ENGLISH NEWS · 31 Jan 2021 14:11 ·

Australia Embassy TL announced Thirteen Australia Awards Scholarship Recipient For 2021

Australia Embassy TL announced Thirteen Australia Awards Scholarship Recipient For 2021 Perbesar

Lafaek News—Since the Australia Awards Scholarship program was 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.

“We are delighted to announce the newest Australia Awards Scholarship recipients for 2021,” stated in Australia Embassy Timor-Leste media release.

These new awardees for 2021 will study subjects ranging from economics and cyber security, 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 Cyber security 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,” Agostinho said.

Australian Ambassador, Peter Roberts OAM, said in this 20th anniversary year of their scholarships program, he is 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,” He said

Australian Ambassador added, 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,” He concluded

For more information about how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship for the 2022 intake visit www.australiaawardstl.org


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