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.

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Application Information

The 2024 application for the USTL United States Timor-Leste Scholarship Program will remain open until November 17, 2023. If you need to set up an account, fill in the required information on the form, then click the button to Create Account.

If you are unable to complete an application online, click here for a PDF version of the participant application.

Hand-written or typed applications using the PDF document may either be submitted in person to the U.S. Embassy in Dili or UmaAmerika, or by email. Specific submission instructions can be found in the application.