Accommodation during your studies in Kuala Lumpur

Most international students from Western countries live in apartments rented from the private market and located off campus.

In the Asian business culture, it’s common to do business face-to-face and arranging accommodation in advance by email or phone may be difficult. This is nothing to worry about, though, because taking care of housing arrangements once you are at the destination is straightforward. This is also when the details of the rental agreement and the final price are agreed upon.

Universiti Putra Malaysia is located near Serdang’s KTM station and we recommend students to either live in Serdang area or in the southern parts of Kuala Lumpur, to avoid a longer commute to the university.

A good idea is to search for a condo near a KTM station that is on the KTM line “Rawang-Seremban”. Mid Valley is located on that line and the area has a lot of nice apartments. You can live e.g. at Tasam Desaminium Apartment that is located 15 minutes from the university campus. The rent is RM 500-650 a month. A bus drives to the campus every half an hour.

The Academia Apartment and The Mines. The Academia Apartment is located at South City Plaza. These quality student apartments are located near a Serdang KTM station and have a direct bus connection to the campus. The surrounding housing areas include Balakong, Taman University Indah, Taman Sri Serdang, Bukit Serdang, Seri Kembangan, Serdang Jaya and Serdang Baru.

Short-term accommodation

It’s recommended to stay at a hostel or a hotel for a few days after arriving in Malaysia and to compare different housing options. This also allows you to meet the fellow students and find roommates. A good alternative for the first days is The Explorers Guest House in Chinatown or Dream Home & Castle in the Sky Hostel, which has an infinity pool on the roof. Book your temporary accommodation on Agoda’s website easily and affordably.


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