The Government of Canada has awarded its Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development programme (SEED) scholarship to nine Bruneian students who have become the Sultanate’s first recipients of the scholarship to study in Canada this academic year.
Mohammad Umair Wafri @Mohammad Lliya bin Noor Ahsffian; Muhammad Syafi bin Muhammad ‘Azmin; Dk Nur Badzlina Amanina Puteri binti Pengiran Mohd Caesar; Izeyaan binti Idham Khalid; Muhammad Muizzuddin bin Mahdi; Khairul Danial Ikhwan bin Abdul Ahad; Muhammad Azizi bin Haji Ariffin; Awangku Syazwan bin Pengiran Sulaiman and Auji Haziqah binti Haji Mustapa are from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB).
Out of the nine, seven of the scholarship recipients will study at the Memorial University of Newfoundland while the remaining two will pursue their PhDs at the University of Alberta and Brock University.
High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel expressed delight at seeing many Bruneian students receiving SEED scholarships.
“I am certain that all of you will enjoy your time in Canada and I hope you take the time to explore our vast and diverse country. I would also like to say thank you to both UTB and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) for their efforts in applying for the SEED programme since it started, ” she added.
SEED provides students from ASEAN member countries, including Brunei, short-term opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Since the programme was launched in 2017, one student from Brunei was accepted.
However, the student was unable to further their studies following the pandemic.
This year, a total of 154 students from ASEAN have been offered the scholarships for the 2022-2023 session.