Accommodation in UTM Johor Bahru

UTM provides on-campus accommodation for more than 12,000 students in its 10 residential colleges and 301 family housing units for students who bring along their spouse and children. There are two types of housing available for the students. One of which is the apartment type (a-two-room and a-three-room apartment) and the other is the town house with two rooms. Each housing unit furnished with basic facilities such as furniture and refrigerator for the students’ convenience. All residential colleges are equipped with cafeteria, multipurpose hall, minimarts, laundry services, sport facilities, guest rooms and leisure rooms. The rental rates for UTM hostels vary from MYR300.00 to MYR600.00 per month while the housing rental rates vary from MYR480.00 to MYR1,100.00 per month.

UTM Johor Bahru on-campus accommodation

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• Kolej Tun Fatimah
• Kolej Tun Dr. Ismail
• Kolej Tun Hussein Onn
• Kolej Datin Seri Endon
• Kolej Perdana
• Scholar’s Inn

• Kolej Tun Razak
• Kolej Rahman Putra
• Kolej Tuanku Canselor
• Kolej Dato Onn Jaafar
• Kolej 9 & 10
• K Hotel Sdn. Bhd.

UTM Johor Bahru off-campus accommodation

• Melana Apartment
• Sky Garden
• Cinta Ayu All Suites
• KSL D’Inspire Residence
• D’Summit Residences

• Melawis Apartment
• The Garden Residences
• Sky Loft Premium Suites
• Rose Cottage Hotel
• KSL D Secret Garden

On – Campus Accommodation

UTM Kuala Lumpur on-campus accommodation

• Kolej Kediaman Siswajaya

• Scholars Inn

• Residensi UTM KL

• The Royal Widad

UTM Kuala Lumpur off-campus accommodation

• Gurney Height Condominium

• Setia Sky

Facilities in UTM

Rates and Cost of Living

Accommodation Name Room TypeMonthly Rate
SCHOLAR'S INNSingle (Air-Cond)MYR 1,710.00
Single (Fan)MYR 1,470.00
K HOTEL SDN BHD1 Single BedMYR 650.00
2 Single BedMYR 460.00
3 Single BedMYR 395.00
FAMILY HOUSINGApartment (2 rooms)MYR 480.00
Apartment (2+1 rooms)MYR 550.00
Apartment (2+1 deluxe)MYR 770.00
Apartment (2+1 suite)MYR 1,100.00
HOSTELDoubleMYR 360.00
Double (Executive)MYR 750.00
SingleMYR 450.00
Single (Executive)MYR 1,200.00
Single with bathroomMYR 600.00

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Malaysia is lower than most developing countries. The overall expenses of living in campus for a single student are estimated between MYR1,000.00-MYR1,500.00 per person per month (USD241-USD362). This includes room, books, food, personal expenditure and travel within Johor Bahru. Cost will be vary depending on personal requirement and lifestyle.

DescriptionBasic LivingLuxury Living
MealMYR 450.00MYR 650.00
TransportMYR 150.00MYR 200.00
Telephone & Internet BillsMYR 100.00MYR 150.00
Other Personal Expences
(Toiletries, Entertaiment, etc)
MYR 300.00MYR 500.00
Approximate Monthly CostMYR 1,000.00MYR 1,500.00

Note :

1. All fees must be paid in Malaysia Ringgit (MYR)

2. The fees are subject to change. UTM reserves the right to revise the fees mentioned that are deemed necessary.

For further information, visit  RESIDENCE UNIT (JOHOR CAMPUS) or


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