Online application for UBD, overseas scholarships opens

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THE Higher Education Centralised Admission System (HECAS) 2014 (2nd Round) Online Application is now available for those who wish to apply to the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) or for the Brunei Government overseas scholarship.

The Ministry of Education in a statement said that only 1st Degree programmes are being offered by UBD and the Ministry’s Scholarship Section.

Those who wish to apply for overseas scholarship must also apply for at least one local programme offered by local higher education institutions, with each applicant only able to select a maximum of six programmes, said the ministry.

Fees for applicants would depend on the number of programmes that they have applied for — one programme is $5; two programmes $10; three programmes $15; and for those applying for four to six programmes are charged $20.

The closing date for applications is set at three working days after the announcement of GCE A Level June 2013. The actual closing date will be announced on the HECAS portal.

For further information on the programmes offered and entry requirements, potential applicants can visit the Ministry of Education’s website here or the HECAS portal here.

There are designated HECAS sites around the Sultanate: Maktab Duli Pg Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, Sultan Hassan Secondary School in Temburong, Sayyidina Othman Secondary School in Tutong and Sayyidina Ali Secondary School in Belait.

The Brunei Times