Mongolia Overview

Education System in Mongolia

Literacy in Mongolia

Mongolian Education system

Basic human education is considered to be the level of literacy. It is possible to continue learning while being able to read and write simple sentences in a language. According to the 1918 population census, there is no information on literacy and education of Mongolians, but between 1969 and 1979, the Mongolian education level of the population was at its peak. Mongolian education

Population Literacy

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In Mongolia, the school year starts on September 1 and lasts for 9 months. Summer vacation lasts for 3 months and winter vacation lasts for 1 month. Secondary schools have four semesters, and at the end of each session, students take a promotion exam.

In the 2018/2019 academic year, there are 803 secondary schools, of which 558 are located in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, and most of them are state-owned. It has a total of 593.2 thousand students. Herder children, on the other hand, come to study in sum (village) and center of the province at the beginning of the school year. Last year, a total of 114.2 thousand herder children attended secondary school, of which 28.7 thousand lived in dormitories. Mongolian education

As of last year, 94 universities and colleges were operating in Mongolia with more than 157,000 students. Universities and colleges have two semesters, depending on the school, and in some cases the academic year begins in mid-August. In recent years (since 2000), the number of female students enrolled in tertiary education has increased, with 146 female students per 100 male students in the 2019 gender index.

Moreover, the number of foreign students studying in Mongolia is increasing. Of the 2,275 foreign students, more than 70% came from China.