12 May

Applications are currently ongoing for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship 2023. This article will go through the details of the scholarship, its benefits, and the application process in depth.

Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship 2023

International students are invited to apply for the fully funded Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship for 2023/2024 academic year. This scholarship is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students and includes a monthly living allowance of BND$ 650, housing, and tuition price waiver.

  • Program: Diploma/Undergraduate/Masters
  • Deadline: February 2023

International students interested in studying at Brunei Darussalam’s Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), and Politeknik Brunei (PB) can apply for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship. These scholarships are fully sponsored and intended to attract top-notch international students.

Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship Benefits

The following benefits will be provided by the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship:

  • Exemption from paying tuition fees for the duration of the program, including acceptance, examination, registration, and orientation expenses;
  • Prior to the start of the course, an economy class air ticket from the scholarship recipient’s country of origin/country of domicile to Brunei Darussalam, and an economy class air ticket from Brunei Darussalam to the scholarship recipient’s country of origin/country of domicile after the course is completed;
  • A BND$500.00 monthly personal allowance
  • A BND$150.00 monthly meal allowance
  • A BND$600.00 annual book allowance
  • Baggage allowance for shipment of the scholarship recipients personal effects to his/her country of origin/domicile after completion of the program, up to a maximum of: BND$250.00 to a country within the ASEAN region; or BND$500.00 to a country outside the ASEAN region;
  • Comprehensive insurance cover for the duration of the Scholarship. Prior to traveling to Brunei Darussalam, the scholarship recipient is strongly advised to obtain supplemental insurance at his own expense for the term of the award.
  • Accommodation in the University/Polytechnic residential college;

Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship Universities List

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
  • Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB)
  • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)
  • Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)
  • Politeknik Brunei (PB)

Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship Requirements

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship:

  • English, Malay, or Arabic are required languages.
  • Citizens of ASEAN, Commonwealth, and OIC member countries, among others, are eligible to apply.
  • On July 31, 2024, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 for Undergraduate and Diploma programs, and no older than 35 for Postgraduate Master’s Degree programs.
  • Permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam are not eligible for the award.
  • Without the previous approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this scholarship may not be held concurrently with any other scholarship, fellowship, grant, or loan.
  • For the term of the scholarship, a scholarship recipient is not permitted to bring any family members with him.
  • During the period of the scholarship, a scholarship recipient is not permitted to work or serve on the staff of any country’s representative mission in Brunei Darussalam.
  • The scholarship recipient will be expected to leave Brunei Darussalam immediately upon completion of the program.

How to Apply for Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship

How can I apply for the Government of Brunei Darussalam scholarship? To apply for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship, please follow the steps below:

  • Download the 2023/2024 application forms.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the National Focal Point for Scholarships of the applicant’s country must complete and sign the application forms.
  • Applicants must provide a security clearance statement from their National Security Agency(ies)/Police Station (i.e., a statement/report certifying that they are free of civil and criminal charges).
  • Applicants should email their completed application forms to [email protected]
  • Applicants through Universiti Brunei Darussalam must also submit an online application.
  • The deadline for receiving full application forms, as well as certified copies of required certificates and papers, is February 15, 2023 at 1600 hours (Brunei time).
  • An applicant may be asked to attend an interview at a location chosen by the schools offering the programs, as well as take a written exam to assess his or her ability in English, Malay, or Arabic (where applicable).
  • Brunei Darussalam’s government reserves the right to refuse any application. The final decision on candidate selection is made. Any disagreements or inquiries about the decision will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will get an email notification.
  • Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Important Notice:

  • E-mail and attachment file sizes are limited to 10MB.
  • Please remember that all application forms and supporting papers must be provided in the following formats: Word Document / PDF / JPG (compressed (.zip) folder)
  • Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed.

Please visit the official website of the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship for additional information.

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