The 2020 Study English in Australia scholarships for Timor-Leste
The Mangold Trust 2020 applications will open on Monday
3 February 2020 and will close on Friday 21 February 2020. Applications are completed online.
Note that future Guidelines may be
The scholarship awardees from Timor-Leste will travel to
Melbourne in July 2020 and enrol in a study program consisting of one (1) week of General English, followed by twenty (20) weeks of intensive English for Academic
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants in Timor-Leste
need to have a reasonable level of English proficiency already, as this is a difficult course, taught entirely in English.
1. Who is eligible to
Applications will only be accepted from residents of Timor-Leste
- workers in paid employment with a:
- company or commercial business;
- government organisation;
- Non-Government Organisation (NGO); or a
- community organisation, and
- who have been awarded a degree or diploma from a university or
This means that to be eligible to apply you must be a resident
of Timor-Leste, with a university or college degree or diploma, and be working in a paid job.
Applications will not be accepted from Timorese citizens who
applied for a Study in Australia scholarship in 2019. This means that if you applied for this scholarship in 2019, you will not be able to re-apply in 2020.
Applicants will need to obtain a Reference from their employer to upload with their online Application Form.
2. When to apply
2020 online applications will open on Monday 3 February
2020 and will close on Friday 21 February 2020.
Late applications will not be
Further information for
3. What costs does the scholarship
The 2020 Study in Australia scholarship will cover the costs
- the application and related costs to obtain a student Visa for Australia (but NOT the cost
of your Passport);
- the course tuition fees;
- one return economy air travel fare between Dili and
- basic homestay accommodation at the direction of the Mangold
- eqipment/books and essentials allowance;
- reasonable living allowance, paid by instalments.
4. The 2020 selection process
|| Organise a REFERENCE from your
| 3 February
|| Online Applications
| 21 February
|| Online Applications
|| Results emailed to Applicants,
either "shortlisted for interview" or "unsuccessful"
| Early April
|| Shortlisted Applicants interviewed in
Dili, with an English proficiency test
| Late April
|| Shortlisted Applicants informed of the
The Mangold Trust considers all the applications received from
eligible Timor-Leste residents by the closing date and selects a shortlist of applicants for testing and interviews which are conducted in Dili.
In March 2020, applicants will be emailed the result of their
applications. If your application has been shortlisted you will be given details of the English proficiency test and the appointment time to attend an interview in Dili in early
In early April 2020, applicants on the shortlist will be tested
for English proficiency and interviewed in Dili. All shortlisted applicants will be notified of the results in late-April 2020.
5. What happens next, if your application is
If your application is successful, you will be offered a Study
in Australia scholarship and you will be required to sign a Scholarship Agreement.
The Mangold Trust has made an arrangement with a school, Embassy
English in Melbourne, for scholarship recipients to study English for Academic Purposes in a supportive and effective study environment.
If you are offered a scholarship you will be assisted to apply
for a place at Embassy English (‘the School’). When you receive a Certificate of Enrolment from the School, you must then apply for a student Visa for Australia and you may need to attend a medical
examination. The Mangold Trust will cover the cost of the student Visa application (but not a Passport, if you need one.)
Your English course will start in Melbourne in July
6. What are the conditions of the
The conditions of the scholarship are that
- obtain a student Visa;
- must live in a homestay in Melbourne arranged by the School, or arranged with an
organisation approved by the Mangold Trust. This will provide a secure residence where meals are provided and you are encouraged to practise speaking English. The Mangold Trust will only pay homestay
expenses either to the School or to an approved organisation;
- make satisfactory progress in your studies. The School will provide the Mangold Trust with
reports on your progress.
7. Cancellation of the
The Mangold Trust reserves the right to withdraw or terminate
the scholarship at any time if you:
- engage in serious misconduct which in the opinion of the Mangold Trust is inconsistent
with the aims of the Mangold Trust or in any other way brings the Mangold Trust into disrepute; or
- fail to make satisfactory progress in your studies; or
- do not comply with your student Visa conditions.
If the Mangold Trust terminates the scholarship, or you return
to Timor-Leste without the prior written approval of the Mangold Trust, any moneys paid in advance to you will have to be refunded to the Mangold Trust.
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