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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Mongolia

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Mongolia offers up to two Open Study/Research Awards to U.S. graduate or PhD students to conduct a 10 month period of research and/or study in Mongolia. These awards are available in any field/discipline. 

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Candidates should design projects that begin in August or September of 2022. 

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All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the U.S. as a condition of their grants.

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Applicants should be mature, articulate, and motivated individuals who understand the challenges of the harsh climate and daily challenges of living in a developing country. The most successful applicants are flexible, open-minded, independent, and industrious. 

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Applicants without Mongolian language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright projects and must study Mongolian concurrent with their research after arriving in Mongolia. A regional or local language may be needed for a specific project.

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Applicants should identify and contact appropriate host universities for their projects and must include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. Research centers and institutes at leading universities frequently offer affiliation to U.S. students in appropriate fields. Applicants are expected to establish the affiliation independently. Upon request, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar can assist with initiating affiliations. Please contact us at exchange@usembassy.mn.  

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Fulbright open study/research award grantees arrange their housing with the help and recommendation by their host institution. For recommendation on housing listing, contact the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar at exchange@usembassy.mn.

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In compliance with the Mongolian government regulations regarding health and assignment in the school system, candidates must include any medical disclosures for the applicable medical conditions listed below in the medical examination forms provided by IIE after being selected as Fulbright finalists. Strict adherence to these regulations is mandatory, and your grant is contingent on the ability to secure a placement in Mongolia. Any attempts to omit or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant.

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Selectees must disclose the following conditions worsened by stress such as: epilepsy, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.

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Candidates who are recommended for final review may be contacted for a 15-30 minute interview by the embassy via phone or Skype.

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Although Mongolians are welcoming towards westerners in general, there have been incidents of crimes against foreigners, especially towards men. These incidents often occur in areas with nightlife and when foreign men are believed to be accompanied by Mongolian women. Western women can be targets for sexual harassment such as cat calling and offensive gestures. Grantees will receive a safety briefing from the embassy’s regional security officer upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Program participants must make mature and sensible choices about personal safety. 

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All Fulbright open study/research award grantees MUST obtain an S Visa prior to entering the country. Grantees should seek assistance of the host institute in acquiring necessary documents for the visa application, but it is grantees' responsibilities to get their visas in time. Due to the national holiday Naadam in mid-July, Mongolian organizations and the Mongolian Embassy in Washington D.C. closes for up to five days. It is mandatory for grantees to start their visa process well in advance. In general, Mongolians take extended leave in the months of July and August. For more information on the S visa, please visit http://mongolianembassy.us/visa-information-for-us-citizen-only/#.WnxDQHZsbcs

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Open Study/Research Award
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Each year the Fulbright program offers up to six English Teaching Assistant Awards in Mongolia to U.S. graduates. English Teaching Assistancs teach English for a 12 month period at Mongolian universities, institutes, or vocational training colleges and serve as U.S. cultural ambassadors in Mongolia. 

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In Mongolia, the Fulbright ETA Program starts in January and ends in December.  Grantees must arrive by mid to late January in order to attend an in-country orientation organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  

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All grantees are required to attend both the pre-departure orientation in the U.S. and the in-country orientation in Mongolia. 

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Applicants should be mature, articulate, and motivated individuals who understand the challenges of the harsh climate and daily challenges of living in a developing country. The most successful ETAs are flexible, open-minded, independent, and industrious. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. Those already holding certificates/degrees in TESOL are encouraged to apply. ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents. 

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No research or independent study is required. English Teaching Assistantships are not study/research awards, and teaching takes most of the grantee’s time. The Statement of Grant Purpose should focus on why the applicant wishes to teach English in Mongolia and how to make it a memorable cultural experience. 

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Applicants should demonstrate a clear interest in Mongolia and learning Mongolian. The in-country orientation will include a Mongolian language component, thus some level of self-study is encouraged prior to arrival.

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Housing arrangements will be facilitated by the host institutions and the U.S. Embassy. ETAs are normally housed in a school dormitory room with private bathroom. In some cases, if the host institute is unable to offer a dormitory room, it provides a comparable housing allowance. 

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ETAs are typically placed at universities, institutes, or vocational training colleges in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Depending on the number and quality of applications received from rural institutions, the Fulbright Mongolia Program might place ETAs outside of the capital. 

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If an applicant is interested in a placement outside Ulaanbaatar, it should be noted in the Statement of Grant Purpose of the application. Placement decisions are made based on a number of factors, including the level of need for English-speaking instruction in a particular school relative to other schools in the city. However, individuals should not apply for or accept this award unless they are committed to teaching in a placement that may differ from their preferences. 

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Mongolia is known for its natural beauty and breathtaking vistas on the open steppe. ETAs assigned to Ulaanbaatar often make it a point to travel outside of the city and enjoy Mongolia’s countryside. Famed for its nomadic tradition, Mongolia is also undergoing rapid economic and social development. Although Ulaanbaatar is a growing metropolis with a population over 1.3 million, air pollution can be a health risk in the winter months. 

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In compliance with the Mongolian government regulations regarding health and assignment in the school system, candidates must include any medical disclosures for the applicable medical conditions listed below in the medical examination forms provided by IIE after being selected as Fulbright finalists. Strict adherence to these regulations is mandatory, and your grant is contingent on the ability to secure a placement in Mongolia. Any attempts to omit or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant.

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Selectees must disclose the following conditions worsened by stress such as: epilepsy, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.

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Candidates who are recommended for final review may be contacted for a 15-30 minute interview by the embassy via phone or Skype.

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Approximately 20 hours of classroom teaching, 8-10 hours of class preparation time, and 6-8 hours of extracurricular English language-related cross-cultural student activities, such as English-speaking clubs at their host institutions per week. ETAs focus on capacity-building through co-planning and co-teaching. 

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ETAs engage in embassy-initiated public outreach activities, especially those for promoting English language learning. The mix of co-teaching and independent teaching will vary from school to school and will depend on the host institution’s situation, as well as ETA’s background and qualifications. 

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English Teaching Assistants coming to Mongolia MUST obtain an HG Visa to enter the country. The host institutes will assist ETAs to acquire necessary documents, but it is the ETAs' responsibilities to follow up with the host institutes and acquire their visa in time. For more information on the HG visa, please visit http://mongolianembassy.us/visa-information-for-us-citizen-only/#.WnxDQHZsbcs 

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English Teaching Assistants are typically placed at universities and vocational training center in the capital and regional cities.  

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English Teaching Assistant Award