Twenty-nine Timorese students got scholarships to study in Brazil

Twenty-nine Timorese students got scholarships to study in Brazil

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DILI, 05 december 2023 (TATOLI) – Twenty-nine Timorese students will be studying higher education courses at various universities in Brazil in the fields of medicine, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The scholarships were awarded by the Government of Timor-Leste, through the Human Resources Development Fund (FDCH), in partnership with the Brazilian Embassy in the country.

Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, Gastão de Sousa, at the farewell ceremony, asked the scholarship recipients to maintain discipline in their studies in order to complete their studies in accordance with the contract established with the FDCH.

“Sending students is very important to prepare quality human resources in all sectors in order to contribute to the country’s development process in the future, since the investment of young people in education is fundamental,” said Minister Sousa on the sidelines of the ceremony at City8, in Dili.

The Executive Director of the FDCH, Júlio Aparício, called on the scholarship holders to study in a disciplined manner to fulfill the contracts they have signed: “You must study with dedication in order to complete your studies in accordance with the contracts you have signed with the government. You are representing Timor-Leste in Brazil and therefore, you have to dignify our country in Brazil”, he stressed.

The Brazilian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Maurício de Assis also urged the scholarship holders to take advantage of the opportunity and adapt to Brazilian culture, as well as to master Portuguese so that it would be easy to communicate with the students from various countries who are currently studying in Brazil.

“Brazil’s culture is different from Timor-Leste’s culture, so you have to keep some control in order to not be influenced by negative things. Prioritize your studies so that you can finish it as soon as possible and contribute to development,” he said.

Of the 29 scholarship recipients, 16 will be doing Bachelor of Medical Studies, and 13 others will do their master’s and doctoral degrees in the social sciences and natural sciences.

The first group of scholarship holders is scheduled to leave for Brazil on december 9th.


Journalist: Camilo de Sousa

Editor: Filomeno Martins  


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