Eligibility Criteria (International)

Student Sport Ireland Eligibility Criteria for International Competitions.

1. A student must be fully registered and hold a student card for her/his respective institution

2. Course Requirements:

a. In the Republic of Ireland:

i. All students must be registered at a minimum of a Level 6 course of 60 ECTS on the National Qualification Authority of Ireland Framework in any academic year
ii. Part-time masters or postgraduate students must be studying for at least 50% of the credits that a full time student would be studying in any academic year

b. In Northern Ireland:

i. All students must be registered at a minimum of a Level 4 course of 120 UK Academic credits on the Northern Ireland Qualifications Framework in any academic year or the
ii. Equivalent Level C on the Northern Ireland FHEQ
iii. Part-time masters or postgraduate students must be studying for at least 50% of the credits that a full time student would be studying in any academic year

3. Students must be a national of the country they represent

4. Students must be at least 17 years and less than 28 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event. From 2018 FISU has approved a new age limit of 17 to 25 years.

5. FISU has stipulated that students participating in its basketball competitions must be at least no less than 17 and be less than 25 years of age on December 31st in the year of the event.

6. The academic year shall be defined as September to August. Students in any institution with an academic calendar not running concurrently with this will be eligible for the academic year during which they enter and any subsequent academic years depending on the ECTS value of their course.

7. Students will be eligible for competition under the year of grace rule if they have obtained their academic qualification in the year (calendar year) preceding the event.

Procedure
The Student Sport Ireland High Performance Committee makes an appropriate recommendation based on satisfying the above eligibility criteria for ratification of students for international competitions. The decision is communicated to the student and their institution. An appeal of the decision is submitted as per the SSI appeals procedure (Student Sport Ireland Appeals Procedure) and is dealt with by the Eligibility Working Group.