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 Imanuela Nadia Sequeira Ribeiro

One of the most valuable experiences that I have experienced while living here in the United States is being able to share stories of Timor – Leste to other people. It may come as a surprise that not a lot of people know where Timor is and I am sure a lot of Timorese students are used to questions…

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I am the kind of person who feels more comfortable to stay in this invisible box that I have put myself in. I am an introvert so I let myself believe that I should be in that position forever. It’s a good thing to build that invisible box around me because I get to be more cautious in every situat…

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De-stress in College

Posted on: 23 March 2019 BY: ISequeira

Stress is something that everyone faces and there are different kinds of situations that happened in our daily life which can trigger stress. Being in college is an exciting journey for a lot of people because we finally get to be independent and are able to hop into the next chapter of our lives. …

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If I was asked about my favorite thing about the University of Minnesota one year ago, my answer would be the same as of today, “everything.” I’m not exaggerating or trying to make it look better, but that’s how I feel. I think it’s because I feel comfortable being here, which is unlikely …

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