Oyu Tolgoi announces its scholarship programmesSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is committed to human development and education, organizing a wide range of programmes and projects such as provision of school buildings and scholarships and joint designing of tertiary subject guides with universities.
The company provides educational opportunities for both high school students and tertiary students. Since 2011, over 2,600 students have enrolled in Oyu Tolgoi’s educational programmes and received various scholarship opportunities.
Oyu Tolgoi has announced five different scholarship programmes for the 2020-2021 academic year to award 145 students in total. The applications will open on September 15 and close on October 25.
Domestic scholarship – This full scholarship is available for second to fourth-year tertiary students enrolling in mining courses in Mongolian universities. 315 students have received this scholarship since 2011 so far. The scholarship fully covers tuition costs and provides monthly stipend, and if the awardee hails from rural area, the student is entitled to accommodation fees. The awardees will be also provided with the opportunity to enroll in the Youth Development Programme for personal development. 20 students will be awarded this year.
Geotechnical scholarship – A brand new scholarship as part of the joint Oyu Tolgoi and Mongolian National University of Science and Technology programme. The purpose of this programme is to prepare globally competitive geotechnical engineers capable of planning and executing geotechnical works and monitoring and mitigating risks. 20 students will be awarded this year.
Graduate Excellence Path – Rio Tinto group-level programme provides opportunities for newly graduated students to gain experience and learn skills while working with professionals on the field. A total of 122 students have participated in this programme. The four-year programme provides opportunity for awardees for becoming leading professionals. The details will be announced in October.
Youth Development Programme – It is designed to upskill high school students. 1,906 students have participated in this programme. 50 students will be awarded this year. Awardees will participate in personal development training for eight weeks, and design and implement projects in a team setting.
Gobi Oyu Student scholarship – The programme is exclusively designed for the tertiary students from Umnugovi province. A total of 187 students have participated in this programme, and 55 students will be awarded this year, and 35 new awardees will be selcted.
Oyu Tolgoi LLC is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines.