BRUNEI DARUSSALAM GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
It is indeed a great moment for the Ministry of Trade and Foreign affairs of Brunei (MOFAT) to announce Brunei Government scholarships for the studious and passionate students all over the world. The international students are invited to submit application forms for the Brunei Government Darussalam Scholarship for the academic session. Through this scholarship, MOFAT is aiming to reward the deserving students and give them a chance to fulfill their dreams. The Government of Brunei sponsored Scholarship is providing applicants with an opportunity of undertaking Diploma, Undergraduate Degree Program and Postgraduate Degree Program in the renowned institutes of higher education. They can get themselves enrolled in any of the institutions listed below:
(PB) – Politeknik Brunei, (UNISSA) – Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali, (UTB) – Universiti Teknologi Brunei, (UBD) – Universiti Brunei Darussalam
The academic year is scheduled to commence in July-August.
Benefits of the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship:
The following benefits will be offered to the recipient of this Brunei Government scholarship as follows:
The scholarship holder will get an exemption from paying all sorts of tuition fees which include the acceptance fee, examination fee, registration fee and orientation fee throughout the degree program.
Before the commencement of the program, the recipient will be given an air ticket (economy class) from his/her home-country to Brunei Darussalam. He/she will also get an air-ticket (economy class) from Brunei Darussalam to home-county upon the completion of degree program
A personal allowance of B$500.00 will be offered on monthly basis
The recipient will get a meal allowance of B$150.00 on monthly basis
A book allowance of B$600.00 will be given on yearly basis
The scholarship recipient will get an accommodation in the residential college of the Polytechnic or University
Following maximum baggage allowance will be given to the scholarship holder for shipping his personal stuff back to his home-country upon course completion.
B$250.00 for countries within the ASEAN region
B$500.00 for countries outside the ASEAN region
For the entire scholarship duration, the recipient will get complete insurance coverage. The scholarship receiver is advised to get additional insurance at his own expense, before travelling to Brunei Darussalam and for the complete Scholarship period as well.
Eligibility Criteria for this Scholarship:
The scholarships are open worldwide including the nationals of Commonwealth, OIC and ASEAN member countries.
The candidate should have nomination from their government
The applicant must have got medical fitness certificate before his arrival by an experienced medical practitioner having registration from any Government Authority, for undertaking the scholarship and pursuing study in Brunei Darussalam. The applicant has to complete this certification process at his own expense
For Diploma and Undergraduate programmes, the candidates must be 18 to 25 years old. The applicant’s age must not be more than 35 years for the Postgraduate Master’s Degree programmes as of July 31.
The permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam are not eligible for this award
How to apply for Brunei Government Scholarship?
Application form for Brunei Government Scholarship is now available for students to fill in, so fill it in with your credentials.
The downloaded form should be duly completed and then endorsed by the National Focal Point for scholarships or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the candidate’s country
A security clearance statement, which certifies that the applicant does not have any civil or criminal charge against him, must be submitted by the applicant from his National Security Agency or Police Station.
The application forms should be sent to the subsequent mailing address after completion. Email: applyBDGS2018@mfa.gov.bn
Those candidates who are seeking admission in Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) are also required to fill an application online of Universiti Brunei Darussalam
No consideration would be given to the incomplete application forms.
The duly completed application forms along with the relevant attested copies of documents and certificates must be received by 1600 hrs (Brunei Standard Time) on February 28 each year…
The applicant has to report for interview at the place being determined by the institutes which are offering the degree programmes. The applicant may be required to take a written examination for the assessment of his expertise in Arabic/English/Malay language (when applicable)
The Government of Brunei Darussalam has got the privilege of rejecting any application. The decision taken regarding the selection of applicants will be final. No inquiries or disputes will be entertained regarding the decision. The notification will be issued to the successful candidates only.
Please contact on the following details in case of further inquiries.
Universities or Programs available for Brunei Scholarship:
The list of programmes being offered, entry qualifications and additional information can be accessed from the official university websites given below:
(UBD) – Universiti Brunei Darussalam http://www.ubd.edu.bn/
(UTB) – Universiti Teknologi Brunei http://www.utb.edu.bn/
Politeknik Brunei – (PB) http://www.pb.edu.bn/
(UNISSA) – Islam Sultan Sharif Ali Universiti unissa.edu.bn/
Terms and Conditions for Brunei Scholarship:
The successful applicants will be provided with a complete list of terms and conditions of the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship. The applicants have to sign a declaration confirming that they understand and agree to those terms and conditions. Following are the general terms and conditions of this scholarship:
The applicant cannot hold this scholarship along with any other fellowship, scholarship, loan or grant without getting written approval from the Ministry of Trade and Foreign affairs of Brunei. Holding any other scholarship without the approval of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade may result in the immediate termination and cancellation of this scholarship.
Any accompanying family members are not recommended during the scholarship period. No allowance will be paid to the scholarship recipient for marriage or children. Moreover, the accompanying spouse or children will not be provided any accommodation as well.
A scholarship recipient does not have the permission to carry out any paid job or to serve as the representative staff of any country in Brunei Darussalam during the period of the scholarship.
The recipient of this scholarship must:
obey all the fundamental rules and regulations of this scholarship
stick to the policies and rules of his Polytechnic/University
give full respect to the religion, culture, and customs of Brunei Darussalam
follow the rules and laws of Brunei Darussalam
avoid from getting engaged in any political activity
go through health test in Brunei Darussalam if considered essential by the Ministry of Trade and Foreign affairs of Brunei
On the completion of scholarship program, the scholarship holder has to leave Brunei Darussalam without any delay