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Free 4-year cadet program to Filipinos offered by United States Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are encouraging Filipinos to apply for a free four-year International Cadet Program which will be sent to United States.

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) has invited the PCG to choose among qualified Filipinos for the International Cadet Program of the USCGA Class of 2024.

The program will start on June 2020 until 2024 (4years) at New London, Connecticut, USA, confirmed by PCG.

According to PCG, minimum qualifications include:
- natural-born Filipino citizen
- must not be less than 17 years old or more than 22 years old by July 1, 2020
- must be medically and physically fit and able to swim
- single with no legal dependents
- excellent communication skills
- proficient in English and Mathematics

Free tuition, monthly pay and allowance, inclusion of free board and lodging free transportation expenses and other government befits will be given to the successful applicants.

Upon graduation, cadets will be automatically ranked as Ensign in the PCG as regular Coast Guard officer.

Four-year courses include Civil Engineering, Cyber Systems, Electrical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Operations Research and Computer Analysis, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Government, Mechanical Engineering and Management.

Interested Filipino applicants are instucted to visit the official PCG’s website to check the other qualifications and the application procedure for the free international training. (Photos from PCG facebook)


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