Government of ​Brunei Darussalam Scholarships 2020/2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to invite applications for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship under the above Scholarship Award Scheme for the 2020 / 2021 academic session.

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Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree at any one of the following institutions of higher education:

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·       Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD),


·       Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),

·       Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and


·       Politeknik Brunei (PB).

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The academic year commences July/August 2020.



Applications are open to citizens of, but not limited to, ASEAN, Commonwealth and OIC member countries.

Applicants must be, between the ages of 18-25 for Undergraduate and Diploma programmes and must not exceed the age of 35 for Postgraduate Master’s Degree programmes on the 31st July 2020.


The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Darussalam Permanent Residents.


Programmes offered and entry qualifications are available from the following:

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i)    Universiti Brunei Darussalam


ii)   Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali

iii)  Universiti Teknologi Brunei


iv)  Politeknik Brunei 

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The full listing of the terms and conditions of the scholarship will be provided to the applicant once the application is successful and a scholarship is offered. A declaration will be required to be signed confirming understanding and agreement to these terms and conditions upon acceptance of the scholarship.


The general terms and conditions are as follows:

The scholarship recipient will be facilitated with the benefits of the scholarship as follows:
i)  exemption from paying tuition fees including acceptance, examination, registration and orientation fees for the duration of the programme;


ii)  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;

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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)  accommodation at the residential college of the University/ Polytechnic;

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vii)  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$250.00 to a country within the ASEAN region; or

·       BND$500.00 to a country outside the ASEAN region;


viii)  comprehensive insurance cover for the whole duration of the Scholarship. The scholarship recipient is urged to obtain additional insurance prior to his travel to Brunei Darussalam and for the whole duration of the Scholarship at his own expense.

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A scholarship recipient is required to:

i) conform to all the rules and regulations underlying this Scholarship;


ii)   abide by the rules and regulations of his University/ Polytechnic;

iii)  respect the customs, culture and official religion of Brunei Darussalam;

iv)  obey all the laws and regulations of Brunei Darussalam;

v)   refrain from engaging in political activities;

vi)  undergo health screening in Brunei Darussalam if deemed necessary by the Ministry of Foreign Affair.

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


Application forms can be downloaded from the following link:


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:

(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

Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

The closing date for the reception of completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents is, not later than 1600 hrs (Brunei time) on 14 February 2020.

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).

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 email.

For further enquiries please contact:          

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