Admissions Criteria

High School Leaving Certificate

The general admission requirements for entry to a Cyprus Maritime Academy program is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification with an average grade of 15 out of 20 (75%) or its equivalent. A concentration in Mathematics and/or Physics is preferred.

· Applicants for the Certificate of Competency of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch are required to possess a minimum of 75% in Mathematics or successfully pass a placement test in Mathematics.

· Applicants for the Certificate of Competency of Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch are required to possess a minimum of 75% in Mathematics and Physics or successfully pass a placement test in Mathematics.

In addition to a strong academic record, the applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information will be taken into account.

English Language

Cadets should present at least one of the following certificates:

· TOEFL with a minimum score of 500

· IGCSE/GCE English Language “O” Level at grade “C” or above

· IELTS with a minimum score of 6.00

· Computer-based TOEFL with a minimum sore of 173

· TOEFL IBL with a minimum score of 61

· Cambridge First Certificate in English at grade B or above

· Cambridge Proficiency Test at grade C or above

· Successful examination at the level ENGL-100, English Placement Test of Intercollege

Interview with the Academy

Applicants who fulfill the admissions criteria must attend an interview with the Academy (in person or on-line). Successful applicants will receive a conditional acceptance bounded on the fulfillment of the requirements described below.

Further Requirements

Successful applicants must submit to the Academy the following Certificates in order to proceed with the issuing of an unconditional acceptance letter:

· Medical Fitness Certificate for seafarers (based on the Regulation STCW I/9) from a doctor/medical center/ hospital approved by the Department of Merchant Shipping in Cyprus, or the relevant authority in your country of origin

· Valid Clear Criminal Record Certificate

Additionally, applicants are required to submit to the Academy the following:

· 2 recent Passport size Photos

· Copy of ID