Nomination Deadline

01 May 2022

Nomination (Online only)

Please email office.gr@ubd.edu.bn for the nomination link

Application Deadline

1 June 2022

Application form (including supporting documents) can be emailed to the Director of Global Relations at office.gr@ubd.edu.bn

Please kindly note that we no longer accept hard copies.

  1. Completed at least one year of full-time study at one of UBD's partner universities;
  2. Nominated by the International Office (or equivalent) of home university;
  3. Achieved a minimum of CGPA 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.0 (out of 5);
  4. English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent.
  5. Must have a passport with at least 6 months of validity from date of departure from Brunei after end of programme.
  6. Must be fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson) against COVID-19 by a WHO approved vaccine. Booster is encouraged.

Email the following documents to office.gr@ubd.edu.bn

Application Phase 1 (by 1 May 2022)

  1. Completed the application form (please click here).
    • Modules here: Click here for tentative of Semester 1, 2022-2023) Modules.
  2. Clear scanned copy of passport photo page;
  3. Certified true copies of:
    • Latest academic transcript
    • Latest English proficiency test score
  4. COVID-19 vaccination certificate;

Application Phase 2 (After Accepted by Faculty in UBD)

  1. Copy of completed medical check (please click here);

Application Phase 3 (After Medical Check Passed)

  1. Copy of medical insurance valid in Brunei for duration of study in UBD.
  2. Copy of flight ticket.
  3. Completed accommodation form.

*Application process and timeline will vary depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions in place at
the time of application.

Visa

UBD will process a visa-on-arrival for all exchange students.

  1. Email a clear scanned copy of passport photo page and copy of medical insurance at least one month in advance of arrival.
  2. Upon arrival, the International Students Coordinator will endorse the visa-on-arrival and convert it to a student visa within two weeks. Please make an appointment to International Students Coordinator (international.sas@ubd.edu.bn) immediately after you have arrived in UBD.
  3. Once their studies have ended in UBD, all exchange/non-graduating students must cancel the student visa at least two (2) weeks prior to leaving the university. Please make an appointment to see International Students Coordinator (international.sas@ubd.edu.bnno less than two (2) weeks prior to planned departure date. Kindly note that you are not allowed to travel in and out of Brunei within the two weeks of your visa cancellation, prior to your final departure from Brunei. Please therefore plan your
    travels carefully

Student Registration during Freshers' Week

Please bring the following documents:

  1. 2 x passport-size photos (with blue background)

Arrival and Term Dates

Recommended Arrival Date:

18 July 2022 (Monday)

Freshers' Week:

25 to 31 July 2022 (Monday to Sunday)

Term Dates:

1 August to 4 December 2022

Airport Transfer

As of 26 February 2022, airport transfer to self-isolation hotel, and from self-isolation hotel to UBD should be arranged/ordered directly with the hotel.

UBD Global Relations Office will assist in booking on-campus accommodation for all exchange/non-graduating students, subject to availability, at the Core Residential College.

The Core Residential College consists of self-contained single-gender apartments. Each apartment is fully air-conditioned with 5 single-gender bedrooms with desk and wardrobe, shared kitchen, shared living space and shared bathroom as well as washing machine. Rental is BND250 per month (utilities included).

To apply for accommodation, please return the accommodation form at least one month prior to arrival in Brunei.


Visa Fees 

  1. BND20 for the visa on arrival (to be paid at the Brunei International Airport or other international port of entry, at the Visa on Arrival counter or equivalent). For Singaporean and Malaysian citizens, this fee is waived.
  2. The following student visa fees are to be paid in UBD to International Students Coordinator during endorsement of the visa on arrival IF students plan to travel in and out of Brunei during their period of study:
    • Single entry visa = BND20 or,
    • Multiple entry visa = BND30 (less than 3 months); BND50 (3 to 12 months)

Tuition Fees and Expenses

  1. Tuition fees are waived during the exchange period, for students from partner universities.
  2. All other expenses (including accommodation) will be borne by the student.

Estimated Living Cost

USD$300 to USD$600 per month for living expenses (excluding accommodation costs).
USD$1 = BND$1.35 (as of 26 February 2022, subject to change thereafter).


Important Dates

  • 25 July 2022 to 31 July 2022: Freshers’ Week
  • 1 August 2022 to 4 December 2022: Semester 1
  • 1 August 2022 to 18 September 2022: Teaching Period (Week 1 to Week 7) 
  • 19 September 2022 to 25 September 2022: Mid-Semester Break
  • 26 September 2022 to 13 November 2022: Teaching Period (Week 8 to Week 14)
  • 14 November 2022 to 20 November 2022: Revision Week
  • 21 November 2022 to 4 December 2022: Examination Weeks

Available Modules

  1. Please peruse through the individual academies/faculties at: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/admission/undergraduate/gennext-degree-programme/degree-programmes/
  2. Click here for indication of Semester 1, 2022-2023 Modules.

Note :

  • All exchange/non-graduating students will not be allowed to enroll for any graduate modules, without approval of the faculty concerned;
  • Non-Malay speaking exchange/non-graduating students are not encouraged to enroll in any Malay language or Malay-taught modules, without any prior proven proficiency.

Average Course Load Per Semester
Minimum: 16 modular credits (4 modules)
Maximum: 20 modular credits (5 modules)


Transcripts
Global Relations Office will email transcripts to students' home university International Offices upon availability of these (within 1 month of date of completion of exams). Transcripts can be sent via courier to the students' home university International Offices upon request

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)!

 

Nomination Deadline

01 October 2022

Nomination Process

Please email office.gr@ubd.edu.bn for the link

Application Deadline (By Email Only)

01 November 2022

Application form (including supporting documents) can be emailed to the Director of Global Relations at office.gr@ubd.edu.bn

Please kindly note that we DO NOT require hard copies.

  1. Completed at least one year of full-time study at one of UBD's partner universities;
  2. Nominated by the International Office (or equivalent) of home university;
  3. Achieved a minimum of CGPA 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.0 (out of 5);
  4. English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent.
  5. Must have a passport with at least 6 months of validity from date of departure from Brunei after end of programme.
  6. Must adhere to GUIDELINES FOR TRAVEL INTO AND OUT OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM AIR – LAND – SEA: https://www.pmo.gov.bn/EPG/Perjalanan.aspx 

 

Application Phase 1 (by 1 November 2022) – by email to office.gr@ubd.edu.bn

  1. Email the tentative module choices (4 modules) you would like to take in UBD. Modules here: Click Here for indication of Semester 2, 2022-2023 Modules. Kindly ensure to clearly list down the complete module code and title.
  2. Email a clear scanned copy of passport photo page;
  3. Email certified true copies of:
    1. Latest academic transcript
    2. Latest English proficiency test score

Once the module choices are accepted, we will email the applicant to complete an online form. Please wait to hear.

Application Phase 2 (After Accepted by Faculty in UBD, please wait to hear)

  1. Email a copy of completed medical check (please click here);

Application Phase 3 (After Medical Check Passed, please wait to hear)

  1. Email a copy of medical insurance valid in Brunei for duration of study in UBD. Please check that our medical insurance complies with Brunei Darussalam requirements: https://www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal/Home.aspx.
  2. Email a copy of flight e-ticket or itinerary with your name clearly stated in the booking. Kindly confirm your travel dates with us prior to purchasing your tickets.
  3. Email completed accommodation form.

*Application process and timeline will vary depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions in place at
the time of application.

Visa

UBD will process a visa-on-arrival for all exchange students.

  1. Email a clear scanned copy of passport photo page and copy of medical insurance at least one month in advance of arrival.
  2. Upon arrival, the International Students Coordinator will endorse the visa-on-arrival and convert it to a student visa within two weeks. Please make an appointment to see the International Students Unit (ISU) by emailing office.isu@ubd.edu.bn immediately after you have arrived in UBD.
  3. Once their studies have ended in UBD, all exchange/non-graduating students must cancel the student visa at least two (2) weeks prior to leaving the university. Please make an appointment to see International Students Unit (ISU) (office.isu@ubd.edu.bn) no less than two (2) weeks prior to planned departure date. Kindly note that you are not allowed to travel in and out of Brunei within the two weeks of your visa cancellation, prior to your final departure from Brunei. Please therefore plan your travels carefully.

Student Registration during Freshers' Week

Please bring the following printed documents on hand:

  1. A copy of UBD acceptance letter
  2. A copy of passport photo page
  3. 2 x passport-size photos (with blue background)
  4. A copy of medical insurance
  5. A copy of medical check

Arrival and Term Dates

Recommended Arrival Date:

30 to 31 December

Freshers' Week:

3 to 7 January 2023 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Term Dates:

9 January to 21 May 2023

Airport Transfer

Global Relations Office will arrange airport transfer for all exchange/non-graduating (the airport transfer fee is to be paid directly by the student to the airport pick up company). Whenever possible, UBD student ambassadors will be at the airport to welcome exchange/non-graduating students.

UBD Global Relations Office will assist in booking on-campus accommodation for all exchange/non-graduating students, subject to availability, at the Core Residential College.

The Core Residential College consists of self-contained single-gender apartments. Each apartment is fully air-conditioned with 5 single-gender bedrooms with desk and wardrobe, shared kitchen, shared living space and shared bathroom as well as washing machine. Rental is BND250 per month (utilities included), and deposit of one month's rent (paid in BND cash) is required upon check in.

To apply for accommodation, please return the accommodation form at least one month prior to arrival in Brunei.


Visa Fees 

  1. BND20 for the visa on arrival (to be paid at the Brunei International Airport or other international port of entry, at the Visa on Arrival counter or equivalent). For Singaporean and Malaysian citizens, this fee is waived.
  2. The following student visa fees are to be paid in UBD to International Students Unit during endorsement of the visa on arrival:
    • Single entry visa = BND20 or,
    • Multiple entry visa = BND30 (less than 3 months); BND50 (3 to 12 months)

Tuition Fees and Expenses

  1. Tuition fees are waived during the exchange period (for partner university students).
  2. All other expenses (including accommodation) will be borne by the student.

Estimated Living Cost

USD$300 to USD$600 per month for living expenses (excluding accommodation costs).
USD$1 = BND$1.40 (as of 29 August 2022, subject to change thereafter).


Semester 2, 2022-2023: Important Dates

  • 3 January 2023 to 7 January 2023: Fresher’s Week
  • 9 January 2023 to 21 May 2023: Semester 2, 2021 - 2022
  • 9 January 2023 to 26 February 2023: Teaching Period (Week 1 to Week 7)
  • 27 February 2023 to 5 March 2023: Mid-semester Break
  • 6 March 2023 to 23 April 2023: Teaching Period (Week 8 to Week 14)
  • 24 April 2023 to 7 May 2023: Revision Week
  • 8 May 2023 to 21 May 2023: Examination Weeks

Available Modules

  1. Please peruse through the individual academies/faculties at: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/admission/undergraduate/gennext-degree-programme/degree-programmes/
  2. Click here for indication of Semester 2, 2022-2023 Modules.

Note :

  • All exchange/non-graduating students will not be allowed to enroll for any graduate modules, without approval of the faculty concerned;
  • Non-Malay speaking exchange/non-graduating students are not encouraged to enroll in any Malay language or Malay-taught modules, without any prior proven proficiency.

Average Course Load Per Semester
Minimum: 16 modular credits (4 modules)
Maximum: 20 modular credits (5 modules)


Transcripts
Exchange/non-graduating students are encouraged to collect their transcripts prior to leaving UBD (if transcripts are already available). However, if students leave prior to the availability of their transcripts, then Global Relations Office will courier the documents to the International Office of the student's home university (scanned copies will also be emailed).

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)!