Scholarship for Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree
The academic year starts July/August 2021
Deadline 15 February 2021
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to invite applications for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship under the above Scholarship Award Scheme for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree at any one of the following institutions of higher education:
- University Brunei Darussalam (UBD),
- University Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
- University Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and
- Politeknik Brunei (PB).
The scholarship recipient will be facilitated with the benefits of the scholarship as follows
i) Exemption from paying tuition fees including acceptance, examination, registration, and orientation fees for the duration of the program;
ii) an economy class air-ticket to Brunei Darussalam from the scholarship recipient’s country of origin/ country of domicile prior to the commencement of the course and an economy class air-ticket from Brunei Darussalam to the scholarship recipient’s country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the course;
iii) A monthly personal allowance of BND$500.00;
iv) A monthly meals allowance of BND$150.00;
v) An annual book allowance of BND$600.00;
vi) Accommodation at the residential college of the University/ Polytechnic;
vii) Baggage allowance for shipment of the scholarship recipient’s personal effects to his country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the program, at a maximum amount of:
- BND$250.00 to a country within the ASEAN region; or
- BND$500.00 to a country outside the ASEAN region;
viii) Comprehensive insurance cover for the whole duration of the Scholarship. The scholarship recipient is urged to obtain additional insurance prior to his travel to Brunei Darussalam and for the whole duration of the Scholarship at his own expense.
Terms and conditions of Scholarship
This scholarship shall not be held concurrently with any other scholarship, fellowship, grant or loan without the prior approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This scholarship may be terminated or revoked immediately should the scholarship recipient be found holding another scholarship, fellowship, grant or loan without prior written approval of the Ministry.
A scholarship recipient is not encouraged to bring any family members with him for the duration of the Scholarship. No marriage allowance nor child allowance is payable to the scholarship recipient and no accommodation will be provided to any accompanying spouse, child or children.
A scholarship recipient is not permitted to undertake any paid employment or to serve on the staff of any country’s representative mission in Brunei Darussalam during the duration of the scholarship.
A scholarship recipient is required to
i) conform to all the rules and regulations underlying this Scholarship;
ii) Abide by the rules and regulations of his University/ Polytechnic;
iii) Respect the customs, culture, and official religion of Brunei Darussalam;
iv) Obey all the laws and regulations of Brunei Darussalam;
v) Refrain from engaging in political activities;
vi) Undergo health screening in Brunei Darussalam if deemed necessary by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Upon completion of the program, the scholarship recipient will be required to leave Brunei Darussalam with immediate effect.
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.
Applicants are required to also submit a security clearance statement from their National Security Agency (ies)/ Police Station (i.e. a statement/ report certifying that applicants are clear from any civil and criminal charges).
How to apply
The maximum size allowed for e-mail and attachment files is 10MB, Please take note, all application forms and supporting documents are to be submitted in Word Document / PDF / JPG format (compressed (zip ) folder
Completed application forms are to be emailed to [email protected]
An applicant may be required to appear for an interview at such place(s) as may be determined by the institutions offering the program, and to sit a written examination to assess the applicant’s proficiency in the English/ Malay/ Arabic Language (where applicable).
The Government of Brunei Darussalam reserves the right to reject any applications. The decision on the selection of candidates is final. Any disputes or inquiries pertaining to the decision made will not be entertained. Only successful applicants will be notified via e-mail.
For further inquiries please contact: [email protected]
Applicants applying to University Brunei Darussalam must also complete an online application through https://apply.ubd.edu.bn/orbeon/uis-welcome/
Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
The closing date for the reception of completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents is, not later than 1600 hours (Brunei time) on 15 February 2021.