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Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Scholarship

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Scholarship

Scholarship Background

PMMA produces efficient and well trained merchant marine officers who can favorably compare with marine officers of progressive maritime countries.

The PMMA aims to educate and train midshipmen / women to become:
Qualified and competent merchant marine officers for shipboard and shore-based positions, in response to the global requirements of the expanding international maritime industry;
Competent and capable naval officers who can serve as naval and military auxiliaries in times of war and national emergencies; and
contributor to the improvement of maritime education and the pool of ship business managers through graduate school programs.

Scholarship Benefits

1. a nautical curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, major in navigation and seamanship, and Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, major in steam engine and electrical engineering. These programs are four-year residency courses consisting of a three-year academic studies (1st, 2nd and 4th year) and one year apprenticeship training on the 3rd year on board commercial vessels plying the international routes as deck or engine cadets.
2. Free tuition fees
3. Stipends are given to cadets upon having their sponsor shipping companies while PCG and Navy cadets receive their monthly salary the same to those of non-commissioned officers. (Petty Officer 3 Salary Grade)

Scholarship Qualifications

1. Male or female, physically fit, natural born Filipino citizen;
2. Single and never been married;
3. At least 16 but not more than 22 years old by June next year;
4. Height of at least 160 cm. (5 ft. 3 in.) weighs 55 kgs. (120 lbs.) stripped for male and 155 cm. (5 ft. 1 in.) weighs 50 kgs. (110 lbs.) stripped for female;
5. Free from being accused/convicted of any crime against the law and state;
6. At least a high school graduate qualified to enroll in a four-year course or graduating from high school on April next year;
7. At least earned average academic performance and preferably has taken Trigonometry in High School;
8. Applicants must have never been enrolled at PMMA.

1. Undescended testicles
2. Absence of one or both testicles
3. Suspicious enlargement of testis or epididymis
4. Varicocoele
5. Uncircumcised (must be circumcised before medical exam)
6. Height less than 5 ft & 3 inches

1. History of childbirth/lactation
2. Pregnancy
3. Irregular menstrual cycle including menorrhagia
4. Dysmenorrhea,incapacitating to a degree which necessitates recurrent absences
5. Ovarian cyst, persistent and considered clinically significant
6. New growth of the external and internal gentalia, e. g. myoma of the uterus
7. Breastmass
8. Endomentriosis unless surgically eradicated or controlled
9. Cervicitis, acute or chronic
10. Generalized enlargement of the uterus due to any cause
11. Cervical polyps
12. Height: Less than 5 ft & 1 inches

1. Lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis (thoracic & lumbar) regardless of angle
2. Bowlegged/knock kneed – Severe
3. Pes Planus (flat footed) – Severe
4. Arthritis, acute or subacute
5. Underweight or overweight. Applicants must have the ideal body weight one week prior to start of probationary period.
6. Severe skin diseases: bacterial, fungal or viral in nature. Excessive acne. Warts and all skin diseases must be cured prior to medical exam.
7. Leprosy in any forms
8. Tattoo/hypertropic tattoo scars causing disfigurement, extensive keloid scars specially in the facial area.
9. Gross physical deformity asymetry whether congenital due to trauma or disease including extra or missing appendages (i.e. fingers)
10. Errors of refraction of eyes: near-sighted, far-sighted, astigmatism, cross-eyed and other ocular disorders.
11. Visual Acuity of >30/20 OU
12. Wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses
13. Color blindness/defective color perception (Ishihara- perfect for BSMT and 2 mistakes for BSME)
14. Deafness/perforated eardrum
15. Severe or chronic otitis media
16. Impacted cerumen (must be removed prior to medical exam)
17. Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps
18. Hypertension, abnormal ECG tracings (e.g AV blocks, bundle branch blocks, ischemia, infarctions, arrhythmia tachycardia, bradycardia, etc.), heart abnormalities and diseases.
19. Active PTB, massive pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary infarctions, pneumonitis, bronchopneumonia, atelectasis and other lung diseases.
20. History of Asthma
21. Lymphadenopathy
22. Epilepsy, seizures, syncope and vertigo
23. Anemia and blood dyscracia
24. Hyperthyroidism (goiter) Hypothyroidism
25. Diabetes Mellitus
26. Hepatitis B whether active or inactive
27. Gallstones
28. Chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, duodenal ulcers and other GIT problems
29. History of major operations within the preceding 6 months
30. External/internal hemorrhoids and fissures, fistula-in-ano
31. Old or recent fractures wherein internal fixation plates, screws are left in place which may be easily subjected to trauma
32. Sexually transmitted diseases i.e HIV, gonorrhea & non-gonoccocal urethritis & syphilis
33. Hernia
34. Renal diseases and stones

1. Cleft palate
2. Malocclusion
2.1 Class II
2.2 Class III
2.3 Lateral crossbite
3. Open bite
4. Tongue tied which may interfere with speech, breathing, swallowing and eating
5. Missing of four anterior/posterior (front teeth/molar teeth)
6. Complete upper or lower denture
7. Impacted tooth/teeth
8. Facial asymmetry
9. Wearing of orthodontic brackets or any orthodontic appliances

Scholarship Requirements

3 copies of recent 2×2 colored pictures with name tag, front view; white background;
Examination fee of three hundred fifty pesos (P350.00) in cash;
Certified true copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Civil Registrar (Photocopy only);
Note: Baptismal and Hospital Birth Certificates are not honored.
Two pieces self-addressed long white mailing envelopes (with zip code) for mailed application with thirty pesos (P30.00) worth of mailing stamps per envelope (one piece only if application form is personally filed at the PMMA Admissions Office.

SCREENING. Successful examinees of the Entrance Examination still have to undergo and pass the following to qualify for admission:
Psychological Evaluation
Laboratory Examinations
Color Perception Test (ISHIHARA)
Physical Examination
One-month Orientation Training

Number of Slots


Scholarship Application Schedule

Application Period Exam Schedule Scholarship Results Date
By Mail – From January to August 31 only; Personal- From June to September @ PMMA Zambales only LAST SATURDAY of SEPTEMBER every year November 2014

Scholarship Exam Coverage

  • English
  • Mathematic (Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry)
  • Science (General Science, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Abstract Reasoning


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  1. Thank you, salamat sa impormasyong ito. It really helps a lot to us who don’t have any idea about entering PMMA. Ahh, can I ask something, if I was living in batangas province, what/where is the nearest examination center? And when is the exact date of exam for class 2016. Thank you again. God bless you.:)

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