United States Timor-Leste Scholarship Program – CD 1 de Dezembro de 2014

U.S. – Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL)

U.S. – Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL)

U.S. – Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) Program Summary

The U.S.-Timor-Leste Scholarship program (USTL) is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and administered by American Councils for International Education.

The program provides:

  • Full funding for four years of undergraduate (B.A. degree) study in the United States;
  • Airfare, university housing, board, health insurance, visa, and book stipend;
  • Support and advising from American Councils staff;
  • Additional English study in the U.S. for applicants who need to develop their English skills before beginning degree work;
  • Arrival orientation in Washington, DC.

Applicants to the program must:

  • Have completed or be in the process of completing their final year of secondary school;
  • Be at least 18 years old when they plan to travel to the U.S.;
  • Be proficient speakers of English;
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Timor-Leste.

People who participate in the program are committed to:

  • Complete an undergraduate degree at the intuition where they are placed to study in the U.S.;
  • Return home to Timor-Leste;
  • Make two presentations about their country during events on campus, such as International Education Week;
  • Participate in community service and internships, with help from American Councils staff and their host university advisors;
  • Serve as mentors to future students on the program.

To apply, you should:

  • Complete an application on line or print out a hard copy and return the completed application to the U.S. Embassy in Dili;
  • Submit with the application a passport copy, two letters of reference, and a copy of your high school transcripts and/or transcripts from your current university/college with an English translation.

Priority in funding will go to applicants who have:

  • Proficient English skills,
  • A strong academic record,
  • Positive letters of recommendation,
  • Demonstrable leadership abilities,
  • The flexibility necessary to succeed in study abroad,
  • A commitment to cross cultural understanding and tolerance.

To begin an ONLINE application, please click here
To begin an PAPER application, please click here

If you have questions, please email us at: USTLscholarship@americancouncils.org,


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