Residential College

This unit is responsible for the planning, streamlining and implementation of policies pertaining to accommodation as agreed by the University with the cooperation of respective residential colleges. The unit is administered by an Assistant Registrar and a support staff.

Moving away from home to study at a university is an exciting time in a student's life. There are new friends to be made, new places to discover and the chance to develop many new interests. Living in the university residential halls is great fun and ideal opportunity to make friends. University of Malaya boasts 13 residential colleges that can accommodate up to 12,000 students. This amount represents about 65% of all the students pursuing their first degrees.

Each residential hall is administered by a principal and assisted by several fellows. The Residential Halls do not only provide students with accommodation but also facilities such as game courts, reading rooms, grocery shops, cyber cafes and computer labs. Most halls provide meals while the others have cafeteria facilities. Students in meal-provided halls are charged with a nominal amount of RM 8.00 to RM 12.00 a day, while the others pay between RM 4.50 to RM 6.50 a day. Residential fees for international students are slightly higher depending on the halls chosen.

Ten of these residential colleges provide both lodgings and food to its residents while three other colleges, namely the 10th Residency College (Tun Ahmad Zaidi College), the 12th (Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College) and the Section 17 College, provide only lodgings for the students. University of Malaya also provides lodgings for postgraduates students. However, their placement in these colleges depends on availability.

First Residential College

First Residential College (Tunku Abdul Rahman Residential College) is the oldest residential college in University of Malaya.

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Second Residential College

When the University of Malaya campus was moved from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in year 1958, a new hostel had been constructed and that hostel was called the Second Residential College, or Second RC.

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Third Residential College

Third Residential College (Tuanku Kurshiah Residential College) is one of the oldest hostels in the University Malaya and accommodates both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Fourth Residential College

Fourth College Residential College or Bestari Residential College was established in August 1963. Bestari Residential College is the fourth residential college inside the University of Malaya main campus.

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Fifth Residential College

Daya Sari Residential College is the fifth college built in University of Malaya to accommodate students. The Fifth College was officially opened by Prof. Francis Morsingh in June 1966.

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Sixth Residential College

After Malaysia achieved independence in 1957, the goal to set up a modern medical centre emerged. In 1963 the building of the Medical Faculty and the University Hospital commenced 

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Seventh Residential College

The Seventh Residential College, also known as Za'ba Residential College was officially open by Datuk Dr. S. M. A. Alhady on 1975. It is named after Malaysia's great nationalist Zainal Abidin Bin Ahmad.

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Eighth Residential College

Much like the mountain it is named after, Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia, the Kinabalu Residential College stands proudly in University of Malaya.

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Ninth Residential College

Like the mythical phoenix rising from its ashes, plans for the Ninth Residential College were formed after the Modular Residential College caught fire in 1990. The college started construction on 2nd of January 1994 and was completed in April 1995.

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Tenth Residential College

The Tenth Residential College, also known as Tun Ahmad Zaidi Residential College is one of the residential colleges for undergraduates located inside the University of Malaya. 

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Eleventh Residential College

When constructed in 1997, the Eleventh Residential College was built to accommodate students who enrolled in the Centre For Foundation Studies in Science pre-university programme

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Twelfth Residential College

The newest and biggest residential college built in the University of Malaya, the Twelfth Residential College was completed in 2002, and is a collection of five interconnected buildings, Block A, Block B, the Cafeteria, Block C and Block D.

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University of Malaya International House (IH)

University of Malaya off-campus accommodation strategically located 2 kilometers away from the main campus. It has 4 blocks with 90 units of two-bedroom apartment for long term (minimum of 1 year) and short term (less than three months) rental.

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Last Update: April 03, 2017