friendly Malaysians love to socialize and welcome you to their country with a smile. Malaysia is, after all, the 9th most visited country (UNWTO 2012) and 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!

Malaysia is a country of contrasts and surprises, a bubbly blend of people and ideologies. Malaysia has all the necessary elements for the perfect holiday: pristine beaches and breathtaking, gorgeous islands, a rich tapestry of cultures and history, well-preserved heritage treasures, top-class modern facilities, an astonishing collection of flora and fauna, lush and well-maintained nature reserves, a delightful array of mouth-watering cuisine. Studying in Malaysia allows you to immerse yourself in this unique and exciting environment for a semester or two.



On-site staff helps students lease and pay rent directly with a residence called Dreamcity, which is a 10-15 minute drive away from UPM Campus. Dreamcity currently has three kinds of apartment:

1-bedroom studio, 350 sf(square feet): approx.. 320 USD per person per month

2-bedroom apartment (dual key), 1300 sf: approx. 350 USD per person per month

3-bedroom apartment, 1430 sf: approx. 340 USD per person per month

These prices are estimated from previous semesters and are subject to change. They do not include costs such as utilities, housing deposit, administration fees and Internet access.

Students can request apartment and roommate types through their host ISEP Coordinator after they are confirmed. The apartment types are subject to availability and will be confirmed after the housing application period has ended.

Program Website

Course Description

Study economics (UPM is AACSB-accredited), engineering, information technology, nursing and much more for a semester or two at one of the best universities in Malaysia. Live in the heart of the bustling capital city of Malaysia and learn more about the world and yourself. Click the faculty names below to download a PDF of the courses available:

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

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Rachel Brown 703-504-9994 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Architecture

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Health Sciences:

    Community Health Services/Counseling Dietetics Medicine Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Public Health Veterinary Sciences Veterinary Technology

  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Forestry

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit a supplemental application in addition to their ISEP application.

Other Academic Conditions

While no proof of language proficiency is required, students must have sufficient language proficiency to study university-level courses in English.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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