To identify, select and recruit young South African citizens with leadership characteristics, who are undergoing tertiary education, and to conduct their military foundation training in an appropriate and accessible manner, to prepare them for subsequent corps/functional and Junior Leader Training for appointment into military leadership positions within the SANDF.


The URTP incorporates a learning pathway for officers in the SANDF and is focused on undergraduate and postgraduate students at Universities and other Tertiary Education Institutions for appointment into the SANDF Reserves. Some members may, on completion of training, apply for appointment into the SANDF Regular Force, if they so wish.