Singapore Airlines Cadet Program – Open to all nationalities! Singapore Airlines Cadet Program – Open to all nationalities!
It has come to our attention that Singapore Airlines has recently opened their cadet program to ALL nationalities! The program is FULLY SPONSORED. Up... Singapore Airlines Cadet Program – Open to all nationalities!

It has come to our attention that Singapore Airlines has recently opened their cadet program to ALL nationalities! The program is FULLY SPONSORED.

Up until recent, this program was only open to Singapore nationals but that has changed. This is attributed to the growth of air travel in Asia. Asian carriers will have a very high demand for pilots but will not be able to fill the numbers with interested nationals.

Check out the requirements below. Application link at the bottom. Go!

This entry-level position is based in Singapore, and is for candidates who display a strong interest in aviation.


  • Polytechnic Diploma or University Degree. In addition, you must demonstrate proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science, preferably Physics (with at least credits in GCE ‘O’ levels or its equivalent)
  • At least 1.65m in height
  • Myopia of not more than 500 degrees and astigmatism of not more than 200 degrees, fully correctable with optical aids. For candidates who have undergone corrective eye surgery, the pre-surgical visual acuity must meet the above requirements
  • Medically fit
  • Completed, exempted from, or not liable for National Service


All interviews will be held in Singapore. Applicants undergo five stages comprising online application, preliminary interview, aptitude test, final interview with senior management as well as a medical check-up.


Successful candidates will undergo training to acquire either an Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) or a Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) at Singapore Flying College and overseas.


Successful candidates will enjoy a rewarding career coupled with extensive training and personal growth development with Singapore Airlines or our subsidiaries SilkAir or SIA Cargo.


A monthly allowance will be provided during your training.  On appointment as First Officer, you will enjoy an attractive salary, along with various allowances and benefits.


Successful candidates will be required to serve the employer company for the duration of the training and for a period of seven years from the date of appointment as First Officer.


Candidates who have attended our final interviews previously need not apply.

Candidate must be ready to join within 6 months from date of application.

We thank all applicants for their applications and regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Job LocationSingapore, , SingaporePosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
If you’re interested in applying, please head over to the Cadet Pilot page. Good luck!

  • Nisham bista

    February 9, 2017 #1 Author

    This is not fair 😭😭😭😭😭, this programme should have been launched on next January bcz my academic courses will be clear on coming june


    • cadet

      February 11, 2017 #2 Author

      This program, along with many others will always be around as the aviation industry continues to expand. You can apply once you have finished your courses.


      • Dung VO

        May 5, 2017 #3 Author

        I’m interested in this programme. Could you give me more details about this on my email?
        thaks you!


        • cadet

          July 22, 2017 #4 Author

          Hi Dung,

          There are no other details to send.


      • Jean Soto

        June 24, 2017 #5 Author

        I am interested too. I’ve been involved in civil aviation since 2010 as an Aviation English Instructor as well as ICAO Language Proficiency Rater. Aviation is fascinating


  • Soham chandwadkar

    February 10, 2017 #6 Author

    Iam interested in this cadet pilot programme. Would like to know more. Pl contact on my email I’d .


  • Soham chandwadkar

    February 10, 2017 #7 Author

    Pl contact us with more details


    • cadet

      July 22, 2017 #8 Author

      There are no other details


  • Balazs Nebehaj

    February 13, 2017 #9 Author

    There is a problem with the onine system I think.
    Unfortunately I cannot send my application, the system says that a temporary failure has occured

    Could you please help me who I have to contact?


    • cadet

      March 8, 2017 #10 Author

      Hi Balazs,

      Have you tried to submit the application again? Was it successful?


  • Muhammad Aminullah

    March 16, 2017 #12 Author

    I am malaysian, i just have SPM (sijil pelajaran malaysia) which an exam certificate when I finished my secondary school, is I deserve to apply Singapore Airlines cadet?


  • Aishwary patel

    April 26, 2017 #13 Author

    i have no passport ryt now but i ll get passport in 15 days so may i apply after tht?
    and how much cost of cadet pilot programm?


    • cadet

      July 22, 2017 #14 Author

      Hi Aishwary,

      There’s no cost to you. You will have to serve with the airline for at least seven years.


  • michael

    May 4, 2017 #15 Author

    Will I bear the full cost of travelling for the interview and selection. also what about accommodation


    • Vincent Yonga

      June 28, 2017 #16 Author

      I actually also wanted to ask the same question…


    • cadet

      July 22, 2017 #17 Author

      Those costs will be paid by you.


  • Jean Soto

    June 24, 2017 #18 Author

    Open to all nationalities? Even professionals from South America?


    • cadet

      July 22, 2017 #19 Author

      Yes Jean,

      All nationalities.


  • Bee

    July 17, 2017 #20 Author

    Any idea on when they will be notifying people whether or not they made the shortlist?


    • cadet

      July 22, 2017 #21 Author

      Hi Bee,

      It’s usually around the two week mark. Unsure if the bother sending emails to those that didn’t make it.


  • Aashik

    July 21, 2017 #22 Author

    I am interested in this cadet pilot programme. But my height is 1.61m. Shall I get chance..


    • cadet

      July 22, 2017 #23 Author

      Hi Aasjik,

      You will have to apply to find out, or you can send them an inquiry.


  • karan

    August 6, 2017 #24 Author

    any idea if they have taken any international applicant till now ?? what i know as of now only Singaporeans are being called for the interviews


    • cadet

      August 16, 2017 #25 Author


      We have not heard anything about who has been contacted.


  • Abdul Razique Nawaz

    August 28, 2017 #26 Author

    Does CBSE class 12 and 10th marks is equivalent to gce O level and gce A level ?


  • Ruben Napit

    September 4, 2017 #27 Author

    Can I still apply for Cadet Pilot training for Singapore Airlines? If not, when will be next opening for application?


  • rhythm

    September 7, 2017 #28 Author

    is degree or diploma manadatory ?or having cpl would be fine ?


  • Emin Riyaz

    September 30, 2017 #29 Author

    What is the fee for the pilot training?



    October 23, 2017 #30 Author

    Do i just require High school Studies or should I go for more higher studies before joining with Singapore airlines. Also can Indians join for this program?


  • chris

    October 23, 2017 #31 Author

    The problem is that these airlines never pick African students, I have never failed to apply but no response.


  • Tim Boesen

    November 5, 2017 #32 Author

    Hi, I am also trying to apply online, but it seems the system will not accept any new applications. I have tried a couple times every day for the last 2 weeks with no success. Is there any other way to apply?


  • Lim

    November 19, 2017 #33 Author

    Hi there, may I know, for the cover letter part, should I refer to SIA only or is there any specific person to refer? Appreciate your response. Thanks.


  • Anupam

    May 20, 2018 #34 Author

    I have passed class 12 CBSE and 10th is it equivalent to GCE ‘0’ AND GCE ‘A’?


  • Upkaran

    August 3, 2018 #35 Author

    It has closed for all nationalities now, (only for Malaysians and Singaporeans) . when will it be open again


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