Mongolia’s economic rise can be linked to mining, placing Mongolian speakers at the forefront of shaping economic prosperity with environmental and social sustainability.
Mongolian shares a similar sentence and grammar structure to Korean and Japanese but there is no correlation between these languages. Mongolian has 8 different systems for writing. Exploring these unique systems will reap rich cultural, historical and linguistic proficiency.
ANU is the only university-run Mongolian program in the Southern Hemisphere which means students can expect a tailored and interdisciplinary approach.
Students are equipped to match language proficiency with cultural literacy. ANU is home to the ANU Mongolian Studies Centre and the ANU Mongolian Institute so students have unique access to world-leading language and country experts.
Recently, an ANU Mongolian Studies Professor was awarded a medal by the Mongolian President for their innovation and passion for teaching Mongolian Studies. These are among the many reasons why students maintain life-long connections with the ANU Mongolian Studies community.
Mongolia’s economic rise and the recent opening of an Australian Embassy in Mongolia’s capital, combined with the rarity of English-Mongolian fluency means employers are now seeking out bilingual experts like never before. Many of our graduates find themselves in exciting and dynamic fields such as:
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Diplomacy/ Foreign Affairs
- Environmental policy
- International development
- International business
- Interpreting and translation
- Journalism and media
- Research and academia
- Think tanks, policy institutes and research centres
Courses on Offer
MNGL1002 Mongolian 1
MNGL1003 Mongolian 2
MNGL2002 Mongolian 3
MNGL2003 Mongolian 4
The four Mongolian language courses are not offered on campus, but are instead available 100% online. Mongolian can be studied as part of an ANU degree, as a non-award subject or cross-institutionally, and is taught through Open Universities Australia.
Online classes are not self-paced, and students will need to log in to a weekly online classroom to attend a minimum of 1.5 hours of classes. All students will need access to a computer, camera (inbuilt or external), a headset with microphone, reliable internet and a smartphone or scanner.
Interested in learning more about the program or how to enrol? We would love to hear from you! Get in touch using our languages enquiry form.
Global Learning Options
Students have multiple opportunities throughout their studies to study in Mongolia. Students are encouraged to have that immersive experience to complement their language learning through the short programs that ANU offers.
Most short programs are supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, with grants provided to students to assist with travel and/or living costs. Please contact the College Student Centre for more information or visit the global programs website.