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Sunway University

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost US$ 360 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 2%
Institution type Private

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About Sunway University

Sunway University is one of Malaysia's leading and recognised institution of higher learning backed by outstanding academic achievements. The Institution occupies 22 acres of prime land in the towship of Sunway, Petaling Jaya and is fully equipped with academic, residential and sports facilities. The campus is among the largest and most modern of any private institutions in Malaysia.

Sunway University offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide range of subject areas - business, computer technology, creative arts and communication, psychology, hospitality management, culinary arts and tourism. The academic staff members at Sunway University are up to date in their chosen areas of discipline and are actively involved in ongoing research based on their areas of expertise.

Sunway University offers its own degrees in partnership with Lancaster University, a Top 10 UK university. Other international partner institutions working in close collaboration with Sunway University include, Western Michigan University (US) and Le Cordon Bleu International.

Sunway University has over 10,000 students, where 30% of the total student population are international students from over 90 countries. Excellent on-campus accommodation is available to students. 

Campus information

Occupying 22 acres of prime land in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, and fully equipped with academic, hostel and sports facilities. The campus is among the largest and most modern of any private institution in Malaysia. The campus comes complete with wireless access coverage (Wi-Fi) available 24-hour per day throughout the university building that covers classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, library, concourse and open areas that are conducive for student discussions, communications, e-Learning and working on course assignments.

Lecture Theatre and Classrooms
The University has 120 classrooms and 15 lecture theatres. The acoustically-balanced lecture theatres and comfortable classrooms create an effective learning environment, equipped with a range of other electronic teaching devices. Classrooms and lecture halls are fully equipped with updated technological aids like projectors, sound systems, digital interactive boards and instructor PCs with high-speed internet access.

Modern science labs are equipped with tools and materials for various experiments, especially in the fields of Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

Computer Labs
Sunway University has two main computer centres well-equipped with the latest software and hardware tools to facilitate teaching and learning. In addition to this, there are four other specialized computer learning laboratories on campus that include the integrated language lab, performance and media lab, network lab, telecommunications and multimedia labs.

Learning Facilities
Other learning facilities on campus include art and design studios, hospitality and tourism facilities, language laboratories, performance and media facilities, psychology and nursing laboratories.

Sports Facilities
Sunway University is one of the few private institutions to offer complete sporting facilities with various sports tournaments scheduled throughout the year. Sports facilities include Olympic-sized swimming pools, tennis, badminton and basketball courts, full-sized fields for soccer, rugby and cricket as well as clubs and societies ranging from cultural and international, leisure and recreational to religious interest groups.

The ISO 9001:2008 certified Tun Hussein Onn Library is one of the largest libraries in a Malaysian private institution of higher learning. The library has huge volumes of books, e-journals, online databases, audio visuals and other collections to support the teaching and research efforts of the academic community at Sunway University.

The University is located in a the Sunway Resort City, which is a 25-minute leisure drive from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, and is a 35-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The campus is well-connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpur.

It is easy to walk around Sunway but one may need to take a bus, taxi or use the Light Rail Transit (LRT) System to areas such as Kuala Lumpur or other parts of Petaling Jaya. The Sunway Pyramid Mall and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park are connected to Sunway campus by a Canopy Walk that enables pedestrians to reach these two amenities in 7 minutes. Public bus services and taxis are available.

Sunway Resort City itself is quite a well developed township with a hospital, a shopping mall, a theme park, hotels and educational institutions surrounding the township. It is a concentrated township that portrays the ideal city lifestyle, with the advantages of good infrastructure and a wide range of amenities and conveniences.


Most international students reside in the on-campus hostel facilities. The accommodation units are fully furnished. Rental in the hostels include water, electricity and internet connections. There are many types of accommodation suited for a variety of budgets that are located close to the campus such as Casa Subang, Palmville, among others. Room rentals start from RM180 (USD$60) a month, while entire two or three bedroom apartments can be rented for RM2,000 (USD$650) onwards.

Sunway Monash Residence
This residence is located within the campus grounds, and features a 24-storey student apartment with a total of 2,114 bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with beds, study tables and chairs, wardrobes and internet ports.

  • Single - RM3150 (per 3 months)
  • Single (ensuite) - RM4500 (per 3 months)

Student facilities:

  • Half Olympic-sized swimming pool (without life guard)
  • Gymnasium
  • 3 badminton courts in MPH (free for residents)
  • Half basketball court
  • BBQ pit at pool side
  • Par court for exercise
  • Cafeteria
  • ATM Machine

Sun-U Residences
With a capacity of close to 2000 students, each of the 236 condo units has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with wash area plus a living and pantry area. The units are also furnished with air-conditioning, single beds, mattresses, study tables and chairs, wardrobes, hot shower heaters,  a refrigerator, drinking water dispenser (hot and room temperature) and internet ports.

  • Twin-sharing - RM2190 (per 3 months)
  • Single - RM2940 (per 3 months)

General facilities:

  • Air-conditioned study room with internet facilities
  • Launderette
  • Convenience store
  • Cafeteria
  • Surau (prayer room for Muslims)
  • Badminton courts
  • Par course and BBQ pit

Sun -U Apartments
A 10-minute walk away from the campus are 151 units of a 5-storey walk-up apartment. With a capacity of over 1,108 students, all apartment units have shower heaters plus living and pantry areas with refrigerators. The rooms are equipped with beds, study tables and chairs, wardrobes and internet ports. 

  • Four-sharing (near door) - RM990 (per 3 months)
  • Four-sharing (near window) - RM1170 (per 3 months)
  • Twin-sharing - RM1500 (per 3 months)

General facilities:

  • 2 air-conditioned study rooms with internet facilities
  • Air-conditioned visitor’s lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Launderette
  • Convenience store
  • Drink vending machine (hot)
  • I-kiosk (phone reload card, photo printing facilities etc)
  • Cafeteria
  • Surau (prayer room for Muslims)
  • Badminton courts and squash courts
  • 24 hours security
  • BBQ pit 

The average living (food and accommodation) costs per month for a student is around RM 1,300. Other costs depend on preferred lifestyle and habits where students may need to add (or minus) RM 100-200 per month as the case may be. An average estimate of costs is as follows:

  • Accommodation (Sunway hostels): RM 330 – 1500 per month
  • Food (3 basic meals): RM 600 per month
  • Books & stationery: RM 200 – 500 per course or semester
  • Entertainment allowances: RM 100 – 200 per month

Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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