You will receive a welcome email titled "Freshers' Week (session)" from us in December, that will inform you of your registration number, information on how to activate your email account, how to activate and log in to the GenNEXT Information System (GIS) for module registration and Canvas (Learning Management System). It will also include information regarding the Freshers' Week and what you need to do and bring for pre-Freshers' Week registration and the orientation week itself, and how to book your campus tour slot during the Pre-Freshers' Week

Please check your email (the one you used to register for HECAS and OASyS) regularly and ensure that it does not go to junk.

  • Activate your email account
    • You are required to do this as soon as you receive the welcome email, as this would enable you access to the ePayment system afterward.
    • Please refer to the welcome email or the UBD Freshers' Guide on the steps to activate.
  • Special Note

For Government In-Service students, please ensure that you have received your approval letter from JPA before proceeding with all the payments.

For part-time graduate students, please ensure that you have obtained permission letter from your respective offices/ departments before proceeding with all the payments.

These are required to ensure that there will be no hassle with reimbursement should your approval to study did not get through.

  • Fees to pay

The required fees are actually listed in your offer letter. However, please refer below for the list of payments that you will need to make.








Acceptance Fee




Applicable to ALL students, both full and part-time.

Please note that this is not included as part of government or in-service scholarship.


Registration Fee




Applicable to ALL students, both full and part-time.

Please note that this is not included as part of government or in-service scholarship.






Applicable to FEE PAYING students only. i.e non-scholarship applicants/recipients. Please refer to your offer letter for the actual amount.


Tuition Fee

According to programme. Please refer to Tuition Fees information below

Applicable to FEE PAYING students only. i.e non-scholarship applicants/recipients. Please refer to your offer letter for the actual amount.


UBD Students' Association Fee (PMUBD)


$60.00 per year to be paid in lump sum($60.00 x 4 years)


To be paid in lump sum according to your programme duration ($240.00 for 4 years' programme).

Compulsory to ALL undergraduate students except green IC holders.

Optional to green IC holders, UniBridge and postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students.


Student Insurance

Please refer the rates below under Student Insurance

  1. COMPULSORY for all students

  2. Purchase according to the duration of your programme (1 year, 2 years or 4 years)

  3. For international students, you may purchase a one-year policy, if you wish, and renew annually.

  4. Purchase your own personal insurance coverage before 28 December 2018. You may purchase your coverage earlier or during the 2-days period prior to Freshers Week or visit their respective offices.

  5. Please bring along your UBD Offer Letter to any of the listed Insurance Companies.

  • Tuition Fees information
    • For further information on fees and payment, please visit:
      • For UniBridge : click here
      • For undergraduate students: click here
      • For graduate students: click here
  • Installment Payment Schedule
    For information on installments, please visit the Fees & Funding/ Repayment page and download the Fees Installment Application Form available on the page. Please ensure that you do not miss the deadlines (please refer to the installment payment schedule).
  • How to pay
      • All payments must be made through online (ePayment system)
        • You will receive an email about online payment (ePayment) after you have accepted the offer in OASys.
        • The ePayment is now available for your use starting 3 December 2018 for all payments, except insurance.
      • Enquiry on payment
        For any enquiry on ePayment system, please email: or visit our Finance Counter at Finance Office, Ground Floor, Administration Building during office hours.
      • Login into ePayment system
        • click here to Login
        • Use the following:
          • Username: ubd\(your registration number)
          • Password: (you must activate your email account first before you can do this)
      • Steps for payment using ePayment system:

        Step 1

        Login into ePayment system

        Demo video on how to pay via ePayment.

        Step 2

        List of Payable Items

        You will then be directed to the page 'List of Payable Items':


        The above screenshot actually included all items available for payment, but you will only see all the eligible items for you to pay which is applicable to you personally only, and not all the items. 

        Please refer to the table Fees to Pay as well as your offer letter so that you know which payments are relevant to you.

        Step 3

        How to Pay

        1. Click on one item that you would like to pay (due to the system limitation, we cannot do multiple purchases at one time, but a single payment at a time).
        2. Click pay
        3. Confirm the amount
        4. Click Process Bank
        5. Check the amount again in the pop-up window and click 'confirm to pay'
        6. Enter your debit card/ credit card information and click pay
        7. Please wait for the page to direct you to your bank security page
        8. Enter your security details and click okay
        9. Please wait for your bank to process your payment – DO NOT refresh or 'go back' or 'cancel' the page.
        10. Once payment is successful, the page will bring you back to ePayment system.
        11. You will be prompted to print receipt. Click on the link and it will take you to the pdf copy of your receipt. A copy of the payment receipt will also be sent to your UBD email.

        Step 4

        Repeat payment

        Click ePayment link again to make other payments (repeat Step 4). 

        Please note that once you have successfully made payment for one item in your list, that item will not show again in the payment list. You will only be left with the remaining items to pay. 


        • As for Deposit, this is only applicable to actual fee-paying students only. If you intend to apply for government scholarship, your status in your offer letter should be put as 'fee-paying' but you are not required to pay for the deposit until there is a confirmed approval of scholarship award for you. You will only be required to pay if you have been rejected for scholarship.
        • If you are a recipient of in-service student scholarship (LDP) and your offer letter still states 'fee-paying', please see Admissions Office at Mezzanine Floor, Chancellor Hall for change of status with a copy of your scholarship award letter.

        Step 5

        Printing your receipt

        A copy of receipts for all payments you made via ePayment will be emailed one by one to your UBD email for you to access, download and print.


  • It is important and COMPULSORY for ALL students to have their own personal insurance coverage.
  • For international students, please ensure that the insurance covers the duration of your stay in Brunei Darussalam and is internationally-recognised.
  • You will be required to:
    • Purchase your own personal insurance coverage before Friday, 28 December 2018. You may purchase your coverage earlier or during the 2-days pre-Freshers Week Registration (27 & 28 December 2018 only) or visit their respective offices (before or after the pre-Freshers' Week Registration period).
    • International students may purchase during pre-Freshers' Week Registration period.
    • Show proof of insurance policy purchased in order to collect your UBD student card (you will not be able to do so without the pruchase of insurance policy).

Types of Students

Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK)


Insurance Islam Taib

Full-time / Part-time
undergraduate/graduate students (Brunei citizens and Permanent Residents) not under C3L

$20.00 per year Permanent Residents may request for extra coverage to include hospitalization fees, but annual fee shall be more.

$20.00 per year Permanent Residents may request for extra coverage to include hospitalization fees, but annual fee shall be more.

$20.00 per year Permanent Residents may request for extra coverage to include hospitalization fees, but annual fee shall be more.

undergraduate/graduate students under C3L (Brunei citizens and Permanent Residents)

$10.00 per year


$10.00 per year

undergraduate/graduate students (green IC holders/International citizen

$88.00 per year

$52.00 per year


  • All students, including international students, who are requiring on-campus accommodation may apply for this by sending an email to There are three types of university residential colleges at the Core Residential College, UBD Residential Colleges and M4 Married Student Apartment Residential College.
  • You may visit their website at for more information and details.

UBD Accommodation Rates (as revised and approved by UBD Corporation Sdn Bhd)

1. UBD Residential College: Standard Room

Types of Rates

Standard Room

Premium Room


BND45.00 per month

BND100.00 per month

2. M4 Married Student Apartment Residential College

Types of Rates

Fully Furnished Serviced Apartment

Fully FurnishedNon-Serviced Apartment

Partly Furnished Non-Serviced Apartment


BND3,300.00 (upon request only)



3. The Core Residential College

Types of Rates

Standard Room

Premium Room


BND250.00 per month

BND350.00 per month

Guided campus tour will be available on 5th January 2019 during the Pre-Freshers’ Week from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Should you be interested to join (and it’s free!), don’t forget to book by filling in and submitting this form by 20th December 2018 at the latest. Book early to avoid disappointment.

There are two semesters in an Academic Year. For the January intake, Semester 1 starts in January and Semester 2 starts in August of the following year. For information on important university dates and semester breaks, you can view the Academic Calendar.

Support services
Read the UBD Fresher's Guide to find out about support and services available to you at our university.

International students
Our International Student Coordinator is dedicated to helping you adjust to life in Brunei and offer advice on immigration, transition and getting around in UBD and Brunei.

Contact us by emailing Madam Sendi Batu at

Additional tasks for international students
Make sure you complete the tasks in list below before you arrive in Brunei.

Read the International Student Guide
Studying in another country is exciting but can be quite daunting, especially when the culture and living condition are not what you are used to. Read our UBD International Students' Guide to help you prepare and plan for your Bruneian study experience.

Contact our International Students Coordinator
Our International Students Coordinator at the International Students Office under the Student Affairs Section is always ready to assist you get all the legal documents prior to entering Brunei and studying in UBD. Once you have accepted your offer, you should contact Madam Sendi Batu at and get advice on getting your visa on arrival (VOA) or entry visa, student visa and student pass, and even dependent pass (if you are thinking of bringing your family over to Brunei as well – which is not encouraged actually).

You will be required to provide the following documents for VOA application:

  1. Medical fitness certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner stating that you are medically fit to study in Brunei (Note: Brunei government hospital is no longer offering this service for international students, so you will have to do it at a PRIVATE clinic)
  2. A valid passport (not less than six months) and a copy of passport (front page and page of entry stamp)
  3. A completed visa application form
  4. A recent passport-sized photograph
  5. A copy of the UBD offer letter
  6. A copy of valid insurance
  7. A copy of scholarship approval letter, if any
  8. Cash payment as determine by the Brunei Embassy in the student's home country where the Entry Visa Application is processed

Ensure you have a visa
It is best to contact the Embassy/ High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in your respective countries to ascertain whether a visa is necessary.

For students from ASEAN countries, you will not need to apply for VOA, but you will be required to apply for multiple entry visa, student visa and student pass.

Check if you need medical screening
Getting medical fitness certificate is essential for the application of student visa and student pass. Therefore please ensure that you obtain your medical fitness certificate from a registered medical medical practitioner stating that you are medically fit to study in Brunei.

Ensure you have enough money
Cost of living in Brunei is not high, but public transportation may be a problem. Therefore, please ensure that you have sufficient funds for all other expenses such as subsistence, accommodation and travel e.g. an emergency fund of at least BND1,000 in case of any incidental expenses upon or immediately after arrival to Brunei Darussalam.

Confirm your flight arrival details
Once you have confirmed your ticket and flight details, please inform the International Students Coordinator and UBD Corporation so that they can arrange for your airport pick-up and prepare for your accommodation registration and your room.