The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to invite applications for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship to Foreign Students Tenable in Brunei Darussalam for the 2023/2024 academic session.


The Scholarship provides applicants with the opportunity to pursue studies at the Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree level at the following institutions of higher education in Brunei:

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  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD),
  • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
  • Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB),
  • Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) and
  • Politeknik Brunei (PB).

The academic year commences July/August 2023.

Ineligible applications will be rejected. Please check that you meet the following eligibility criteria before you apply:

Applicants must:

‚Äč‚ÄĘ ‚ÄčNot exceed the age of 25, for¬†Undergraduate¬†and¬†Diploma¬†programmes, and the age of 35, for Postgraduate¬†Master’s¬†Degree programmes, on the first day of July on the year when the course/programme starts.
‚Äč‚ÄĘ ‚ÄčBe proficient in English with a Credit 6 at GCE ‚ÄėO‚Äô Level Examination or a Grade ‚ÄėC‚ÄĚ in IGCSE English (as a second language) or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum score of 550.
NOTE: The Scholarship is intended primarily for international students studying for the first time in Brunei Darussalam. Bruneians, Brunei Permanent Residents and international students studying/who have studied in Brunei tertiary institutions are NOT eligible.

‚Äč1. ‚ÄčThe closing date for application of the Scholarship is¬†15 February 2023.
‚Äč2. ‚ÄčAn 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‚Äôs proficiency in the English/ Malay/ Arabic Language (where applicable).
‚ÄčThe 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.
‚Äč4. ‚ÄčDocuments to be uploaded in the application form (BDGS Application Form):

‚Äč- ‚ÄčRecent passport size photograph.
‚Äč- ‚ÄčCertified true copies of academic qualifications and other supporting documents (i.e. certificates, testimonials, transcripts).
‚Äč- ‚ÄčCertified¬†English translations¬†of supporting documents must be submitted for documents that are not in English.
‚Äč- ‚ÄčCertified true copies of Birth Certificate and Passport.
‚Äč- ‚ÄčReferences and recommendations from referees.¬†(C1 & C2 Form)
‚Äč5. ‚ÄčFor queries related to¬†courses/programmes offered, please browse the following links:Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali
Universiti Teknologi Brunei
Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB)
Politeknik Brunei
‚Äč6. ‚ÄčTo apply, please fill in the online Application Form at the following link ‚ÄstBDGS Application Form.
‚Äč7. ‚ÄčApplicants applying to Universiti Brunei Darussalam must also complete an online application through¬†



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