Member Since 1973

Partner Ministry/Organization
Ministry of Education and Science

Address of Embassy in Manila
Mongolian Honorary Consulate in Manila 5/F DPC Place 2322 Chino Roces Avenue Makati City, Philippines

Participation in Regional Programs (2018-2023)
  • Regional Program on Navigating the Future of TVET: Addressing Challenges and Fostering Positive Change, December 4-6, 2023, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TMPF); Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech)
  • Regional Program on Empowering TVET Sector through Digitalization and Climate Resilient Skills for Sustainable Development, October 16-20, 2023, Manila, Philippines, in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Regional Program on Revolutionalize TVET: Innovation in Transformational Pedagogy, Competency Building and International Collaboration, October 2-5, 2023, Johor, Malaysia, in collaboration with Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM); and Malaysia Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (MyRIVET)
  • Regional Program on Leadership for Sustainable TVET and Senior Executive Conference for CPSC Strategic Plan 2023-2028, December 12-16, 2022, Bangkok, Thailand, in collaboration with Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC)
  • Regional Program on TVET Strategic Planning and Experts' Meeting for the CPSC Strategic Plan 2023-2028, November 7-11, 2022, Shah Alam, Malaysia, in collaboration with Department of Polytechnic and Community Colleges (DPCCE)
  • Regional Program on Developing Context Based Vocational Pedagogy,
    April 26-30, 2021, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Innovation in TVET Management, March 22-26, 2021, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Innovating TVET by Developing Digital Contents Using ICT Tools,
    February 1-5, 2021, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development, December 14-18, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Strategic Plan Development to Ensure Quality Management System,
    November 23-27, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Effective Methods of TVET Curriculum Development to Integrate 21st Century Skills, September 21-25, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Quality Assurance in TVET and APACC Strategic Planning, October 21-25, 2019,
    Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Skilling TVET in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, August 25-29, 2019,
    Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Quality and Sustainable TVET and International Conference on Skills in TVET for Sustainability, October 8-10, 2018, Chennai, India, in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR)-Chennai

Recent Programs Held (2018-2023)
  • In-Country Program for Mongolia on Quality Assurance of TVET Institutions through Accreditation (June 12-16)

  • Capacity Building Program on APACC Criteria and Process of Accreditation and Certification (March 29)

Country Flag

Official Name
Mongolian People’s Republic

Land Area
1,564,116 km²

Country Borders
Russia (north)
China (south, east, west)





National Holiday
26 November 1924 (Establishment of the Mongolian People’s Republic)

Photo courtesy of United Nations Development Programme - Mongolia

No. of Years - Primary Education
6 years

No. of Years - Junior Secondary Education
3 years

No. of Years - Secondary Education
3 years

No. of Years - Tertiary Education (Bachelor’s Degree)
4 years

Ministry of Supervising Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Logo of Ministry of Education and Science

Agency Handling TVET
Ministry of Education and Science

Formal TVET System
The formal TVET system in Mongolia follows the structure below as provided:
  • Vocational education (ISCED 3)
    This is being offered at upper secondary level with a duration of 2.5 years. It is taught in secondary vocational educational schools.
  • Vocational training (ISCED 3)
    This is being offered at upper secondary level with a duration of 1 year. This training is usually taught in secondary vocational schools and polytechnic colleges.
  • Higher vocational education (ISCED 4)
    This education is offered at post-secondary non-tertiary level with a duration spanning from 1.5 to 3 years, and is being taught in polytechnic colleges

Qualification Framework
The Mongolia National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is currently underway in Mongolia. In 2012, a sectoral Vocational Qualifications Framework (VQF) in the form of a qualifications’ hierarchy structure was approved by the National Council for VET, and this defines six occupational levels with descriptive indicators that covers all vocational training streams, including long-term, short-term, and informal education. In accordance with TVET Law (Article 16), the assessment of skills and competencies of TVET trainees are conducted by the respective training institutions and by VET Assessment, Information, and Methodology Centre (VETAIMC).

Level of Mongolia NQF
Level TVET Qualification
1-2 Vocational training up to 1 year (Competency based training)
Vocational training up to 1 year (in-service)
3-4 Vocational education for 1 year (Competency based training)
Vocational education for 2.5-3 years (Vocational Education Certificate and General Secondary Education Certificate)
5-6 Technical education for 1.5 years (VEC holder)
Technical education for 3 years (GSEC holder)

Source: UNESCO-UNEVOC (2021)

TVET Financing
As established in 2001, the Employment Promotion Fund finances activities in line with the Employment Promotion Law (2001), which includes employment promotion activities, short-term skills training to unemployed people, vocational counseling and information, employment support for youth, persons with disabilities and herders, support to SMEs, and small loans. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection is the central administrative body that manages the Employment Promotion Fund.

Delivery Trucks, Import in Mongolia
Photo courtesy of China Trucks

4.5% (2023)
Source: International Monetary Fund

Mongolian Tugrik (MNT)

Major Exports
Copper Ore ($2.9B)
Coal Briquettes ($2.74B)
Gold ($2.11B)
Iron Ore ($945M)
Animal Hair ($325M)

Major Imports
Refined Petroleum ($1.01B)
Cars ($420M)
Delivery Trucks ($303M)
Trailers and semi-trailers, not mechanically propelled vehicles ($204M)
Electricity ($161M)

Major Export Partners
China ($7.64B)
Switzerland ($1.97B)
Singapore ($255M)
South Korea ($221M)
Russia ($114M)

Major Import Partners
China ($2.5B)
Russia ($1.81B)
Japan ($484M)
South Korea ($366M)
Germany ($199M)

President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsuh
Photo courtesy of AFP

Type of Government
H.E. Mr. Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh

Head of State
H.E. Mohammed Shahabuddin

Head of Government
H.E. Mr. Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai
Prime Minister

Branches of Government
The Legislative
The Executive
The Judicial

Golden Eagle Festival
Photo courtesy of Sunpath Mongolia

Literacy Rate
99% (2020)

Country Code

ISO Code

Internet TLD

Other Important Holidays
Mongolian Naadam Festival (July 11 to 13)
Golden Eagle Festival (First Weekend of October)
Danshig Religious Festival (First Weekend of August)
Mongolian Lunar New Year (January or February)
Mongolian Winter Festivals (also known as the Ice Festival) (2nd and 3rd of March)