2023/2024 UPDF Recruitment Online Application Form Portal

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UPDF Recruitment 2023… Do you wish to apply for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Recruitment 2023? If yes, then this informative article is for you. You will be given detailed information about Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Recruitment, Requirements and How To Apply.

In this article, you will learn about the job description, online application, requirements and qualifications. Interested applicants should follow the lead outline below for a successful application.

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has been undergoing massive recruitment intake annually for the past few years. We’ve received numerous requests from aspirants on various platforms yearning for legit information about the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces application form and guidelines for 2023-2024. Many applicants have been asking us questions like;

Keep reading this article as you will find answers to the above queries.

About UPDF

UPDF is a non-partisan force, national in character, patriotic, professional, disciplined, productive and subordinate to the civilian authority as established under the constitution.

The UPDF’s interest is to protect Uganda and Africa at large. Providing a safe and secure environment in which all Ugandan citizens can live and prosper.

Mistake To Avoid While Applying For UPDF Recruitment

A lot of people fail in many applications not because they are not qualified, but because of the numerous mistakes they make. So take note of the following:

  • Apply on time, do not wait for the deadline.
  • Do the application processes alone, don’t send anybody to avoid mistakes in your data
  • Keep yourself updated concerning the application
  • Make sure you supply all the necessary requirements
  • Take time to cross-check your details before submission.
  • Candidates are to apply for one job position, Candidates who attempt to apply multiple times will have their application disqualified
  • The online application is free.

IMPORTANT! The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) recruitment does not require you to pay any money for its application form, it is highly prohibited and anyone demanding money from you in the form of quick entrance into the UPDF recruitment should be reported, UPDF recruitment is totally free.

UPDF Recruitment Requirements

These are the mandatory requirement for eligibility.

  • MUST be a citizen of Uganda holding the original National Identity Card.
  • MUST be in good health and medically fit ready to undergo check-ups and road runs.
  • Should be between the age of 18-25 or 18-30 if he/she is to enlist as a regular or professional respectively.
  • MUST be single with no children to avoid family distractions.
  • Regular recruits should possess a minimum education of S.4 or S.6 with bias in science subjects such as physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • Professionals should be holders of Degrees/or Diplomas in Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Education or possess qualifications in vocational skills.
  • MUST be of good character and supported by letters from LCs and GISOs.

General Competencies

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading team
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards;
  • Competent and organized;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.

IMPORTANT! The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Application Form 2023 is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately after the form is out.

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  1. Namukasa Rosemary says:

    it was helpful

  2. sanya Amos says:

    please notify us when the recruitment is announced, many are left out due to ignorance about the ongoing recruitments. pliz notify us through our emails if possible. God bless

  3. Okudo Allan says:

    thanks for that wonderful update we are patiently waiting

  4. Muhumuza Abraham says:

    Iam called muhumuza Abraham amunyankole by tribe aged 24 years I completed my primary level en joined secondary when I reached in s4 2016 i completed only first term due to school fees ididnt completed en ijoined mechanics en driving en icompleted now my question is
    Am I allowed to join UPDF 2023-2024?


    Help to update for us in time , thanks

  6. Gerald Musinguzi Mugenyi says:

    Sure, it was though I missed out on the previous mass recruitment I want to try my luck this time around coz I look at serving in updf not as a job but a service to my fellow countrymen

  7. Weera Asad says:

    Yes it is helpful but notify when ready

  8. Mityelo Brian says:

    Helpful notification

    • Mityelo Brian says:

      I’m mityelo Brian a holder of national certificate in building construction examined by both UBTEB and DIT assess and I am willing to join updf to serve and protect my nation as well


    I am Muhumuza Emmanuel, a holder with a National Diploma in Water Engineering, and am willing to join UPDF immediately next year, 2023 such that I can serve, protect my Country Uganda. Thanks.


      I am eagerly waiting to join UPDF as a Water Engineer, I feel to serve my country in the technical world or field and other responsibilities tasked to me

  10. Bwengye Benon says:

    It has been my will to join the forces, my name is Bwengye Benon a holder of a diploma in continuing legal studies. am looking forward to serving my country .

  11. OPOLOT BEN says:



    Yes it was helpful. Am so eager to serve my country and the world at large by joining UPDF 2023 because I do believe that those people who leaves their family to serve the nation really deserve great respect.

  13. Fayvanny Derrick says:

    How can I join updf cause this time I have no payslip for S4 but I have national I’d

  14. Gabriel says:

    I have really learnt alot from this information

  15. Julius Sande says:

    I want to join but when is the recruitment

  16. Kakuru Stephen says:

    This data was helpful try to notify me when ready to recruit

  17. Joshua says:

    Too helpful

  18. Gumisiriza Diononzio says:

    Iam Gumisiriza Diononzio,a holder of Diploma in computer science and Information technology.I want to join updf and serve my fatherland militarily in the next recruitment.
    Any updates so far ?.
    God bless

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