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Exchange Program at UBD Intake Fall Semester 2023

Sun, 26 Mar 2023
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University Brunei Darussalam (UBD) would like to inform you that the registration for semester exchange application for Fall semester 2023 (24 July to 3 December 2023) is open. The tuition fee for this program is not waived. However the accepted students are responsible for their learning materials, dorms and living expenses in Brunei Darussalam including Roundtrip Flight Ticket & Travel Insurance.

Details about the student exchange: https://ubd.edu.bn/admission/international-exchange/student-exchange-programme/

More about Universiti Brunei Darussalam: https://ubd.edu.bn/?id=28

Visa

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.
  2. Upon arrival, the International Students Unit (ISU) will endorse the visa-on-arrival and convert it to a student visa within two weeks. Please make an appointment to see the International Students Unit (ISU) by emailing office.isu@ubd.edu.bn immediately after you have arrived in UBD.
  3. 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 International Students Unit (ISU) (office.isu@ubd.edu.bnno less than two (2) weeks prior to planned departure date. Kindly note that you are not allowed to travel in and out of Brunei within the two weeks of your visa cancellation, prior to your final departure from Brunei. Please therefore plan your travels carefully.

Airport Transfer

Global Relations Office will arrange airport transfer for all exchange/non-graduating (the airport transfer fee is to be paid directly by the student to the airport pick up company). Whenever possible, UBD student ambassadors will be at the airport to welcome exchange/non-graduating students, with proper sign indicating ‘Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)’.


Accommodation

UBD Global Relations Office 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 single-gender apartments. Each apartment is fully air-conditioned with 5 single-gender bedrooms with desk and wardrobe, shared kitchen, shared living space and shared bathroom as well as washing machine. Rental is BND250 per month (utilities included), and deposit of one month’s rent (paid in BND cash)

To apply for accommodation, please return the accommodation form at least one month prior to arrival in Brunei.


Fees and Living Costs

Visa Fees

  1. BND20 for the visa on arrival (to be paid at the Brunei International Airport or other international port of entry, at the Visa on Arrival counter or equivalent). For Singaporean and Malaysian citizens, this fee is waived.
  2. The following student visa fees are to be paid in UBD to International Students Unit during endorsement of the visa on arrival (if student wishes to leave Brunei at any point during their duration of study with UBD e.g. for holiday):
    • Single-entry visa (one exit and return to Brunei) = BND20;
    • Multiple-entry visa (multiple exits and returns back to Brunei) = BND30 (less than 3 months); BND50 (3 to 12 months).

Tuition Fees and Expenses
Tuition fees and 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$1.36 (as of 17 December 2023, subject to change thereafter).

Visa Fees
1. BND20 for the visa on arrival (to be paid at the Brunei International Airport or other international port of entry, at the Visa on Arrival counter or equivalent). For Singaporean and Malaysian citizens, this fee is waived.
2. The following student visa fees are to be paid in UBD to International Students Unit during endorsement of the visa on arrival:
a. Single entry visa = BND20 or,
b. Multiple entry visa = BND30 (less than 3 months); BND50 (3 to 12 months).

UBD offers the courses below:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lrypkzdjgwn5ipg/AABGl9X3mVSHGh9z189QSHQOa?dl=0

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

This program are eligible for ITS Students with Criteria below  :

1. An Active ITS Students from department related with criteria from below :

– D4 / S1 batch 2018 & 2017

2. GPA minimum 2.75

3. Have a valid english proficiency certificate TOEFL/EFL minimum 550

Here the documents that you need to prepare  :

1.  CV

2. Scanned Official Academic Transcript in English Version with GPA 3.00

3. Scanned TOEFL/EFL/IELTS certificate (min score 550)

4. Scanned passport information page ( valid minimum 12 months prior to the starting date)

5. Motivation Letter ( One Page A4 Arial 11, Margin 3,3,3 3)

6. One recommendation letter from Academic Advisor /Lecturers in your department

7. Statement Letter & Learning agreement ( Please download from this link http://bit.ly/its-student-exchange ) Please get signed from your Head of Department at Coordinator Department section and please leave blank at Institutional Coordinator section.

8. Medical Check Up Certificate and Valid Insurance ( you can submit it later after passed ITS IO selection )

9. Certificate/ Test Result of GCW Non Degree/GCW IUP Basic/ GCW IUP Advanced or R2SEP for Master students.

10. ITS Students must consult with thier parents for the financial aspects and please kindly provide the statement letter from your parents (in Bahasa) that your parents are support you (all financial & mental) to join this program. (No format required)

The incomplete application will not proceed by Mobility Team.

For ITS Students who interested to join this program please kindly submit your application through this form https://its.id/studyabroadITS . All of your documents must be in PDF and collected in 1 (one) .zip/.rar file. If you have finished and submitted your Study Abroad Application form, YOU HAVE TO SEND email to studyabroad@its.ac.id confirming that you have filled out the Study Abroad Application Form and submit it. Please use this subject: “Confirmation Study Abroad Application_UBD_NAME_NRP”. The submission deadline is on 25 April 2023 ( 23.59 WIB). The Interview Session will be held on 29 April 2023.

If you have questions about this program, please send an email to Mr. Ade at studyabroad@its.ac.id with subject : ASK_UBD

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