2011 – Doctor Honoris Causa of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2010 – Member of the Sciences Academy – Lisbon, Portugal
2010 – Doctor Honoris Causa in Humane Letters, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
2010 – Doctor in Political Sciences, University Cambodiana (UC), Phnom Penh
2010 – Doctor of Law, University College, Dublin, Ireland
2009 – Doctor of Law, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
2009 – Doctor of Humanities, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
2009 – Doctor of Humanities, University of Ateneo, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
2008 – Doctor of Law, Royal Roads University, Canada
2008 – Doctor of Law, Ramkham University, Bangkok, Thailand
2005 – Doctor of Law, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan
2004 – Doctor of Law, Rockhurst University, Kansas, Missouri, US
2001 – Doctor of Law, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
2000 – Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Nevada, Reno, US
2000 – Doctor of Law, University of Porto, Portugal
2000 – Doctor of Law, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US
1998 – Doctor of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1997 - Doctor of Law, Antioch University, US
1996 – Doctor of Law, Pontifica Universidade Católica, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
2009 – Doctor of Philosophy/Political Sciences, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, R.O.K
2006 – Diploma, Geneva School of Diplomacy & Int. Relations, University Institute, Switzerland
1998 – Diploma, Executive Program for Leaders in Development, Harvard University, US
1987 – Senior Fellow in International Relations, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, U.K
1984 – Master of Arts in Peace Studies, Antioch University, US
1983 – Public International Law, the Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands.
1983 – International Human Rights Law – Int. Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
1983 – Post-graduate courses in American Foreign Policy at Columbia University, US.
1973 – Diploma in Advanced Studies in Public Relations, International Centre for Marketing, Timor.
1964-69 – Senior High School, Timor.
1957-64 – Elementary School – Catholic Mission, Soibada, Manatuto, Timor.
Books and other Writings
1994 - TIMOR LESTE: Tomorrow in Díli – Dom Quixote, Lisbon – Preface: Noam Chomsky; texts: Xanana Gusmão. Translations: French, German, Norwegian. 1992 – Manual for Human Rights Defenders – Diplomacy Training Program (DTP), contributions about the UN system, self-determination, lobbies and negotiations, New South Wales University, Australia.
1987 – FUNU: The Unfinished Saga of East Timor, Red Sea Press, Trenton, NJ, NY, US. 1984 – East Timor: A Case Study in International Law, Master’s thesis, Univ.Antioch, E.U.A.
2009 – The Lost World of Timor-Leste – A Boy and a Crocodile Travel Trough Time to Discover the Long History of Timor. Authors: José Ramos-Horta and Patricia Vickers-Rich; Artist: Peter Trusler; Designer: Draga Gelt. ISBN: 978-0-9803364-8-1.
2009 – Borboleta Sira-nia Nanal – A Língua das Borboletas. Author: Manuel Rivas; Preface: José Ramos-Horta; Artist: Miguelanxo Prado; Tétum translation: Benjamin de Araújo e Côrte-Real (Instituto Nacional de Linguística de Timor-Leste/INL); Portuguese translation: Isabel Ramalhete; Ambar, Porto (Portugal) / Aldine, Ferril (Spain) co-edition. ISBN 978-84-936916-2-2.
Opinion articles published in the International Herald Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, Guardian, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Folha de São Paulo, etc.
Dr. Ramos-Horta speaks Portuguese, Tetum, English, French and Spanish; understands Italian.