Requirements for Admission

To qualify for admission in the MNSA scholarhsip Program, applicants must meet the following basic requirement before they can go through the MNSA admission test.

For Uniformed Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)

  • Must submit the following documents:
  • Must be nominated by their respective Major Service Commanders and
  • Must not be more than 51 years old upon admission for those retiring at 56 years old or 30 years of service, whichever comes later with exemption for those retiring at 60 years old or 30 years of service whichever comes earlier;
  • Must be a Command & General Staff Course (CGSC) graduate or its equivalent in the PNP;
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree;
  • Recent 2×2 ID picture
  • NDCP Registrar Forms 1-4
  • NSO authenticated Birth Certificate;
  • Endorsement letter from respective Major Commands;
  • Original Transcript of Records;
  • Certified true copy of Diploma/s;
  • Latest Officer’s Evaluation Report (OER);
  • Security Clearance from J2 (Expiry is one year upon admission, if expired already, forms may be downloaded from our website);
  • Command Clearance;
  • Unit Clearance and Certification of non- pending case;
  • CHR clearance;
  • Medical Certificate from a military or government hospital; and
  • Certificate of Commitment to support the foreign Regional Security and Development Studies (RSDS) and Thesis by the Major Service Commander.

For Civilian Government Officials and Philippine National Police (PNP)

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be holding at least the position of Section Chief with salary grade 18 or its equivalent;
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of service in government (for appointed officials);
  • Must not be less than 35 years old, but not more than 55 years old upon admission;
  • Must be nominated by the Secretary of the Department or the Head of Agency; and
  • Must submit the following documents:

 

  1. Recent 2×2 ID picture
  2. NDCP Registrar Forms 1-5
  3. NSO authenticated Birth Certificate;
  4. Endorsement letter from respective agencies;
  5. Original Transcript of Records;
  6. Certified true copy of Diploma/s;
  7. Latest Appointment Paper;
  8. Latest Performance Evaluation Report (1 year);
  9. Service Record;
  10. Certificate/s of training/seminars attended;
  11. Security clearance from J2/PHS;
  12. Medical Certificate from a military or government hospital;
  13. Certificate of Commitment by the nominating Dept. Secretary or Head of Agency to fully support financially the foreign Regional Security and Development Studies (RSDS) and Thesis; and
  14. Clearances:
  • Non-pending case from respective organizations;
  • Ombudsman;
  • Sandiganbayan;
  • Police;
  • Barangay;
  • NBI;
  • RTC; and
  • CHR

 

For Private Sector Executives;

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree;
  • Must not be less than 35 years old, but not more than 51 years old upon admission;
  • Must hold key or executive position at the policy and decision-making level of any of the following: (a) vital and leading industries in the country; (b) reputable non-government organizations dedicated to social, economic, or cultural activities that impact on national policy formulation; and (c) prestigious academic institutions of higher learning; and
  • Must submit the following documents:

 

  1. Recent 2×2 ID picture
  2. NDCP Registrar Forms 1-5
  3. NSO authenticated Birth Certificate;
  4. Endorsement Letter from Head of the Organization or Board;
  5. Original Transcript of Records;
  6. Certified true copy of Diploma/s
  7. Certificate of Employment;
  8. Registration of the company or the organization from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  9. Current SEC certificate;
  10. Latest audited financial statement of the company;
  11. Company Profile;
  12. Income Tax Returns (ITR) of the Applicant;
  13. Corporate Income Tax Returns;
  14. Security clearance from J2, AFP with PHS;
  15. Medical Certificate from a military or government hospital;
  16. Certificate of Commitment by the nominating Chair or President to fully support financially the foreign Regional Security and Development Studies (RSDS) and Thesis; and
  17. Clearances:
  • Non-pending case from respective organizations;
  • Ombudsman;
  • Sandiganbayan;
  • Police;
  • Barangay;
  • Mayor;
  • NBI;
  • RTC; and
  • CHR

For Military Officers from Foreign Countries

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree;
  • Must be nominated by respective unit Armed Forces through the Ambassador of the country;
  • Must pass the Test on English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its equivalent;
  • Must be a graduate of Command and General Staff College;
  • Must be at least LtColonel/Commander or its equivalent rank;
  • Must not be more than 51 years old upon admission;
  • Must secure a multiple entry, thirteen (13)-month 9-e visa at their corresponding and/or nearest Philippine Foreign Service Post, prior to arrival in the Philippines, and
  • Must submit the following documents:

 

  1. Recent 2×2 ID picture
  2. NDCP Registrar Forms 1-3
  3. Nomination by Armed Forces through the Ambassador of the country;
  4. Original Transcript of Records;
  5. Certified true copy of diploma from foreign country and Staff College or its civilian equivalent course;
  6. Service record;
  7. Brief description of current position;
  8. Certificate/result of TOEFL exam;
  9. Autobiographical essay; and
  10. Certificate of Armed Forces commitment to support the foreign Regional Security and Development Studies (RSDS) and Thesis.

Other than these requirements, the candidates shall undergo a series of written and oral examination, afterwhich those who qualify shall be further interviewed, screened and selected by the Board of Admissions.