Deadline: 1st May 2023 | A one-year grant for graduate study in the United States

The following information is applicable for Bruneians only. For other countries/nationalities, check program availability at the Fulbright link here.

The program operates on the principles of autonomy and open competition based on individual merit, without regard to the individual’s institutional affiliation, race, color or creed.  The objective of the grant is to enable the recipient to pursue a particular field of study, and to develop leaders who can contribute to promoting better understanding between the United States and Brunei Darussalam.  We encourage grantees to participate and engage in non-academic activities within the community in which they are pursuing their studies.  Upon returning to Brunei Darussalam, Fulbrighters are expected to continue their role in building bridges of understanding, directly or indirectly, between the two countries through their professional and personal activities.

The Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship is open to all Bruneian citizens and permanent residents (who are not citizens of any other country) who wish to pursue graduate study at the Masters level. The individual is expected to function easily in academic and social settings.

Applicants must:

  • be citizens of Brunei Darussalam or permanent residents who are not citizens of any other country.
  • hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • possess Leadership potential with exceptional promise and demonstrated involvement in community outreach.
  • possess Evidence of motivation and commitment to graduate study.
  • have outstanding academic records and preparation in the chosen field.
  • be proficient in English with a TOEFL score of 550 minimum or higher and a GRE score of 1000 or more.
  • be in good health – While no written report is required to apply, a candidate is required to submit a health report and obtain medical clearance before becoming a grantee.
  • have three years minimum of work experience.
  • has reached out to 3 prospective U.S. universities for graduate study.

Award Terms

The Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship covers:
– full tuition at the U.S. University,
– a modest living
– book supply stipend

Note: accommodation arrangement will be the responsibility of the individual), round-trip international fare to the U.S. and home country; Insurance for the duration of study.

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 1st May, 2023