Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a leading research university in Malaysia. Founded in 1931, as a School of Agriculture, it has grown to become a world-renowned centre of learning and research with many groundbreaking discoveries and inventions. The University has increased the number of subjects among the world’s 200 Best QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 from 13 to 15, thereby maintaining its position among the world’s 100 top universities in Agriculture and Forestry for four consecutive years since 2014.

The CIEP Certificate of Completion has been recognised and accepted by UPM as proof of English language proficiency for admission, besides TOEFL and IELTS, since 2011. ELS is honoured and proud to be part of a prestigious institution, and to contribute to the preparation process of international students’ admission into UPM’s academic programmes.

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Putra 10.6, Block A, North Campus, Jalan Sapucaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor


Tel: (+603) 8940 7973 Fax: (+603) 8938 1358

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 5:30pm Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm *Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

As a specialist in English language training with more than 60 years of experience, ELS provides a direct pathway to UPM undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through the flagship Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP). ELS@UPM is an ideal transitional place for students to join the CIEP and equip themselves with English language proficiency, while living and adapting to campus life in particular, and Malaysian way of life in general. Our friendly, helpful and professional team of instructors and administrative staff are dedicated to ensuring that your learning needs are fulfilled, while you enjoy full university facilities (library, sports, transport etc) and social activities among class mates from various countries, amid the lush greenery of the surroundings. ELS@UPM is truly a unique place to study and start your university life!

Hope to see you soon.

Suzy Tan


UPM is located in Serdang, approximately 22 km south of the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The 3,000-acre main campus has a uniquely conducive and calming environment for the pursuit of knowledge, with a lush sprawling panorama of tree-lined avenues, orchards, lakes, grassland, even an 18-hole golf course! Serdang is a self-contained township with varieties of commercial, sports and social facilities, within modern shopping malls, recreational parks and forest reserves. Local convenience stores and food outlets serving varied cuisines are found just outside the campus gates and its vicinity. The nearest and one of the most famous tourist attractions is Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya, with its superbly well-planned landscaping, grand buildings, and the largest man-made lake in Malaysia. Johor Bahru City Square, Danga Bay, Desaru Beach, Tioman Island
By Train

By Train

Kuala Lumpur is serviced by KL Monorail, Rapid KL Light Rail Transit (LRT) as well as the KTM Komuter Train. MyRapid Card One card can be used to ride both the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT lines and the KL Monorail line. MyRapid Card can be bought at any LRT station – RM10.00 (with RM2 card value and RM8 stored value)
By Taxi

By Taxi

Metered taxis and call taxis are easily available. Metered taxis can be hailed at the designated taxi halts. A minimum RM3.00 boarding fee is applicable.
By Bus

By Campus Bus

For only RM15 fee per month, UPM provides an efficient campus bus service that runs every 15 minutes from 7 am – 11 pm daily. These buses ferry students to various destinations within the campus as well as to the surrounding areas, including residential colleges, private apartments/ condominiums, and Serdang’s commercial centre and commuter train station.

The Academia

South City Plaza, 35, Persiaran Serdang Perdana
The Academia

Pricing RM1200 – RM2200 per month

Approximately 15 minutes from UPM by bus, The Academia is located on top of the South City Shopping Complex, where there are several international restaurants and a well-stocked supermarket. UPM Shuttle Bus services are available for UPM students from The Academia straight to the campus. The commuter train station is a 15- minute walk from the campus.

The Heritage Condominium

Jalan SB Dagang, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
The Heritage Condominium

Pricing RM1600 – RM2500 per month

Approximately 15 minutes from ELS-UPM, The Heritage is a luxury condominium complex located at Seri Kembangan, near the Mines Resort City and the South City Plaza. It is a 5-minute walk to the Serdang commuter train station from here.
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