We are delighted to announce the newest Australia Awards scholarship recipients for the 2021 intake.

Since applications for Australia Awards Scholarships were introduced in Timor-Leste 20 years ago, 439 scholarships have been awarded to date. This year, thirteen talented women and men will get a life-changing opportunity to study at prestigious Australian universities.

These new awardees for 2021 will study subjects ranging from economics and cybersecurity, to education and nutrition, in support of the Government of Timor‑Leste’s National Development Priorities (2011-30) and Australia’s ‘Partnerships for Recovery’ strategy.

Thirty-three year old Awardee, Agostinho Araujo Pereira, from Dili, will study a Masters of Cybersecurity and is looking forward to developing his knowledge of information technology in Australia.

“I want to contribute skills to help develop the government’s ICT policy and regulations. Once I’ve completed my Masters, my goal is to return to Timor‑Leste to support economic recovery.”

Australian Ambassador, Peter Roberts OAM, said

“In this 20th anniversary year of our scholarships program, I’m especially delighted to congratulate the talented young men and women selected to study at universities across Australia.

The scholarship experience is so much more than developing new skills and contributing to Timor‑Leste’s future development, it’s also about building new and enduring friendships with Australians.”

On graduation, awardees will bring back new skills and knowledge that help support sustainable social and economic development, furthering Timor‑Leste’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Back home they will join a cohort of more than 334 Australia Awards Alumni, many of whom are now in influential leadership roles. And all of whom are using their skills, knowledge, and passion to improve Timor‑Leste’s future.


Australia Awards Alumni Showcase – The role of foreign Direct Investment in Trade and Technology Innovation

Start Date: 9 May 2019, 8:30 am

End Date:

Venue: The Hotel Ramelau

Join us for an interactive session with Dr Felix Piedade as he presents his PhD research findings and recommendations on the role of Foreign Direct Investment in trade and technological innovation in Timor-Leste. The facilitated forum will provide an opportunity for a range of stakeholders to discuss and analyse this new research together with members […]

Alumni Showcase – Research results showcase

Start Date: 2 October 2019, 08.30am

End Date: 2 October 2019

Venue: Suai Room, Timor Plaza

Australia Awards Alumni Dr Raimundo dos Santos’s research results showcase – Dr Raimundo research will presents a unique surgeon’s view of its impact of domestic violence related injuries (DVRIs). His research covered two years of domestic violence related injury admissions at Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV), Timor-Leste and similar data from a six-month period in […]

An Entrepreneurship Workshop for Alumni

Start Date: 15 November 2019, 8.00am - 12.30pm

End Date: 15 November 2019

Venue: Timor Plaza, Suai Room

The Timor-Leste Australian Alumni Association (TL3A) is holding an Entrepreneur Workshop for Australia Awards Alumni who are potential and existing entrepreneurs focusing on small and medium enterprises. The event will feature Global Australia Award Alumni NILAMSARI SAHADEWA, founder and owner of Kebab Rafi Indonesia and ACACIO PINTO, Co-Director of DyoKacy Café and Restaurant. Information sessions […]

TL3A Alumni of the Year 2019 Gala Dinner

Start Date: 12 December 2019, 06.15 PM

End Date: 12 December 2019

Venue: Suai Room, Timor Plaza

This is the first ever Timor-Leste Australia Awards (TL3A) Alumni of the Year Awards is realized to recognises a dedicated individual work, leadership and outstanding contribution to the development of Timor-Leste. The winner is nominated by other alumni whose see and evaluate that the person using the skills and knowledge gained from scholarships to study […]

TL3A Annual General Meeting 2020

Start Date: 25 January 2020, 09am-12pm

End Date: 25 January 2020

Venue: Maubara room, Timor Plaza

The Timor-Leste – Australia Alumni Association (TL3A) will organise an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss about the activities we have done and some of the milestones of the TL3A. The TL3A board members 2017-2019 mandate is finishing and during the AGM Australia Awards Scholarships alumni will prepare the list of the nominees for the […]

Welcome Home Dinner event

Start Date: 26 February 2020, 18.30pm-20.30pm

End Date: 26 February 2020

Venue: Hotel Timor

Alumni activities are held during the year, providing opportunities for alumni to showcase their new skills and knowledge, build on their existing skills through professional development opportunities and to continue to grow their professional and social networks. The Alumni Welcome Home dinner is an annual event to welcome recent Australia Award graduates back to Timor-Leste. […]

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