Interested in Scholarships? Love Asia? Study in Brunei!

The Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State of Brunei Darussalam welcome scholarship applications for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree at any one of the following institutions of higher education:

The closing date for the reception of completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents is, not later than 16:00 (Brunei time) on 15 February 2022.

As reported by PSU International Department,

Applicants need to provide two packages of documents: for the Russian and Brunei parties. The following documents are required from the Russian applicants:

  • a letter of representation;
  • biographical information;
  • certificate/certificate of knowledge of the English language;
  • international passport;
  • consent to data processing.

Please, see the links with comprehensive info in English and Russian here:!2022/01-20_3/info_pismo.pdf.

In Russia, the documents must be sent to: Olga D. Poleshchuk, tel.: 8-495-788-65-91, e-mail:

International requests beyond Russia will be answered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State of Brunei Darussalam: applications –; queries:

What is Brunei?

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, also Brunei Darussalam. Located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Brunei is the only sovereign state entirely on Borneo – the island divided between Malaysia and Indonesia.

As of 2020, Brunei’s population was 460,345, of whom about 100,000 live in the capital and largest city, Bandar Seri Begawan. The government is an absolute monarchy ruled by its Sultan, and implements a combination of English common law and sharia law, as well as general Islamic practices.

Classified as a developed country today, Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. Growing its wealth from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, Brunei increased 56% GDP from 1999 to 2008, transforming it into an industrialized country.

Get Higher Education in Russia for Free!

In Russia, the number of applications by residents of foreign countries is constantly growing. In 2019/2020 academic year, more than 13,000 foreign residents were admitted according to a special quota, and 15,000 people in 2020/21. The admission quota for 2021/22 is 18,000.

To apply for a free (state-funded) place, a foreign applicant needs to:

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation has already received more than 7,000 applications for training. More than 2,000 of them have been approved by Russian universities, the rest are under consideration by educational institutions. More than 7,000 new applications are expected in the near future

The President of the Russian Federation set the task of increasing the number of foreign residents studying in Russian universities, at least as twice. According to the Decree by the Government of the Russian Federation (8 December, 2020, # 2150) “On the establishment of a quota for the education of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation”, since 2023, 30,000 people will be able to receive higher education on such conditions, annually.

Got questions on being admitted within the quota by the Russian Government? Call the hotline of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation: 8 (495) 122-22-68 (Mon-Fri: 08: 00-20:00 Moscow time; 05:00-15:00 UTC).

News and Picture Source: Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (avoid gaps in the link).

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