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Sunway University

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 1,500 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 20%
Institution type Private

About Sunway University

Sunway University was opened in 1987 as Sunway College. It was further upgraded to a university by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education in 2011. It is now a leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia. It has the largest (22 acres) and most modern campus of any private institutions in Malaysia. 

Sunway University offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered in English with a wide range of subjects. Sunway University offers its own degrees in partnership with Lancaster University, Western Michigan University (US) and Le Cordon Bleu International.

Campus information

The campus has 22 acres of facilities for students. The university building has open areas for discussions, communications, e-Learning and working on assignments. 

In addition:

  • Lecture Theatre and Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Computer labs
  • Learning facilities
  • Sports facilities
  • Library


The accommodation units are fully furnished. Rental in the hostel include water, electricity and WiFi/internet connections. There are three on-campus hostel facilities which are fully furnished. 

Monash Residence:

  • Over 2,000 rooms available.
  • 3 types of rooms available:
    • Twin rooms (share room) = RM2340 per 3 months
    • Single rooms (own room, share the unit) = RM3450 per 3 months
    • Single Ensuite rooms (own unit) = RM4950 per 3 months
  • 10 minute walk to Sunway University.


  • 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 Residence

  • Space for 2000 students.
  • 3 types of rooms available:
    • Twin rooms = RM2190 per 3 months
    • Single rooms = RM2940 per 3 months
    • Single Ensuite rooms
  • 3 minute walk to Sunway University.


  • 24-hour security
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Basketball court
  • Car park
  • Prayer room (Surau)
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free shuttle bus service
  • Student lounge

Sun-U Apartment

  • This apartment has a capacity of 1,108 students in 151 units.
  • 2 types of rooms available:
    • Twin-sharing room = RM1500 per 3 months
    • Four-sharing room = RM1170 per 3 months
  • 10 minutes walk away from the campus.


  • 2 air-conditioned study rooms with internet facilities
  • Visitor’s lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Launderette
  • Cafeteria
  • Surau (prayer room for Muslims)
  • Badminton courts and squash courts
  • 24 hours security 



Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 2


Reviews 22

My son returned after a 3 week break to Sunway. Before he left they reviewed his paperwork to make sure everything was ‘in place’ for the following semester. They assured him everything was fine. Well, two days before returning for the new semester, they sent him an email stating his passport ne... Read more
How is the academic life at this university/college? Sunway's interactive education allow us to learn in a fun way for us to understand the subject better. What are the students like? I think most of them are friendly and serious toward their work, which makes group assignments less headache... Read more

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