United States-Timor Leste Scholarship Program

US Department of State
BS Degree

Deadline: around August (annual)
Study in:  United States
Next Course starts January 2011

Brief description:

The East-West Center is pleased to announce the 2009 United States–Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program competition. The Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program open to East Timorese who meet specific selection criteria.

The objective of the Program is to identify and support the education of academically talented East Timorese who are in the future expected to assume leadership roles in Timor-Leste.

Following a “bridge” year of intensive English language preparation, the scholarship normally provides the opportunity to pursue the bachelor’s (S1) degree study at a university in the United States, in fields that are directly relevant to the needs of the country. It will also enable the recipients to obtain a broader understanding of the United States. The scholarship program will include a summer internship in Washington, D.C. as well as a four to five week community service project in Timor-Leste

Host Institution(s):

US universities

Field of study:

Eligible fields of study emphasize areas of critical development needs in Timor-Leste. Students admitted to the undergraduate degree program will pursue fields of study related to agriculture, business, communication, computer science, economics, education, environmental sciences, international relations, political science, psychology, urban planning.

Number of Awards:

For 2009, five (5) scholarships will be available.

Target group:

Nationals of Timor-Leste

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Contact the scholarship provider for more information.


Complete details regarding eligibility and selection criteria can be found at “Information for Applicants” in the application packet.

Application instructions:

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

In East Timor, an application packet may be obtained from the United States Embassy, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili.  Application materials may also be obtained from the Award Services Office at the East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96848-1601, USA.

The scholarship deadline has passed for the 2009 round. The deadline was 21 August 2009.  Please check back next year for updated information for next year’s round.

Contact information:

For more information in Timor-Leste, please contact the East-West Center’s representative in Dili, Ms. Emma Coupland. Mobile: (+670) 735 8477 (within Timor-Leste), or e-mail: USTLscholarship@gmail.com.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/student-programs/opportunities-for-study/us-timor-leste-scholarship/


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