UOW Malaysia student accommodation for Penang, Georgetown campus

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College offers student accommodation in several apartments scattered around the vicinity of the college. All these apartments are fully furnished and located within walking distance from the college. Types of room available are based on single, twin-sharing, triple-sharing or quadruple-sharing.

The Student Service Department (SSD) compiles a list of private houses/rooms in the surrounding areas, which are available for rent to students. Students have a number of choices from which to choose, ranging from non-furnished to fully furnished rooms, family houses, bachelor houses and condominium units. The monthly rental charged depends on the type of room chosen (single occupancy, twin-sharing, triple-sharing or quadruple-sharing) and how well-furnished the room is. The SSD will assist students in search of suitable accommodation. However, please note that there is no guarantee that students will be able to secure a private room/house that matches their expectations and requirements within a day as it is subject to availability.

Applicants can obtain the Student Accommodation Brochure and Accommodation Application Form from the SSD. For further inquiries and clarification, please feel free to contact the Housing Office Executive at (604) 238 6368 ext. 6231/6230 ; Fax to (604) 228 0054 or E-mail to  [email protected]


Students are not guaranteed a placement until and unless being notified by Housing Office Executive.

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Hostels

As a premier higher education centre, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is complete with accommodation facilities ranging from hostel apartments to hostel residences for both local and international students.


  • Hostel building and security booth
  • Laundry Room
  • Study Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Common Area
  • Kitchen

The hostels are all fully furnished, well-maintained and comfortably equipped with basic amenities. Residents are responsible for the cleanliness of the premises. However, professional cleaners are engaged for thorough weekly cleaning. 24-hour security services are provided to ensure residents’ safety. Facilities available are central kitchen, dining hall, laundry room with washing machines, a common TV room, study rooms, vending machine, refrigerator, microwave and etc.


Types of Rooms:

  • Single
  • Double
  • Triple
  • Quad

Students are advised to bring their own:

  • Toiletries
  • Floor mat
  • Washing detergents
  • Bedding materials
  • Cutleries eg. fork, spoon, plate, cup, etc.
  • Dried food like instant noodles, biscuits, snacks and pre-packed beverages

The above items are also sold at nearby shopping complexes. Residents staying in the same house may make their own arrangement to share cooking utensils, TV or Radio sets.

All students residing in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College hostels are required to make up their beds at all times and keep the cleanliness of your own room.

New Application:

  1. Check the room availability with SSD personnel, fill in the Accommodation Application Form and submit it to the SSD at least four weeks prior to the start of the semester;
  2. Upon confirmation of availability, a RM 100 booking fee* is to be paid;
    * The booking fee will be used to offset the rental payment for the term when you check-in.
    * Booking fee is NOT refundable if you terminate the booking.
  3. Contact SSD personnel three weeks before the beginning of the semester to confirm your acceptance of accommodation.
  4. Fix a date with the SSD to collect your keys and move into your room

Before collecting your keys; you are required to:

  • Sign the “Disclaimer of Liability” and “check-in & out checklist forms”.
  • Pay the housing deposit of RM 180 for non air conditioned/ RM 580 for air-conditioned room.
  • Pay the rental for the term.

Please note:

  • Students are not guaranteed a place until and unless informed by SSD personnel.
  • Students may specify room preference, however the allocations of rooms will subject to availability.


Renewal of Tenancy

  1. Residents who wish to continue their stay at the hostel for the following term are required to renew their tenancy one month before the end of the current term, so that they can be given priority before the next intake. Forms can be obtained from the SSD.
  2. The housing deposit of RM180/ RM580 will then be carried forward to the following term.
  3. A reservation fee equivalent to one month rental needs to be paid.
  4. A late payment fee of RM 10 per day will be imposed on all unpaid housing fees after the first 7 days after issue of invoice.


Termination of Tenancy

  1. The room rental for the term is NOT refundable if you wish to terminate the tenancy before the term ends.
  2. A one-month notice must be given when a resident does not wish to continue staying in the accommodation assigned.
  3. Students are required to fill in the hostel deposit refund form when requesting for the return of housing deposit.
  4. The refund will only be processed when students return the house keys to the SSD.


Deposits and Refunds

  1. Room rental and booking fee** is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  2. The housing deposit of RM 180 / RM 580 and key card deposit of RM100 will only be refunded upon the termination of the resident’s tenancy. All fines due to loss, damages, misconduct or breaking of hostels rules must be paid prior to the final examinations, Residents failing to settle the fines by then may be barred from sitting for their final examinations.
  3. Students who have paid the booking fee are required to check in within the first seven days of the semester, otherwise accommodation reserved will be offered to other students.
  4. The refund process will take about 14-28 days.

**Booking fee of RM100 will only be refunded if UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is unable to provide any accommodation for the students in any of the hostels.

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