Applications are now open for the 2017 USTL Scholarship competition. The deadline to submit

applications is November 18, 2016 CLOSED!!.

The USTL Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and

Cultural Affairs (ECA). It is administered by American Councils for International Education in

cooperation with ECA and the U.S. Embassy in Dili.

The Fellowship provides:

Please join us in congratulating the 2016 recipients of the United States-Timor- Leste (USTL) Fellowship:

Aida Maria da Silva

Imanuela Nadia Sequeira Ribeiro

Natalino de Jesus Soares


 American Councils for International Education is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2015  U.S.-Timor-Leste Scholarship program (USTL). The fellowship provides full support for four years of undergraduate study in the United States.

2015 Program Selection Update: Due to the large number of applications received for the 2015 USTL Program, first round selection will be completed on approximately January 12, 2015; applicants will be informed of their status shortly after that date.

Graham Hettlinger, Director of Higher Education Programs at American Councils for International Education, will be visiting Timor-Leste from November 17 to November 28 to conduct information sessions about the U.S.-Timor-Leste Scholarship program (USTL), which will provide full financial support

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.