Students receive scholarships
The Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia in partnership with the Zorig Foundation provides scholarships to support students financially to continue their studies at universities.
The Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia in partnership with the Zorig Foundation provides scholarships to support students financially to continue their studies at universities. This year, the organizers received around 800 applications and selected the best 60 students. In the past 17 years, 1,380 students were awarded this scholarship. One of the main programmes of the scholarship is that recipients are divided into teams and implement micro-projects for a better society. So far, around 190 projects have been successfully implemented. “Swiss scholarship programme is not only about providing funding for the tuition fees, but it aims to improve your social and employability skills by working in small teams to implement your ideas for social projects. There are many similarities between our two countries – beautiful lakes, high mountains, forests and both countries are landlocked and we have smart young people, which is our asset. For both Swiss and Mongolians, education is the top priority. Mongolia is ranked as the country with almost the highest literacy rate in the world” said Deputy Head of the Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia in his speech for students.