How to Decide Where You Should Live as a Student

Mantissa College-JulianHaytham

Beautiful woman relaxing in her elegant living room.

Choosing where to live while you study can be a complex matter. It is especially tricky if you’re new to the city where you’ll be studying. The options can be dazzling – and all you want to do is move your stuff in and get on with learning and having a great time!

There are lots of alternatives on offer, all with their pros and cons – so let’s take a look at what’s out there.

Rental property with fellow students
The Young Ones option. Although you may be able to find potential housemates on social media or through your student union before you start, house rentals are most common after the first year once everyone has a chance to figure out who they get along with. Sharing with a handful of friends can work out more cheaply for everyone, and also feels a bit more ‘grown-up’ – if that’s what you want!

Problems tend to arise only once the honeymoon period is over. Colleagues that are great company in class or in the pub can prove to have domestic habits or quirks that make life difficult at home. These can range from failing to do the washing up, to arguing about or neglecting to pay bills, to expecting you to be far more ‘available' than you want – or not being as sociable as you’d like them to be.

On your own
The, uh… Amelie option? Well, there are a couple of reasons why you don’t see many movies about students living alone. On the one hand, living by yourself is relatively expensive, so it’s not terribly common – especially among undergraduates. And it’s also not as sociable: you’re cooking for one, spending the evenings alone, and solving problems by yourself – not much fun in the movies or in real life!

But for introverts, this level of control is ideal. If you’re prepared to make compromises elsewhere in your budget, you get to choose where you live and how you live. And you have the kitchen and bathroom to yourself.

Student halls and dorms
The Harry Potter option – although with a bit less magic and a bit more socializing! Halls can be a good, affordable option for the first year, as you’re thrown into a housing situation with a group of more or less random people who are starting out just like you. They’ll also be keen to make friends and learn from each other about living away from home.

But ask a sophomore student why they don't live in halls anymore, and you'll soon hear why it's not for everyone. Sharing on such a large scale can be difficult, especially with a bunch of people who may be used to their parents cleaning up after them! Privacy is at a minimum, disturbances are common, and – partly because it is temporary – it never feels quite as homely as other options.

Mantissa College provides two (2) options of student hostel for students 

Property 1-H20 Residence

https://hostelhunting.com/my/accommodation/ara-damansara/h2o_residences/h20-residence-small-room

Property 2-HH+ Fraser Property

https://hostelhunting.com/my/malaysia/fraser?distance=18&center=101.7128866,3.1296269

At Mantissa College, we deliver the Bachelor of Business Administration programme, a programme in collaboration with Paris Graduate School of Management, France. Meaning that, students will have the opportunity to study with us here at Mantissa College, in Malaysia and get an accredited French Qualification. 

This BBA programme enable post secondary school applicants, (applicants graduated from O-Level) with five (5) credits to apply directly into the Degree (BBA) programme, without the need of going through foundation or Diploma programme.

Mantissa College’s BBA program boasts a dynamic global network of more than 80,000 alumni. One recent alumnus, Ms Cathy, says, “I took the 3-years Bachelor of Business Administration course righ after my SPM (O-Level) without needed to go through Foundation or Diploma programme. The syllabus teaches me on the basics elements needed in the business field. The programme also enable me to learn from real people with real problems. Thanks to the diverse and up-to-date programme syllabus, I am now capable of taking up more projects because I had been exposed to a wider perspective on handling matters from my learning experience.”

Certainly, evidence attests to the tremendous value of the BBA Programme. Between its focus on this learning style and many other desirable attributes, Mantissa College’s Bachelor of Business Administration offers an invaluable inside edge for aspiring business leaders

Click here to Join our Online BBA Trial Class on the  on the (10th October 2020) from 10am-12pm or 03pm-05pm at via Online

Also, we are giving out up to 30% worth of scholarship and rebate for applicants applying for the 2020 intake.

Documents needed
i) Scan copy of your SPM / O-Level / STPM / A-Level Results

To apply for the programme, please provide us with the required documents to info@mantissa.edu.my or Click Here to Submit your documents


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