International applicants

Welcome to the Loughborough University web pages for Brunei!

As a founding member of the British Universities in Brunei Association (BUBA), Loughborough has a long history of attending events in Bandar Seri Begawan and welcoming students from Brunei.

Students from Brunei are attracted to Loughborough by our reputation for academic quality, our large, safe campus, and our extensive facilities which includes a well-equipped Prayer Room. There is also a nearby mosque in the town and an Islamic Society on campus.

Our Bruneian students call Loughborough their “home away from home”, and they have a great time whilst studying here.  As well as getting involved in everything the award winning students experience offers on campus, our Bruneian students are well represented through the Loughborough Students Union Brunei society, known as LufBru. The LufBru committee organises a range of activities for its members, both before and after arriving in the UK. These include sports events and tournaments, trips across the country and National Day celebrations, as well as religious activities. Back home, LufBru organise the famous Lufbru Summer Games, held in Brunei every summer, as well as organising pre-departure events so that all of our new students can get to know each other. 

Brunei represented at Loughborough Students Union International Day Brunei represented at Loughborough Students Union International Day

“The friendly campus environment gave me vibes of home away from home so I felt comfortable in Loughborough immediately. The study facilities provided are superb, as well as excellent sports facilities. The free shuttle bus service is excellent for moving around the campus, and the Loughborough town itself is a good place for students to relax and enjoy a break from study. It is a best place for students’ academic and social life experience in UK”

Nur Hidayah Rafaheh, Graduate in Physics and Mathematics, 2013

There are currently 60 students from Brunei studying on our campus, on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including Mechanical Engineering, Accounting and Financial Management, Aeronautical Engineering and Graphic Communication and Illustration, to name just a few. Many of these students come to Loughborough through scholarships, and we are proud to welcome a large number of both MoE and Brunei Shell Petroleum scholars to our campus. Our Bruneian students remain successful after they leave Loughborough, and examples of recent graduate destinations include teachers in Brunei, continuing further study in Islamic Finance in UBD, and Wells Senior HSE Advisor for Brunei Shell Petroleum.  Other notable alumni include the Bruneian Minister for Energy, who graduated from Loughborough with a Masters in Digital Communication Systems.