What are the best places to live in the Philippines for university students?

  1. Manila
  2. Paranaque City
  3. Taguig City


Aside from being known as a country with stunning tourism spots and hospitable locals, the Philippines is also popular for being the home of universities that offer high-quality education. The advantage of being a university or college student in the Philippines is that the schools are situated in urban towns conducive to learning. Here, thousands of highly-skilled graduates enter the career market every year. Add to this the fact that the country is economically thriving, providing good employment prospects. In this article, we’ve rounded up the best places to live in the Philippines for university students.

Finding the perfect place to study can be stressful. Of course, you would want to reside in the best neighborhood for students in the Philippines that would offer convenience, safety, and even leisure. To help you get started, here is a list of the best places and top condos in the Philippines for university students.




If you’re a student who wants to make the most out of your university life, there’s no better place to live in the Philippines than Manila. Manila is the location of the biggest University Belt in the country. This means the area is home to clusters of esteemed colleges and universities. The following are some of the universities situated in Manila:

University life can be very demanding for students who are living away from home. If you live in Manila, you won’t find it hard to address your daily life needs because of the easy access to all kinds of establishments. There are convenience stores, groceries, laundry shops, banks, water stations, drugstores, malls, hospitals, and restaurants sprawling across the city of Manila. And with the pile of school-related documents you need to research and submit, you would be glad to be nearby computer shops, printing shops, bookbinding shops, ID printing shops, photocopy centers, and electronic shops while living in Manila. Want to save more on meals while you’re at school? There are several fast-food chains in Manila as well.


Kingsquare Residential Suites

Situated in the San Lazaro Tourism and Business Park, the Kingsquare Residential Suites by Megaworld is the ideal residential address while studying in Manila’s University Belt. This 19-story condo is conveniently located nearby major transportation hubs such as the LRT 1 Blumentritt and Tayuman stations, PNR Blumentritt station, and the España interchange that connects to SLEX and NLEX. Everything is easy to reach as well as the condo is situated in the middle of an urban hub.

What’s great about the Kingsquare Residential Suites is that it is a low-density condo. As a resident, you are offered privacy, security, and solitude — all of which are beneficial for focus while studying and optimal rest. There is also a study room with WiFi among its many premium amenities.



As a university student, you know all too well how important getting enough peace and quiet is. Whether it’s for getting enough rest or focusing on your school works — you’ll enjoy utmost serenity while living in Paranaque. This city is located south of the Philippines is teeming with distinguished colleges, relaxing spots, and leisure hubs. Some of the universities in Paranaque includes the Olivarez College Paranaque, STI College – Parañaque, and PATTS College of Aeronautics.

Paranaque is a place that offers the perfect balance between a relaxed and dynamic lifestyle. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or take a break from the hectic university life, you can enjoy a peaceful walk across open, green spaces. Add the fact that modern conveniences are within easy reach as well. There are plenty of retail stores, banks, groceries, and hospitals nearby.


Gentry Manor

Among the many residential options in Paranaque, the Gentry Manor by Megaworld is definitely the best place for university students. As a 31-hectare township, the Gentry Manor is complete with everything you need for daily life. Here, the luxurious amenities include swimming pools, wet lounges, function rooms, game rooms, fitness gyms, and more. Some of the biggest malls and five-star hotels can also be conveniently accessed. If you want to take a break from school, you can catch up with your classmates and friends at the Solaire Resort & Casino, Okada Manila, City of Dreams Manila, or nearby malls.


Taguig City

Taguig City

Taguig City is truly the best place to live in the Philippines for university students who prefer to add a touch of sophistication to their lifestyle. Taguig City is known to house the most luxurious malls and hotels in the Philippines as well as multinational companies like Facebook PH, Google PH, Unilever, HSBC, and more. Have the best educational opportunities in the palm of your hands while living in Taguig City. Here are the most prestigious colleges and universities in the area:


One Uptown Residences, Uptown Parksuites Tower 1, Uptown Ritz, St. Moritz Private Estate, St. Mark Residences, The Florence

Want to have a posh lifestyle while you’re a university student in the Philippines? Reside in Megaworld’s premier lifestyle and leisure residential condos such as the One Uptown Residences, Uptown Parksuites Tower 1, Uptown Ritz, St. Moritz Private Estate, St. Mark Residences, and The Florence. With elegant amenities unlike any other, these properties are far from your typical university condos.


Key Takeaway

In this article, we’ve rounded up the best places to live in the Philippines for university students. Kick-off the start of your college life with a residential property that meets all your educational needs, leisure needs, and more. As one of the most reputable developers in the Philippines, Megaworld Manila has the perfect residential project for university students like you. Click here to check them out or contact us for more inquiries.