I/GCSE Scholarships (full boarding)


  • The full boarding scholarships are awarded to candidates who show outstanding talent, based on ability and potential who come from outside Brunei.
  • Candidates will be 14+ entering Year 10 (i.e. the first year of the 2 year I/GCSE Programme).
  • Candidates must sit an online Cognitive Ability Test, a written test in English and Maths and attend an interview.
  • Successful candidates must follow the I/GCSE Programme for the full two years and maintain a high level of achievement throughout the two years in order to retain the scholarship.

Scholarship Package

  • The I/GCSE academic scholarship carries an annual monetary award of up to 35% reduction in full tuition and boarding fees. This is equivalent to a maximum reduction of approximately US$13,400 - US$14,200, deducted from the standard fee range of US$38,444 - US$40,852 per annum for tuition and boarding) *This assumes US$1=B$1.35.
  • The scholarship remains with a student throughout their school career but is subject to annual review by the School Principal and Board of Governors. Scholars must continue to show outstanding progress and play an active part in the area of their scholarship throughout their school life to retain the award


Deadline for Scholarship Applications: Friday, 19th January 2018. Assessments will be take place by 24th February 2018.

Who can apply?

Students of all nationalities may apply for an academic scholarship. Students must have an outstanding academic record. A strong command of written and spoken English is essential. Scholarships are not available to students whose fees are paid by a sponsoring company.

How to apply

  1. The application process will involve completing / sending the following (please scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ):
    1. Signed and completed forms (Scholarship Application Form, Health History Form). Please note the Health Form must be completed by a Medical Practitioner.
    2. Three passport sized photos (or a jpeg)
    3. Previous school reports for the past 3 years
    4. Copy of full Birth Certificate
    5. Copy of information page of passport
    6. Receipt of both parents’ passport information page
    7. B$200 non-refundable application fee

I/GCSE Scholarship Assessment Process

  1. Your child will need to sit a 2 hour (with breaks) online Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT4). This online test is not a curriculum test. It is actually a series of short tests designed to assess four different areas –
    1. Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with words
    2. Quantitative (or Numerical) Reasoning Test – thinking with numbers
    3. Non Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with shapes
    4. Spatial Ability Test – thinking with shape and space
    5. We are sorry but practice tests for the online tests are not available. The test itself contains practice questions before each section.

  2. Your child will also need to sit a written 1 hour Maths paper and a 90 minute written English paper.
  3. The final stage is an interview with JIS Principal, Mr Barnaby Sandow and Mr Anthony Piper, Head of Upper Years.

Additional Costs

Travel to / from Brunei for each academic term, annual medical insurance, I/GCSE Examination Fees (Year 11), School Uniform, Stationery, Textbooks, Trips and extra-curricular activities are payable by the parents or legal guardians.