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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبيآء والمرسلين وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين، أما بعد
أهلا وسهلا ومرحبا بكم

Welcome to the official website of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali.

Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali or better known as UNISSA is an Islamic University of international standard that offers a variety of programmes across disciplines based on Al-Quran and al-Sunnah. Established in 2007, it attests to the commitment of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in upholding Islam through education, in this blessed land of Brunei Darussalam and towards the development of the ummah.

As the second national university, UNISSA strives to produce Muslim scholars and intellectuals who contribute to the development of the ummah and the nation, in support of Brunei Darussalam’s efforts towards becoming a Zikir nation with continuous blessings from Allah.

The increase in enrollment of local and international students in UNISSA shows that UNISSA is becoming a top choice for students who wish to continue with higher education studies in various fields of which Islam is its core. This is an encouraging development and UNISSA continues to welcome more local and international students in the near future.

In an effort to improve its academic quality, UNISSA continuously strives to ensure that its programmes and courses meet international standards and are responsive to current needs. In line with this, UNISSA works closely with international universities, particularly those offering Islamic studies. In addition, through these strategic, bilateral relations it is hoped that UNISSA will attain international recognition with the universities which themselves have gained international recognition.

In terms of academic staff quality, UNISSA has international experts and academics from 14 countries which makes up 45% of the academic staff of UNISSA. Moreover, UNISSA is optimistic that the recent introduction of Skim Perkhidmatan Tenaga Akademik (SPTA) or Academic Staff Service Scheme for higher education institutions will encourage international experts and academics to serve in UNISSA, in addition to stimulating exceptional quality in teaching and research of local academics.

At present, UNISSA has a temporary campus in the city center. In the next few years, In sha Allah, UNISSA will have its permanent campus in Temburong District with an area of 400 hectares (988.400 acres). This encouraging development will set UNISSA even further in its efforts towards contributing to the glory of our religion, the ummah and the country.

On a final note, please feel welcomed to get acquainted with UNISSA through this informative portal. Should you require any further information, UNISSA would be happy to assist you.


والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal

Rector of UNISSA

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