HECAS scholarship applications to open shortly


THE Ministry of Education has announced the first round of HECAS 2012 online applications for the academic year 2012/2013 to local higher education institutions as well as the Brunei Government overseas scholarships to commence February 20.

Applicants for local higher education institutions such as Univerisiti Brunei Darussalam, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali, Institut Tekonologi Brunei, and Brunei Polytechnic who are qualified and interested can apply for a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Higher National Diploma or first Degree programmes after 7.45am on February 20, 2012.

Closing date for submission of application online is on March 15, 2012 before 4.30pm.

The HECAS online application is open for holders of valid Brunei Darussalam identity cards (yellow, red and green IC).

However, only citizens (yellow IC holders) who have at least a Credit in Bahasa Melayu in the Brunei Cambridge GCE 'O' Level can apply for scholarship (local or overseas).

HECAS does not process scholarship applications for government servants and foreign applicants.

For more information on related issues, applicants can contact the Admission Office of the respective higher education institutions or the Scholarship Section, Ministry of Education to inquire about application procedures.

Applicants who wish to apply for Postgraduate, Master or PhD programmes offered by local Higher Education Institutions can go directly to the Admission Office of the respective higher education institutions to obtain the application form.

As for overseas scholarships for Master or PhD programmes, applicants can obtain the application form from the Scholarship Section, 5th Floor, Block C of the Ministry of Education in Berakas.

Applicants who do not have access to internet can visit the designated HECAS sites listed and meet with the career guidance officer of these schools for further assistance; Brunei-Muara District Maktab Duli Pg Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah; Temburong District Sultan Hassan Secondary School; Tutong District Sayyidina Othman Secondary School; and Belait District Sayyidina Ali Secondary School.

Interested parties can get further information on the programmes offered, entry requirements, and the application procedures by following the step by step instructions given in guidelines on the Ministry of Education's portal at http://www.moe.edu.bn or the HECAS portal at http://www.hecas.edu.bn.

Amir Noor

The Brunei Times
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