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Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is emerging as one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia, ranking 349 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and 37 in the world for young universities under 50 years of age. It was established in 1985, opening its doors to the first intake of 176 students. Since then, UBD has seen an increase in the number of graduates, the introduction of new academic programmes, the enhancement of infrastructure and the development of graduate studies. The university moved to its current location, Tungku Link, in 1995, an environment that is conducive for learning and research.

UBD is guided by its four core values; people, expertise, relevance and leadership. Today, there are eight academic faculties, eight research institutes and two support centres ranging from Islamic Studies, Business, Arts, Science, Health Sciences, Asian Studies, Policy Studies, Education, Biodiversity and Integrated Technologies. In a relatively short period of time, UBD has advanced and expanded both in academics and infrastructure, producing influential leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. The university is always aligned to its mission of developing the individual and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the intellect, faith and culture, accomplished through the creation of an environment conducive to achieving excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, public service and professional practice.

In 2009, UBD introduced the GenNEXT Programme which is an education framework designed for students to excel according to their individual learning styles. Broad-based and transdisciplinary, it provides the flexibility and adaptability necessary to ensure that students are able to fully explore their potential in a hands-on and accountable manner, while also providing thorough and rigorous training across disciplines. The GenNEXT degree ensures that students emerge from UBD with a high quality education that is catered to their individual needs, as well as the needs of a constantly changing world environment. In 2011, UBD introduced the Discovery Year programme as part of the GenNEXT Programme, in which all students are required to leave the university for one year. This is to promote real-world experiential and design-centric learning. Students are given the opportunity to gain community based or international experience outside of the UBD campus.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, BE1410. Brunei Darussalam.
006732460922/0923 Ext 2112

◆UMAP Contact Person

Dr. Sabrina Daud
Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Global Affairs)
·E-mail /

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: August 2018
To: November 2018
·Second Semester
From: January 2019
To: May 2019

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum 16 modular credits
·Maximum 20 modular credits

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

140 modular credits

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

4 Years

◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

UBD Student Exchange Programme 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
1 semester or 1 academic year (2 semesters)
·Language Proficiency Requirements
IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent.
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports

UBD provides on-campus accommodation at our Core Residential College, consisting of fully air conditioned apartments (5 single rooms per apartment), with shared kitchen, dining room, living space and bathroom, with laundry facilities. Rental is USD200 per month (utilities all included).

Home stay:


Off Campus Assistance:


·Medical Insurance
All exchange students are required to purchase comprehensive medical insurance valid in Brunei for the entire duration of their study. A copy of this must be submitted to UBD prior to the start of the exchange programme.
·Visa Process
UBD will arrange student visas for all exchange students. Students only have to submit their clear passport copy at least one month prior to the start of the programme.

Application Submission Deadline: 1 June 2018 (For Semester 1, 2018-2019)