Nomination Deadline (By Email Only) 15 October 2018
Application Deadline (By Email Only) 1 November 2018

Application form (including supporting documents) can be emailed to the Director of Global Relations at or

Please kindly note that we no longer accept hard copies.

  1. Completed at least one year of full-time study at one of UBD's partner universities;
  2. Nominated by the International Office (or equivalent) of home university;
  3. Achieved a minimum of CGPA 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.0 (out of 5);
  4. English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent.

Application Phase 1 (by 1 Nov 2018)

  1. Email the completed the application form (please click here).
    • Please click here for modules offered in Semester 2, 2018-2019
  2. Email a clear scanned copy of passport photo page;
  3. Email certified true copies of:
    • Latest academic transcript
    • Latest English proficiency test score

Application Phase 2 (After Accepted by Faculty in UBD)

  1. Email a copy of completed medical check (please click here);

Application Phase 3 (After Medical Check Passed)

  1. Email a copy of medical insurance valid in Brunei for duration of study in UBD.
  2. Email a copy of flight itinerary.
  3. Email completed accommodation form.


UBD will process a visa-on-arrival for all exchange students.

  1. Email a clear scanned copy of passport photo page and copy of medical insurance at least one month in advance of arrival. Upon arrival, the International Students Coordinator will endorse the visa-on-arrival and convert it to a student visa within two weeks. Please make an appointment to see Madam Sendi Batu ( immediately after you have arrived in UBD.
  2. Once their studies have ended in UBD, all exchange/non-graduating students must cancel the student visa at least two (2) weeks prior to leaving the university. Please make an appointment to see Madam Sendi Batu ( no less than two (2) weeks prior to planned departure date.

Student Registration during Freshers' Week

Please bring the following documents:

  1. A copy of UBD acceptance letter
  2. A copy of passport photo page
  3. 2 x passport-size photos (with blue background)
  4. A copy of medical insurance
  5. A copy of medical check

Arrival and Term Dates

Recommended Arrival Date: 2 January 2019 (Wednesday)
Freshers' Week: 2 - 6 January 2019
Term Dates: 7 January - 12 May 2019

Airport Transfer

Global Relations Office will arrange complimentary airport transfer for all exchange/non-graduating students within working hours and working days (Monday to Thursday, Saturday, 7.45am to 4.30pm), subject to availability. Arrival outside working days and hours may incur a BND$30 charge.

UBD will assist in booking on-campus accommodation for all exchange/non-graduating students, subject to availability, at the Core Residential College.

The Core Residential College consists of self-contained shared apartments. Each apartment is fully air conditioned with 5 bedrooms (with desk and wardrobe), shared kitchen, living room, bathroom and washing machine. Rental is USD200 per month.

Tuition Fees and Expenses

  1. Tuition fees are waived during the exchange period.
  2. All other expenses (including accommodation) will be borne by the student.

Estimated Living Cost

USD$300 to USD$600 per month for living expenses (excluding accommodation costs).
USD$1 = BND$1.32 (as of 14 February 2018, subject to change thereafter).

Important Dates

  • 2 to 6 January 2019: Freshers' Week
  • 7 January to 12 May 2019: Semester 1
  • 7 January to 24 February 2019: Teaching Period (1st Half of Semester)
  • 25 February to 3 March 2019: Mid-Semester Break
  • 4 March to 21 April 2019: Teaching Period (2nd Half of Semester)
  • 22 April to 28 April 2019: Revision Week
  • 29 April to 12 May 2019: Examination Period

Available Modules

  1. Please peruse through the individual academies/faculties at:
  2. Please click here for modules offered in Semester 2, 2018-2019.

Note :

  • All exchange/non-graduating students will not be allowed to enroll for any graduate modules, without approval of the faculty concerned;
  • Non-Malay speaking exchange/non-graduating students are not encouraged to enroll in any Malay language or Malay-taught modules.

Average Course Load Per Semester
Minimum: 16 modular credits (4 modules)
Maximum: 20 modular credits (5 modules)

Exchange/non-graduating students are encouraged to collect their transcripts prior to leaving UBD (if transcripts are already available). However, if students leave prior to the availability of their transcripts, then Global Relations Office will courier the documents to the International Office of the student’s home university (scanned copies will also be emailed).