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 Abrao Soares Pereira

Summer is always a good time for college students. It's a time to unwind, shed the semester's stress, and reap the well-earned rewards of success. Most American students either travel back to their home state to visit families and friends and some travel abroad to experience the different cultures a…

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Two years have passed since I moved to the United States to study. I have developed strong bonds with my friends and community members during this time. I enjoy meeting new people here and have enjoyed teaching them about Timor-Leste. Whether it be my classmates, professors, or community members, ev…

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Posted on: 10 February 2023 BY: ASoares

I honestly lost track of time. While writing this blog, I realized that this is already my second year in the U.S pursuing my degree in my host institution. As people say, it is true that when you are busy studying what you love, time goes by so fast, and I am ready for what is coming next semester.…

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One thing that excited me for my second semester is that all my classes are getting interesting. I love to explore learning them—starting from joined classes that are mandatory for my major, general courses, and my favorite lab classes. Everything is getting challenging but interestingly awesome. …

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