Universiti Brunei Darussalam


What are your options?

When it comes to higher education in Brunei, there are a diverse range of possibilities. The system is made up of universities and other institutions that play a crucial role in promoting innovation, driving productivity and giving students the relevant skills they need for future success. In this section, we take a look at the various further educational institutions which are committed to providing Bruneian students with excellent academic and vocational training; and to making sure that they are well-prepared for the world of work.


UBD is emerging as one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. It was established in 1985 and 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.

“To develop 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.”

Undergraduate  Programmes
Under the GenNEXT undergraduate degrees programme, UBD offers Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Engineering. These degrees are broad-based, learner-centric and multidisciplinary with the added implementation of a Discovery Year in the 3rd year.

Graduate Programmes
UBD offers Masters by coursework or by research and PhD Graduate programmes in the following disciplines: Islamic Civilisation and Contemporary Issues, Islamic Banking and Finance, Education, Energy Studies, Computing and New Media, Crop Science, Primary Health Care, Brunei Studies, Malay Language and Linguistik, Art, Professional Communication and Media.

In The News
UBD will be collaborating with the Asia Professional Education Network-Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (APEN-JAIF) to study how education systems can support the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)


This article was published in the Oct-Dec 2016 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!