Brunei Government Scholarship

Under a special scheme for students of ASEAN member countries, the Government of Brunei Darussalam offers eighteen (18) scholarship annually, nine (9) places specifically for MSc. in Petroleum Geoscience
Tenable at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the aim of the scholarship is to provide students, who are citizens of ASEAN member countries, an opportunity to undertake first degree programmes or the Master’s degree programme at the University. The academic year of the University is from August to June. Only two scholarships will be awarded each year to two students from each ASEAN member country (one for MSc. in Petroleum Geoscience programme).

> The Scholarship is tenable normally for the duration of the programme which the scholarship is awarded.
> The Scholarship is subject to the Scholar maintaining satisfactory conduct and progress in his/her studies (this requires the Scholar to maintain an active registration status by passing the prescribed semester examinations and obtaining the minimum course credit units).

To qualify for the scholarship award and admission to Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
Applicants for admission to first degree programmes must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:-
> Credit in five (5) GCE Ordinary Level subjects, and at least three (3) Advanced Level passes with minimum grade ‘C’ relevant to the degree programme applied for;
> For English-Medium programmes at least a credit six (6) in English Language at GCE Ordinary Level examination or the equivalent (e.g. a score of 550 and above in the TOEFL examination or an average score of 6.5, and above in the British Council I.E.L.T.S.);
> For Malay-Medium programmes at least a credit six (6) in Malay Language at GCE Ordinary Level examination or an equivalent qualification in Malay Language.
> For Bilingual programmes at least a credit six (6) in Malay Language and at least a pass in English Language at GCE Ordinary Level examination or the equivalent
> Applicants for the Arabic-Medium programmes must have qualification in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Ugama Brunei (STPUB) or its equivalent with an average grade of “Jayyid” or three Advanced Level passes in Arabic medium subjects with grade ‘C’ or better.
> Applicants for the Master’s programme must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (normally at least Second Class Honours) in the relevant discipline, where applicable, from a recognised institution or any equivalent qualification accepted by the University Senate.

Applicants must be citizens of ASEAN member countries, be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner and those applying for first degree programmes must normally be not over 25 years of age at the commencement of the academic session for which they are applying for admission. Brunei citizens are eligible to apply.

Closing date
Complete application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents, must reach The Registrar and Secretary, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Tungku Link, Gadong BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam (Attn: Admissions & Student Records Section) before middle of March each year, except for MSc. in Petroleum Geoscience. The closing date for this programmes is before end of March each year.

Programmes Available:


05 BA (Public Policy and Administration)
06 BA Education (Major in Geography, Economics, TESL or History and Minor chosen either from Geography, Economics, TESL, History or Mathematics).
02 Sarjana Muda Sastera Pendidikan (Major dalam Bahasa Melayu atau Kesusasteraan Melayu dan satu Minor dipilih sama ada Bahasa Melayu, Sejarah, Pengajian Islam, Pengajian Brunei atau Kesusasteraan Melayu). Bahasa Pengantar program ini adalah Bahasa Melayu.
07 BA Primary Education
08 BSc. Education (Major or Minor chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)
10 BSc. (Mathematics)
24 BEd. (General Science)
33 BSc. (Biological Science)
29 BA (Major in Bahasa Melayu dan Linguistik/Geography/History/Kesusasteraan Melayu and one Minor chosen ether from Economics/Geography/History/Mathematics/English Language Studies/ Anthropology/Sociology/South East Asian Studies/Bahasa Melayu dan Linguistik/Kesusasteraan Melayu). Programme medium of instruction is English/Malay Language.
23 BA (Major in Brunei Studies and one minor chosen from any other courses offered by the University). Programme medium of instruction is English and Malay Language.
21 Bachelor of Business Administration.
26 Bachelor of Arabic Language – Programme medium of instruction is Arabic Language.
27 Bachelor of Usuluddin – Programme medium of instruction is Arabic Language.
28 Bachelor of Syariah – Programme medium of instruction is Arabic Language.
31 BA (Economics)


Master by Coursework in the following areas:
78 Public Policy
92 Business Administration (1 1/2 years full-time)
387 Master of Environment Management (1 year full-time)
Master of Education by Coursewok and Dissertation or Coursework and Project in the following areas:
101/102 Education Management
307 Mathematics Education
303/304 Social Sciences Education
104/105 Language Education
311 Science Education
310/317 Special Education
Master of Education by Coursework and Practicum in the following areas:
103 Educational Management
106 Language Education
318 Special Education
MSc by Coursework and Project in the following area:
91 Petroleum Geoscience
Sarjana Sastera secara Kerja kursus dan disertasi dalam bidang berikut:
111 Bahasa Melayu dan Linguistik
Sarjana Pendidikan secara kerja kursus dan disertasi atau kerja kursus dan projek dalam bidang-bidang berikut:
320/321 Pendidikan Pengajian Islam
324/325 Pendidikan Bahasa
Sarjana Pendidikan secara Kerja kursus dan praktikum dalam bidang berikut:
326 Pendidikan Bahasa

The application Forms are obtainable from:
The Office of Brunei Darussalam Embassy/High Commission in the capitals of ASEAN member countries
Registrar and Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE 1410
Attn: Admissions & Student Records Section
Fax: 673 2461003 or 673 2460062

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