The Graduate Studies & Research (GSR) Office


The Graduate Studies & Research (GSR) Office provides the operational environment for graduate studies, research and publications of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). The GSR Office aims to contribute to the University’s strategic aims and to ensure UTB becomes a premier centre for quality education, research and innovation.

To ensure Graduate Studies and Research at the University is relevant and productive, the GSR Office encourages strong and vibrant links with Government Departments and Industries, and provides support to the research activities of University staff. The GSR Office aims to further improve the day-to-day management of graduate studies and research and ensure quality control of both the graduate programmes and research activities. The GSR Office supports the University's endeavour to achieve recognition in research, creativity and innovation in order to contribute to intellectual, economic and social development, both nationally and internationally.

For further information please contact:

The Graduate Studies & Research Office
Universiti Teknologi Brunei
Jalan Tungku Link BE 1410
Brunei Darussalam


Since its official upgrade to University status in 2008, UTB is in the exciting process of transforming from an institute nationally renowned for its strong academic programmes to a leading university of Engineering and Technology of high academic and research calibre at both national and international levels.

UTB has established itself as a reputable institution at both national and international levels. Coupled with the ever-increasing staff with high academic and research capabilities, it is now catering for the production of professionals at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Suitable applicants are now invited for enrolment into our Graduate programmes leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees.

UTB currently offers the following graduate programmes:


UTB processes applications for graduate studies twice a year.
January Intake and August Intake.

Master’s by Coursework:

Only for August Intake. Closing date of application for August Intake is 31st May.
Application acceptance notification in June-July.

Master’s by Research and PhD:

January and August Intakes.
Closing date of application for August Intake is 31st May.
Application acceptance notification in June-July.
Closing date of application for January Intake is 4th September.
Application acceptance notification in October-November.

Application portal is available at here

Scholarship Opportunities

UTB has several scholarship opportunities for graduate studies.

  1. Scholarship through Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT):
    This is only for foreign applicants.
    Detail of this scholarship and application procedure can be obtained from MOFAT website:
  1. Ministry of Education (MoE) Scholarship:
    This is for Bruneians (Yellow IC) only, not more than 30 years old. This scholarship is offered to the applicants who are accepted for admission (PhD, Master’s by Research and Master’s by Coursework). University usually does the processing to forward the scholarship request to the ministry of education once the applicants accept the admission offer and fill in the scholarship application form.
    The scholarship includes tuition fees waiver and a monthly allowance of about 400.00 BND.
  1. UTB Tuition Fees Waiver Scholarship:
    This is for Bruneian (Yellow IC) and Brunei Permanent Residents.
    After getting admission, student should apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is for PhD and Master’s by research programmes only. The number of scholarship is based on the university decision.

    Tentatively, the minimum requirements are:
    For applicants to the Master’s by Research programme: At least Second Upper undergraduate degree is expected.
    For applicants to the PhD programme: First Class undergraduate degree and/or Master’s (Distinction) is usually expected.
    Demonstrated achievements such as publication of papers will be considered favourably.

  1. Other scholarships:
    There are research assistantship opportunities depending on the available research funds.

Dean of GSR

Professor Dr. Guo Zhenren

Deputy Dean of GSR

Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Rakib Uddin

Assistant Registrar

Hjh Mariam binti Haji Abdul Rahman

Research Coordinator

Dr Asem Kasem