Brunei Government Scholarship for Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree



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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs since January 6, 2021 is pleased to invite international students to apply for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship for the 2021/2022 academic year. The academic session commences July/August 2021. Brunei Darussalam scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and master’s degree at any one of the following institutions of higher education:
- Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD),
- Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
- Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and
- Politeknik Brunei (PB).

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Brunei Government Scholarship for Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree
Brunei Government Scholarship for Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree

ELIGIBILITY

1. Applications are not limited for ASEAN, Commonwealth and OIC member countries.
2. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 for Undergraduate and Diploma programmes and must not exceed the age of 35 for Postgraduate Degree programmes on the 31st of July 2021.
3. The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Darussalam Permanent Residents.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED AND ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Programmes offered, entry qualifications and any further information are available from the following websites:

1. UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM – www.ubd.edu.bn

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
a) Bachelor of Arts
b) Bachelor of Science
c) Bachelor of Business
d) Bachelor of Engineering
e) Bachelor of Health Science
f) Bachelor of Digital Science

General Requirement
Applicants must have obtained at least one of the following English qualifications stated below:
- IELTS score of 6.0; or
- TOEFL minimum overall score of 550.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
a) Master by Coursework:
- UBD School of Business & Economics
- Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Saadatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Science
- Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
- Faculty of Science
b) Master by Research:
- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- UBD School of Business & Economics
- Faculty of Science
- Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Saadatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Science
- Academy of Brunei Studies
- Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
- Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies
- Faculty of Integrated Technologies
- Centre for Advanced Materials and Energy Studies
- Institute of Policy Studies
- Institute of Asian Studies

General Entry Requirement
a) a relevant bachelor’s degree with Honours (Second Class and above) or its equivalent
b) Applicants who do not possess a Second-Class Honours Degree may be considered, provided they have relevant working experience and possess other academic or professional qualifications
c) an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score of at least 550
d) For the application for Master by Research programmes, the applicant must attach a Research Proposal in the UBD Online Admissions Application (OASys).

Duration of study
- Master by Coursework
The period of study will be twelve (12) months full-time or eighteen (18) months full-time, depending on the programme.
- Master by Research
The period of study will be twenty-four (24) months full-time.

Read the list of programs offered by UBD and the detail of requirements here http://www.mfa.gov.bn/PublishingImages/Pages/bdgs2021/UBD%20PROGRAMMES%202021-2022.pdf

2. UNIVERSITI ISLAM SULTAN SHARIF ALI – www.unissa.edu.bn

Faculty of Usuluddin
Faculty of Shariah and Law
Faculty of Arabic Language
Faculty of Islamic Development Management
Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance
Halalan Thayyiban Research Centre
Mazhab Shafi‘i Research Centre
Faculty of Islamic Technology

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
- Applicants may be required to attend an interview conducted by the relevant faculty.
- For programmes with English, applicants must have at least an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550.
- Pass recitation test of al-Qur’an al-Karim conducted by the University.
- For programmes with Arabic, applicants must have at least a score of Band 6.0 in International Arabic Language Testing System (IALTS) or Have Passed Arabic Placement Test (APT) conducted by the University.

POSTGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Applicants applying for postgraduate programmes may be required to sit for Holy Quran recitation test conducted by the University.
- If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview conducted by the relevant Faculty/ Centre.
- Application for a Degree by Research must be accompanied by a research proposal. The proposal should include, but not be confined to Introduction to the research topic; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses, if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and Timetable of work (Gantt Chart). The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.
- For English programs, applicants are required to obtain at least a band 6.0 for IELTS, or a minimum overall score of at least 550 for TOEFL.
- For Arabic programs, applicants are required to obtain at least a band 6.0 in International Arabic Language Testing System (IALTS) or pass Arabic Placement Test (APT).
- For Malay programs, applicants are required to obtain at least a credit in the GCE ‘O’ Level Malay Language or its equivalent.

Read the list of programs offered by UNISSA and the detail of requirements here http://www.mfa.gov.bn/PublishingImages/Pages/bdgs2021/UNISSA%20PROGRAMMES%202021-2022.pdf

3. UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI BRUNEI – www.utb.edu.bn

Faculty of Engineering
UTB School of Business
School of Computing and Informatics
School of Applied Science and Mathematics
School of Design
Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning

Read the list of programs offered by UTB and the detail of requirements here http://www.mfa.gov.bn/PublishingImages/Pages/bdgs2021/UTB%20PROGRAMMES%202021-2022.pdf

4. POLITEKNIK BRUNEI – www.pb.edu.bn

School of Business (SBS)
School of ICT (SICT)
School of Health Sciences (SHS)
School of Science and Engineering (SSE)

Read the list of programs offered by PB and the detail of requirements here http://www.mfa.gov.bn/PublishingImages/Pages/bdgs2021/POLITEKNIK%20PROGRAMMES%202021-2022.pdf


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

The full listing of the terms and conditions of the scholarship will be provided to the applicant once selected to be scholarship recipients. Applicants will be required to sign a declaration confirming understanding and agreement to these terms and conditions.

The general terms and conditions are as follows:

1. The scholarship recipient will be facilitated as follows:
a) exemption from paying tuition fees including acceptance, examination, registration, and orientation fees for the duration of the programme.
b) 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.
c) a monthly personal allowance of BND 500.
d) a monthly meals allowance of BND 150.
e) an annual book allowance of BND 600.
f) accommodation at the residential college.
g) baggage allowance for shipment of the scholarship recipient's personal effects to his country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the programme, at a maximum amount of:
- BND 250 to a country within the ASEAN region; or
- BND 500 to a country outside the ASEAN region.
h) comprehensive insurance cover for the whole duration of the scholarship. The scholarship recipient is urged to obtain additional insurance before his travel to Brunei Darussalam and for the whole duration of the scholarship at his own expense.

2. 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 the prior written approval of the Ministry.

3. 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 or children.

4. 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.

5. A scholarship recipient is required to:
a) conform to all the rules and regulations underlying this Scholarship.
b) abide by the rules and regulations of his University/ Polytechnic.
c) respect the customs, culture and official religion of Brunei Darussalam.
d) obey all the laws and regulations of Brunei Darussalam.
e) refrain from engaging in political activities.
f) undergo health screening in Brunei Darussalam if deemed necessary by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

6. Upon completion of the programme, the scholarship recipient will be required to leave Brunei Darussalam with immediate effect.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND CLOSING DATES

1. Application forms can be downloaded from the following link

2. 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.

3. Applicants are required to also submit a security clearance statement from their National Security Agency/ Police Station (i.e., a statement/ report certifying that applicants are clear from any civil and criminal charges).

4. Completed application forms are to be emailed to the following address: applyBDGS2021@mfa.gov.bn

(NOTE: 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)

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

5. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

6. The closing date for the reception of completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents is, not later than at 16:00 hrs (Brunei time) on 15 February 2021.

7. An applicant may be required to appear for an interview at such place(s) as may be determined by the institutions offering the programmes and to sit a written examination to assess the applicant's proficiency in the English/ Malay/ Arabic Language (where applicable).

8. The Government of Brunei Darussalam reserves the right to reject any applications. The decision on the selection of candidates is final. Any disputes or enquiries pertaining to the decision made will not be entertained. Only successful applicants will be notified via e-mail.
 
9. For further enquiries please contact:

Technical Assistance Division
Department of Administration
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bandar Seri Begawan BD2710
Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673 2261177 ext. 310 / 155
Fax: + 673 2261250
E-mail: scholarship@mfa.gov.bn

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

1. Application Form (typed, not handwriting)
2. Photo
3. Secondary School / Bachelor Certificate (depend on the program you apply)
4. Secondary School / Bachelor Transcript
5. English translation for original documents those are not in English
6. Statement of Purpose (item 6 in the form)
7. Birth Certificate
8. Passport
9. Police Certificate
10. Two Reference Letters (C1 & C2)
11. Government Declaration


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January 29, 2021

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