Freshers Week

 

Q :

How can I register for Freshers Week?

 

A :

To register for Freshers Week, you need to log in to CANVAS and click the Freshers Week Registration link..

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I have to go to UBD during the Freshers / Orientation Week?

 

A :

In view of the current situation, most of the Freshers / Orientation Week activities will be done online. Please check the CANVAS for more details.

 

 

 

 

Q :

How can I get the Freshers Week content?

 

A :

You can go to CANVAS and click the Freshers Week link

 

 

 

 

Q :

When can I view the Freshers Week content?

 

A :

The content is available from 27th July 2020 until 30th July 2020 at any time of the days.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I have to access the content every day during the Freshers Week?

 

A :

No, you do not have to access the content daily if you have finished viewing all the contents.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I have to access all the Freshers Week content?

 

A :

You need to access/view all contents marked with asterisk (*) as these contents are very important for your studies at UBD. Our system will record your attendance once you finished accessing the content.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I still have to view the Freshers Week content even if I studied at UBD as a UniBridge student before?

 

A :

Yes, you must view the contents. There could be some new information presented which are not known to you before but crucial to know. Our system will record your attendance.

 

 

 

 

Q :

How can I access the Freshers Week contents if I do not have internet/computer access?

 

A :

Please let us know by emailing to  freshersweek@ubd.edu.bn before 21 July 2020


Fees, Insurance, Payments & Refund

 

 

Q :

I am a Brunei Citizen and have applied for scholarship. Why does my offer letter state that my funding is fee-paying? Do I have to pay for the tuition fee?

 

A :

Your scholarship application is still under review. Eligible student will receive a scholarship award letter. You don’t have to pay for the tuition fee until you get a scholarship confirmation/award letter.

 

 

 

 

Q :

What payments do I have to make before joining UBD?

 

A :

Please refer to your offer letter for the payments that you need to make including the purchase of insurance coverage plan.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Can I pay in cash since I do not own debit or credit cards?

 

A :

Unfortunately, all payments need to be made through ePayment i.e. no cash transactions.

For any inquiry on ePayment system, please email: helpdesk.epay@ubd.edu.bn or visit our Finance Counter at Finance Office, Ground Floor, Administration Building, Universiti Brunei Darussalam during office hours.

 

 

 

 

Q :

How can I make the ePayment?

 

A :

Details and steps to make ePayment are available in your welcoming email.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I have to pay for Acceptance, Registration fee if I’m awarded by scholarship?

 

A :

Yes, you have to pay for those fee. Most scholarship does not cover those fee except for Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship For Foreign Students Tenable In Brunei Darussalam (BDGS) by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I have to pay for the Persatuan Mahasiswa/i Universiti Brunei Darussalam (PMUBD) or UBD Students’ Association Fee?

 

A :

It is compulsory if you are a Brunei Citizen who are taking undergraduate programme. Members can get many benefits from the Students’ Association. For more info, please go to https://www.pmubd.com/

Permanent resident, international or post-graduate student can opt not to pay or join the association.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Can I pay the PMUBD Fees annually?

 

A :

For local undergraduate students, you have to pay for the duration of your programme. For more info or inquiries, please contact pmubd.hep@ubd.edu.bn

 

 

 

 

Q :

Can I purchase my insurance annually?

 

A :

Local students need to purchase insurance for the duration of their study programme.

While international student can purchase by year.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Can I claim insurance payments from my scholarship?

 

A :

Brunei Government Scholarship does not include insurance coverage.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Why do I need to buy student insurance?

 

A :

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

By definition, accidents are unforeseen, so even the most cautious are occasional victims to a rogue coffee spillage. And sometimes, accidents can happen during classes or while doing your lab experiments or even while walking around the campus, which can incur huge medical expenses.

By purchasing insurance coverage, you are taking the steps to ensure that you have the means to ease the financial burden of your beneficiaries in the event of death, total permanent disablement, medical expenses and hospital allowance due to natural and illness or accidents.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Do I have to buy another insurance if I am already covered by other insurance?

 

A :

You can share your insurance coverage with us for review and confirmation. Please email to freshersweek@ubd.edu.bn

 

 

 

 

Q :

When is the deadline for all payments and insurance purchase?

 

A :

We highly encourage all students to settle all fee payments during Pre-Freshers Week.

Delay in paying the fees, will delay your registration and getting your Student ID.

 

 

 

 

Q :

What if I choose not to pay the acceptance fee and/or registration fee?

 

A :

You will not be able to register and get your Student ID. You might also have problem getting your certificate when you are graduating.

 

 

 

 

Q :

Can I get refund for the payments that I have made?

 

A :

Refund will be reviewed on case by case basis. Most refunds will not be in full after deducting service/bank charges.


International Students

 

Q :

Do I have to fly to Brunei for this semester since I am currently in my home country?

A :

Please contact international.sas@ubd.edu.bn for updated information.