Brunei

Hello and welcome to students from Brunei! We're delighted that you're thinking of studying here at Loughborough University. Here you'll find everything you'll need to know if you are from Brunei and you're interested in studying at Loughborough University and joining our community.

Overview

Our exciting campus is currently home to about 40 Bruneian students across a wide range of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate study levels, and we love welcoming more students to 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.

Many of our students come to Loughborough through scholarships, and we have been 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 Bruneian Minister for Energy, who graduated from Loughborough with a Masters in Digital Communication Systems.

Study options

The Loughborough family is made up of students from all over the world -and we firmly believe that it is this which makes our campus so vibrant, friendly and inspiring. There are lots of different ways to start your journey with us, you can choose to undertake a foundation course, an undergraduate course, a postgraduate degree or a postgraduate research degree. If you decide to study a postgraduate degree with us, you'll have the choice between two fantastic locations - London and Loughborough.

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Charlotte Davison, she is the International Officer for Brunei. Charlotte is also a Loughborough graduate and is happy to share her own experiences of being a student on campus with you. We travel to Brunei throughout the year and would love to meet with you. We're also happy to help over email or the phone, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Why you should study here

Application information

If you’re thinking of applying to study here at Loughborough University, you’ll first need to find out what qualifications we accept from your country / region, how to apply for your chosen degree and - if you’re applying with the help of an approved educational advisor – a list of approved agents. If at any stage you have a question, or you are unsure about anything, please contact us.

Entry requirements

We accept lots of different qualifications, to learn what qualifications we accept from your country / region please see below. This is only a list of qualifications we accept, to learn the minimum entry requirements you will need to refer to the degree you want to apply for.

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Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

What is an undergraduate degree?

Typically an undergraduate degree is the first level of study in higher education. Undergraduate qualifications include BA, BSc, BArch and BEng. Once you have graduated from an undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity to study a postgraduate degree.

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First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)
What is a postgraduate degree?

There are two types of postgraduate degrees; a postgraduate taught degree and a postgraduate research degree.

A postgraduate taught degree refers to the level study you can progress onto once you have completed an undergraduate degree. It is more advanced than an undergraduate degree, and the qualifications you can obtain include MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, PGDip, and PGCE.

A research degree, also known as a doctorate, is typically undertaken once you have graduated from a postgraduate taught degree. Research degrees include PhD, EngD, CDTs and MPhil.

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Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

What is an international foundation programme?

Our International Foundation Programmes (IFY) provides international students with a foundation understanding of their chosen subject area. It’s typically used as a stepping stone for applicants who have not met our standard entry requirements of our undergraduate degrees. Upon successful completion, students can progress onto the relevant undergraduate courses.

English language requirements

The standard University IELTS English language requirements is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some degrees may require higher levels English language, these have been clearly stated on the individual degree pages.

How to apply

The application process for international students is the same as UK students. To learn more about the application process and how you can apply, please select the appropriate degree level from those listed below.

Approved educational advisors

If you want some further guidance, then you may want to consider applying with the support of an approved education advisor. Below is a list of approved agents/educational advisors who have a contract with Loughborough University. Many of our approved educational advisors have been invited to both of our campuses, and therefore can give you a first-hand account of what you can expect.

HRD Services
+673 2452245

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

SEAMEO VOCTECH Regional Centre Jalan Pasar Baharu Gadong BE1318 Brunei
James Hon
(673) 2230198

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

10, 1st Floor, Bangunan Hj. Abd Rahman, (Near Aminah Arif, Next to Setia IT), Kg. Kiulap BE 1518, NBD

Fees and scholarships

All students who enrol to study at Loughborough University should make sure they are fully aware of the cost of tuition for their chosen degree, the accommodation they will be staying in, and any associated living costs. Below are some indicative costs, however further details can be found at the relevant pages listed below.

Students will need a further £4,000 - £6,000 to cover expenses such as food, books, clothes, insurance, laundry, entertainment, travel within UK etc. Travel to and from home is not included. £6,000 should cover additional costs for postgraduate living in a self-catered hall for 50 weeks in the year. £4000 should cover additional costs for undergraduate living fully-catered hall for 39 weeks in the year.

The average living expenses for an undergraduate, with catered accommodation included, should be roughly £1040/month.

Supporting you every step of the way

We understand how important receiving the right support at the right time can be, which is why we offer a wide range of support services. So whether you need help with your visa application, or you need additional academic support throughout your studies to reach your full potential or you need help once you’ve graduated to find the right career – we can help.

Student experience

As a student here, you’ll discover a close-knit community of students who are vibrant, diverse and inspiring. It is this community which we fondly refer to as the Loughborough family.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and get to know your new family. Rag and Action are great if you want to do some form of volunteering during your studies, whereas the Enterprise Hub is designed for those of you who are looking for advice on anything enterprising. We also have LSU media which is great for anyone who is looking to gain experience as a photographer, videographer or radio DJ. We also have a range of sporting opportunities available for you to get involved with.

These opportunities are a fantastic chance to bolster your CV and gain lots of valuable experience – it’s also a great way to meet lots of new friends and make some incredible memories.

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Culture and community

There is a real sense of community and family at Loughborough University, and our Faith and Spirituality Centre provides a peaceful place for our students to come and reflect, explore and express their faith and spirituality. It’s a place for you to pray, meditate and to meet others. You’ll find that both our London and Loughborough campuses are very inclusive.

As well as dedicated prayer spaces on campus, Loughborough town centre is home to the Loughborough Mosque and Islamic Cultural Association centre. There are Halal food provisions across the campus and town, including a choice of restaurants and grocery stores. The Loughborough Students Union Islamic Society also provides an environment for Muslim students which fosters a sense of community and belonging, including offering pastoral support, weekly discussion circles, and festival celebrations.

Food outlets

Both London and Loughborough have a huge variety of restaurants and food shops, offering food from all over the world. Although Loughborough is smaller than London, you'll find that most Asian food can be bought from the Oriental Store in town (located opposite the Rushers bus stop), a there is also an aisle in Tesco with the name of “World Foods” which you can go to stock up on food such as cooking-sauces and rice. It is also rather simple to buy through online oriental stores as some may provide next-day deliverys right to your doorstep!

In catered halls we are able to offer Halal meats as part of our food service. Halal meats are available from our approved suppliers and are certificated for identification. Those observing Ramadan can also contact their hall managers who will help with specific meal requirements.