Call for Applications: The 2021-2022 Fulbright Student Program Funded by the Government of Mongolia


Deadline: 4 May 2020 8:30 a.m. 


The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of United States of American is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Fulbright (Foreign) Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia. The Fulbright Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from Mongolia to pursue graduate study degrees and conduct research in the United States.  The Fulbright Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide and approximately 8,000 grants are awarded annually.

The Government of Mongolia funded Fulbright scholarship will give priority to candidates who plan to pursue studies in the following fields: 

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Infrastructure 
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Information Technology 
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Science and Technology
  • Arts and Culture Management

The program selection process is administered by the Embassy and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports.  Applicants will be assessed on the contribution their studies would make to Mongolia’s development and greater understanding between the United States and Mongolia, as well as the likelihood of the applicant performing successfully in a U.S.  academic setting.

If selected for the Government of Mongolia funded Fulbright Student Program, the grantees will be asked to provide collateral in the form of real estate, excluding land.  For more information about the collateral and its conditions, please refer to [here] (PDF 828KB) and/or contact the Education Loan Fund at

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a Mongolian citizen, currently living in Mongolia;
  • Hold a university degree (at least B.A.  or equivalent);
  • Have a minimum of 1.5 years of full-time work experience; and
  • Hold a valid English language test score (test score requirements vary depending on the field of study, please see below).  

Candidates who are applying to pursue studies in the following fields are required to have a minimum of TOEFL IBT 90, TOEFL PBT/ITP 575, or IELTS 7.00: 

  • Arts Administration/History
  • Art History 
  • Biology 
  • Business/Economics/Finance 
  • Communication 
  • Engineering 
  • English/TESOL 
  • Gender and Women’s Studies 
  • History 
  • International Development 
  • International Relations
  • Journalism 
  • Law 
  • Linguistics/Creative Writing
  • Management
  • Psychology 
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy 
  • Policy
  • Political Science 
  • Theatre/Drama 
  • Urban/Regional Planning 
  • Veterinary Medicine 

Candidates pursuing studies in fields other than named above should have a minimum of TOEFL IBT 80, TOEFL PBT/IPT 550, or IELTS 6.5.

A complete application will include: 

1. Completed Online Application

*Study/Research Objective and Personal Statement should each be up to two pages long in Times New Roman 12pt with single spaced document in PDF format. 

2. Three Letters of Recommendation from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional abilities;

*Note that recommendations requested via the automated online system are still due on the same day and time of the application deadline.  Applicants should notify their reference providers regarding the deadline. 

**Recommendations must be in English or provide English translation by an authorized translation service along with the original letter in Mongolian.  Recommendation letters submitted separately from the online application will not be accepted.

3. Scanned copies of Diploma and Transcript of all university degrees;

*Transcript must be issued by the school administration.  Diploma appendixes will not be accepted. Transcript must be in English or provide English translation by an authorized translation service along with the original transcript in Mongolian.

**Diploma scan must include all language versions (i.e. Mongolian Cyrillic, Mongolian Script, English, etc.).

4. A scanned copy of Social Insurance Book indicating employment period of 1.5 years or more (only in Mongolian); 

5. A scanned copy of TOEFL or IELTS official score report; and

6. A signed copy of Acknowledgement of Collateral Requirement. (Download PDF file)

*Please note that applications missing signed Acknowledgement of Collateral Requirement will not be considered for further selection of the Government of Mongolia funded Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Attachments guidance: 

  • Under the Academic Materials section, scanned copy/ies of Diploma and Transcript of all university degrees;
  • Study/Research Objective and Personal Statement under the Study Plan section;
  • Under the Grant & Travel Plans section, a scanned copy of Passport; and
  • Under the Additional Information section:


    • Under the Country-Specific Materials sub-section, a scanned copy of Social Insurance Book and a signed Acknowledgement of Collateral Requirement;
    • Under the Supplemental Materials sub-section, Recommendation Letters; and

! Only applicable to candidates who did not request recommendations via the automated online system should upload recommendation letters directly. 

    • Under the Additional Documentation sub-section, a scanned copy of TOEFL or IELTS official score report; 

Things to note: 

  • Incomplete application will be considered technically ineligible.  
  • Please read the online application form and above guidance closely, and submit the requested documents as noted.  Submit only the documents requested.
  • Answer all questions.  Put N/A for questions that do not apply.
  • Answer all questions truthfully.  The essay must be your own work reflecting original thought.  Any use of other people’s work or ideas must be properly cited and acknowledged.  False information or plagiarism will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States.  Extensive U.S. experience could include: 

  • Individuals with recent U.S.  experience (more than 6 months within the last 5 years); and
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the last seven years.

Individuals with U.S permanent resident status are ineligible.  

All U.S.  Government scholarship programs adhere to equal opportunity principle.  Any individual who fulfills the program criteria are welcome to apply regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, and/or political or religious beliefs.  

The Embassy will announce application results in late May to early June 2020 and notify all applicants via email.