The Australian Government has provided scholarships to Mongolia in various forms since 1993. Since Australia Awards began, more than 500 Mongolians have graduated with postgraduate qualifications and returned to contribute to Mongolia's development.

Australia Awards in Mongolia tracks graduates for two years after they return to Mongolia to monitor their reintegration and their contributions to development. There are strong links to the Mongolia Australia Society also known as the Mozzies. These encourage continuing links between alumni and Australia.

The Australia Awards Alumni Network Strategy was launched in 2013 to guide engagement and interaction with Australia Awards alumni. Alumni can use professional and social links to develop enduring life-long relationships with each other and with Australia. The professional and personal networks developed between alumni build on their experiences as awardees. They can be used to facilitate strong and enduring links as they contribute to development in Mongolia. Many beneficiaries gain from this engagement: the alumni themselves, the Governments of Mongolia and Australia, employers, employer federations and associations, the private sector, civil society organisations, and universities.

Funding is available through Australia Awards in Mongolia for the Mongolia Australia Society in professional training and career development, leadership training and networking for women alumni.

Expected outcomes

Australian Awards in Mongolia will:

    • support women alumni in Mongolia
    • support Mozzies to improve communication
    • promote the Australia Awards Alumni Network and help build the alumni network in Mongolia
    • seek opportunities to contribute to Mongolia's development by drawing upon the expertise of  Mozzies to explore and propose reforms for the economy and employment disciplines
    • communicate the benefits of Australia Awards, and
    • contribute to delivering a range of activity in support of Australia Awards in Mongolia.


Activities are planned and developed annually in consultation with the Mozzies. Funding is available through grants for approved activities proposed by individuals or groups of alumni to support professional development and professional networking links to Australia Awards in Mongolia.

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