Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

Australia Awards aim to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their home country; and
  • build people-to-people links at the individual, institutional and country levels.

The current phase of the Australia Awards – Mongolia scholarship program began in 2013 and aims to support the development of human resource capacity in Mongolia.

Australia Awards in 2018

Australia Awards Scholarships will be offered again in 2018 for study commencing in 2019.

The application period starts on 1 February 2018 and closes on 30 April 2018. Applications and required documents must be lodged online.

There are some changes to application requirements for 2018. They are summarised below and are included in the Country Profile and the specific sections on this website. If any aspect of the application process needs to be clarified, contact the Australia Awards – Mongolia office as soon as possible.

Changes for 2018

Changes for 2018 involve revised eligibility requirements for applicants with declared and verified disabilities.

Eligibility criteria

There are several changes for 2018 and they are summarised below:

    • 2018 English language requirements

Applicants with declared and verified disabilities must lodge an IELTS (Academic) certificate with an overall score of at least 5.0 and with band scores in Reading and Writing not less than 5.0.

Applicants with a declared and verified disabilities will be considered eligible if they have band scores in Listening and Speaking less than 5.0.

Note: Official paper-based and internet-based TOEFL equivalent scores are also accepted.

English language requirements for other applicants remain the same as in 2017.

    • 2018 work experience requirements

Applicants with declared and verified disabilities are not required to demonstrate continuous work experience for the two years up to 1 February 2018.

Work experience requirements for other applicants remain the same as in 2017.

Types of Australia Awards Scholarships

For 2018, Australia Awards Scholarships will be offered as Master's by Coursework and Master by Research only. There will be no Australia Awards Scholarships at PhD level.

Information sessions

The Australia Awards – Mongolia office will be conducting information sessions in Ulaanbaatar and selected provincial locations during February and March 2018. The schedule will be posted on this website as soon as locations and times are finalised.

Application seminars

There will be seminars conducted in the Program office in March and April to guide applicants in completing their application forms and uploading required documents. 


Additional information