Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, is working with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in support of their Education Reform Initiative. This initiative aims to introduce Mongolian-English bilingual education into state schools and align the national education system of Mongolia to Cambridge International education standards.

The Ministry has opened the first in a group of new state schools which will offer young Mongolians the opportunity to follow a Mongolian-English bilingual programme of education aligned to international standards. Plans have also been announced to widen participation through the opening of additional schools in the capital Ulaanbaatar and in the regions.

This bilingual education programme incorporates Cambridge programmes and qualifications for 5-19 year olds. These programmes and qualifications are taught in over 9000 schools in 160 countries, and are recognised by universities and employers around the world.  As well as providing the programmes and assessments, Cambridge Assessment is also supporting and training teachers to introduce bilingual teaching programmes.

The reform programme also seeks to align the standard of the Mongolian National Education system, taught through Mongolian, and the standard of its teaching to Cambridge standards.  Cambridge is currently advising and supporting the Ministry on their work to reform national education policy, develop new school curricula and teacher education programmes.

In addition Cambridge, in partnership with the Ministry, is supporting Mongolian nationals playing a key role in the reform initiative in post-graduate studies at the top rated University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.