TOEFL Test Centers in East Timor

By | February 16, 2019

TOEFL Test Centers in Timor-Leste

The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location.

The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.

To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers and dates when registration is open, click the button below.
Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Dili (Code: K000) TOEFL Paper Testing $180
Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Apr 13, 2019

East Timor Overview

East Timor, Timor-Leste, Timor Loro Sa’e, Timor Lorosa’e, officially Tétum Repúblika Demokrátika Timor Loro Sa’e, officially Portuguese República Democrática de Timor-Leste, German Democratic Republic of East Timor, state in Southeast Asia, on the eastern part of the island Timor (largest of the Lesser Sunda Islands), separated from Australia by the Timor Sea; with (2019) 1.3 million residents; The capital is Dili.

East Timor also includes the two islands Ataúro (144 km 2) and Jaco (13 km 2, uninhabited) as well as the exclave Oecussi Ambeno in northwest Timor.


According to the constitution, which came into force on May 20, 2002, East Timor is an independent, democratic republic with a semi-presidential system of government. The head of state and commander-in-chief of the army is the president, who is directly elected for a period of 5 years (one-time re-election possible). He appoints the prime minister and, on his proposal, the other members of the cabinet, can dismiss the government under certain conditions and has a right of veto in the legislative process. The legislature lies with the unicameral parliament, which emerged in 2001 from the constituent assembly. The constitution determines a number of 52–65 members (currently 65) for parliament. The legislative period is 5 years. There is a 4% blocking clause for parties.


Important parties are the Revolutionary Front of the Independent East Timor (Frente Revolucionária do Timor-Leste Independente, FRETILIN; founded 1974), the National Congress for the Reconstruction of East Timor (Congresso Nacional da Reconstrução de Timor, CNRT; founded 2007), the People’s Liberation Party (Partidu Libertasaun Popular, PLP; registered 2015 in 2015), the Democratic Party (Partido Democrático, PD; founded 2001) and the Kmanek Haburas Unidade Nasional Timor Oan party (KHUNTO; founded 2011).


The establishment of the defense force began in 2001 with the formation of 2 battalions of light infantry. The total strength of the volunteer army is around 1,250 men.


East Timor is divided into 13 districts (distritos) including the urban area of ​​the capital Dili. The constitution provides a special status for the exclave of Oecussi Ambeno and the island of Ataúro.


District courts and a court of appeal were set up in Dili under the UN interim administration. The establishment of a functioning administration of justice in the now independent state has not yet been completed and is fraught with problems; There are hardly any trained lawyers. Substantive law is still largely based on Indonesian law, as long as this does not violate international legal standards.


The school system is currently being reorganized with international help and is divided into primary and secondary schools (including general and vocational schools). In addition to the state schools, there are numerous church-sponsored schools. Higher education is concentrated in Dili, where the University of East Timor and a polytechnic are located.


The 2002 constitution guarantees freedom of the press.

Press: The most important publications include the daily newspapers “Suara Timor Lorosae” (founded in 2000; appears in Tétum, Portuguese, English, Bahasa Indonesia), the “Timor Post” (founded in 2000; Tétum, Bahasa Indonesia) and “Jornal Nacional Diário” (Portuguese).

The Timornewsline press agency operated by the Timor-Leste Media Development Center (TLMDC) compiles news from local media and international reporting on Timor-Leste and publishes the information on the Internet.

Broadcasting: The state broadcaster Radio-Televisão Timor-Leste (RTTL), founded in 2002, includes Radio Timor-Leste / RTL (broadcasts in Tétum and Portuguese) and television (Televisão de Timor-Leste / TVTL (broadcasts in Tétum and Portuguese) founded in 2000) There are three commercial radio stations and a corresponding TV station (STL Radio and STL TV; Community Radio; Radio Maüben [FRETILIN-Sender]). Since 2000, Voice of America (VOA) has broadcast daily in English, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia.

Country facts

  • Official name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • License plate: TL
  • ISO-3166: TL, TLS (626)
  • Internet
  • Currency: 1 US dollar (US $) = 100 cents
  • Area: 14 870 km²
  • Population (2019): 1.3 million
  • Capital: Dili
  • Official language (s): Tetum, Portuguese
  • Form of government: Republic
  • Administrative division: 13 districts
  • Head of State: President Francisco Guterres
  • Head of Government: Taur Matan Ruak
  • Religion (s) (2015): Christians (98% Catholics, 2% Protestants), Muslims, other / n / a
  • Time zone: Central European Time +7 hours
  • National holiday: November 28th

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): Southeast Asia
  • Position (coordinates): between 8 ° 30 ‘and 9 ° 30’ south latitude and 124 ° 30 ‘and 127 ° east longitude
  • Climate: Tropical monsoon climate
  • Highest mountain: Tatamailau (2,963 m)
  • Road network (2008): 2,600 km (paved), 3 440 km (unpaved)


  • Annual population growth (2020): 2.3%
  • Birth rate (2020): 32 per 1000 residents.
  • Death rate (2020): 5.7 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2020): 19.6 years
  • Average life expectancy (2020): 69.3 years (men 67.6; women 71.1)
  • Age structure (2020): 40% younger than 15 years, 4.1% older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2018): 68.1%
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 116 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2017): 27 per 100 residents


  • GDP per capita (2019): US $ 2,263
  • Total GDP (2019): $ 2.938 billion
  • GNI per capita (2019): US $ 1,890
  • Education expenditure (2018): 4.1% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2019): 1% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 4.5%