The BEC is an intensive one-semester course designed for candidates who have the required entry points to UBD's Degree Programmes but do not meet the English language entry requirement. It is a pathway for students to improve English language proficiency to the level required by UBD.

The main objective of the course is to prepare students to the point at which they should be able to embark on their first year courses with a level of English skills similar to that of those who have achieved a grade 6 in the O’ level English Language paper.

This course is intensive and includes all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. A strong focus on grammar will be incorporated in all lessons. It is a structured program with an underlying pedagogy and modified to meet the needs of class groups.

  • Entry Requirements
    In order to satisfy the general requirements for admission, a Candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:
    GCE A’ Level 2 GCE A-Level of at least 120 points and minimum grade D in relevant subjects


    120 points for three GCE A-Level passes or equivalent in relevant subjects;
    International Baccalaureate 22 points;
    Work Experience 1 GCE A-Level with at least 3 years of full-time work experience;
    4 GCE O-Level credits with at least 5 years of full-time work experience
    Bachelor Degree First year of Bachelor degree from institutions recognised by Senate would be considered on a case-by-case basis
    Diploma Diploma in Education from Universiti Brunei Darussalam of at least three years of study and at least a Pass
    Higher National Diploma or Advanced Diploma A pass in Higher National Diploma or Advanced Diploma or its equivalent
    English Requirement Pass (D7or E 8) in GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent
  • Fees
    Registration and Administration fee BND 120
    Tuition fee BND 1000
  • How to apply
    Please apply and submit via online through the UBD Admission Application Form
    Intake Closing Date For Applications
    August Refer to the UBD Admission Application Form
    January Refer to the UBD Admission Application Form

Bridging English Course

  • - Provide a clear route into Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Bachelor degrees programmes.
  • - Provide specially-designed modules related to the academic field intended to be studied at undergraduate level.
  • - Provide a range of study and communication skills to enable students to succeed in undergraduate study.
  • - Improve overall English proficiency and ability to use academic English appropriately and effectively at undergraduate level.
  • - Introduce students to a university educational system and its academic culture.

    Courses are developed and taught by industry and academic experts


    Learn using digital resources and offline classes - weekends or evenings


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