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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 03/31/2023

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 of up to $2,000 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 March 1, 2022 deadline are given priority consideration for fellowship awards. Fellowships are available due to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors.

The priority deadline for all participants is March 31, 2023, and the final program application deadline is April 30, 2023. Applications received by March 1 will have priority consideration for fellowship awards and placement in the field school concentration area of their choice.

The ACMS is committed to equitable access and participation without regard to gender, race, national origin, color, disability or age. The ACMS will work to ensure access for any persons with disability, but cannot guarantee that Mongolian facilities will be appropriately equipped for all types of disability. Please inquire about specific conditions or questions with regard to disability access.

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Preferred Qualifications

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Online Application Form
  • Statement of Interest
  • Statement of Experience in Remote Areas
  • Letter or Reference from academic reference attached online or submitted prior to the deadline by email
  • If applying for Fellowship Support:
    • Fellowship Statement discussing criteria for fellowship awards
    • Optional letter of financial need from institutional financial aid office


Research Offering Type

Independent Research, Internship, Research Assistant


International (Not UK), Asia

Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, LPS, Nursing, Wharton



Contact Information

For additional information and questions on the program and application process, please contact the ACMS using the phone or email contact: