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. Local Undergraduate students are charged with a nominal amount of RM 6.50 to RM 20.00 a day. Residential fees for Postgraduate and International students are slightly higher depending on the room chosen and may be charged between RM 15.00 to RM 70.00 per day.
For public applicants, staying at our Residential College for couple days will cost you RM15.00 per night at starting rate . It is good to know that your accommodation will be provided pillow, bed sheet and basic room equipment. You may contact Student Placement & Rental Matters, Accommodation Section at 03 - 7967 3420 for further information.
All of these residential colleges provide both lodgings and cafeteria to its residents. University of Malaya also provides lodgings for postgraduates students and public applicants. However, their placement in these colleges depends on availability and vacancy.