Nine students receive Canadian SEED scholarship

Nine Bruneian students have successfully become Brunei’s first recipients of the Government of Canada’s SEED scholarship to study in Canada this academic year.

SEED is Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development programme that provides students from ASEAN member countries, including Brunei, with short-term opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

These scholarships and educational exchanges contribute toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, a total of 154 students from ASEAN have been offered the scholarships for the 2022 – 2023 session.

The nine students are all from the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). Seven of the scholarship recipients will be studying in the fields of engineering, technology management, computing, computer and information security in computer network security, finance and risk management at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Meanwhile, two other students will be doing their PhDs at the University of Alberta and Brock University.

They are Mohammad Umair Wafri @Mohammad Lliya bin Noor Ahsffian; Muhammad Syafi bin Muhammad ‘Azmin; Dk Nur Badzlina Amanina Puteri binte Pg 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.

High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel in a statement said that she is very pleased to see many Bruneian students receiving SEED scholarships this year.

“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 UBD for their efforts in working hard to apply for the SEED programme since it started,” she said.

Since the inception of the programme in 2017, one Bruneian student was accepted into the SEED programme. However, due to the pandemic, the student was unable to go to Canada.

This article was first published on 02 July 2022 in our Weekly Epaper issue 200 |


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