USTL provides full scholarships to outstanding students from Timor-Leste for two to four years of study at high-quality undergraduate degree institutions in the United States. Scholarship awards include full tuition toward either a bachelor’s degree or associate degree, travel, living stipends, medical insurance in the U.S., and visa costs. USTL is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Competition for the USTL is merit-based and open to anyone who...

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

USTL Participants are expected to complete two to four years of undergraduate study at a U.S. university, college, or community college and obtain either a Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree. Students live with U.S. roommates on the campus of their host institution and attend classes full time. Based on their academic interests, career goals, and English proficiency, ...

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Welcome, 2019 USTL Fellows!

Posted on: 20 August 2019 By: the USTL Team

The United States-Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) is proud to announce the arrival of its three newest 2019 fellows: Emilia Moreira Moniz, attending Fox Valley Technical College; Alfredo Vandeling Mau, attending Southeast Missouri State University; and Maria Lucia Da Silva, attending the College of Southern Idah…

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A Letter of Thanks For My Exchange

Posted on: 29 January 2019 By: Rania Goncalves

An American friend recently sent me a message about how proud she is of me. She said that I have come a long way, overcoming my obstacles and challenges. She watched me struggle on my first day learning English and adapting to the [American] culture. She praised my hard work on events on campus at Saint Michael’s Col…

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Welcome and Congratulations to our new 2018 Fellows!

Posted on: 21 September 2018 By: the USTL Team

We are thrilled to welcome the newest 2018 United States-Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) recipients: Jorguino Aparicio Savio, Aderito Do Rosario Da Cunha Mambares, and Clinton Domingos Guterres. During the coming years, these Fellows will be attending the University of Minnesota, Tennessee Tech University, and …

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Congratulations and Welcome to Our 2017 USTL Fellows!

Posted on: 01 November 2017 By: the USTL Team

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 recipients of the United States-Timor- Leste (USTL) Fellowship: Danira Deolinda Corbafo da Costa Ernania Bonifacia Amaral Sofia Rana Sagran Husin We would like to congratulate these remarkable fellows who received full funding to complete undergraduate degrees in the U.…

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School During Pandemic

Posted on: 08 June 2020 By: MDa

None of the students could have predicted how everything would shift after COVID-19 hit the country. To slow down the virus, schools must close their normal activity with a hope that this devastating moment will come to an end. Unlike schools back home, many colleges here in America have already set up online apps and resources for students since they first enroll in school, so students …

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Wish Me Luck for Spring Semester

Posted on: 04 April 2020 By: EMoniz

I cannot believe that I have been in the United States for almost eight months; it feels like I just arrived yesterday. Anyway, I am in my second semester now, which in the United States, they call it “Spring Semester.” Before we talked about this semester, I would like to share a little bit of my experience in the previous semester. It had its ups and downs because I was new and sti…

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