Tuition Fees

Information about tuition fees and any additional associated charges, such as for reassessments or bench fees, can all be found on the tuition fees webpage.

Student Hardship Funds

If you are a high achiever, you may be eligible to apply for the High Achievers scholarship. Further information about this can be found on our Scholarships and Bursaries webpage. You can also find out about external assistance that may be available to you.

Managing your money and budgeting

Managing your money while you're studying at university is not always easy. If you are looking for advice about managing your money, or about a particular financial issue please contact the Student Service Centre.

The cost of living in Malaysia is comparatively lower than living in a Western country. You may refer to the information given in the table below to budget your monthly expenses:

Estimated costs (per month)
Accommodation RM600-1,500, depending on accommodation type, location and facilities.
Food RM800-1,300
Mobile phone RM50-250
Travel RM100-500, depending on mode of transport, frequency and distance. Petrol and toll charges will incur when you possess your own transport.
Social RM100-250, depending on your interests and how much you socialise.

Top tips for saving money

  • Complete a Budget Planner - these can help you map your expenditure and review how best to manage your money. The NUS website has some good advice and a budget planner.
  • Don't shop when you are hungry
  • Try supermarket own brand goods
  • Stick to a shopping list and take advantage of buy 1 get 1 free
  • Have breakfast before leaving in the morning and make sandwiches for lunch
  • Consider a pay as you go mobile rather than an expensive contract
  • Check bank statements to see actual spending and keep receipts
  • Keep credit cards for emergencies only and pay the bill in full each month
  • Keep a spending diary – monitor spending for at least a week and write everything down