‘UNISSA will continue its efforts to attract international students’
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
UNIVERSITI Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) is actively promoting itself regionally and internationally as part of its plans to meet international standards and attract international students, said its acting deputy registrar.
In a recent interview, Hayatuddin Hj Md Moksin said UNISSA has been actively participating in local and international study fairs as part of its initiative to ensure that it accomplishes its goal of becoming a university of international standards.
“We joined study fairs in Miri, Sarawak, for example. We also take part in study fairs with Brunei embassies in countries that have relations with UNISSA.
“Although the response (at the fairs in Miri) has been minimal, we won’t give up. We will continue to promote UNISSA.”
The Islamic university currently teaches in both English and Arabic. The use of these languages allows it to compete with Islamic universities not only in Southeast Asia but also globally.
UNISSA currently has 36 international undergraduate students and 18 international post graduate students.
The students are from ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand. It also has students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kosovo, Maldives, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Yemen.
UNISSA also participated in Higher Education Expo 2016, the first expo to bring together most of the country’s higher education institutions under one roof.
UNISSA recorded more than 230 visitors to its booth at the expo. They were students who completed their A-levels and Brunei Religious Education High Certificate Examination (STPUB).
Its double degree programmes -Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Shariah (BSL) - were popular among visitors to the booth. Other popular courses include their Bachelor of Science course in Islamic Finance and Bachelor of Business Management course.
The Brunei Times