Scholarship applicants move on to second stage

Izah Azahari

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Brunei Darussalam, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE) of Brunei Darussalam, recently conducted an interview for selected candidates to study in the Russian Federation by budgetary appropriations of the federal budget.

Representing the MoE was Head of Scholarship Section Julaihi bin Mohamat/Mohamad, while the embassy was represented by its Counsellor DHM, Timur Munchaev and Third Secretary Yulia Fadeeva.

Dayangku Nur Razanah binti Pengiran Abdul Rahman and Ameera Batrisya Rasidi, who aced Wednesday’s interview, are keen on pursuing engineering and history courses. Both candidates will proceed to the second stage of the selection process.

The scholarship covers tuition fees and classes mostly held in Russian. To apply, candidates must submit a filled-in application form, upload a scanned passport and education documents to when the annual scholarship campaign is announced.

Those who have submitted the documents are invited to the embassy for an interview, then selected candidates will complete necessary documents and wait for approval from the university.

The Russian government began offering scholarships to Bruneians in 2017. In 2019, the quota was increased to two scholarships.

In 2020, Ahmad Iskandar binn Haji Mohd Taha, the first student attending a Russian university under the scheme, graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) with a Master’s degree in International Business.

Head of Scholarship Section Julaihi bin Mohamat/Mohamad with Dayangku Nur Razanah binti Pengiran Abdul Rahman (2nd L) and Ameera Batrisya Rasidi (2nd R) in a group photo. PHOTO: IZAH AZAHARI