Scholarship Announcement by the Government of Brunei Darussalam

 By Mahjabeen Malik

Get ready now dear brilliant students, the Government of Brunei Darussalam has announced an ample opportunity of academic scholarship for 2019 – 2020.  In Brunei Darussalam, Tenable scholarship is available for the students.

Brunei Darussalam offers the opportunity of Diplomas along with the degree programme, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree at any one of the prestigious institutes of higher education as endorsed under:

  1. The University of Brunei Darussalam
  2. The University of Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
  3. The University of Teknologi Brunei (UTB)
  4. The University of Politeknik Brunei (PB).

The Eligibility criteria for the academic year inaugurates July/August 2019.

 All citizens on international level are free to apply for the scholarship of Brunei Darussalam.

 The ages limit of the applicant must be between 18-25 for Undergraduate and multiple Diplomas and for the Postgraduate Degree programmes the age must be 35 years old, on the 31st July 2019.

 Permanent Residents of Brunei Darussalam are not eligible to apply for the scholarship award.

 Websites of the Academic Institutes

Various Programmes are being offered by various institutes, if you are keen to know about its detail, probe the websites as mentioned below.

i)    The University of Brunei Darussalam –

ii)   The University of Islam Sultan Sharif Ali–

iii)   The University of Teknologi Brunei–

iv)  The University of Politeknik Brunei –

* The programmes which are currently offered under BDGS Scholarship in the advertisement for Academic Year 2019/2020. 


If the application of the applicant is proved, the full listing of the terms and conditions of the scholarship will be awarded to the applicant. An announcement will have to be signed as per requirement for confirming understanding and agreement to these terms and conditions upon acceptance of the scholarship.
Some common rules and regulations are as follows:

The scholarship holders will receive following facilities and benefits of the scholarship:
Fully funded scholarship programme for the brilliant and fortunate students.

For the international students   the air-ticket from Brunei Darussalam to the native country of the applicants, would be free .

iii)    A monthly personal allowance of BND$500.00;

iv)    A monthly meals allowance of BND$150.00;

v)     An annual book allowance of BND$600.00;

vi)    Housing at the college’s residential of the University/ Polytechnic;

vii)   A belonging support for shipment of the scholarship recipient’s personal effects to his country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the programme.

viii)  An inclusive insurance helps to cover the whole duration of the Scholarship. Before his travel to Brunei Darussalam scholarship the lucky recipient is asked to obtain additional insurance.

Without the prior approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, applicants can not apply for the other scholarships such as fellowship, loan or grant etc, simultaneously. And this scholarship can be rejected if the recipients do not attach any written permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 A scholarship recipient is not allowed to bring his/her family during the tenure of the scholarship. Marriage or child remittance is not awarded to the scholarship recipient and no accommodation will be offered to any accompanying spouse, child or children.

During the duration of the scholarship the recipient of the scholarship is not permitted to join any paid job in Brunei Darussalam.

   A scholarship recipient requires to:

  1. follow  all the rules and regulations of his/her University/Polytechnic
  2. regard the customs, culture and official religion of Brunei Darussalam;
  3. observe all the laws and regulations of Brunei Darussalam;
  4. avoid from engaging in political activities;
  5. Undertake health screening in Brunei Darussalam if considered necessary by the Ministry of Foreign Affair.

The recipient of scholarship will have to leave Brunei Darussalam immediately after having accomplished the study programme.

How to   Apply for the Scholarship?  

 First of all the illegible students need to download application forms from the following link:


Application forms must be fulfilled   properly and inscribed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the National Focal Point for scholarships of the receptive   country of the applicant. Applications must be submitted as a security clearance statement from their National Security Agency or Police Station (statement or report certificate about the applicants that they are clear from any civil or criminal charges).

   The Complete application forms can be sent by email to the following address:

The important point to be noted is that, all the application forms and supporting documents must be written in Word Document, PDF, JPG format (compressed (zipped folder). Maximum size allowed for e-mail and attachment files is 10MB)

 An online application forms can be availed for the scholarship of the University of Brunei Darussalam, the applicants must complete an online application through:

Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.

 The last date for the application of scholarship with certified copies of required certificates and documents will after 4:00 pm (Brunei time) on 28 February 2019.

 Only application is not sufficient for getting the scholarship award, the applicant may be called for the interview or the written test to evaluate the proficiency of the applicant in English, Malay or Arabic language.  

Only successful students will be informed via email. Keep it in mind that the government of Brunei Darussalam is fully authoritative to reject any application.   For further detail you can contact:          

Technical Assistance of Division
Administration Department

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bandar Seri Begawan BD2710
 And Brunei Darussalam

Contact No +673 2261177 ext. 163 / 310

Fax No: + 673 2261250


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