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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed to give the candidates a strong background in fundamental science by coursework and in-depth study of a specific research problem. A candidate for the degree of Master of Science  shall pursue a course of research under the direct supervision of academic staff in the Faculty. Must present a thesis on a topic related to his field of study which shall embody the results of original research and must give evidence of a high level of scholarship.

                    ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR PhD 

Admission Requirements

A master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the UPM Senate;

Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia;


A bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with first-class or its equivalent;
  2. Undergo internal assessment by Faculty/School/Institute; AND
  3. Any other requirement of the Faculty/School/ Institute.


Note :

  1. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty/School/Institute.
  2. Research Methodology is compulsory to all postgraduate student.
  3. Course to be taken is determined by the advisor/supervisor.


How to apply

Fields of Study

Study Cost

English Requirement

For further information, please refer to School of Graduate Studies, UPM website

Updated:: 21/02/2022


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