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Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam is famous for its richness in crude oil and gas. A modern ambience blend naturally with traditional culture in Brunei’s society has its own charm in international student’s eye.

About Brunei Darussalam

Brunei is a small sovereign state located on the north coast of Borneo Island in Southeast Asia. The country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak and separated into two parts.

About 97% of the population lives in the largest western part, while the rest live in the mountainous eastern part. About 33% of Brunei’s population live in the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan.

Brunei is divided into four districs:

  • Belait, with Kuala Belait as its capital city
  • Brunei-Muara, with Bandar Seri Begawan as its capital city
  • Temburong, with Pakan Bangar as its capital city. This district is physically separated from the rest of Brunei by Sarawak
  • Tutong, with Pekan Tutong as its capital city

Brunei Darussalam's Map


Time Zone

The standard time zone used in Brunei is:

  • Brunei Darussalam Time (BNT): GMT +08:00 or WIB +01:00

Brunei does not currently observe daylight saving time.

Education System

There are four universities in Brunei Darussalam. The course duration ranges from two years for diploma programs to four years for undergraduate programs. The four universities are Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), and Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB).

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Cost of Living

Cost of living in Brunei is relatively low. As a general guide, the average monthly expenditure for an International student in Brunei is somewhere between BND 1,000 to BND 1,500 to cover his/her accommodation, food, clothing, transportation, telecommunication and other daily needs.

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Here are some of the options:

Campus Accommodation

Most universities offer dormitories. The cost varies depending on the size and location of it, mostly between BND 45 to BND 120 per month. If you are interested in this type of accommodation, please contact the university you will be attending.

Rental Accommodation

Renting a house or apartment, either on your own or with friends is another popular choice for many International students. The price range is diverse, depending on the location, facilities, etc. Before looking for a place to rent, gather as many information as you can about the types of properties, costs and locations. You can consult us regarding this matter, and we will guide you to find the one that suits your needs.

Important Numbers

Brunei Darussalam country code is 673

  • Police (993)
  • Medical Emergency Services (991)
  • Fire Department (995)

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