Entry of Athletes at UCY

SPECIAL CRITERIA THAT GOVERN THE ENTRANCE OF ATHLETES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
 
INTRODUCTION
Athleticism and especially competitive, is manifold and multidimensional and for this reason the evaluation is difficult between games and sports or progress and performance.
 
In sports though like track and swimming, the evaluation is done with countable criteria whereas in sports like Gymnastics, judo, wrestling etc, the result is up to the judgment of the judge/s. On the other hand though there are sports that depend on the degree of concentration and on the psychological preparation on the particular day of the match, such as shooting.
 
There are also group sports where the athlete does not depend only on his/her performance.
 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The evaluation criterion that is taken into consideration is the pancyprian examination marking.
 
PRESUPPOSITIONS FOR THE REASSURANCE OF THE POSITION
1. They should be holders of a High School diploma or an equivalent school that provides them the right to enter the University of Cyprus.
2. All candidates who belong to category B, should take the entrance exams
3. All candidates who belong to category B should have a marking not lower than the 80% of the marking that the last candidate has got in order to obtain a position at the curriculum of the University of Cyprus at which they desire to enter, provided that they have obtained the 50% of the total marking.
4. During the time of submitting the application for the entrance at the University of Cyprus as athletes, they should be between seventeen (17) and thirty (30) years old.
5. If the win has been accomplished at a group sport, the athlete should have participated in more than the 50% of the total of the matches of all phases.
6. Apart from the win in Olympic, World or Pan European games, in all other cases the athlete should have achieved distinction during the last four (4) years from the academic year in which s/he submitted the application for entering the University of Cyprus and to be active athlete.
7. The win (individual or group) in Olympic, World, Pan European games should be conquered with the National team. Only one organization is considered as such, that which is conducted periodically according to the applicable international regulations of that sport. When at a category of age and sex there are two or more championships, then the most important organization which is assigned by the relevant federation is taken into consideration.
8. Pancyprian games or Pancyprian championship is considered only one organization of amateur level men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls that is carried out every year between sports clubs and is assigned by the relevant athletic federation and always by the highest category of each sport or game.
9. To take into account any race distinction, the number of the participating athletes in the sport or game, in all phases of the organization, should be twice as much of the win that is rewarded. In each case, the total number of the participants should not be smaller than six (6) athletes or teams.
It is clarified that the cup organizations are not considered Pancyprian championships or games.
10. In individual sports conducted by the system Knock Out, the athlete must have completed at least two victories. Provided that vicoties should be achieved in a match and not with drop off his opponent before the match starts.
11. The win should be accomplished at a sport or a athletic event that is cultivated by the recognized federations that take part in summer and winter Olympic games and are shown in the table below.
12. The athlete who applies for admission to the University of Cyprus to the category of specific criteria is required if requested by the management of the Sports Centre to participate in athletic competitions or other obligations representing the University.
 
 
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC SUMMER
SPORTS FEDERATIONS
 
IAAF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS
FISA INTERNATIONAL ROWING FEDERATION
IBF INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON FEDERATION
IBAF INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL FEDERATION
FIBA INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL FEDERATION
AIBA INTERNATIONAL BOXING ASSOCIATION
ICF INTERNATIONAL CANOE FEDERATION
UCI INTERNATIONAL CYCLING UNION
FEI FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE
FIE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE D´ESCRIME
FIFA FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
FIG INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS FEDERATION
IWF INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION
IHF INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL FEDERATION
FIH INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY FEDERATION
IJF INTERNATIONAL JUDO FEDERATION
FILA INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATION WRESTLING
FINA FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION
UIPM UNION INTERNATIONALE DE PENTATHLON MODERNE
ISF INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL FEDERATION
WTF THE WORLD TAEKWONDO FEDERATION
ITF INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION
ITTF THE INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION
ISSF INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORT FEDERATION
FITA INTERNATIONAL ARCHERY FEDERATION
ITU INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION
ISAF INTERNATIONAL SAILING FEDERATION
FIVB INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION
 
 
 
ADMISSION CATEGORIES OF ATHLETES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
 
Category A  Entrance of athletes without quantitative restriction and only with a High School diploma.
Category B  Entrance of athletes at a percentage of 2% of the Cypriot entrants as supernumerary.
 
B.1. individual games (1% of the Cypriot entrants as supernumerary)
B.2. group games (1% of the Cypriot entrants as supernumerary)
 
Note: 1. In case one category does not complete the number of positions it is allowed, then the positions are completed by another category.
         2. In case athletes obtain the same position at the same championship, they will be judged based on the marking they achieved at the Entrance Exams.
 
CATEGORY A
ENTRANCE OF ATHLETES WITHOUT QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTION AND ONLY WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Athletes that achieve at least one of the Excellent Athletic Distinctions.
 
A.1. An Excellent Athletic Distinction is considered to be:
 
  • The conquest of 1st-3rd win at summer or winter Olympic Games.
  • The conquest of 1st-3rd win at World Championships of men – women, teenagers – girls, boys - girls
  • The conquest of 1st-3rd win at European Championships of men – women, teenagers – girls, boys - girls
  • The conquest of 1st-3rd win at summer or winter Special Olympic games or World Championships
  • The beating of a record or the equalization of a universal or paneuropean progress of men – women, teenagers – girls.
A.2. Entrance of athletes without quantitative restrictions, and only high school diploma which has achieved an overall score of at least 17.
 
The conquest of 4th - 8th win at summer or winter Olympic Games.
The conquest of 4th - 8th win at World Championships of men – women, teenagers – girls, boys - girls
The conquest of 4th - 8th win at European Championships of men – women, teenagers – girls, boys - girls
 
CATEGORY B
ENTRANCE OF ATHLETES AT THE PERCENTAGE OF 2% OF THE CYPRIOT ENTRANTS AS SUPERNUMERARY
B1 INDIVIDUAL GAMES AT THE PERCENTAGE OF 50% OF THE NUMBER OF PLACES WILL BE GIVEN TO SPORTS
 
Athletes that have succeeded in one or more of the below distinctions in priority order:
 
1. Participation to the Olympics
2. 9th – 16th place at World or European Championships
3. 1st – 8th place at Commonwealth Games
4. 1st – 8th place at Mediterranean Games
5. Beating of a record or equalization of pancyprian progress of men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls.
6. 1st – 3rd place at Pancyprian Games of men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls.
 
B2 GROUP GAMES AT A PERCENTAGE OF 50% OF THE NUMBER OF PLACES WILL BE GIVEN TO SPORTS
 
Athletes that have succeeded in one or more of the below distinctions in priority order:
 
1. Participation to the Olympics
2. Participation in a final phase of a Commonwealth Championship of men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls, boys – girls.
3. Participation in a final phase of a Mediterranean Championship of men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls, boys – girls.
4. Participation with the National Team at a formal organization of men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls (a participation in at least 3 games).
5. Conquest of 1st – 3rd place at Pancyprian Championships of men – women, young men – women, teenagers – girls.