UPDF Recruitment 2024/2025 Application Form Portal, Latest News

Do you have passion to join the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces? The commencement of UPDF recruitment for 2024/2025 has been announced. About 9627 candidates will be employed to join the Uganda armed forces, would you like to be among?

This article unravels everything you should know concerning the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces recruitment ranging from the starting date, centers, latest news, vacancies, requirements, how to apply and deadline.

We therefore recommend you carefully read through as we take you through the step by step guidelines on how to successfully apply for UPDF recruitment 2024.

UPDF Recruitment Latest News Today 2024

The latest news concerning the Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) recruitment is that process is starting from Monday 1st July to 14th July, 2024 for the intake of nine thousand, six hundred and twenty seven (9,627) regular forces into infantry forces.

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Interested persons are to visit the online recruitment portal to fulfill the application requirements and submit form on or before the set deadline.

UPDF Recruitment 204 Application Form

The application form for UPDF soldier recruitment is accessible via the online career portal at www.updf.go.ug/careers. Without the careful filling of this form, your application will be considered invalid.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The eligibility criteria for this recruitment exercise includes been a citizen of Uganda with acceptable means of identification. You must get recommendations from LCI, LCII, LCIII, GISCO and DISO.

UPDF Recruitment Dates and Centers

The process is officially kicking off from July 1 to 14, 2024 across the following zones are will be eligible to apply; Buganda, Busoga, Bukedi/TESCO, Mid-western, Kampala Extra, Rwenzori Region, Northern, Karamoja/Sebei, West Nile, Western etc.

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Requirements

To sail through this recruitment exercise, below are the requirements you must meet. Note that this process is fair and transparent and candidates will only be shortlisted based on merit.

Nationality: All candidates applying for UPDF recruitment must be a citizen by birth and have a National ID card.

Qualification: You must have a minimum formal education of S.4 (UCE) from 2020 to 2023 and must have passed both English language and Mathematics.

Medical Condition & Age: Only applications from candidates between 18-22 years will be accepted. Also you must be medically and physically fit.

Other Requirements: Your application letter must be signed by either LCI, LCII, LCIII chairpersons while GISO or DISO and RDC are mandatory.

Candidates with criminal record are not allowed to apply, also you must be a resident of area and a discipline individual.

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How to Apply for UPDF Recruitment 2024

Here are the step by step guidelines on how to successful apply for the ongoing Uganda Peoples Defence Forces recruitment.

Step 1: Application and Recommendations

Prospective applicants who wish to join the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) regular force must get recommendations from the following officials LCI, LCII, LCIII, GISO, and DISO. After securing these recommendations, candidates must submit their completed application forms to the office of the RDC. Here, they will be registered and await collection by UPDF teams. These teams will forward the applications to the Joint Staff Human Resource Management office for shortlisting.

Step 2: Shortlisting

The names of successful applicants will be published and displayed on District and City notice boards. Shortlisted candidates will be instructed to appear at designated recruitment centers for their final interviews.

Step 3: Recruitment Based on Population Figures

The recruitment process will be guided by the projected population figures of each District and City in Uganda. These figures will form the basis for the recruitment quotas.

Step 4: Quotas for the Recruitment

Recruitment quotas are determined by the population proportion of each City and District, based on the latest population update from UBOS as of June 25, 2023.

Step 5: Nationwide Recruitment

The Regular Force Recruitment for 2023/24 will take place across the entire country, covering all 135 districts and 11 cities in Uganda.

In summary, visit UPDF application portal, download the application form and fill, attach copies of recommendation letter, National and educational certificates and submit.

Security pass shall be given to all applicants as the recruitment process will last for at least fifty six (56) days including the submission, verification and final shortlist of successful applicants.

UPDF Recruitment Deadline 2024

All applications must be submitted on or before 14th July, 2024 for both Uganda Airforce, Navy and Army. Entries after the closing date shall not be regarded.

Success Tips for UPDF Application

  • Ensure you submit your application on time.
  • Avid applying for more than one (1) position at a time.
  • Provide only authentic and verifiable information during application.
  • We recommend you first secure recommendations from required officials before filling the application form.

In conclusion, applying for UPDF recruitment may seem tedious but we believe with the guidelines provided on this page, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

In case you face any challenge while trying to apply, let us know in the comment section below. You can also contact the Uganda Force using any of the details below.

Address: Chwa II Road, Mbuya, P.O. Box 3798, Kampala, Uganda. Tel No: 0414-565346 or Email: ddpi@updf.go.ug etc.

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  1. Mugurusi Derick says:

    I want to join the soldier in 2024-2025

    1. Ssebuma Brian says:

      I needed to service bmy country

  2. Wakibi muzafaru says:

    The recommended officials should sign on the application letters or we should get letters from their offices…

  3. Okot Alex says:

    In Jesus name I have to succeed.

  4. Atim Naume says:

    I want to join UPDF This year

  5. Ohhh please put my name too because I have been eagerly waiting for this.I’m AYESIGAMUKAMA JETHRO.
    I haveve all the recommendations.

    1. Mubene Kalifani says:

      Am pine mahanadi I will come theos how joining army on Monday God bless them Emma

  6. Omeri Ezra says:

    Please help me , they told us upto 3rd but am trying to apply it’s officially closed I need assistance please

  7. Muhanguzi Mushahid says:

    Ooh please time has gone en I have been wanting please put me on

  8. Galiwango Eddy says:

    Am Galiwango Eddy I would like to join

  9. ONYAIT THOMAS says:

    I also want to join website is closed please sir or madam open for us also.

  10. Akandwanaho Andrew says:

    I have all qualification even certificate in computer but I was not shortlist I sat 2022,age 22 why is this my country or there another country I come from.

  11. I applied but am I was not shortlisted am 22 years with national id, I sat 2022,and even with computer certificate but why am I a foreign?

  12. Mpaka Emmanuel says:

    Am by names of MPAKA EMMANUEL I applied with all recommendations but my name is not shortlisted I don’t know what happened.

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