Australia Awards Scholarships to be Granted to 15 Awardees in 2024

2023-06-02 09:29:36

Ulaanbaatar, June 2, 2023 /MONTSAME/. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Australia Awards Program in Mongolia, the Australian Embassy and the Australia Awards South Asia and Mongolia (AASAM) hosted the 2023 Australia Awards Regional Alumni Workshop in Ulaanbaatar on May 29-31.


Over 40 Australia Awards alumni from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia attended the Regional Alumni Workshop 2023. The workshop theme was "Building Back Better: Climate Resilience and Green Economic Recovery." During the three-day workshop, the alumni and participants exchanged knowledge and information and shared best experiences on fostering climate resilience and promoting sustainable green development at the national and regional levels.


“Australia Awards alumni in Mongolia and across the region are making a valuable contribution to the development of their countries across the private sector, government, and civil society. They play a vital role in our bilateral relationships and forge deep people-to-people linkages,” said Ms. Katie Smith, Australian Ambassador to Mongolia.


For three decades, Australia has provided development assistance (including scholarships) to Mongolia. Australia Awards is a flagship bilateral development program between Mongolia and Australia. Australia Awards is a merit-based scholarship scheme offered primarily for master's level programs in Australia. Since 1993, more than 700 Mongolians have received equitable, prestigious, and transformational Australia Awards scholarships. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the national development.


The Australia Awards promote diversity and inclusiveness. Women account for around 70 percent of awardees, while participation of people with disabilities and from rural areas is increasing.

“In recognition of the significant impact of the Australia Awards, I am delighted to announce that in 2024 we will increase our scholarships to 15 awardees,” said Ambassador Smith.


Australia Awards in Mongolia operates under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Australia and Mongolia.