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Student Hostels

Staying in the USM Student Hostels (Desasiswa)

No matter where you live on campus, you’re usually within walking distance of everything you need. It’s about RM2.70 to RM4.50 per day per person (only for students). Different prices applied on non-students. All rooms are equipped with basic furniture, including:-

  • Bed with a mattress;
  • Table;
  • Chair;
  • Wardrobe;
  • Fan, rubbish bin and a broom.

Pillows, linen and additional cleaning equipment are not provided. The hostels have no kitchen, although facilities to boil water are made available. Coin self operated laundry machines are also available. Each hostel will have different design and layout, therefore the amount of toilet and bathroom are not same. There are different hostels for men and women.

  • Men are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED to visit the hostels for women, and vice-versa.
  • Overnight visitors are not allowed but your friends are welcome to visit you during the day.
  • Quiet hours should be observed after 12:00am.

When you live in the hostels, USM has free WiFi provided. There is a chance that you may not be able to get access to the Internet. This is due some of the blind spots of the Wifi Zone.

In case you wish to continue living in the hostel after the exams, you can apply for an extension to do so. Eateries are available outside campus during the semester break. The hostel officers will inform you about the application procedure, as well as handling over the keys. No application is needed for staying in the hostel during shorter school breaks.

All Freshie are COMPULSORY to stay in the campus during Orientation Week (Program Siswa Lestari).

To continue staying in Campus Hostel, you are required to obtain a minimum requirement of MyCSD units. Find out more about MyCSD here (http://www.myusminfo.com/mycsd/)

List of USM Hostels

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Off-Campus Accommodation

However, if you prefer staying outside the campus, please make sure you are clear about all the costs that you might incur in your housing arrangements, and that USM will not be held responsible.

  • Usually water and electric bills are not included in the rent.
  • Also, be prepared to pay a deposit, usually one month’s rent in advance.

 

For more information about USM Housing and Accommodation, kindly contact UPPU:-

Main Campus

Pejabat Pusat Perumahan & Penginapan Universiti
Tingkat 1, Bangunan H23,
Kompleks Cahaya Siswa, 11800 USM.
No Tel: 04-653 4459; Fax: 04-657 8962
FB: UPPU USM
Email: uppu@usm.my

Engineering Campus

Desasiswa, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal,
Pulau Pinang.
No Tel: 04-599 5530; Fax: 04-594 1005

Health Campus

Desasiswa, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
16150 Kubang Kerian,
Kelantan.
No Tel: 09-767 3000; Fax: 09-765 2678

Website: http://uppu.usm.my

Accommodations around USM Main Campus

 Selected hotels are listed according to their distance from Universiti Sains Malaysia
(USM) Main Campus.

1. GUEST HOUSE UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
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Type
2 Star Guest House
Distance
Within USM Main Campus
Contact
Price Rance
From RM150.00
2. B HOTEL
Website
Type
Budget
Distance
3km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive from
USM
Bus Services
301, 303, 304, 308 (From Sungai Nibong Bus
Terminal to Sungai Dua Gate, USM)
Contact
+604 657 0000
Price Range
From RM45.00
3. VISTANA HOTEL PENANG
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Website                      
Type
4 Star Hotel
Distance
3 km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive
from USM
Map
Contact
+604 646 8000
Price Range
From RM 200.00

4. ANGGERIK LODGING PENANG

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Website
Type
Budget Lodging
Distance
1 km with approximately 5 minutes’ drive from USM
Bus Service
302 (From outside hotel to Bukit Gambir Gate,
USM)
Map
Contact
+604 658 3760
Price Range
From RM 50.00
5. EASTIN HOTEL PENANG
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Website
Type
5 Star Hotel
Distance
4 km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive
from USM
Bus Services
304 and 308 (From Queensbay Mall Bus Stop to Sungai
Dua Gate, USM)
Map
Contact
+604 612 1111
Price Range
From RM 400.00
6. APPLE 1 HOTEL
Apple 1
Website
Type
Budget
Distance
4 km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive
from USM
Bus Services
304, 308 (From Queensbay Mall Bus Stop to
Sungai Dua Gate, USM)
Map
Contact
+604 640 6666
Price Range
From RM 90.00
7. ALORA HOTEL
Website
http://www.alorahotel.com/
Type
3 Star Hotel
Distance
5 km with approximately 15 minutes’ drive
from USM
Map
Contact
+604 646 7777
Price Range
From RM 120.00
8. THE KRYSTAL SUITES PENANG
Website
Type
3 Star Hotel
Distance
5 km with approximately 15 minutes’ drive
from USM
Map
Contact
+604 613 3333
Price Range
From RM 160.00
9. HOTEL EQUATORIAL PENANG
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Website
Type
5 Star Hotel
Distance
5 km with approximately 15 minutes’ drive from
USM
Map
Contact
+604 632 7000
Price Range
From RM 350.00
10. U HOTEL PENANG
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Website
Type
2 Star Boutique Hotel
Distance
1 km with approximately 5 minutes’ drive from
USM
Map
Contact
+604 658 1000
Price Range
from RM 150.00
Important Message
  1. Kindly use http://www.agoda.com / http://www.airasiago.com / http://www.asiarooms.com / or other hotel bookings website to book.  Sometimes they do offer competitive and lower price than those shown in hotels official websites.
  2. Room reservation is to be sent directly to the hotel and is subject to room availability.
  3. If you wish to require further assistance regarding room and services, please contact the hotel directly.

 

MyCSD (My Continuous Student Development)

What is MyCSD?

MyCSD

Introduction
Continuous Student Development Program (MyCSD) is a program that specifically designed to give recognition to student involvement through student development program that they joined during their whole academic calendar and recorded in a systematic and sustainable continuous pattern.

Uses of MyCSD

  • Co-curricular transcript
  • Selection hostel

Advantages of MyCSD

  1. Recognition by the university for student activities in a systematic and efficient
  2. Students will have specific activities transcript to support the development of soft skills of students that can be adopted after graduated in the work field.
  3. To differentiate USM graduates from other institutions specifically for the convenience and value of the employer.

MyCSD Components

  1. Academics (Akademik) – a degree program at respective school
  2. Compulsory core (Teras Wajib) – join PIMPIN SISWA or HIMPUN
  3. Generic components (Komponen Generik) – Recognition on the participation of students in soft skills program organized bay Societies, Clubs, Associations, Hostels or other bodies recognized by the university

9 Core Soft Skills (Generic Component)

  1. Invention and innovation
  2. Community Service
  3. Debate & Speech
  4. Volunteerism
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Leadership
  7. Culture
  8. Sports

MyCSD Record

  • MyCSD Record of all students will be recorded electronically in student activities system with the support of Pusat Pengetahuan Komputer & Teknologi (PPKT).
  • All activities in the Eight core soft skills will be recorded in the system of existing activities
  • Students can monitor their progress and achievement MyCSD online through Healthy Campus – Campus Online http://campusonline.usm.my

MyCSD and Hostel Application
All students are encouraged to participate in activities at the hostel, clubs / associations, universities and national level to earn points needed to increase the added value of each student’s achievement after graduating. All records will be displayed in the student involvement transcript of non-academic activities (non-Academic Transcript).

Summary of MyCSD

  1. Is the individual information for all activities undertaken in whole academic calendar.
  2. Record all student activities throughout the academic calendar in the system [My-activity].
  3. Are all registered activities with fixed point given out.
  4. Give points and added value to the hostel application.

Application hostel for the next session academic calendar can be done online through the web when notice of the application was issued.

MyCSD high points accumulated in each academic calendar will increase the percentage of selected students to stay in the hostel.

USM Main Campus – Desasiswa Introduction Videos