The UBD Graduate Research Scholarship (UGRS) is a competitive scheme awarded to quality PhD students with a strong desire to work in an international and competitive research-intensive environment. The UGRS will prioritise funding for high impact research within the priorities of UBD and Brunei including (but not limited to) Energy, Biodiversity, Data Analytics, Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Catalysis, Sensor Technology, Tourism, Herbal Medicine and International Comparative Education. UBD is committed to opening doors to the brightest students to work among and network with our researchers to enrich their experience and equip them with the skills to maximise their talents.

Eligibility

  • Has a Master Degree OR at least a First Class Degree in relevant field recognised by UBD Senate. 
  • Able to demonstrate English Proficiency
  • A high quality and impactful research proposal and able to demonstrate good academic track record.
  • Fit to pursue studies in the area of choice.

Award

  • Tuition fees including registration and acceptance fee at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam will be waived.
  • A subsistence allowance of Brunei Dollar 1,500.00 per month for 36 months.
  • For candidates not residing in Brunei Darussalam, one incoming and outgoing economy class return air ticket will be provided, from (upon accepting the scholarship) and back to home country (upon completion of study).
  • Allowances for field research (Brunei Dollar 3,000.00 for per Science PhD candidates and Brunei Dollar 1,000.00 for Arts and Humanities PhD candidates).
  • Visa fees will be included in the scholarship for candidates.

Application can be made with application for admission through our online admission system (OASys) webpage

PhD PROGRAMME FOR UGRS

Faculty of Art and Social Sciences


No.

Programme

1.

PhD in History and International Studies

2.

PhD in Art

3.

PhD in English Literature

4.

PhD in Sociology and/ or Anthropology

5.

PhD in Professional Communication and the Media

6.

PhD in English Language and Linguistics

7.

PhD in Geography and Enviromental Studies

8.

PhD in Malay Language and Linguistics

9.

PhD in Malay Literature

Faculty of Integrated Technologies


No.

Programme

1.

Chemical Engineering

 

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on biomedical and bone tissue regeneration engineering applications.
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on water quality monitoring and evaluation using Internet of Things.
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on solid oxide fuel cell systems development for distributed power generation. 

2.

System Engineering

 

  • PhD in Systems Engineering, with a focus on machining of metal-matrix composites and Inconel Alloys.
  • PhD in Systems Engineering, with a focus on deep learning for aircraft performance and trajectory analysis.
  • PhD in Systems Engineering, with a focus on sensor integration and IoT in Agriculture applications.
  • PhD in Systems Engineering, with a focus on 3D modelling of thermal profiles of buildings for energy efficiency and comfort.
  • PhD in Systems Engineering, with a focus on bio-inspired sensing technologies.
  • PhD in Systems Engineering, with a focus on Additive Manufacturing (2D/3D/4D printing) via different techniques.

Faculty of Science


No.

Programme

1.

Environmental Protection, Monitoring and Conservation

2.

Geological Studies of Brunei and SE Asia

3.

Natural Products and New Nanotechnology

4.

Modelling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

UBD School of Business and Economics


No.

Programme

1.

Economic and Financial Development in Emerging Markets

2.

Islamic Banking and Finance and Empirical Finance

3.

Halal Marketing and Supply Chain Management

4.

Digital Marketing and Digital Business

5.

Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences


No.

Programme

1.

Gas/ Chemical Sensors

2.

Plasmonics Technologies: Thermochemical

3.

Artificial Intelligence based Material Design and Discovery

Institute of Asian Studies


No.

Programme

1.

Phd in Asian Studies

(Specialise on ‘Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History and Economics’

Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies


No.

Programme

1.

Islamic History and Civilisation

2.

Islam in Southeast Asia

3.

Islam and Women Studies

4.

Islamic Jurisprudence and Thought

5.

Contemporary Qur’anic Studies