Top 5 Places to Stay for University Students in KL & PJ

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New to the city? If you’re wondering where is the best places to stay for university students, in KL and PJ then we have the answers for you. Keep on reading for some of the most popular and convenient areas to live in during your studies in Selangor or Kuala Lumpur. It can be a challenge to look for suitable accommodations, but sharing rent for an apartment will ease the financial burden of university or college students.


A city that has nearly everything. The universities located within the area include Taylor’s University, Taylor’s College, INTI University, Monash University, Sunway University, SEGi College and ALFA International College. Staying in Subang Jaya is similar to living within a treasure trove. Convenience, food and entertainment are right at your fingertips as everything you need is located just a few minutes away.

Students get to also enjoy some delicious food that is found only in Subang Jaya. With SS15 pioneering the bubble tea wave, students can satisfy their craving for bubble tea almost everywhere in Subang Jaya.


This developed township has two universities in its vicinity, namely, Sunway University and Monash University. Located within Sunway City are Sunway Medical CentreSunway Pyramid, Sunway University and Sunway Lagoon.

The best part about living here is the convenient public transport and connectivity in Sunway City. With various walkways and the BRT line, students can get themselves anywhere with their own two feet.

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Image credit: Sunway City


For USCI University students, Taman Connaught is a strategic and great location to rent a room. Students going to classes will take less than 10 minutes without traffic. Taman Connaught also has the MRT station that can connect you to 1Utama Shopping Centre and even the rest of Kuala Lumpur by interchanging to the LRT.

Not only that, but the public can travel to Ikea Cheras and MyTown Shopping Mall by taking the MRT from Taman Connaught station to Cochrane station. For foodies, Taman Connaught is home to the longest night market in Kuala Lumpur. The Taman Connaught Night Market stretches over 2 kilometres every Wednesday night. Discover plenty of cheap eats and tasty treats at the night market.


Universiti Malaya is located right next to Bangsar South. Students that live in Bangsar South can opt to take the Kelana Jaya line LRT (Kerinchi station to KL Gateway station) or walk across streets to get to their university. Students living in the area may also find themselves staying on after their graduation. This is because of the convenience of being located nearby many companies whose offices are located in Bangsar South.

Moreover, there’s plenty of food options around the area and students can also head to Bangsar for the cafés, food and nightlife.


The universities and colleges in Petaling Jaya include Lincoln University College, First City University College and SEGi University, Kota Damansara. Students staying in Petaling Jaya will enjoy the cosiness of the suburbs with easy access to the city.

There are plenty of feeder buses that can take you to the LRT stations nearby. If you want to just shop in the vicinity, there are many shopping centres in the area such as 1Utama Shopping Centre, Paradigm Mall, Atria Shopping Gallery and Starling Mall. Students will love staying in the city.

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