Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), formely known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, began its operation in Sarawak with a campus set up in Semenggok, Kuching. The campus was moved to Bintulu in 1987 on a site of about 800 hectares along Jalan Nyabau. This large area provide an ample avenue for the university to provide educational and research facilities for its students. 

The campus in Bintulu has a total of 60 buildings covering the campus hostels, an administrative building, eating hall, laboratories, a library and lectures buildings. The full-pledged university could accommodate between 4,000 to 5,000 students at one time. Yearly intake is in November and May each year.

For more information, please contact :

Universiti Putra Malaysia
Kampus Bintulu,
Jalan Nyabau,
97008 Bintulu
Tel: (60)86 - 855200



A Technical School of the Education Department is found on a 20-hectare site, about 15 kilometres from the Bintulu Town and near to the industrial projects at Tanjung Kidurong. 

Built at a cost of RM15 million and completed in 1982, the school has at present 527 students pursuing various courses at the school. The school has a maximum capacity of 900 students and an annual intake of 280 students. 

The various courses offered are as follows:-

  • Automotive
  • Building Construction 
  • Commerce 
  • Electrical Installation & Maintenance 
  • Fashion & Design 
  • Stenography 
  • Welding & Electronic
  •   Mechanical 
  • Catering 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanical 
  • Domestic Industrial Electrician 

The school has five objectives, namely:- 

  • To produce disciplined, responsible and skilled students in order to fulfill the demand of job market 
  • To provide a systematic and effective training programme 
  • To enhance the employment prospects of school leavers and unemployed youths by providing vocational training in basic industrial skills, at job entry level 
  • To improve the results of the students by the year 2020 
  • To improve the sports and co-curriculum performance by the year 2020 


    In line with Bintulu's status as a fast growing industrial town, primary and secondary education have also been given priority in the Bintulu Development Authority Designated Area.  There are at present, more than 8 secondary schools and more than 50 primary schools in Bintulu Division. 

    Among the secondary schools, the Bintulu Government secondary School (SMK Bintulu) is the oldest and largest and caters for students from form one to form six. It is also one of the best in Sarawak in terms of performance in public examinations. 

    Residents in Bintulu find no problem in seeking both primary and secondary education for their children because of adequate facilities to meet their requirements, including religious education. There are also plans to build more primary and secondary school to meet future demand.  There are also plans to build an international school in Bintulu. Due to low demand, the plan had been put on hold. Meanwhile, children of expatriate staff are enrolled in English and Dutch classes conducted by the staff of the Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd.