The UBD-English Summer Course

Learn English by Interaction in Multicultural Environment!

The IEPC is specially designed to help international students develop their confidence and communication skills in the English language. The course will provide you with valuable practice, guidance and explanation on the English language and build your English language fluency and prepare for further study at university or the work place. Language classes take place in the mornings, from Monday to Thursday, and Saturday, and the visits and activities take place in the afternoons.

Communication skills are developed through fun, social, interactive, community-based and integrated activities. Interaction with student buddies will develop your confidence and exercise your newly-gained language skills. This course is most suitable for students who wish to visit Universiti Brunei Darussalam and study English for professional, academic or personal development for a short period in a university environment.

  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Eligibility: Minimum IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL iBT 59 – 60 / TOEFL 500/D7 or E8
  • Contact hours: 42 hours
  • Class size: Minimum of 5 students 

Start Dates

  • By Request

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The course aims to provide an overall improvement in language proficiency and communication skills and to increase knowledge and understanding of Brunei life and culture. The main emphasis will be on extending your vocabulary and developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also revise and consolidate your grammar and work on your reading and writing skills. You will be introduced to a variety of aspects of Brunei’s life and culture through a wide range of media. 

How to Apply
Entry Criteria

Global Discovery Programme

Please fill in this application form.

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
The Listening Module
  •             Develop skills in listening for specific information
  •             Improve on note-taking
The Academic Reading Module
  •             Develop strategies for speed-reading
  •             Understand graphs, tables and charts
  •             Analysis of IELTS specimen papers
The Academic Writing Module
  •             Question interpretations
  •             Content organisation and grammatical accuracy
              The Speaking Module
  •             Express attitudes, ideas and opinions
  •             Seeking clarification
  •             Pronunciation practice
  •             Simulated speaking test

Apply Here