The Government of Brunei Darussalam is offering a fully funded scholarship for international students for the academic year 2023-2024. Read on to learn more about the exciting opportunities this scholarship offers.

  • Country of origin: Brunei Darussalam
  • Funded by: The Government of Brunei Darussalam
  • Type: Fully funded
  • Education level: Diploma, undergraduate, and master’s degrees
  • Duration: 
    • For a diploma of three years
    • For undergraduate four years
    • For Master’s degrees twelve months & 24 months
  • Deadline:15th Feb 2023

Benefits of the scholarship

  1. Financial Support: The Government of Brunei Darussalam provides financial support to cover tuition fees, accommodation, airfare, and other living expenses. A monthly stipend of BND$500.00 is provided, along with an additional BND$150.00 for meals. 

Additionally, an annual book allowance of BND$600.00 is given, and there is also a baggage allowance for when the recipient returns to their home country upon completion of the program. The allowance is BND$250.00 for a country within the ASEAN region, and BND$500.00 for a country outside the ASEAN region.

  1. Accommodation: Accommodation is provided for all Brunei Darussalam Scholarship recipients. 
  2. Career Opportunities: The scholarship provides the opportunity to gain a tertiary education in a foreign country, which can increase the recipient’s employment prospects upon graduation.
  3. Cultural Exchange: The scholarship offers the opportunity to learn about a different culture and to build relationships with people from different backgrounds and countries. 
  4. Networking Opportunities: The scholarship provides the opportunity to meet and build relationships with experts and leaders in the field of study, which can be beneficial for career advancement. 
  5. Personal Development: The scholarship offers the opportunity to develop leadership and problem-solving skills, and other personal attributes.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Scholarship availability is open to international students from every nation.
  • The languages mandatory are English, Malay, or Arabic.
  • Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75 or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have obtained the results for their most recent degree program before the application deadline.
  • Applicants for Undergraduate or Diploma courses must be between 18-25 years old at the time of submission of their application and not older than 35 as of July 31st, 2023 for Postgraduate Master’s Degree programs.
  • Applicants must meet all entry requirements of the chosen university.
  • Previous recipients of the Brunei Darussalam Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • The scholarship awardee is not allowed to take on any remunerative work or become a staff member of any state envoy in Brunei Darussalam while the scholarship is being accepted.
  • Once the program has been finished, the grantee must exit Brunei Darussalam without delay.

How to apply?

  1. Complete an online application form: Prospective students of University Brunei Darussalam must submit their applications through the online portal found at


  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the National Focal Point for scholarships from the applicant’s nation must authorize and affirm the application forms.


  1. Candidates must present a document of verification from their National Security Agency(s)/ Police Station that attests they are free of any civil and/or criminal offenses.


  1. Application forms must be emailed to the address: [email protected]


  1. The institution offering the program may require the candidate to attend an interview and take a written test to evaluate their English/ Malay/ Arabic Language skills (if applicable).


  1. Submit required documents: All applicants must submit a valid passport copy, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other relevant documents as listed on the scholarship website.


  1. Wait for results: Once the application is received and reviewed, applicants will receive a notification regarding the selection results.


  1. Prepare for the further admission process: If selected for the scholarship, the successful applicant will need to complete any additional admission requirements for the university to proceed with the program.


  1. Accept offer: Finally, if all admission requirements are met and accepted, the student will need to sign the official offer letter from the university and accept the offer of the scholarship.

Official website

Take a look at this official website to apply for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship 2024-2025. In addition, visit the Brunei High Commission in your country to learn more about the scholarship and the application process.


The Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship is a great opportunity for international students who are looking to further their education. With its fully funded benefits, this scholarship is definitely worth applying for. So, if you’re an international student who meets the eligibility criteria, don’t hesitate & apply now!