MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy (MMMA) welcomed 340 student applicants last July 1, 2019. Out of more than 2000 applicants, only few are chosen. Welcome Aboard MMMA!
I went there last year for my brother’s move in day. This time, I went there to document the move in day of the second batch. It’s not super grand like the move in ceremony last year. There’s no photo booth and the campus tour became a virtual tour. Why? Because all of them are still on probation. The actual move in day will be on July 31, 2019. Only those who will survive the one month intensive training will be accepted as students.
MMMA offers two courses: BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) is a four-year undergraduate degree program which leads to a professional career in the maritime industry, as a marine deck officer. On the other hand, the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering is a four-year degree program that centers on the construction, operation, and maintenance of different kinds of marine vessels such as cargo ships, cruise ships, fishing boats, battleships and submarines.
MMMA Admission Requirements
Only those in Senior High School or graduated from Senior High School with ages 17-21 years old are qualified to take the exam.
- 2 pcs. 2 x 2 picture
- PSA Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
- G11/G12 Grades or Transcript of Records (Photocopy)
- Long Brown Envelope
- Black Pen and Pencil
- 300 pesos (entrance exam fee)
Entrance Exam Scope
The entrance exam has three parts. There’s an IQ Test, Personality Test, and Neuro Exam. For exam schedule, they announce it on their Facebook Page: MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy.
How much is the tuition fee in MMMA?
Each student pays 97, 346.35 pesos per semester. This is inclusive of Kumon Math Subject, Mess Service (Food: 3 meals a day, 7 days a week), Accommodation with Aircon, Utilities, Uniform, Insurance (Life and Hospitalization), tablet (with ebooks), Guide notes, and other Miscellaneous.
I asked their Facebook Page about scholarship and I got this reply: “We don’t offer scholarships at the moment but we have a financial assistance program which is the Study Now Pay Later Program (SNPL). Please be informed that the SNPL is still being processed with our partner financial institution. Once pushed through, the candidate is subject to evaluation and must pass all the assessment test and series of interview in order to be entitled for the said program. The SNPL is given for qualified underprivileged students only.“
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Watch my vlog below to see the highlights of MMMA’s Move In Day: Welcome Aboard MMMA!
My son is about to finish his post graduate training course for cruise ship operations at Magsaysay too. He hopes to get a job on a cruise line soon. Magsaysay is a good company – for manning, training and making the youths’ dreams a reality.
Wow! So cool to see how military academies work in other countries! Seems like such a fantastic and rewarding experience.
This post is very enlightening. I had not heard of this program prior to now. Nice post.
interesting and for sure educational read. never knew that it is mandatory for cadets to have their hair shaved and cut in order to be in the program.
I never heard of this before & it was very interesting read. So decent young people! Thank you for sharing!
i had never heard of MMMA so it was interesting to see your video and hear more about the tuition, move in day and requirements. was it surreal to have your hair shaved?
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The information you provided about the requirements and the tuition for the MMMA was quite interesting. I knew nothing about it and now feel that I have a basic understanding of the program. Thanks!