Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Fulbright Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia

The Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the Ministry of Education and Science are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the agreement establishing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia. 

The Fulbright Program creates connections in a complex and changing world. Led by the United States government in partnership with 160 countries worldwide, Fulbright offers unparalleled international educational and cultural exchange experiences. Our global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.   

The Fulbright Program started in Mongolia with the very first Mongolian Fulbright Student traveling to the United States in 1994, and since then, the U.S. Department of State has supported and funded almost 300 two-way exchanges under Fulbright between the two countries. 

In 2009, the Government of Mongolia initiated discussion on expanding the Fulbright Program and establishing a Bi-national Fulbright Foreign Student Program, and two sides signed the founding agreement on December 15, 2010.  Since its inception, the program has enabled over 100 Mongolian young professionals to pursue graduate degree studies in the United States in various fields including education, environmental science, public health, geology, mining engineering, and more.   

In observation of the anniversary of this milestone, in cooperation with the External Relations Department of the Ministry of Education and Science, the embassy is planning a virtual event on Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:00-5:00 p.m.  

The virtual event features Panel Discussions hosted by the bi-national program alumni and current participants in the following topics:  

Panel Discussions
13:00 -13:30 Opening
13:30 – 14:30 Topic: Business & Economy Topic: Environment
14:30 – 15:30 Topic: Information Technology Topic: Public Policy
15:30 – 16:30 Topic: Education Topic: Health
16:30 – 17:00 Closing

The registration to attend these panel discussions is now open, please click here to reserve your virtual seat. 

And lastly, we’re also bringing you a Showcase of Top U.S. Universities our Fulbrighters attended:  

Showcase of U.S. Universities
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
13:30 – 13:45 Cornell University University of Arkansas Georgia State University
13:45 – 14:00 Carnegie Mellon University University North Carolina Cornell University
14:00 – 14:15 University of Utah Syracuse University Iowa State University
14:15 – 14:30 State University of New York at Albany Colorado State University University of Arizona
14:30 – 14:45 Colorado State University Tufts University Clark University
14:45 – 15:00 Michigan State University Montana State University State University of New York, Albany
15:00 – 15:15 University of Missouri Harvard University University of Massachusetts
15:15 – 15:30 University of Vermont Kent State University Loyola University Chicago
15:30 – 15:45 Brandeis University Rochester Institute of Technology New York University
15:45 – 16:00 Bentley University Worcester Polytechnic Institute Syracuse University
16:00 – 16:15 Embry Riddle College California State University Lehigh University
16:15 – 16:30 Columbia University Kansas State University NA


The United States and Mongolia share a strong friendship and mutual commitment to promote and protect human rights, democracy, good governance, sovereignty, peace, and prosperity through educational and professional exchange programs and alumni engagement.