Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships to Foreign Students

Monday, January 14, 2013
The Government of Brunei Darussalam is offering annual scholarships for foreign students to study at University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Islam Sultan Sharif Ali university [UNISSA] and Brunei Institute of Technology [ITB] in Brunei. 
 
These scholarships are awarded to the students of ASEAN, OIC, Commonwealth Member Countries and others. These are awarded for pursuing HND (Higher National Diploma), undergraduate, master’s, master’s by research and doctoral program in various disciplines. The scholarship award is normally tenable for the duration of the programme. These scholarships are for the academic session 2013/14.

Eligibility
Applicants must be citizens of ASEAN, OIC, Commonwealth Member Countries and others and must be between the ages of 18 – 25 for undergraduate programmes and not exceed 35 for postgraduate programmes at the commencement of the academic session for which they are applying for admission.
The award is not eligible, to Brunei Permanent Residents and foreigners residing in Brunei Darussalam for more than three months.

Scholarship value
The scholars are exempted from paying the tuition fees and other appropriate compulsory fees determined by the university for the duration of the programme.
An economy class air-ticket for the most economically viable route to Brunei Darussalam from the scholar’s country of origin prior to the commencement of the course will be provided by the government of Brunei Darussalam through the Brunei Mission abroad. Any claims made by the scholar for the cost of air tickets which they had purchased on their without prior consent of the Brunei Mission abroad will not be accepted. Upon completion of the programme scholar may apply for an economy class air ticket from Brunei Darussalam to the scholar’s country of origin. No additional assistance will be provided towards other travel expenses.
Allowances payable will include:
  • Monthly personal allowance of BND500.00
  • Annual Book Allowance BND600.00
  • Monthly food allowance of BND150.00

Baggage allowance maximum institution of BND250.00 to ASEAN region and BND500.00 to non ASEAN region upon completion of the programme only.
An accommodation at respective institution residential college 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.
Only outpatient medical and/or dental treatment received at any Brunei government hospitals are complimentary. An administration charge will however be payable for every 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.

Scholarship application deadline is 14th February 2013.

Further details about the scholarship and application procedures can be found at http://www.mofat.gov.bn/index.php/announcement

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