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. Officially opened on August 11, 1962, it was later renamed as Tuanku Kurshiah Residential College after the nation’s first Raja Permaisuri Agung, Tuanku Ampuan Kurshiah.

The first administration was headed by its Master, Madam Emily Sandosham, who was assisted by three College Fellows.The college initially consisted of three blocks of residential units -A, B and C - all accommodating female students. However, Block A which was originally intended for single occupancy, was later modified to house two students. In 1969, Block E was erected to receive the first batch of male students.


Residential College Fact Sheet
Residence Open To: Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Number of Tenants: 728 tenants
No. of Blocks: 3 blocks for female students, 1 blocks for male students
Accommodation Rate: Without Food - RM 6.50 per day.
  • Tennis court
  • Sepak Takraw court
  • Volleyball court
  • Mini Market
  • Photocopy centre
  • Prayer room
  • Reading room
  • Multi purpose room
  • Computer room
  • Canteen
  • Kurshiah Hall Wireless connection
  • Food stall
  • Washing machine
Contact Information
Residential College Official Website :
Residential College Official Facebook :
Tel :+603-7956 8821 /603-7967 3417
Email :
Last Update: July 26, 2018