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Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship for International Students

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Applications for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship are now open for the academic year 2024-2025. This program is intended for talented international students wishing to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral studies. The Brunei scholarships are fully funded, and the deadline to apply is February 15, 2024.

Brunei Darussalam, with a total area of 5,765 square kilometers, has a total population of approximately 393,372 people (2011). The official language of Brunei Darussalam is Malay, but English is widely spoken. Brunei Darussalam enjoys one of the highest living standards in Asia. Its per capita income, education standards, and health norms are among the highest in the developing world.

Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship Overview

LEVEL: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate.
DEADLINE: February 15, 2024.
FUNDING: Full coverage.

Amount and Duration of the Scholarship

The recipient of a Brunei Darussalam government scholarship will receive the following benefits:

  • Full exemption from tuition fees, including acceptance, examination, registration, and orientation fees for the duration of the program.
  • Round-trip economy class airfare.
  • Monthly personal allowance of $373 USD, an additional $111 USD dedicated to meals, and an annual allowance of $447 USD for books.
  • Accommodation within the university’s residential college.
  • Baggage allowance for shipping the recipient’s personal effects to their home country/residence, with a ceiling of:
    • $186 USD to a country in the ASEAN region;
    • $373 USD to a country outside the ASEAN region;
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage throughout the duration of the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Please ensure that you meet the following eligibility criteria before submitting your application for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship:

  1. Not be a Bruneian, a permanent resident of Brunei, or an international student studying or having studied in tertiary institutions in Brunei.
  2. Not exceed the age of 25 for undergraduate programs and the age of 35 for master’s and doctoral programs on the first day of July of the year the course/program begins.
  3. Have proficiency in English with an IELTS score of 6.0 or a minimum TOEFL score of 550.

Participating Universities

The Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship provides candidates with the opportunity to pursue studies at the following higher education institutions in Brunei. Click on the university name to download (PDF) eligible study programs and specific criteria:

We have received feedback regarding the accessibility of the links. Some readers have encountered difficulties downloading documents from the source (the Bruneian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, mfa.gov.bn). We have taken the initiative to make them available for direct download from our servers (mastere.tn).
  1. Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD),
  2. Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
  3. Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB),
  4. Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB),
  5. Politeknik Brunei (PB)​.

Application Procedure for the Brunei Darussalam Scholarship

To apply, please fill out the following form using this link: Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship Application Form (BDGS). The application deadline for the scholarship is February 15, 2024.

Applicants wishing to apply to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) must also complete an online application via https://apply.ubd.edu.bn/orbeon/uis-welcome/.

Those interested in applying to Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) must also complete an online application at https://apply.utb.edu.bn/.

Required Documents

Documents not in English must be accompanied by certified translations into English by an accredited translator or recognized translation agency:

  • Certified copies of academic qualifications and other supporting documents (certificates, testimonials, transcripts).
  • Certified copies of birth certificate and passport.
  • Letters of recommendations (according to this template C1 and C2).

For any questions, please contact the following address: [email protected].

While the application form is accessible without issue, some readers have reported difficulties accessing the official website of the Bruneian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To address this issue, use an online proxy.

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