When you first arrive

We understand that securing a place to live in Malaysia remains one of the most important things to do for you before you leave your home country. We offer options to live on or off-campus, however, you may want to consider staying on-campus at the Sunway Monash Residence (SMR) for convenience together with other study abroad and exchange students.

Living on – campus at the Sunway Monash Residence

The on-campus accommodation information provided on this page applies to exchange and study abroad students only. Further information and application procedures for on-campus accommodation will be provided in your offer letter.

The SMR accommodation comprises single rooms with shared bath. A copy of the Rules and Regulations will be sent to the SMR residents to ensure the protection of the students’ safety and wellbeing.

For your planning purposes, you may refer to our Key Dates page. The complete SMR address is:

Sunway Monash Residence,
Persiaran Tasik Barat,
Sunway South Quay,
47500 Bandar Sunway,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Postal mail for residents should also be directed to the above address but must include your Full Name, Unit and Room number. You will only be allocated a Unit and Room number upon arrival at SMR.

How much does it cost?

Rental Rates for 2019 (Sunway Monash Residence only)

Type of Accommodation (Tower A)


Processing Fee**

Rental (for 5 months)

Single room




All rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).

* Deposit is refundable (subject to terms and conditions).

** Processing Fee is non-refundable.

*** Intercampus exchange students from Monash campuses who are eligible for the Travel Scholarship Option B will only need to pay for the deposit and processing fee.

How to apply?

All on-campus accommodation applications must come through the Monash Abroad office with the form attached in your offer package. If you have chosen to stay at the SMR and have applied through the Monash Abroad office, your accommodation will be arranged in advance prior to your arrival.

This will be subject to the availability of rooms at the on-campus accommodation. A confirmation of your place at the on-campus accommodation will be sent to you at a later date.

Living off – campus

If you would like to live off-campus, you must arrange your accommodation before you leave your home country. We recommend that you do not sign an agreement or pay any money to the landlord without viewing and confirming your accommodation in person.

Information for off-campus accommodation options is available for you to research in advance before you arrive. It is advisable to narrow down your search to the Bandar Sunway area which is located in the State of Selangor for ease of commuting to campus.

To easily commute to campus, we recommend choosing accommodation along the Bus Rapid Transport Sunway Line (BRT). This service stops at seven locations, including Monash University, Sunway Medical Centre and Sunway Lagoon. It also serves Setia – Jaya train station. This allows for easier access to central Kuala Lumpur. The BRT operates from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. all year.

Please refer to for further information.