ELS Language Centres, UPM

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About The Centre

ELS UPM is located within the north campus of Universiti Putra Malaysia in a township called Serdang, approximately 22 km south of Kuala Lumpur. The 3,000-acre UPM campus has a uniquely conducive and calming environment for the pursuit of knowledge, with a lush sprawling panorama of tree-lined avenues, orchards, lakes and grassland.
ELS UPM is the first on-campus ELS centre in Malaysia. The ELS Certificate of Completion is recognised by UPM as an alternative to IELTS and TOEFL, and is accepted as proof of English language proficiency for admission. ELS is honoured to be a partner of this prestigious institution.


24 Hours Security
Student Lounge
Language Technology Centre
University Counselling Centre
Post Office
Shuttle Service
Sports And Recreational Centre


Welcome, and thank you for checking out ELS Language Centres, UPM! For many new international students here, ELS UPM marks the start of their higher education journey in Malaysia.

We provide a direct pathway to UPM undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through our award-winning and internationally-accredited Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP). Since 2013, UPM students have fulfilled their English language requirements by completing the CIEP – no IELTS or TOEFL exam required.

Aside from providing quality English language training, ELS UPM is also uniquely situated to support students who are adjusting to the university environment and living away from home. While improving your English, you can enjoy easy access to the lush greenery and all the university facilities on UPM’s renowned Green Campus.

To prospective students, I wish you all the best in your application to UPM. If you have already received your UPM offer letter – congratulations! I look forward to seeing you at ELS UPM soon.

Farahani Zakaria
Academic Director


Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP)

For university-bound students

IELTS/TOEFL Test Preparation

For IELTS/ TOEFL test takers

Workplace English Programme (WEP)

For working adults

Company Training

Customised corporate group training

TESOL Certification

For individuals seeking training to be an ESL teacher


UPM Stadium
Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve
The Mines Shopping Mall
The Mines Resort and Golf Club
Equestrian Park


The Academia

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.

South City Plaza, 35, Persiaran Serdang Perdana
Pricing RM1200 – RM2200 per month

The Heritage Condominium

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.

Jalan SB Dagang, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Pricing RM1600 – RM2500 per month
Please click here for latest accommodation details.


By Train

Lines available: LRT, KTM, MRT and KL Monorail. Trains operate daily from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm. The nearest train stations to ELS UPM are:

  • KTM Serdang (20-minute drive from UPM)
  • Interchange to MRT: KTM Kajang (1 station from KTM Serdang)
  • Interchange to LRT: KTM Bandar Tasik Selatan (1 station from KTM Serdang)

By Taxi

Metered taxis can be hailed at designated taxi stands. A minimum fare of RM3 will be charged upon boarding. You may also download the Grab mobile application to book taxi and car rides.

By Bus

Students can make use of the UPM Buses to travel within the university grounds and to selected residential areas around the university. Buses are available daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Outside of UPM, SMART buses, MRT buses and RapidKL buses can be boarded at designated bus stops. Buses operate daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm (and until midnight on Sundays).

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