The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) is one of the best maritime school in the Philippines today. It offers quality maritime education and training to its cadets making them one of the best seafarers in the world.

MAAP is a non-stock, non-profit maritime institution owned, developed and operated by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP). Located in Kamaya Point, Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan, MAAP offers Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering courses.

If you are planning to become a seafarer in the future, you can avail MAAP’s scholarship grant and become a part of the MAAP Class of 2023. Interested? Please read on.

MAAP Admission Requirements

To become a midshipman in the Academy, an applicant must pass or meet the following standards:

  • He or she must pass the MAAP Entrance Examination inclusive of the IQ, aptitude, emotional, intelligence,  personality, psychological and neuro-psychiatric tests.
  • Must pass the personal interview to be conducted by the Board of Admission members.
  • Must pass a series of physical, dental, and medical examinations including audio and color blindness tests. The visual acuity for far vision should be at least 20/30.
  • The applicant must finish a two-month long orientation training inclusive of refresher classes in Math and English coupled with semi-regimental training.

Qualification Requirements

To become eligible for the MAAP Entrance Examination, an applicant must possess the following qualifications:

  • He or she must be single;
  • Must be a natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Physically and mentally fit for rigorous training;
  • With good moral character and not have been convicted by final judgment of any offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Must be born from 01-January-1996 to 31-December-2001;
  • Eligible applicants must be any one of the following;
    • High School Graduates(old basic education curriculum)
    • College Level
    • Senior High School Graduate/Graduating Student
    • ALS Passer
  • Minimum height of 5 ft. 4 in. (162.5 cm) for MALE and 5 ft. 2 in. (157.5 cm) for FEMALE applicants;
  • Has a GPA of at least 83%
  • Has never been officially admitted at MAAP

Failure to comply with these qualification requirements means disqualification from taking the entrance examination.

Entrance Exam Application Requirements

Here are the documentary requirements you must submit:

  • 2 copies of recent 2 x 2 colored pictures;
  • Payment of non-refundable processing fee of P 300.00 in cash;
  • Photocopy of PSA birth certificate;
  • Photocopy of any one of the following;
    • High School or Senior High School Diploma
    • School Registration Form, if College Level
    • ALS Certificate of Rating, if ALS Passer
    • ALS Passer
  • A photocopy of valid School ID;
  • A copy of the latest School Report Card with at least 83% GPA.

Failure to submit these documentary requirements may be a ground for disqualification.

How to Apply for MAAP Entrance Exam

  1. Get a MAAP Scholarship Application Form from any of the testing/filing centers, Naval ROTC units, or PCG stations nationwide.
  2. Fill-up the application form and submit it to the designated filing centers either by mail or in person with the above-mentioned documentary requirements.
  3. You will receive an admission slip through the mail or in person.
  4. Registration time for entrance examination starts at 0630H and ends at 0930H.

MAAP Entrance Exam Schedule and Venues

001 Mariveles, Bataan Maritime Academy of Asia &the Pacific 04 August 2019
002 Olongapo City New Asinan Elementary School 05 August 2019
003 Lucena City, Quezon Quezon National High School 11 August 2019
004 Batangas City Batangas City National High School 12 August 2019
006 Legazpi City, Albay Bicol University 18 August 2019
016 Malolos, Bulacan M.H. Del Pilar High School 18 August 2019
008 Naga City, Camarines Sur University of Nueva Caceres 19 August 2019
010 Dagupan City, Pangasinan Dagupan City National High School 25 August 2019
044 Alcala, Pangasinan Arboleda National High School 25 August 2019
011 Baguio City, Benguet Baguio City National High School 26 August 2019
005 Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija Nueva Ecija University of Science & Technology 26 August 2019
012 San Fernando, La Union Naval Forces North, Poro Point 1 September 2019
013 Claveria, Cagayan Claveria School of Arts & Trade 1 September 2019
020 Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Holy Trinity College 1 September 2019
014 Vigan City, Ilocos Sur University of Northern Philippines 2 September 2019
015 Tabaco City, Albay Tabaco National High School 8 September 2019
051 Guinobatan, Albay Marcial O Raniola Memorial School(MORMS) 8 September 2019
022 Intramuros, Manila Manila High School 8 September 2019
017 Masbate City, Masbate Masbate National High School 9 September 2019
NEW Cabuyao, Laguna Cabuyao Integrated National High School 9 September 2019
018 Dasmarinas, Cavite Bulihan National High School 9 September 2019
021 Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School 16 September 2019
019 Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Cagayan National High School 22 September 2019
027 Taytay, Rizal Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College 22 September 2019
023 Nasugbu, Batangas Batangas State University (Nasugbu Branch) 23 September 2019
026 Gen. Santos City Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (High School Dept.) 29 September 2019
043 Koronadal City, South Cotabato Koronadal City National High School 30 September 2019
028 Davao City Davao City National High School 30 September 2019
NEW San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Gaya-Gaya Elementary School 30 September 2019
029 Pasig City Rizal High School Main Campus 06 October 2019
030 Calbayog City, Samar Calbayog City National High School 06 October 2019
047 Iligan City Iligan City National School of Fisheries 06 October 2019
031 Tacloban City, Leyte Leyte National High School 07 October 2019
032 Cavite City Sangley National High School 07 October 2019
048 Cagayan De Oro City Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School 07 October 2019
033 Silay City, Negros Occ. Doña Monsera Lopez Memorial High School 13 October 2019
036 Bacolod City, Negros Occ. Negros Occidental High School 14 October 2019
040 Zamboanga City Zamboanga City National High School (West Campus) 20 October 2019
035 San Jose de Buenavista, Antique Antique National School 20 October 2019
039 Cebu City Abellana National High School 20 October 2019
038 Tagbilaran City, Bohol Holy Name University 21 October 2019
037 Iloilo City Iloilo National High School 21 October 2019
042 España, Manila Ramon Magsaysay High School 21 October 2019
034 Malay, Aklan Malay National High School 27 October 2019
001 Mariveles, Bataan Maritime Academy of Asia & the Pacific 27 October 2019
NEW Dingalan, Aurora Dingalan Central School 27 October 2019
041 Sara, Iloilo Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (Sara Campus) 28 October 2019
052 Tarlac City Tarlac City National High School 28 October 2019

Benefits of Being a Cadet in MAAP

Aside from the quality maritime education, modern equipment and world-class training facilities, MAAP offers free board and lodging to its cadets. Cadets are honed in their personality, character and leadership development through physical fitness, emotional literacy, NROTC and varied extracurricular activities. They are also insured while enrolled in the Academy and assured of gainful employment onboard modern vessels of foreign shipping companies.

For more information, contact:

Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
Kamaya Pt., Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan
Phone: (02) 784-9100, Bataan Line: (047) 237-3355
Fax No.: (02) 741-1006/ (02) 741-1024

Manila Office
AMOSUP Annex Building
Cabildo Corner Sta. Potenciana Street Intramuros, Manila
Phone: (02) 527-2110

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