Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the standard eligibility requirements detailed in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook.

In addition, applicants must also meet the following country-specific criteria:

    • Apply for courses within agreed fields of study and specialisations.
    • Hold Bachelor degrees from Mongolian universities with GPA no less than 3.0. Bachelor degrees from other countries must be recognised by Australian universities and include the GPA.
    • Two years' continuous employment at the time of application, dating back from 1 February 2017. Applicants in Category I must have been continuously employed in the public sector.
    • An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 5.5 (or equivalent acceptable TOEFL score) if living and working in Ulaanbaatar with no band score less than 5.0 OR if living and working in a province an IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 5.0 (or equivalent acceptable TOEFL score) with band scores in Reading and writing not less than 5.0.
    • Refer to English Language Requirements Fact Sheet 2017 for IELTS and TOEFL equivalencies and note that IELTs and TOEFL must be dated no earlier than 1 January 2016.


DFAT has a zero-tolerance to fraud. Applicants must read Section 3 of the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook carefully. In the application and selection process for Australia Awards it means:

    • all information must be provided as requested on the application form
    • information must be true, complete and accurate.

Applicants should note the following:

        • Incorrect data or inaccurate information in an application or in documents attached to an application may be considered fraud.
        • Information required but not included in an application can be considered fraud. For example, not including previous qualifications in an application can be interpreted as trying to gain a benefit by withholding information.
        • All cases of suspected fraud are investigated. This can happen at application, selection, mobilisation or on-Award stages of the scholarships cycle.
        • Fraud detected at any stage can mean:
          • exclusion from further consideration in the current application round
          • exclusion from future application rounds
          • withdrawal of an Award that has been offered.

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