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.



Latest Articles Leonardo De Sousa Rosa

Being a student in such a diverse environment, I am fed with a lot of knowledge from different perspectives that taught me to appreciate cultures and people, regardless of their backgrounds and origins. As one of the biggest public institutions in the United States, University of Minnesota offers nu…

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Welcome to the United States

Posted on: 28 July 2016 BY: LDe

Adaptation has always been an issue for most international students who ever attended a university in the states. We ordinarily experience shock, when observing things are done differently from ours and how they are practiced differently. What are they? Those are the cultures and practices which …

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United States is a country that fascinates me a lot. Hearing about United States, I unavoidably imagine its appealing landmarks, such as white house, liberty statue and other exotic ones that you can think of. Luckily, for this program me and my cohorts first touched down in Washington D.C. for the …

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The Year of Transition

Posted on: 25 October 2015 BY: LDe

The first year was more of like a self-insertion to this new environment of the University of Minnesota and the state, and this year myself has been taken to a whole new level, academically and socially. Just a reminder, I was a transfer student to the University of Minnesota after my post-completio…

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Initial Steps to the Opened Gate

Posted on: 30 November -0001 BY: LDe

My summer started off with my graduation walk. It was a remarkable experience that I looked up most throughout my college career. Walking at Mariucci Arena (Gopher’s Hockey Home) surrounded by the enthusiasts of their children’s achievements I somehow felt propelled, even though, my family was n…

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