The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) Philippines Cadet Program is the most outstanding and promising program of the Association of Shipowners’ Training and Education Project (ASO-TEP), the objective of which is to develop young and competent Filipino seafarers through scholarship grants and best maritime education.
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association introduces significant changes related to the enhancement of the maritime educational system in the Philippines. Given the chance and appropriate resources, the Filipino seafarers could definitely excel and eventually prove that they have the potential to become qualified and competent in the maritime industry.
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) hopes the Cadet Program may serve as a model or instrument in the promotion of quality education in the Philippines in compliance with the STCW ’95 requirements. As a model, it has introduced significant changes related to the enhancement of the maritime educational system in the Philippines.
These changes have contributed to a new outlook and confidence among concerned parties. The program has proved that the Filipino seafarers, given the chance and appropriate resources, could definitely excel and eventually prove that they have the potential to become qualified and competent in the maritime industry.
In 2013, the program has sponsored more than 5,000 cadets graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering respectively. To meet this objective, the program tied up with 4 different maritime academies. Together, they work hand in hand to achieve the competencies needed from the Filipino seafarers through quality education.
Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation – Deck Officer
Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering – Engine Officer
17 to 23 years od on or before April 30
Graduates of Senior High School (K12)
Existing college students and tertiary level graduates
Physically and mentally fit
Natural born Filipino citizen
No derogatory records or was convicted/ accused of any crime of moral turpitude
1 piece 2×2 picture with white background
Photocopy of birth certificate, NSO certified
Photocopy of recent grades (this may be partial)
Photocopy of transcript of records or class card, if with college background
Tuition fee for first and second year
Dormitory fee for first and second year
Food for first and second year
Upgrading trainings/ courses
Board international vessels during your apprenticeship (OJT), through your sponsoring company
10 days structured shipboard familiarization
Please fill up, download, print and submit online, https://www.ntcm.com.ph/application.php
University of Cebu Lapu Lapu and Mandaue (UCLM)
John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod ( JBLCF-Bacolod)
DMMA College of Southern Philippines (DCSP)
Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA)
Further reading, https://www.ntcm.com.ph/cadet-program-detail.php?id=536
The cadet programs
Electro-Technical Officer Program
Approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority, NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Officer Cadet Structured Training Program to address the growing demands for competent ETOs onboard. The program enable the ETO candidates the desirable expertise of handling the complexity of electrical equipment of the vessel and to ensure its continuous operational efficiency and maintenance.
The conduct of this program is through a comprehensive and systematic institutional structured training and sea service experience to enable qualified candidates to comply with the competences for ETO specified in the Section A-III/6 of the STCW Code, and consequently enable them to obtain Certificate of Competency (COC) as Electro-Technical Officers in compliance with the requirements of Regulation III/6 of STCW ’78 Convention, as amended, from NMA.
Electro-Technical Rating Program
NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Rating Cadet Structured Training Program approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority to prescribe the procedures and ensure full compliance with the requirements of STCW Chapter III, Regulation III/7 for mandatory minimum requirements for assessment and certification of electro-technical ratings serving on a sea going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more.
NSA Philippines Cadet Program
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) Philippines Cadet Program is an unrivalled program of the Association of Shipowners’ Training and Education Project (ASO-ATEP), with the objective of developing the next generation of Filipino maritime professionals through scholarship grants and best maritime education. It is a fully sponsored scholarship program for selected young and qualified Filipinos managed by NTC-M.
In search of the top caliber cadets, NTC-M has partnered with selected maritime institutions, namely: Philippine Merchant Marine Academy; John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod; DMMA College of Southern Philippines; and University of Cebu-Lapu Lapu and Mandaue. The program covers the three (3) mandatory academic years, plus twelve-month sea time, leading to the Bachelor Degrees in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering.
To date, more than 4,600 young Filipinos have received the scholarship and are now serving on board international vessels as marine officers.
Submit your application and inquiries to
Norwegian Training Center (NTC)
6th Floor, Five E-Com Center
Building Pacific Drive Extension
Mall of Asia Complex (Pacific Drive Entrance)
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 02 779 830 local 134