All medical and dental students at one point or another are required by their University to undergo elective placements and rotations as part of their course or program requirement. At times, these are a compulsory component to their program and  contributes to the overall grade of the module.

As placements and rotations are part of the program structure, students may need to plan ahead and apply early to EAUC for permission.. MOE, DANA, BAS, MORA, UBD, and SBPP students are required to apply early for permission. Students can submit the following at least three (3) months before the program commences in order to get early approval.

  • Letter addressed to EAUC's Director of Studies seeking  permission,
  • Online Placement and Training Form - Online PTF,
  • University support letter,
  • Details of programme,
  • Letter toorganizations,
  • Organization offer / decline / rejection letter,
  • Student acceptance / rejection letter, and
  • Other supporting documents relevant to this application.

Students can send the support documents as an attachment to [email protected] Student should ONLY undergo these programmes once permission is granted by their sponsor. Starting an internship, work experience, placements and rotations without authorized consent may affect your status as a Brunei government scholar or loan receipient, resulting in loss of air passage, accommodation, and travelling allowances benefits.

Students are expected to prepare a concisee and objective letter, aimed at facilitating the quick approval of the application. The letter among other things should includes

  • Program Objective,
  • Program Duration,
  • Program Venue,
  • Reasons for venue choice,
       - why in Brunei not in Australia,
       - why you prefer organization A over B etc.
  • Costs estimated.
       - health checks
       - security checks
       - immunization
       - pre-requisites training
       - accomodation
       - travelling expenses
       - air passage

Students are encouraged to apply for internship, work experience, placements and rotations with the host country's organization. Joining an overseas (either in Australi, New Zealand or third country) program will provide value-addness to the student future carrier and is also good for their curricula vitae (CV). Gaining an overseas work experience may also proof valuable for capacity building in Brunei.

However if the same program is available in Brunei, and it is more cost effective to do it at home, then a student should make Brunei a priority for their internship, work experience, placements and rotation preference.
1. Australia or third country
  • Students may be eligible for the following benefits:
       - Air passage;
-      - Accommodations (maximum of 3 days);
       - Transport expenses;
       - Security Vetting (if any);
       -  Immunisation (if any); and
       - Prerequisite courses.
2. Brunei
  • Students are eligible for return air passage only plus their monthly entitlements such as monthly and travelling allowances.
  • The EAUC will not reimburse any expenses costs incurred by the student as a result of the elective placement or rotation. The monthly travelling allowance is expected to cover such expenses.
  • If the elective placement or rotation runs concurrently with their biennial passage entitlement, then the student is only entitled to ONE and not both (especially if the elective placement or rotation is undertaken in an ASEAN member state, including Brunei Darussalam).
    Only completed forms will be forwarded to the Ministry of Health [email protected]

Important Links
Online Placement and Training Form - Online PTF
Online Application for Reimbursement 4 - Online AFR4

  • for Air passage, travelling and accommodation reimbursements
  • for submissions after completion of internship, work experience, placements and rotation