What will I learn?

About Faculty

Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) was established from the merger of the Institute of Bio composites and the Rain Forest Academy, following the Research University status awarded to UPM in January 2007. INTROP consists of three laboratories, Laboratory of Sustainable Bio resource Management (BIOREM), Laboratory of Bio composites Technology (BIOCOMPOSITE), and Laboratory of Biopolymers and Derivatives (BADs).

This field is a subject of managing sustainable ecosystem processes of natural and planted forests. The essential elements are related to ecosystem issues such as forest carbon sequestrations, sustainable productions of bio-resources, forest bio-diversities and stand dynamics, the roles of indigenous plants in urban landscapes, ecotourism services and resources, bio resource valuations, economics of bio based products, and economics of sustainable businesses and corporate activities. These are to ensure that the use of natural resources is balanced with people's quality of Life.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products

Study options

Full Time (2 - 5 years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200
Start date

Expected February, September 2021


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess: a Master Degree (with coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or a Master Degree with thesis in a relevant field, or an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 (such an applicant may apply direct admission even without a Master Degree). Admission into the programme is subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Students must have a

Master's degree with thesis in related fields; or

Master's degree with no thesis with CGPA of at least 3.5 and getting B + for project paper.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)