Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships
The Government of Brunei Darussalam through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is offering annual scholarships, the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship to Foreign Students Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, under a special scholarship scheme for foreign students to study at selected universities.
For the 2017/2018 academic session, the scholarship awards will provide applicantsthe opportunity to study at University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Islam Sultan Sharif Ali university [UNISSA], Brunei Institute of Technology [ITB] and Politeknik Brunei (PB).
The Government of Brunei now calls on all foreign students (from outside Brunei) in all academic disciplines to apply for its Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships. These scholarship call is for the academic session 2017/18. Application should be submitted till March 2017.
- Applications are open to citizens of, but NOT limited to, ASEAN, OIC, and Commonwealth Member Countries.
- Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 for undergraduate programs and not exceeding the age of 35 for postgraduate programmes on the 31st of July 2017
- The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Permanent Residents and foreigners residing in Brunei Darussalam
These scholarships are awarded for pursuing HND (Higher National Diploma), undergraduate, master’s, master’s by research and doctoral program in various disciplines. Scholarship award is normally tenable for the duration of the programme.
i). ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam),
ii). OIC (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen),
iii). Commonwealth Member Countries ((Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia); and
iv). others countries.
The participating institutions are
- University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Brunei.
- Islam Sultan Sharif Ali university [UNISSA], Brunei.
- Brunei Institute of Technology [ITB], Brunei.
- Politeknik Brunei [PB]
Fields of study
Course programs in various disciplines at undergraduate level, master’s level, master’s by research level and doctoral level.
The scholarship award is normally tenable for the minimum period required to obtain the specific degree which is four years for a first degree with honours, one to two years for a master’s degree, three years for a doctoral degree at UBD, UNISSA and ITB, two and a half years for HND at ITB, three years for diploma of health sciences at UBD, all on a full time basis.
The scholars are exempted from paying the tuition fees and other appropriate compulsory fees determined by the university for the duration of the programme.
One return economy class air-ticket for the most economically viable route to Brunei Darussalam will be determined by the Brunei Darussalam Government. No additional assistance will be provided towards other travel expenses.
Allowances payable will include:
- Monthly personal allowance of BND500.00
- Annual Book Allowance BND600.00
- Monthly food allowance of BND150.00
- Baggage allowance maximum institution of BND250.00 to ASEAN region and BND500.00 to non ASEAN region upon completion of the programme only.
- An accommodation at respective institution residential college is provided. If the scholar opts not to live in the provided accommodation, no additional allowance will be given in the lieu of board and transport.
- Outpatient medical and/or dental treatment is at any Brunei government hospital. An administration charge will however be payable for every consultation with the government general practitioner or specialist. Should the scholar seek further medical or dental treatments at any private hospital or clinic, all expenses are to be borne by scholars themselves.
Method of Application
Application forms may be obtained from Brunei Darussalam Foreign Missions, Representatives of Brunei Darussalam, or from the Technical Assistant Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Brunei Darussalam. You may also download it from the official website (link is below). The mode of applying is by email. Candidates applying to Universiti Brunei Darussalam must also complete an online applicationthrough https://apply.ubd.edu.bn/orbeon/uis-welcome/.
Application forms must be duly completed and endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the National Focal Point for Scholarships of the applicant’s country.
The closing date for reception of completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents, is not later than 1600hrs (Brunei time) on 13th March 2017.
Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: HND, Undergraduate, Masters, Masters by research, PhD
Provider: Government of Brunei
Country to Study in: Brunei
Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia.
Application Deadline: 13 March 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes