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International Students

Brunei Darussalam

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Welcome to the country page for the State of Brunei Darussalam which contains specific information for Bruneian students interested in studying at SOAS.

Contact Us

Laura Hayes is the International Officer for Brunei and is happy to answer any questions you have about applying to, and studying at SOAS.
Please contact l.hayes@soas.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4031
You can meet and talk to our staff at exhibitions held in Brunei; find our upcoming visits on Meet SOAS staff in your Area

Minimum Entry Requirements

The below are guidelines only and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits.

Undergraduate Study

The International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies Centre (IFCELS) at SOAS offers a preparatory year for international students seeking entry to undergraduate degrees at British universities. Applicants offering either ‘A’ levels or the IB Diploma will also be considered. Further information can be found on the undergraduate admissions pages.

Graduate Study

Applicants with an upper second class (or equivalent) bachelor’s degree from a good university will be considered for entry to a SOAS master’s degree.
Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university.
In addition you should check the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements; please refer to the postgraduate prospects or postgraduate admissions pages.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate they meet SOAS’ English Language entry requirements.

For students who do not meet the exact entry requirement SOAS offers excellent Pre-Sessional and Summer English language courses which can help to achieve the required language proficiency.

In-Country Representatives

SOAS works with the education agency HRD Global Education Link. 

HRD Global Education Link
No. 157, 1st Floor
Bangunan Fakhriah
Jalan Kumbang Pasang
Bandar Seri Begawan BS8411
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +67 3223 2811
Email: hrds_4@brunet.bn

Scholarships

SOAS offers a number of scholarships and bursaries and there are other external scholarships.
The prestigious Alphawood Scholarship is available to students resident in Brunei. Eligible courses of study include programmes within the Department of History of Art and Archaeology and MA South East Asian Studies and MA Asian Pacific Studies where the major course relates to Southeast Asian art.

Careers

The SOAS Careers Service is part of the The Careers Group, University of London, which is the biggest careers service in the country. The Careers Service provides a range of services including a careers information library, career counselling services and various events throughout the year, to help with career choice, job hunting, applications and interviews.

Alumni

SOAS has alumni all over the world, if you would like to contact an alum to ask any questions then please visit the SOAS alumni website.

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