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2019 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examinations

Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is pleased to announce the holding of the 2019 FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER (FSO) EXAMINATIONS.

Applicants for the examination must be knowledgeable in the economic, political, and social conditions of the Philippines, and must possess not only facility in oral and written communications but also the traits essential to the performance of the duties of a Foreign Service Officer.

Upon passing the exam, one is appointed to the position of FSO, Class IV. Later on, they should be willing and able to accept assignments to any post where their services may be required as a Filipino diplomat. A diplomat represents and promotes Philippine interests overseas, and performs any or a combination of the following: political, economic, consular, Assistance-to-Nationals, cultural, administrative, and public diplomacy.

All Filipino professionals and graduate students in Singapore are encouraged to apply and take the exam, as long as they meet the following requirements:

  1. Filipino citizen;
  2. Graduate of at least a four (4) year bachelor’s degree or higher;
  3. With at least two years of work or graduate studies experience after graduation from college or university.

Further requirements may be given upon assessment of the application.

For more information and to download the form, please refer to these links:

http://dfa.gov.ph/images/2018/BFSE/Oct/2019-FSO-Announcement.pdf

http://dfa.gov.ph/images/2018/BFSE/Oct/Application-Form-2019.pdf

The deadline for submission of completed application forms at the Embassy is on 29 November 2018 (Thursday). Incomplete requirements will not be accepted.