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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 Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Mongolia

2 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

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

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Candidates should design projects that begin in August or September of 2023. 

Orientation
Pre-Departure Orientation

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

Candidate Profile

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. 

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

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.

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

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

Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

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.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
No
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

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.  

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

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.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is NOT available
Special Considerations

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. 

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
exchange@usembassy.mn