Government of Brunei Darussalam International Scholarships 2021

The Government of Brunei Darussalam is delighted to call for applications for her annual international scholarship program for 2021. Interested Students are by this notice invited to send in their applications before the deadline for this program.

What Should I Know About Government of Brunei Darussalam International Scholarships?

Applications are invited for Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships available for foreign students to study at the University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Islam Sultan Sharif Ali university [UNISSA], Brunei Institute of Technology [ITB], and Politeknik  Brunei (PB)in Brunei.

These scholarships are awarded to the students of ASEAN, OIC, Commonwealth Member Countries, and others. The scholarship award is normally tenable for the duration of the program.

LEVEL/ FIELD OF STUDY

These scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program in various disciplines offered by the UBD, UNISSA, and ITB at different levels.

HOST NATIONALITY:

Brunei Darussalam International Scholarships are hosted by the Brunei government and to be taken at the following universities;

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD),
  • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
  • Politeknik Brunei (PB).
  • Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY:

Eligible Countries: Students of ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam), 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, and 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),

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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 others can apply for the scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP WORTH:

The scholars are exempted from paying tuition fees and other appropriate compulsory fees as determined by the university for the duration of the program.

One return economy class air ticket for the most economically viable route to Brunei Darussalam will be determined by the Brunei Darussalam Government. No additional assistance will be provided for other travel expenses.

Allowances payable will include:

  • A monthly personal allowance of BND500.00
  • Annual Book Allowance BND600.00
  • Monthly food allowance of BND150.00
  • Upon completion of the program, Baggage allowance to a maximum institution of BND250.00 to ASEAN region and BND500.00 to the non-ASEAN region.
  • An accommodation at respective institution residential colleges is provided. If the scholar opts not to live in the provided accommodation, no additional allowance will be given in the lieu of board and transport.
  • Outpatient medical and/or dental treatment is at any Brunei government hospital, However, an administrative charge is payable for each consultation with the government general practitioner or specialist.
  • Should the scholar seek further medical or dental treatments at any private hospital or clinic, all expenses are to be borne by scholars themselves.
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Who Is Eligible For The Government of Brunei Darussalam International Scholarships?

  • Applications are open to citizens of, but not limited to, ASEAN, Commonwealth, and OIC member countries.
  • 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 prior to arrival in Brunei Darussalam. Any and all costs incurred in obtaining this certification are to be borne by the applicant.
  • The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Darussalam Permanent Residents.
  • Applicants should be nominated by their Government.
  • The applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 for undergraduate and diploma programs and must not exceed the age of 35 for postgraduate programs on the 31st of July.

How Do I Apply for Government of Brunei Darussalam International Scholarships? 

Application forms can be downloaded from the link :

APPLICATION FORM 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:

applyBDGS2018@mfa.gov.bn

All applicants applying to Universiti Brunei Darussalam must also complete an online application through https://apply.ubd.edu.bn/orbeon/uis-welcome/

Application Deadline:

The last date to apply for the Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship 2021 is on the 14th of February 2021

Visit the scholarship webpage for more details on how to apply

FAQs on Government of Brunei Darussalam International Scholarships 2022

How can a foreign student acquire scholarship to study in Brunei?

Advertisements for scholarships to study in Brunei will be issued sometime between November and December through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Brunei Darussalam website.

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The candidate would then approach the respective Brunei Darussalam embassy/high commission with relevant documents (e.g previous qualifications, reference letters, and a possible personal statement). For further inquiry regarding foreign student scholarships please email: scholarship@mfa.gov.bn

When is the application closing date?

The application closing date is 14 February 2022 @ 1600hrs (+8GMT). We regret to inform you that there are no extensions given for the closing date.

What is the scholarship Age limit?

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 for Undergraduate and Diploma programs and must not exceed the age of 35 for Postgraduate Master’s Degree programs on the 31st July, 2022. Therefore, if you are not within the age range as stated above, you are not eligible to apply.

Are PhD programs offered in this scholarship?

There are no Ph.D. programs being offered under this scholarship.

Conclusion

In conclusion, applications are invited for Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships available for foreign students to study at the University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Islam Sultan Sharif Ali university [UNISSA], Brunei Institute of Technology [ITB], and Politeknik  Brunei (PB)in Brunei.

These scholarships are awarded to the students of ASEAN, OIC, Commonwealth Member Countries, and others. The scholarship award is normally tenable for the duration of the program.

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