The center of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science was established in June 2005 by offering Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science Program. This Program is equivalent to matriculation and other science foundation studies in Malaysia. The duration of this program was for one and half year (3 semester) at the beginning of its establishment and the former students are eligible to further their studies in agri-bio based program at UPM.
However, in 2011 the duration for this program has been approved for one year (3 semesters) and all former students are eligible to further their studies in all programs offered by UPM including Medical Doctors.
The management of the Center of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science has always given priority to the survival and marketability of former students of foundation studies for Agricultural Science.
Regardless undergraduates or postgraduate (Master or PhD) studies, alumni of ASPer are always committed and concerned with the programs and activities conducted by Center of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science.
The friendship and family spirit that is built in a year during their studies at the Center of Foundation studies for Agricultural Science is simply precious. This is what strengthens the bond and network of cooperation between the Center of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science and the Alumni.
Since 2005 to 2017, the number of alumni of the Foundation Studies for Agricultural Sciene has reached 4894 people.
All Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science UPM students will enjoy the same college life as others student in campus such as undegraduate and postgraduate.
All ASPer students are also subject to university law and regulations under Universities Colleges Act 1971. All registred students of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science must cmply with all rules issued by UPM from time to time.
Students are also free to used all facilities provided by the university such as the library, Student Health Center, Recriation Space and Wi-Fi Facilities.
However ASPer students are not directly involved with any university credited co-curricular activities. They are given the flexibility to carry out various activities under the Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science Student Associate which is elected annually.
Through this association, students will have the opportunity to manage various activities such as academid, community and entrepreneurship.
Center of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science has various categories of well trained staff including lectures, administrators, executive officers, and other supporting staff.
Various activities and tasks can be executed by the PASP staff group at universities and national levels. They are always dedicated and cooperate in performing any task from time to time to implement the concept of "With Knowlwdge We Serve"