NSA Cadet

NSA Cadet Program is the most outstanding and

promising program of Association of Shipowners

Application is now open


Application will end on January 15, 2024

About NSA Cadet

The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) 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: DMMA College of Southern Philippines, Lyceum University of the Philippines – Batangas 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.

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.


Online application

Qualifying Examinations


  • Written Examinations (a whole-day exam that covers Math, Science, English, Inductive Reasoning, and more)
  • Computer-based examinations (a half-day exam that covers Cognitive Ability test and Psychological Profiling)

Company Selection

Medical (to be undertaken by candidates selected by sponsoring company)

Endorsement to company-preferred school

Important Notes:
The details of the examination will be sent via the applicant’s registered mobile number. Ensure to keep your
mobile number active in order to receive timely updates. Apply only ONCE for SY 2024 to avoid any inconvenience during the screening process.

“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”

Leonardo da Vinci