What is ADS & DE?
Australian development and Distance Education Scholarships are the principle mechanism by which Australia, through its Agency for International Development (AusAID), provides assistance for people from developing countries to undertake studies at Australian education institutions.
Targeted Scholarships (70%).
11 scholarships are available each year for core staff of the following Mongolian Government Agencies (MGS):
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Nature and Environment
Ministry of Social Welfare and Labor
Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia MGAs nominate candidates for ADS in accordance with their training needs (Human Resource Development / Action Plans)
In addition, scholarships are available to applicants from three State universities: the National University, the University of Humanities, and the University of Science and Technology. These scholarships are awarded in the fields of DE and teaching English as a second language.
The General Scholarship Category (30%).
3 scholarships are available to officials from MGA’s outside of the targeted Ministries. Applicants do not need to be nominated by their Government or employer. Anyone who meets the selection criteria may apply.
Be a citizen of Mongolia;
Be an employee of MGA on a full-time basis for a continuous period of at least 2 years at the time of application;
Satisfy the admission criteria of the Australian institution in which the course is to be undertaken;
Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health and character checks, etc.);
Be willing to return to work for the Mongolian civil service for a period of not less than 2 years following the completion of studies;
Have the approval of the respective MGA;
Have a level of English equivalent to an average IELTS level of 5.0 or above (English language training may be made available to successful applicants to improve the proficiency level of English to meet the requirements, see “English Language Proficiency”);
Provide an expression of interest (completed application form, downloadhere) including an outline of a proposed study Action Plan and an assessment of fundamental IT literacy skills in word processing and use of the Internet, as well as an academic transcript from a recognised Mongolian tertiary institution;
For DEC applicants, sufficient level of support (including time release) from nominating Ministry/University and access to computing resources and advice.
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English Language Proficiency
ADS applicants have to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent in TOEFL. The minimum standard of English language is set by an institution and could vary from one University to another. For details on admission criteria check AusAID contracted Universities’ websites.
English language training may be made available to successful applicants to improve the proficiency level of English to meet requirements of Australian Universities. Training is provided through a non-profit educational institution located in Ulaanbaatar, English for Special Purposes Foundation (ESPF).