University of Brunei Darussalam

University Brunei Darussalam accommodates more than 300 academic staff and 2,800 students in seven faculties, namely Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Policies Studies, Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Institute of Islamic Studies, Science, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Academy of Brunei Studies and Institute of Medicine. The Institute of Medicine, Universiti Brunei Darussalam was inaugurated in September 2000. A 3 year flagship programme of the Institute of Medicine, UniversitiBrunei Darussalam leading to Bachelor of Health Science (Medicine) will allow the student to proceed to one of the partner medical schools in the United Kingdom and Australia in order to obtain an internationally recognized medical degree. After successful completion in the PMS, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB, MBBS or MD) by the partner medical school. Students from the Institute of Medicine are posted to RIPAS Hospital in various departments including the department of orthopaedic surgery. Doctors from the department of orthopaedic surgery deliver lectures in the University and conducts bedside and clinical teaching in the theatre and outpatient department.


University Brunei Darussalam was established in 1985, only a year after the country regained full independence, with an intake of 176 students. In 1988, the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education was merged into the university.

International Students:

UBD opened its doors to international students from its inception. Early on the majority of international students at UBD were from ASEAN countries. Today there is greater diversity with more students coming from East Asia (China and Japan), Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Faculties and Institutes :

There are twelve academic faculties and institutes that have been established in the university:

There are twelve academic faculties and institutes that have been established in the university:

• Academy of Brunei Studies

• Continuing Education Centre

• Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

• Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies

• Faculty of Science

• Faculty of Integrated Technologies

• Institute for Leadership, Advancement and Innovation

• Institute of Asian Studies

• Institute of Policy Studies

• Language Centre

• Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences

• Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education

• Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies