Travel The Wolrd for FREE and for a FEE. Be a World Class Seafarer. Apply as NSA SCHOLAR

For many years now, Norwegian Ship Owners Association produces thousands of Filipino Seafers.

NSA Philippines Cadet Program is pleased to announce that the NSA Scholarship is now accepting applicants. Aspiring candidates can submit their application on

Applicants are required to submit their data / information on our online form.  Schedule and venue of their exam will be announced thru email or text.

Let us spread the word and share the opportunity of becoming a future maritime officer!



NSA Philippines Cadet Program is the most outstanding and promising program of Association of Shipowners’ Training and Education Project (ASO-ATEP), the objective is to improve the maritime education in the Philippines.

At present, the program is working with six (6) different maritime Academies: Philippine Merchant Marine Academy; Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific; University of Cebu – Maritime Education and Training Center; John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod; DMMA College of Southern Philippines; John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Molo; John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Arevalo; and Univesity of Cebu – Lapulapu and Mandaue.

The NSA Philippines Cadet Program, formerly NIS Class Project was initiated in 1993 by the Steering Committee of Association of Shipowners’ Training and Education Project (ATEP) under the Norwegian Training Center – Manila. It started with a pilot class of 150 cadets. A total of about 2600 students participate in the program. So far, tests and feedbacks from principals show that these cadets are best prospects for becoming first class officers.

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, NSA and the Shipowners and the Philippines. 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 seafarers, highly competitive in the world maritime market.

At present, we are very proud to say that about 1600 Officers serves NIS or Norwegian controlled vessels graduated from the Cadet Program.

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  1. Jovelyn B, Ybias

    i want to be a scholarship in Norwegian Scholarship.

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