» Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the courses offered?

Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation Deck Officer

Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Engine Officer

What are the accredited schools I will go to?

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)

What are the entry requirements?

17-23 years old on or before 30 April

Graduates of Senior High School (K-12)

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

How to qualify for the NSA Maritime Scholarship?

Pass the Written Exam 

•  a whole day exam that covers Math, Science, English and Inductive Reasoning

Pass the Computer-Based Exam

•  a half-day exam that covers IQ Test and Psychological Profiling

Pass the Oral Interview

Pass the Medical Examination

Is there an exam fee?

NO, the exam is FREE!

Will I pay for the medical exam?

Yes, you will pay this to our NSA accredited hospital/clinic.

Can I just proceed to your office to take the exam
No, you must fill-up the application form online (www.ntcm.com.ph/application.phpor download the
application form and mail it to us (NTC-Manila, 6th Floor Five E-com Center Building Pacific Drive
Ext./Entrance Mall of Asia Complex Pasay City, 1300 Philippines). Then wait for our text/call for the schedule
of your exam.

When will I be scheduled for the test?

Exam schedule is on a first apply, first exam basis.  You just have to wait for our advice.

What are the materials to bring during the written test?

pencil (Mongol pencil #2 only)




snacks and lunch

How will I know if I passed?

Passers of the written exam, computer based-exam, oral interview and medical examination will be notified thru text/call. Passers of the written exam and computer-based exam will be posted also on our Facebook account (www.facebook.com/norwegiantrainingcentermanila).

If you did not receive any text/call, you may follow up thru our landline (02) 779-6830 loc. 134

How long will I wait for the results?

1 to 2 weeks

What are the requirements the applicants should prepare?

1 pc 2x2 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)

Note:  These will be submitted once you passed the written and computer test and you have been qualifiefor the interview.

Is there a height requirement?

No, there is none.  However, there are companies who have specific height requests.

What does the scholarship cover?

Tuition fee for 1st year and 2nd year

Dormitory fee for 1st year and 2nd year

Food for 1st year and 2nd year

Upgrading Trainings/Courses

Board international vessels during your apprenticeship (OJT)with allowance, through your sponsoring company

10 Days Structured Shipboard Familiarization

Is there anything that I will shoulder once I pass?


Toiletries and other personal needs

Your 4th year expenses (tuition fee, dorm and food). You will use your apprenticeship allowance for this.

Can I take the exam again if I failed?

Yes, you may apply again for the next school year.

If still have queries, what number should I call?

(02) 779-6830 loc 134. Questions and calls will not be entertained via mobile number.