Mongolia Field School 2023

Where adventure meets scholarship...


There will be three courses in the Summer of 2023 on site in Mongolia for Mongolia Field School 2023.

These Mongolia Field School courses will be offered for Summer 2023:

Program Details and Courses
The courses offer an educational travel experience blending academic insights and discussions with travel experiences that allow participants to interact with local people and locations off the usual tourist track. Please learn more about each course in detail below.

All Field School courses begin in Ulaanbaatar with an orientation to Mongolian culture, history, language and contemporary issues. Participants will meet with their instructors and classmates from Mongolia and around the world, and begin their learning journey. Class groups will then travel to selected sites across Mongolia where they will pursue field research, gaining an understanding of the topics studied in the context of the landscapes and people in the regions visited. All participants will have the opportunity to see important sites in Mongolia and participate in tourist activities, while also gaining the unique insights offered by their course leaders and the local people and officials encountered during the field studies.

Program tuition for full-term courses covers the costs of the academic program, travel arrangements for course-related travel within Mongolia, accommodations for all nights during the Field School, and most meals. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Ulaanbaatar, and should budget for incidental expenses during their stay in Mongolia. A significant number of scholarships are available, with awards based on merit, diversity, and need. Please see the information on fellowship awards in the application for admission for more details. All applicants who apply by the Priority deadline are given consideration for fellowship awards. Fellowships are available due to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors.

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Application information MFS 2023

The Priority and Final Application Deadlines are: 

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023

Final program application deadline: April 30, 2023. 


Discovering The Sonic World of The Mongolian Countryside: 

International participants - 3500 $

Mongolian Participants - 1.200.000 ₮

Climate Change and Public Health: What does climate change mean for the people of Mongolia?

International participants - 3500 $

Mongolian Participants - 1.200.000 ₮

Mongolian Buddhism, Nature, and Conservation

International participants - 3500 $

Mongolian Participants - 1.200.000 ₮

Unique Opportunity

Learn field research techniques, conduct self-selected research projects, travel within Mongolia to urban and countryside areas to get a unique insight into the landscapes and the people.

Open to all

The Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, faculty and life-long learners.

No experience necessary

Previous experience in Mongolia or with field research is not required.

Financial aid available

A significant number of scholarships available based on merit and need through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors.

Credit transferable

Students who are seeking academic credit for the program courses can work with program organizers and their home institution to ensure the program meets credit requirements.

Program Details and Courses


"Attending the renewable energy field school was the best decision I made in 2019! I was already attending a fulltime graduate program in Canada, but the field school added rich value to my learning. As the world is becoming more globalized, looking at how Mongolia is responding to the challenges of supplying cleaner energy was a valuable experience. Our instructors came with a vast amount of knowledge and a passion to teach.’’

Liz B.

Participant of Mongolia Field School 2019
Batkhuu SQ600

"As a sociology major student, this program was very helpful to explore urban issues and migration processes in contemporary Mongolia. Through this program, I sharpened my academic capabilities while refining soft skills essential for my future studies.’’

Batkhuu B.

Participant of Mongolia Field School 2019

"The ACMS field school is a unique experience that has changed my life and teaching. In most programs, international participants are isolated from the country in which we are studying except for controlled visits to local people and sites. Not so with ACMS! Half of the participants in each field school are from Mongolia, ensuring that local and international participants have a chance to understand each other’s perspectives.’’

Janis M

Participant of Mongolia Field School 2019
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