Global Discovery Programme

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:

Programmes Start Dates
UBD-AUN Summer Camp 1 June – 14 June 2024
The Discover Brunei Course (DBC)

Cohort 1: 1 July – 28 July 2024

Cohort 2: 3 August – 30 August 2024

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 3 August – 30 August 2024

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

Global Discovery Programme

Completed application forms together with the requested documents can be submitted electronically ( or sent to the following address:

Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor
Unviersiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link, BE 1410
Brunei Darussalam
[Attention: Global Discovery Programme]

Global Discovery Programme

Any international university student can apply to our GDP.

Given that space is limited, selection to participate in this programme will be achieved on the following basis:

  • Genuine interest to learn about diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Willingness to share your travel experiences and insights with others on our GDP blog.

Tuition Fees:


*Tuition fees for students from UBD’s partner universities will be waived

Living Expenses Fee:

USD2200 (GDP: Global Entrepreneurship Summer School)

Fee will cover:

  • Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation at The Core Residential College which is shared apartment compromising 5 rooms in each apartment with shared bathroom facilities, basic cooking facilities and communal facilities will be available
  • Full board meals
  • Field-trips and Excursion
  • Daily transportation

Fees will not include:

  • Return airfare
  • Travel Insurance

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