Study in Mongolia
Mongolia is a Landlocked country located deep within the interior of eastern Asia and far from any ocean. The country has a remarkable variety of scenery consisting largely of upland steppes, semideserts, and deserts, although in the west and north forested high mountain ranges alternate with lake-dotted basins. Mongolia has a continental climate, with long cold winters and short cool-to-hot summers. Choosing to study abroad in Mongolia is a rare and exciting opportunity that will provide you with a study abroad experience of a lifetime. Mongolia is a country of surprisingly amazing contrasts. Study abroad enthusiast will experience a blend of ancient and modern culture, an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Education in Mongolia Primary and secondary education lasts 11 years with new first-graders using the 12-year system. English is taught in all secondary schools across Mongolia, beginning in fourth grade As of 2006. about three in five Mongolian youths now enroll in university. Universities in Mongolia include the National University of Mongolia, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, the Mongolian State University of Education, the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, the Mongolian University of Life Sciences, the University of Internal Affairs of Mongolia, the Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture, National University of Commerce and Business, Ulaanbaatar State University, and the Buddhist University of Mongolia to mention but a few. The adult literacy rate in Mongolia is estimated at 98.42%, as of 2020, according to UNESCO. Important things to note Here are a few things to take note of before you go out and about in Mongolia. Money-the official currency of Mongolia is the Togrog (T), also spelt as tugrik. ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are widely accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Money changers are easily accessible and give better rates compared to hotel rates. Travellers cheques are no longer accepted anywhere in Mongolia. Credit cards- Credit cards are becoming more widely accepted across the country, pos machines are available even in small grocery shops and cafes. Bring a card that won't charge a foreign-transaction fee.Banks in mongolia can give cash advances on credit cards, although a fee of 3% usually applies. Landline Phone- It is easy to phone foreign country from Ulan Bator as most hotels have phones directly connected to international calls. Some international phone cards give instructions in English. An International phone card costs between 5000 and 20000 tugruks. Mobile phones- The mobile phone net is GSM. note that roaming service sometimes does not work, even with an international contract. There are three main mobile operators in Mongolia, namely Mobicom, Skytel, and G-Mobile. Internet- Ulan Bator has a good connection to internet. Most hotels and guest houses have free wifi. You can also find some cyber cafes in the city. Fax- You can send a fax from business centres, and some hotels, paying between 6000 and 7000 tugruks per page. Note that the reception of a fax costs about 1000 tugruks per page. Medical Requirements- travellers to Mongolia are not covered by the Government healthcare scheme and hence have to pay for required treatments. They need to have travel insurance. Routine vaccinations encouraged by the CDC and WHO include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its capital city is Ulaanbaatar. It is located between Russia to the north and China to the south, where it neighbours the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Only 37 kilometres separate Mongolia and Kazakhstan, although they do not share a border. Mongolia's total area is 1,566,000 square kilometres. Its population is about 3,353,470 people with a population density of 2.07 people per square kilometre. Mongolia is the world's second-largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan, and is the largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the country's population and is also one of the coldest capital cities alongside Moscow, Ottawa, and Nur-Sultan. The rural to urban statistics in Mongolia as of 2018 show that 68.4% of the population lives in urban areas and 31.6% live iin rural areas. Ethnic groups most people think that Mongolia is inhabited by a single ethnic group, the Mongols but however, there are actually quite a few. There are over 20 different groups of Mongols. Ethnic groups in Mongolia by Percentage of total population are as follows: Khalkh 84.5%, Kazakh 3.9%, Dörvöd 2.4%, Bayad 1.7%, Buriad 1.3%, Dariganga 0.9%, Zakhchin 1.0%, and Uriankhai 0.8%. Khalkh- The Khalkh are the largest group of Mongols in Mongolia. they are the core of all the Mongol peoples across North Asia. these are considered as the direct descendants of Chinggis Khan. Kazakh- The Kazakh of Mongolia belong to a larger group of people who live in Kazakstan. they are of Turkic descent, and are the second largest Muslim group in Central Asia. Dorvod- These are a Western Mongol tribe. They are primarily located in the western part of Mongolia, near the Russian border. Bayad- The Bayad people are one of the Mongol tribes found in western Mongolia. Buriat- They are also known as the Buryat and are believed to be the descendants of the western Mongols and the northern Siberians. Dariganga- The Dariganga are a small group of Mongolian origin who inhabit the southeastern regions of Mongolia. They are primarily located in the southern part of the Sühbaatar province near the Gobi Desert. Zakhchin- The religion of the early residents of the Mongolian region recognized only one uniform godly power, localized in the celestial vault. They also worshiped certain natural phenomenon, and believed in a life after death in the form of spirits (demons). Languages The official language of Mongolia is Mongolian, which is spoken by 95% of the population. Different dialects of Oirat and Buryat are spoken across the country, and there are also some speakers of Mongolic Khamnigan. Kazakh and Tuvan, both Turkic languages, are also spoken In the west of the country. Mongolian Sign Language is the language of the deaf community. Russian is also one of the most frequently spoken foreign language in Mongolia, followed by English. Korean has also gained popularity as tens of thousands of Mongolians work in South Korea Did you know? Facts about MONGOLIA • The endangered two-humped Bactrian camel is native to Mongolia • They have a festival dedicated to eagle hunting • The great Genghis Khan is Mongolia’s founding father • Mongolia is home to endangered snow leopards • It believed to have once been a place where dinosaurs once roamed • More than one-quarter of the population live as nomads • The endangered two-humped Bactrian camel is native to Mongolia Must see places in MONGOLIA The Gorkhi Terelj National Park- this is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of tourist camps and tourist attractions. It is located in the valley of the Terelj River, approximately 66 km from the Ulaanbaatar city center. The national park tourist zone is in Nalaikh düüreg part of Ulaanbaatar municipality, the rest of the protected zone, is located in Mongolia's Töv Province. A small southern part of the park is developed for tourists, with restaurants, souvenir shops, horses and camels for rent, and tourist ger camps. Main attractions include Khagiin Khar Lake which is a 20m deep glacial lake located 80 km upstream from the tourist camps, and Yestii Hot Water Springs, natural hot springs 18 km further upstream. Gandantegchinlen Monastery- The Gandantegchinlen Monastery is a Mongolian Buddhist monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Its name is Tibetan and translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy". The monastery currently has over 150 monks in residence. It also has a 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokiteśvara. The monastery was put under state protection in 1994. Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex- The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue is a 131 feet tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, when he was on the banks of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where it is believed that he found a golden whip. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex and is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. The visitor centre is 10 metres tall, and has 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. Flaming Cliffs- The Flaming Cliffs site is a region of the Gobi Desert in the Ömnögovi Province where important fossil discoveries have been made. It was named by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, who visited in the 1920s. The area is known for yielding the first discovery of dinosaur eggs.The name refers to the red or orange color of the sandstone cliffs
About Mongolia's Economy
Mongolia is ranked as lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank. GDP(PPP) was estimated at $47 billion as of 2019 with a Per capita of $14 270. Nominal GDP was estimated at $13.7 billion as of 2019 with a Per capita of $4,15. Mongolia's economic freedom score is 55.9, making it the 127th freest economy in the 2020 Index. Mongolia’s economy grew by 5.3 percent in 2017, increased to 7.2 percent in 2018 and slowed down in 2019 due to the export of the mining sector, bringing it down to 5.1 percent. Economic activity in Mongolia has long been based on herding and agriculture. Mongolia has mineral deposits of copper, coal, molybdenum, tin, tungsten and gold which have emerged as a driver of industrial production. mining contributes 21.8% to GDP and agriculture contribures 16% to GDP, other dominant industries in terms of GDP contribution are wholesale and retail trade and service, transportation and storage, and real estate activities. In 2019, agriculture in Mongolia contributed 11.01 percent to the gross domestic product, industry contributed approximately 39.08 percent and the services sector contributed about 39.03 percent. nflation is estimated at 5.6% as of 2020. Agriculture most households in Mongolia lived on agriculture and breeding livestock and Most herders and breeders in Mongolia follow a pattern of nomadic or semi-nomadic pastoralism. The Mongolian agriculture sector has four subsectors: (i) extensive livestock, which is the traditional semi-nomadic pastoral system, where camels, horses, cattle, sheep and goats are grazed together; (ii) mechanized large-area crop production of cereals and fodder crops; (iii) intensive farming, producing potatoes and other vegetables, with both mechanized and simple production methods; and (iv) intensive livestock, with housed dairy cattle, pigs and poultry. The livestock sector dominates, contributing 84.9% of total agricultural production. Industry Industry in Mongolia revolves around construction and construction materials, mining of coal, copper, molybdenum, fluorspar, tin, tungsten, and gol), oil, food and beverages, processing of animal products, cashmere wool and natural fiber manufacturing Trade Exports account for more than half of Mongolia's GDP. The main export commodities include copper, apparel, livestock, animal products, cashmere, wool, hides, fluorspar, other nonferrous metals, coal, and crude oil, to mention but a few. Exports showed an Increase in 2017 and were valued at $5.834 billion. Major export partners included China 85%, and the United Kingdom 10.7% Mongolian imports wers estimated at $4.345 billion as of 2017. Main import goods include machinery and equipment, fuel, cars, food products, industrial consumer goods, chemicals, building materials, cigarettes and tobacco, appliances, soap and detergent. Main import partners include China 32.6%, Russia 28.1%, Japan 8.4%, United States 4.8%, and South Korea 4.6%
Why Study in Mongolia
the cost of tuition fees in Mongolia is reasonable but varies depending on the institutions. Tuition fee is also subjective depending on the course chosen.
Opportunity to learn new languages
studying in Mongolia allows international students to learn the various Mongol dialects and other international languages.
Interaction with other international students
Mongolia is great place that allows students to meet and interact with other students of different nationalities.
Mongolia is a place ofr students to taste the unique quisines indigenous to Mongolia and other international dishes.
Scholarships in Mongolia
There are plenty of scholarships are available for students studying or intending to study in Mongolia.
Students can choose any scholarship ranging from merit based scholarships, sports scholarships, engineering scholarships, law scholarships, medical scholarships, medicine scholarships, athletic scholarships, art scholarships, and grants, depending on their situation or need.
Mongolia Student Visa
Foreign nationals who intend to visit or sta in Mongolia must obtain the appropriate visas corresponding with the purpose of their visit. Nationals of those countries which have exemption agreements with Mongolia are not required to obtain a visa if the intended period of the visit is not beyond the agreed periods. Citizens from the following countries can enter Mongolia without a visa and stay in the country for periods between 14 to 90 days: