Ph.D. Scholarships in Various Areas

Location: Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Opening and Closing Date: Now open until 28 February 2022

After breaking into the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Rankings in 2020 and ranked at 60th in Asia, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) successfully maintained its position in Asia in 2021, 4th place in ASEAN, and ranked within the 351-400 band globally. This year, UBD’s research impact and citation quality improved significantly, raising the world ranking in the areas from 311 in 2020, to 268 in 2021. Read more about our journey and latest achievement in THE and QS

Universiti Brunei Darussalam welcomes applicants for three years Ph.D. Scholarships in various areas for August 2022 intake. Three types of Scholarships are available: UBD Graduate Research Scholarship (UGRS), UBD Graduate Scholarship (UGS), and UBD Bursary. Click on the scholarships’ hyperlinks for eligibility and more details. The scholarships offer a full tuition waiver and free accommodation for 36 months on-campus at the CORE Residential College. In addition, the UGRS and UGS offer a monthly stipend of BND 1,500 and BND 500, respectively.

Application for the scholarship should be submitted online at:

Numerous positions are available in various areas based on our research expertise that are related, but not limited, to 1) the eight UBD Research Thrusts; which includes Biodiversity research, Energy research, Asian studies, Islamic studies, Data Analytics, Sensor Technology Research, Catalysis research and Herbal research; 2) Research Groups (Bioinspiration, Optoelectronic device,  Biosensors, Halal Science and Detection (BHSD), Herbal, Catalysis, Marine Ecosystem and Climate Change); and 3) Faculties’ and Institutes’ research thrusts as listed below. Click on the hyperlinks to our faculties, institute and centers to learn more about our research expertise and areas. 

Academy of Brunei Studies

Centre for Advanced Material ad Energy Sciences (CAMES)

(Plasmonics Technology, Gas/Chemical Sensors, Functionalized Coating Materials, Catalysis, Adsorption, Bio-Energy, Solar Fuel)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

(Environments and Transformation, Globalisation, Migration and Diaspora, Language, Culture and Society)

Faculty of Integrated Technologies

(Energy Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Information and Communication Systems)

Faculty of Science

(Environmental Protection Monitoring and Conservation, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, Natural Products and New Functional Materials, Geological Studies of Brunei and SE Asia, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)

Institute of Applied Data Analytics (AIDA)

Institute of Asian Studies

(Migration & Diaspora, Culture, Bio-Culture, Diversity, Tourism, Heritage, Ethnic Minorities, Religion, Borneo Studies, ASEAN, Historical Studies)

Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Research (IBER)

Institute of Policy Studies

(Public Policy, Islamic Governance)

UBD PAPRSB Institute of Health and Science

(Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Public Health)

School of Business and Economics

(Strategic Issues in Business, Theoretical and Applied Economics, Islamic Economics and Finance)

SOAS Centre for Islamic Studies

(Islamic Civilisation, Islamic Thoughts, Islam and History, Islamic Literature, Islam and Science, Islam, Development and Environment)

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education

(Teaching preparation, Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy, Values in Education)

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