5 student rentals near UCSI University


Here is a quick look at some of the student rental options within the area


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The mushrooming of private universities in Kuala Lumpur has also been a boon for property investors. Many owners of houses and apartments within the vicinity of educational institutions rent out to students for healthy returns on their investments.

Other than having various options for accommodation, students at these universities also enjoy the comfort, ease, and convenience offered at these thriving residential developments. Facilities and amenities such as shopping malls, banks, hospitals, recreational parks, entertainment centres, and highways usually surround these areas to cater to the student population.

An example is the UCSI University at Taman Connaught in Cheras, a growing township in Kuala Lumpur. Its campus is located on a 20-acre land with convenient access to many facilities. It is Malaysia’s best private university in the 2019 QS World University Rankings at #481 and was the only private university in Malaysia to make the top 500.

Below are the 5 student rentals near UCSI University. Let’s check them out!

1. Puncak Banyan

Puncak Banyan Condominium is located within the proximity of UCSI University.  It is situated at Taman Connaught, Cheras and it is 1.1 km away from the campus. The condominium comprises units with built-up ranging from 800 sf to 820 sf.  Also, the units come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The facilities include a swimming pool, a parking space, 24-hour security and a wading pool.

Median Rental Price: RM1,300/ month

Built-up Size: 800-820 sf

Amenities: One of the many advantages of Puncak Banyan that should serve students well is its proximity to the Taman Connaught central business district (CBD). This is an important attraction for many students who don’t have to go far to do their shopping, eating or banking, among others.  For example, this condominium is within an arm’s reach of

  • the Giant hypermarket
  • McDonald’s
  • 7-Eleven
  • petrol stations
  • restaurants
  • major banks
  • and healthcare facilities

Not just that, Taman Connaught is also famous for its Wednesday night market! There’s a wide range of not only scrumptious food choices but also household supplies. It is located 2 km away from Puncak Banyan and definitely, a must visit!

Getting around: The nearest train station from Puncak Banyan is Taman Connaught MRT station. It is about a 4km drive away from the condominium. On top of that, it is just a few minutes’ drives to the transportation hub, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Bandar Tasik Selatan. It connects

  • the KTM Komuter
  • RapidKL
  • Star LRT
  • KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL) to KL city centre and other parts of Klang Valley.

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Besides, it also offers southbound express bus services.  It is also accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) and East-West Link Highway.

2. Angkasa Condominium

This is another condominium in Taman Connaught by Connaught Heights Sdn Bhd. It is a project by the same developer of Puncak Banyan. It is situated at the heart of Taman Connaught. This condominium has 600 units and is a favourite of UCSI University students who make up a significant majority of tenants.  Besides that, it is only 350 away from UCSI University or a 6-minute walk. The units come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  Also, it has facilities that suit the youth like tennis court, badminton court, basketball court, cafeteria, and a gymnasium.

Median Rental Price: RM1,665/ month

Built-up Size: 920 sf

Amenities: Facilities like convenient stores are abundant with the condominium’s proximity.  Hypermarket like Giant, eateries, and banks are also within a hop, skip and jump from the condominium.

Getting around: Accessibility is convenient at Angkasa Condominium. It has easy access to Cheras – Kajang Highway and MRR2. The nearby train station is Taman Connaught MRT Station. It’s 4 km or a 7-minute drive away from the condominium. Furthermore, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) is about 9 km away and it connects to major train lines.

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3. Manda’rina Court

This is high-rise apartment is located within Bukit Mandarin in Cheras. It is adjacent to Taman Orkid and Taman Len Sen. This 15-storey property comprises of 291 units. It also has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Not just that, it is situated within the proximity of UCSI University which is only 2.7 km away.

Median Rental Price: RM1,000/ month

Built-up Size: 780 sf

Amenities: Its proximity to established residential areas such as Taman Len Sen and Taman Connaught – which is 10 minutes’ drive away – should provide students with an array of amenities such as shops, banks, clinics, and restaurants. The property is a short distance away from Giant Hypermarket, Leisure Mall and Cheras Sentral Mall.

Getting around: The closest train station is Taman Mutiara MRT. It is about 3 km away from Manda’rina Court. The MRT Feeder Bus services are also available at the station. You can take:

  • T408: Taman Mutiara MRT station –Taman Awana Cheras
  • T409: Taman Mutiara MRT station – Ketumbar Hill
  • 450: Taman Mutiara MRT station – Terminal Kajang, Jalan Reko
  • 401: Taman Mutiara MRT station – Serdang

The routes link the stations to several housing areas, malls and other major pitstops.

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4. Seri Cendekia

This long-established, medium-cost condominium in Cheras is another option for UCSI University students. Students may enjoy similar benefits staying here in terms of amenities and accessibility as Seri Cendekia is also located nearby UCSI University. It is about 6 km from the campus and is about 10 minutes’ drive. It is literally just opposite UCSI University. Seri Cendekia condominium has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In addition to that, it offers facilities that should prove popular among young – energetic students such as swimming pool, barbecue area, jogging track, gymnasium and tennis court.

Median Rental Price: RM1,250/ month

Built-up Size: 982 sf – 1,180 sf

Amenities: It is also within proximity of amenities like Alam Damai Recreational Park, Giant Hypermarket, Cheras Plaza, Cheras Leisure Mall, Institute Technology Federal, Tesco Extra, College Tun Dr Ismail, Sri Cempaka International School, and clinics.

Getting around: Seri Cendekia is accessible by major highways such as Cheras – Kajang Expressway, East-West Link Expressway, and MRR2. On top of that, Taman Mutiara MRT station is 2.9 km from the property and it’s only 6 minutes’ drive to get there.  Furthermore, LRT Bandar Tasik Selatan in the nearest train station which is also connected to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS).  On top of that, Taman Mutiara MRT Station is within 3 km from Seri Cendekia while other train stations are no more than 2.5 km away from the property.

5. Vista Harmoni

Vista Harmoni is about 4 km from UCSI University. This apartment is located at Taman Len Seng, Cheras. It has two blocks comprise 300 units. Also, the units come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On top of that, there are also penthouses featuring 4+1 bedrooms and five bathrooms, with built-ups ranging from 1,394 sf to 2,823 sf. The facilities include a swimming pool, car park, and 24-hour security. Security is a key feature that would appeal to students who place extra emphasis on safety and privacy.

Median Rental Price: RM1,200 per month

Built-up Size: 880 sf – 2,832 sf

Amenities: Vista Harmoni has amenities like convenience stores and clinics within its proximity. The apartment is also equipped with a playground, wading pool, and jogging track. On top of that, there are prominent amenities such as the Cheras Leisure Mall and UKM Hospital.

Getting around: It is easily accessible via the Cheras-Kajang highway, as well as the East West Link. Besides, the Taman Connaught MRT station is 4.7 km away and it is the closest train station from Vista Harmoni.

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There are still some properties near UCSI University that are reasonably affordable for student rental. If you are one of the lucky ones studying at this university, aspire to go there in the future, or are just a property investor – find a wide range of student rentals you’re looking for on iProperty.com.my.

Edited by Rebecca Hani Romeli