Applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission to the programmes offered. To be considered for admission, applicants must satisfy both the general and specific entry requirements as set for each programme.

Applicants must note that fulfilling the general and specific entry requirements does not guarantee entry into UBD’s programmes as admission to all programmes is competitive and limited subject to availability of spaces.

 General notes

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam reserves the right to reject applications which are incomplete, received after the closing date or containing false information.
  • Only shortlisted / successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Only qualifications from a University / Institution / Examination Board recognised by the University Senate will be considered.
  • For entry to first degree programmes only Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level qualifications or its equivalent qualifications obtained in not more than 3 sittings will be considered, except for entry to first degree programmes offered by the PAPRSB Institute of Medicine where qualifications obtained in not more than 2 sittings will be considered.
  • Applicants with other equivalent qualification such as Higher National Diploma (HND) may be considered subject to fulfilling the entry requirement set by the programme they have applied for.
  • General Paper and English as a Second Language will not be considered as Advanced Level subjects.
  • The London GCE ‘O’ Level Malay will not be considered.
  • Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements may be considered for admission to first degree programmes as mature applicants subject to the requirements set by the University as set out below.
  • Applicants must satisfy other requirements set by the faculties from time to time.

General entry requirements for undergraduate programmes















  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam has introduced a point system for holders of ‘A’ Level qualifications in 2008, in order to assess their suitability for entry to its first degree programmes. Points will be allocated to ‘A’ Level grades according to the following scheme, which is based on that used by the University Colleges Admission Services (UCAS), United Kingdom. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level qualifications are not awarded points in the UBD scheme and are not taken into account when determining acceptable qualifications for entry to UBD.
  • For all programmes, applicants must have at least Grade C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examination or a grade ‘B’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550, or Band B2 in the UBD English Proficiency Test. Candidates wishing to enrol in a Bachelor of Health Science programme with major in Medicine or Dentistry are required to have at least Grade B4 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examination or a grade A in IGCSE English (as a Second language) or an IELTS overall score of 7.0 or a TOEFL overall score of 600.

Specific Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes: 

 Programme Code

Degree Programme Name


Bachelor of Health Science  (Aug Intake Only)


Bachelor of Business


Bachelor of Science


Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Engineering (Aug Intake Only)


Bachelor of Digital Science (Aug Intake Only)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can find information on admission application here.