How to Apply

Fields of Study

The Governments of Mongolia and Australia have agreed on the following sectors, fields of study and areas of specialisation for 2022.
  • Commercial law
  • Corporate governance
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Employment relations
  • Human resource management
  • International relations
  • Risk management
  • Strategic management
  • Actuarial studies
  • Assets/facilities management
  • Auditing
  • Business informatics
  • Finance/financial management
  • Forensic accounting
  • International business/commerce
  • International law
  • International trade
  • Labour market economics
  • Political economy
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational management
  • Educational psychology
  • Higher education (Specific study area to be identified by the applicant)
  • Aviation
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction management
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Energy/resources engineering
  • Infrastructure development
  • Logistics management
  • Materials science
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Transport engineering
  • Transport management
  • Technology engineering
  • Urban/regional planning
  • Agriculture
  • Agribusiness
  • Biotechnology
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental management
  • Forestry management
  • Geology
  • Geographic information science/technology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural resources management
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainability
  • Rural development
  • Veterinary science
  • Health management
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Information management
  • Information technology management
  • Intellectual property law
  • Nanotechnology
  • Disability studies
  • Gender studies
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Media and Communications
  • Social work and welfare studies

Selection Process

How are Australia Awards candidates selected? 

Applicants are assessed for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Mongolia.

Validation checks

Once applications close, each application is checked for eligibility and that all documents are provided and are valid.

Technical assessment

Eligible applications are assessed and ranked by independent specialist consultants in Australia.


Eligible applicants who meet Government of Mongolia and Government of Australia priorities and best demonstrate clear and realistic development outcomes for Mongolia from their studies, are short-listed.

Interview recommendation

Short-listed candidates are invited for interview. A selection panel recommends those who meet the selection criteria and demonstrate the best ideas to contribute to development in Mongolia.

Australia Award offer

Before nominated candidates are offered Australia Awards they must have confirmed university places and meet all visa requirements to study in Australia.