UPDF Recruitment 2021/2022 – Application & Guidelines


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UPDF Recruitment


Applications are invited from in suitably qualified applicants for the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces UPDF recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces.

I believe you visit this page because you seek information on How to Apply for the UPDF Recruitment exercise. This page will give you insight on how to apply for Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces recruitment 2021 dates, application form, requirements, qualification, guidelines, portal and updates for free.

Before we Continue, Let’s talk a little about Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces UPDF:

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), previously known as the National Resistance Army, is the armed forces of Uganda. From 2007 to 2011, the International Institute for Strategic Studies estimated the UPDF had a total strength of 40,000–45,000 and consisted of land forces and an air wing.

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UPDF Recruitment Requirements 2021

UPDF Recruitment Requirements 2021: The following are the Uganda People’s Defence Force recruitment general entry requirement for applicants:

An applicant shall be a person who:

1. Citizenship. MUST be citizen of Uganda and must possession an original National Identity Card.

2. Medical. MUST be healthy and medically fit ready to undergo medical and physical body check and a road run to test endurance and body fitness. An original copy of medical examination; duly signed by a recognized Medical Officer from Health Centre III are a must.

3. Age. Must be adult males and females between the age of (18-25) years, marital status MUST be single with no children. Professionals must be adult males and females of up to 30 years of age.

4. Education standard. Must possess a minimum formal education of S.4 (UCE) or its equivalent, and S.6 (UACE) or its equivalent with bias in science subjects. Original certificates of 2015 and 2016 with a student’s ID are a must. All professionals will be recruited at Kololo Air Strip as per programme.

5. Letters of recommendations from LCI, LC111, GISOs duly signed are a MUST, to confirm their conduct.

6. Moral standard. Any presentation of forged documents is criminal and culprits will be liable to prosecution.

7. Medical, mental and physical fitness will be checked at the recruitment as well as the training centres.

8. Aptitude test will be administered to confirm level of education.

Uganda People’s Defence Force UPDF Recruitment Date 2021

UPDF Recruitment 2021 Dates has not yet been announced by the Ministry of Defence. We are looking forward to getting an official announcement from the Uganda People’s Defence Force. Therefore, you are to disregard any alleged recruitment dates by any website for now. We can assure you that the 2021 Recruitment Dates will be released soon. So keep checking this page for we shall update any time the UPDF recruitment date for 2021/2022 is released by the appropriate authority.

UPDF Recruitment Application Form and Portal 2021

UPDF Recruitment Application Form and Portal 2021: IMPORTANT! Currently, Uganda People’s Defence Force UPDF recruitment 2021 form is not yet released online, just DISREGARD any advert/post you come across. Note that This page will be updated immediately the form is officially out.

Sorry, UGstudents is limited to the amount of information we provide at this point on how to apply for UPDF Recruitment. This is because recruitment has not yet instigated. We will provide full Uganda People’s Defence Force Recruitment Application Details and it official Application Portal when it’s released by the Ministry of Defence. So for now, we are still in anticipation.

To ascertain if the Uganda People’s Defence Force recruitment 2021/2022 has officially begun, reach out to the official Uganda People’s Defence Force UPDF website @ http://www.defence.go.ug/OR check this page frequently as update shall be made anytime the form is out.


  • This is the only medium for applying for recruitment.
  • Each applicant can submit ONLY ONE application for this exercise.

You are therefore advised to carefully choose the category you are eligible for, as multiple applications would lead to disqualifications.

  • The Uganda People’s Defence Force DO NOT demand or accept gifts or gratification to offer employment.
  • Do not offer money to anyone before, during or after the recruitment exercise. Any candidate found doing either of these would be summarily disqualified and prosecuted.


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail or SMS for Screening and Examination at the Screening Centre
selected during the online application.


Only applicants who are successful in the Screening Examination will be invited for training.


Candidates that have successfully completed the training exercise will be passed out to the Uganda People’s Defence Force.


The Uganda People’s Defence Force Recruitment Deadline – Closing Date will be released when the recruitment application starts, so for now, there is no recruitment deadline for UPDF recruitment.

For more information and inquiries, you can contact the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) by visiting the institution’s official website: http://www.defence.go.ug/


  1. Am a patriot, I love my fellow patriots let’s serve our country. I appreciate the efforts of NRM for bringing our nation up to this far, AM ready to join UPDF and be part of the team!

  2. Am ready to join army, just waiting for the date please . 𝑭𝑶𝑹 𝑮𝑶𝑫 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝑴𝒀 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑻𝑹𝒀.

  3. For the love of my country Uganda, i love to join #UPDF for this year recruitment.
    please announce us as i am ready waiting for it.

    All “For God And My Country” i swear

  4. I salute the Almighty UPDF for the spirit of keeping of our national sovereignty and it’s boundaries which makes our army among the best in Africa as per global watch and such gives us courage to join and serve our country unconditionally! ! Long live UPDF

  5. pliz Ministry of Defence And Veteran Affairs am Dennis eagerly waiting for the date of recruitment, I love UPDF n its my humble prayer dat its tym GOD will fulfill my dream thnks

  6. I have a dream after completing my bachelor degree to Join the Uganda force and now I’m eagerly awaiting..
    Pliz I will love to be there soon

  7. I would like to join updf because it’s uninspiring professional am ready to serve my country l love Uganda

  8. I love the army and am fit and surely be able to follow orders as instructed and truly a patriot for my country please inform when the recruitment begins.
    And I love dogs and do they allow them in camps

  9. Am really interested in serving my country through the Uganda people’s defence forces,,l did advanced level with Mathematics,Economics and Geography

  10. If the recruitment start inform me by my email address because I would love to join where my elders are and am not inspired by them but I want to join the UPDF.

  11. I would like to join Uganda people’s defence force 2020 recruitment and am ready to fight for my country Uganda

  12. i have alot of intrest and i will never give up event 4o yrs enytime am reddy with my requirement its now 2yrs thanks just date


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