First launched in 2011, UBD's Global Discovery Programme (GDP) is designed to offer international students an opportunity to experience student-life in this culture-rich kingdom, in an academic setting which is stimulating, challenging and progressive.

Courses offered under GDP are:


 Start Dates

The e-Global Discovery Programme

20 September 2021 - 28 September 2021

The Discover Brunei Course (DBC)


The Intensive English Proficiency Course (IEPC)


The Discover Malay Culture (DMC)

Course dates/periods are customisable

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School

1 - 28 August 2022

One of the most important and engaging components of these courses is that learning is not limited to the classroom.

Through an innovative course incorporating experiential learning, and explorations of the communities and habitats in and around Brunei, students become participants in, rather than mere observers of, this dynamic yet well-preserved environment.

How to Apply

 Entry Criteria