After reflecting on the reasons for becoming a
professional merchant mariner someday, the next step is finding the right school that will help you
prepare towards the achievement of your dream.
Unlike other maritime schools, our student population is comparatively small. This means we are able to
monitor and supervise the development and progression of our cadets from mere boys into professional
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At NTMA, we offer the following:
Guaranteed Employment and Career Opportunities (at sea and on land) after graduation
NTMA is an “Officer school.” The Academy has produced over a thousand graduates since its first batch of
graduates in 2011. NTMA graduates have successfully passed the licensure examinations for deck and engine
officers conducted by the Philippine government.
NTMA implements together with NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc. (NYK-FIL) an Education-to
Employment-to-Retention-to-Retirement (E2R2) strategy for the career development of its graduates.
NYK-FIL, a crew manning agency established in 1989 owned by NYK Line and TDG, handles the professional
growth of Filipino seafarers employed by NYK Line. NTMA graduates are provided with guaranteed employment
on board various NYK Line vessels with opportunities to reach their highest potential as Masters (Captain)
or Chief Engineer onboard or as technical instructors or shipping executives ashore.
Guaranteed On Board Training on International-going Vessels
After successfully passing three (3) years of academic requirements on campus, Cadets have guaranteed
one-year structured shipboard training in NYK training ships and regular cargo vessels. During the onboard
training, three (3) months are conducted onboard NYK Line training ships and nine (9) months onboard
regular vessels of NYK Line.
Study-Now-Pay-Later Program Available to all Cadets
NTMA offers financial aid scheme to underprivileged yet deserving Cadets to ensure that no Cadet is denied
admission to the Academy due to financial reasons. Under this Program, Cadets may avail of financial
support to cover tuition, miscellaneous, board and lodging fees while studying in NTMA. Payment is through
salary deduction and begins upon deployment as a regular officer onboard an NYK vessel.
Holistic Maritime Education
The development of the NTMA cadet is not solely focused on his core academics but his “whole person” to
include values and leadership and physical, emotional, and social aspects in preparation for his future
role as leaders/officers onboard the ship.
The Academy promotes the highest standards in maritime education through a competency and outcomes-based
maritime industry-driven curriculum that employs a variety of teaching methods delivered by highly
qualified faculty who themselves are active seafarers. At NTMA which is a boarding school, Cadets have
direct and extensive access to modern facilities and equipment.