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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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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Warmest congratulations to our 2016 USTL fellows!

Posted on: 12 May 2016 By: the USTL Team

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 These remarkable students were selected from almost 300 applicants for the fellowship this year. They will receive full funding t…

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Community College vs University

Posted on: 15 May 2019 By: CGuterres

As far as I know, choosing a college means you are entering a completely unfamiliar world of immense possibilities. Perhaps the hardest part is deciding whether to start your journey with community college or university. Before attending the University of Minnesota, I went to Bellevue College for my associate degree in business administration from 2014 until 2016. It is a small college (…

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Fun Activities in College

Posted on: 03 April 2019 By: AMAMBARES

The first semester of my freshman year of college was a whole bunch of learning and experiencing. That’s just a whole lot of experience, and experience reminds me of a video I watched for my class. It is called the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. In his lecture, he said, “experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.” I was able to learn from my first semester of fro…

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