The Educational Advising and Resource Center (EARC) is a non-governmental organization that first launched its operations in 1996 under the auspices of the Mongolian Foundation for Open Society, the Soros Foundation Network in Mongolia, with the aim of supporting the development of an open society in Mongolia. The EARC has been functioning as an independent NGO since 2003.

The EARC promotes educational opportunities at home and abroad, disseminates education and scholarship information across Mongolia, and provides guidance and assistance to students wishing to study abroad.

The main activities of the EARC include advising and assisting students on the school/program search for, and admission processes to, US colleges and universities; managing he American University in Bulgaria and the United States Student Achievers program for high school students; and providing courses on General English and Test Preparation. 

In addition we partner with public libraries in Erdenet, Darkhan (northern area), Dornod (eastern area), Khovd (western area), and Umnugovi (southern area) provinces in Mongolia. 

Annual College Fair – Global University Fair

Educational Advising and Resource Center (EARC) NGO and International School of Ulaanbaatar (ISU) has organized an co-joint annual event “Global University Fair” since 2014. We welcome you/your school to take part in a unique recruiting opportunity that will give your institution maximum exposure to Mongolian and expat students interested in pursuing studies abroad.  

Outreach/Local high school visit

If your school is planning to visit Mongolia individually or in group, please let us know in advance. So that we can make appointments with local educational institutions on behalf of you. 

Group advising

We invite a higher education representative as a guest speaker to talk about their school and study opportunities and other topics with students at our center. If you have time to meet our students in Mongolia, you are welcome anytime. We organize this session at our center or online such as Skype or Zoom.  


If you have any questions on Mongolian educational diplomas or certificates please email us and we will help you with our education networks. Also we can help you with translating documents.

Library: The EARC has a small but well-stocked library that provides the most up-to-date study guides, test preparation materials, university & college catalogs, textbooks in English, books on American Studies, and other resource materials. Headphones and listening materials are available for check-out, which make it easy for students to practice their listening skills or prepare for one of the trickier sections of the TOEFL—the listening comprehension section. Also, students may borrow books to read at home for up to 7 days, free of charge. To utilize the library services, students should register for an EARC membership card.

Group Advising: Going through college admission procedures and putting together application forms can be a tedious and complicated task for many students. The goal of group advising is to provide students with basic information on US higher education and help them choose the right schools. Group advising sessions are organized on a bi-weekly basis at EARC advising center. In some cases the EARC advisers collaborate with the US college or university representatives, alumni or current students, and organize online sessions via Skype. 

Individual Advising: Individual advising provides personal and comprehensive instruction on everything students need to know in order to pursue higher education in the US. 

Friday Speaking Club: The weekly Speaking Club offers visitors the opportunity to practice their English in groups with native speakers, other students and teachers of language institutions, and alumni of OSF scholarships. Participation in the Speaking Club is a unique and effective way to develop necessary skills for speaking, while engaging in interesting discussions on a wide variety of subjects.

EARC has been administering the OSF funded scholarship programs since 1997 when EARC was part of the Mongolian Foundation for Open Society (Soros Foundation). The OSF scholarship programs are widely known among professionals and students, and many scholars and students have benefitted from the programs. 

In association with the New York- and London-based Open Society Institute, the EARC scholarships program sponsors Mongolian students and professionals in a variety of rigorous and competitive academic exchange programs, primarily in the social sciences and humanities, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA)         

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

American University in Bulgaria    

A private American-style undergraduate liberal arts university, the American University in Bulgaria, offers 4-year bachelor’s degree programs. Scholarships are awarded to selected high school students, and the university offers many other scholarships—not only to high school students but also to other students. 

United States Student Achievers Program

This program assists highly-talented and determined, economically disadvantaged, advanced-level high school students to understand and finance the application and financial aid process for admission to highly-selective US colleges and universities, with the aim of producing highly-skilled and widely-educated leaders for tomorrow’s Mongolia.

Powerful Girls Project

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Canadian Embassy to Mongolia 

November 2020 – April 2022

EducationUSA Advising center in Mongolia

US Department of State 

1998 – 2016

English Access Microscholarship Program

US Department of State 

September 2006 – June 2016

Raising Awareness of Bullying Among Secondary School Students and Educators

Open Society Foundations

October 2015 – November 2016

Eliminating school-related gender-based violence in Mongolia

Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO

October-November 2017

Raising Awareness of Bullying Among Secondary School Students and Educators

Oyu Tolgoi LLC

May 2017 – May 2018

Career Experience Project

Open Society Foundations

May-December 2018

Pilot project to develop and implement anti bullying policy to prevent bullying among adolescents at 10 high schools of Ulaanbaatar city
Open Society Forum 

Oct 2018 – May 2019