Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: HND, Undergraduate, Masters, Masters by research, PhD
Provider: Government of Brunei
Country to Study in: Brunei

Scholarship Description
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.

The Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship awards will provide applicants the 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.

Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships

Eligibility includes:
  1. Applications are open to citizens of, but not limited to, ASEAN, Commonwealth and OIC member countries.
  2. Applicants should be nominated by their Government.
  3. Applicants must be certified to be medically fit to undertake the scholarship and to study in Brunei Darussalam, by a qualified medical practitioner who is registered with any Government Authority(ies) prior to arrival in Brunei Darussalam. Any and all costs incurred in obtaining this certification are to be borne by the applicant.
  4. Applicants must be, between the ages of 18-25 for Undergraduate and Diploma programmes and must not exceed the age of 35 for Postgraduate Master's Degree programmes on the 31st July 2020.
  5. The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Darussalam Permanent Residents.
Eligible groups
Citizens of:

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.

Participating Institutions
The participating institutions are
  • University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Brunei.
  • Islam Sultan Sharif Ali university [UNISSA], Brunei.
  • Universiti Teknologi Brunei [UTB], 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.

Sponsorship duration
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.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship recipient will be facilitated with the benefits of the scholarship as follows:
  1. exemption from paying tuition fees including acceptance, examination, registration and orientation fees for the duration of the programme;
  2. 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;
  3. a monthly personal allowance of BND$500.00;
  4. a monthly meals allowance of BND$150.00;
  5. an annual book allowance of BND$600.00;
  6. accommodation at the residential college of the University/ Polytechnic;
  7. baggage allowance for shipment of the scholarship recipient's personal effects to his country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the programme; and
  8. 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.
Method of Application
Application forms can be downloaded from the following link: Application Form 2020-2021. 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).

Completed application forms are to be emailed to the following address: Applicants applying to Universiti Brunei Darussalam must also complete an online application through

The closing date for the reception of completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents is, not later than 1600 hrs (Brunei time) on 14 February 2020

Incomplete application forms will not be considered. The Government of Brunei Darussalam reserves the right to reject any applications. The decision on the selection of candidates is final. 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: 14 February 2020
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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  1. My name is Abdullahi Moallim Omar Baare I live in Mogadishu Somalia I Applied the Scholarship Form of Brunei Darassalam University and i did n't get any reply so i request to get a reply.

    1. @Abdullaahi you need to direct your complaints directly to the university. Use the contact form/details on their website to complain to them. Goodluck!

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  2. Wil there be more scholarship opportunities released in 2017 as i have missed the deadline ?

  3. please can i use my transcript to apply because my certificate is not ready?