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Welcome to ICFP

Welcome from the Director


Welcome to the Instituto Católico para Formaҫão de Professores (ICFP), Baucau, Timor-Leste, an Institute of Higher Education which is fully accredited by the National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (ANAAA) and which is committed to the formation of primary and junior secondary schoolteachers for the thirteen districts of Timor-Leste.

ICFP offers the three-year Bachelor of Teaching program and the Licentiate program, a higher qualification that is research based. Primarily, ICFP students are trained to teach the Timor-Leste official school curriculum. Almost all of the ICFP lecturers are Timorese who have completed Masters’ degrees in Education.

Within the Catholic tradition, and the Marist educational ethos, the Institute is committed to the formation of each student by integrating their intellectual, ethical, religious, and spiritual lives through a variety of programs and services. ICFP students, with the help of their teachers, strive to become outstanding educators.

ICFP is a happy community where personal discipline, honesty, respect for others, a positive attitude, and a commitment to goals, are shared values. ICFP students learn that teaching is a cherished vocation and that the development of their students, through student-centered teaching strategies and safe, well managed, learning environments, must be the focus of their approach to education.

Today, graduates from ICFP can be found in Catholic and Government schools throughout the country and some have education-related positions in Government Departments, NGO’s, and businesses. There are now over 650 ICFP graduates.

The ICFP website aims to give a comprehensive view of the Institute’s purpose and programs, and provide a sense of the family spirit, dedicated work, and optimism that are part of everyday life at the Institute. Please feel free to contact the Institute for more information.

Yours sincerely


Br Paul Gilchrist, fms


Welcome director



Academic : 670 7714 0063

Receptionist : 670 7723 5433

Rua Central, Vila Antiga, Baucau, Timor Leste



Monday - Friday

Morning 08:00 - 12:00

Afternoon 14:00 - 17:00



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