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Bachelor Degree and Higher National Diploma Programmes

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission to the programmes offered. To be considered for admission, applicants must satisfy the general entry requirements and specific entry requirements as set for each programme.

Applicants must note that fulfilling the general entry requirements and specific entry requirements does not guarantee entry into UNISSA’s programmes as admission to all programmes is competitive and limited subject to availability of spaces.


  • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali reserves the right to reject applications which are incomplete, received after the closing date or containing false information.
  • Only shortlisted / successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Only qualifications from a University / Institution / Examination Board recognised by the University Senate will be considered.
  • For entry to first degree programmes only Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Ugama Brunei (STPUB) and Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level qualifications or equivalent qualifications obtained in not more than 3 sittingswill be considered.
  • Applicants with other equivalent qualification such as Higher National Diploma (HND) may be considered subject to fulfilling the entry requirement set by the programme they have applied for.
  • General Paper and English as a Second Language will not be considered as Advanced Level subjects.
  • The London GCE ‘O’ Level Malay will not be considered.
  • Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements may be consideredfor admission to first degree programmes as mature applicants subject to the requirements set by the University as set out below.
  • Applicants must satisfy other requirements as set by faculties in Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali from time to time.
  • Required to go through prescribed medical fitness examination and must be certified as fit to join the programme.
  • If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview conducted by the relevant faculty.



 Grade Points
A* 140
A 120
B 100
C 80
D 60


  • Points will be allocated to ‘A’ Level grades according to the following scheme, which is based on that used by the University Colleges Admission Services (UCAS), United Kingdom. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level qualifications are not awarded points in the UNISSA scheme and are not taken into account when determining acceptable qualifications for entry to UNISSA.
  • For English Medium programmes, applicants must have at least a credit 6in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examination or a grade ‘C’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) or an IELTS score of or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550
  • Passed Primary School Religious Certificate (Sijil Sekolah-Sekolah Rendah Ugama Brunei) examination or its equivalent including Penilaian Sekolah Rendah Certificate examination for applicants from Institut Tahfiz al-Qur’an Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (ITQSHHB) and Arabic Schools, or equivalent qualifications recognised by University Senate.
  • Pass al-Qur’an al-Karim recitation test conducted by the University.


U004 Bachelor of Usuluddin Arabic Four (4) years  [Full Time]
S001 Bachelor of Shariah (Fiqh & Judiciary)
S002 Bachelor of Shariah (Fiqh & Usul)
A001 Bachelor of Arabic Language & Translation
H001 Bachelor of Islamic History & Civilisation
U003 Bachelor of Tahfiz & Qira’at
B001 Bachelor of Science in Islamic Finance English
B002 Bachelor of Business Management
L002 Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Shariah Law Five (5) years  [Full Time]
T001 Bachelor of Halal Science Four (4) years  [Full Time]
D003 Higher National Diploma in Shariah Criminal Justice System Malay / English Two (2) years  [Full Time]


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