Student Life

Living Expenses

Living expenses depends on the needs and lifestyle of students.  An estimated cost of accommodation, food, books, clothes and other expenses is approximately MYR1,200 to MYR2,700 per month (USD300-USD680) for a student.


When you are at the University, your spending patterns may be different from what it has been previously at your home country. It can be difficult to estimate how much you are likely to spend as a student until you have settled down for a period of time.  As such, it is important to ensure that you have sufficient finance to support both your living expenses and tuition fees throughout the duration of studies.

You may refer to the estimated breakdown for living expenses below for budgeting guide:

On-Campus Accommodation

About MYR220 per month for a twin-sharing room with basic furniture at the TAR UMT Hostel. Electricity and water charges are inclusive.


Off-Campus Accommodation

MYR400 - MYR1600 per month is the range of rental charges for a basic room up to a whole apartment unit. Rentals vary according to the type of accommodation, location and facilities provided in the unit (e.g. air-conditioning, washing machine, fridge, etc.). The various types of accommodation include studio apartment, condominium with recreational facilities, houses, etc. Electricity, water, other utilities and internet bills are usually not included in the rental charges. 


Contact Us

Department of International Student Office (DISO)
Ground Floor, Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh Building, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

Tel : +6(03) 4145 0100/ 4145 0123
(Ext 3108/3655/3654/3308)
Mobile/ Whatsapp : +6(011) 1075 8573 (for messaging only)
E-mail :

Opening Hours:
8.30am to 5.30pm
(Monday - Friday, except for public holidays)

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