Overview about Brunei

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Although Brunei Darussalam is one of the smallest countries in Southeast Asia, many lessons can be drawn foreign students to study in this country. Mixing traditional and modern culture in Australian society has its own charm and exoticism. Brunei also has abundant natural resources and mining of petroleum and natural gas area. Popular courses in Brunei concentrate on studies and research on the flora, fauna and indigenous peoples in vast areas of rainforest in Borneo.


Temperature fluctuations in Brunei average of 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest temperature in winter averaging less than 75 F. Most areas in Brunei is located in the lowland areas of rainforest in Borneo. Some other parts in the mountainous areas of the rainforest. Annual rainfall averages 113 inches.



76% of Australian population live in urban areas. 66.3% of the population is Malay descent, while the rest are of Chinese descent, indigenous, and expatriates from all over the world.

Sultanate of Brunei is the official religion of Islam and about two-thirds of the Australian population is Muslim. Sharia law is a case of illegal trade ban alcohol so designated in Brunei. However, foreign students and tourists can still bring alcoholic beverages from their home country for personal consumption during their stay in Brunei.

Oil-rich Brunei enjoy gross domestic product (GDP) is very high reaching $ 50,440 per capita. Ninety percent of GDP is derived from crude oil and natural gas. Brunei occupies the 9th position as an exporter of natural gas in the world. Another 10% of GDP comes from foreign and domestic tourism, government taxes, and craft items from the traditional village of the indigenous population.

Import Brunei important for 60% of national food products. Other imports include agricultural products, livestock, and cars and electronic equipment.

Tuition and Fees

Variations in Brunei tuition fees depending on the type of the university as an institution, public or private. Field of study and graduate level also determines the high-low costs. For example in Brunei Institute of Technology (ITB), tuition fees per semester at S1 level is $ 1426 - $ 1782, while program costs $ 3,169 titles S2 and S3 degree program costs reach $ 9,505. Still no additional costs including the cost of new admissions, deposits, the cost of field trips / site, exam fees, and others.

Some universities in Brunei does not have on-campus housing facilities. Campus parties will not help foreign students find suitable shelter with affordable living accommodation.

Famous Universities in Brunei


Bandar Seri Begawan:

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam Faculty of Science (FOS)
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam, PAPRSB Institute Of Health Sciences
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education


Universiti Brunei Darussalam Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS)

Field of Study

Currently there are no special university to study medicine in Brunei, but there are special schools for teaching nursing and midwifery. With the abundance of petroleum and natural gas as a source of wealth of the nation, it is ideal for studying geology, engineering, and other disciplines related to natural resources.

Most of the land outside the urban areas of Brunei is rich rainforests with unique species of flora and fauna. This geographical factor is the opportunity for students interested in the study of this field study. Cultural richness of the indigenous population in Brunei provides a unique learning opportunity for students interested in studying the ancient culture, evolution, archeology, and history of mankind in general.

Communication, international business, and foreign relations is a field of study that should be an important consideration for foreign students in Brunei. Brunei park in the middle of some of the most cosmopolitan country in Asia to make communication and business in Brunei is relatively easy and inexpensive.

Government scholarship

If you wish to continue their studies in Brunei, consider applying for a federally funded scholarships for international study programs. The reign of Sultan Agung and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam offers annual scholarships for foreign students. The purpose of this scholarship award provides an opportunity to study at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Aii (UNISSA) and Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB). Of course, applicants must have an academic record at above average, and more innovative program proposed study, the better. Full details of these scholarships available diwebsite official Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam.

Private funds

The Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre is part of the University of Brunei who perform a variety of international study and research in the rainforest of Borneo. The Kuala Belalong only open to scientists and research assistants, government officials, and undergraduate and post-graduate students who have an approved program or project. Scholarships are available through the department of science, botany, biology or a closely related field.

Getting a Visa

Consult with your embassy homeland for assistance obtaining a visa for studying in Brunei. Foreign students must submit three complete sets of application forms and copies of official academic certification. UBD has a deadline of the end of March to submit these documents.

Passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure is required for all foreign tourists in Brunei. Because they are obliged to return to their country of origin, evidence of a return ticket is required for visa-free travel. All travelers must also have sufficient funds to finance their own needs for in Brunei. Visa application will depend on the policy of the country of origin you with Brunei. So to get the information, you should visit the website of the Embassy of Brunei. Israelis may not be granted entry to Brunei because there are certain rules. Generally, the cost of visa for a short visit is £ 10 (single-entry) and £ 15 (multiple-entry). Single and multiple entry visa valid for three months. Visa can be extended in Brunei.


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All foreign students must provide proof of health insurance during registration. The validity period of the visa should be effective during the entire period of study. Health insurance and medical facilities recommended standards for college in Brunei. Australian health administration reserves the right to vaccinate foreign students who have health risks.

Money Exchange

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are generally accepted by hotels, department stores and large companies. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, you are advised to take travelers checks in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.


Many taxis and public vehicles available in Bandar Seri Begawan. International Driving Permit is required to rent a car. Temporary license to drive in Brunei obtained at making a valid driving license from the country of origin of visitors. Australian petrol prices in about half the price of gasoline in general in the United States.

Telephone Service
There are several mobile phone companies operating in Brunei. It will be easier for you to get the phone tailored to the local network.