|Champions League||Omonia (2nd qualifying round)|
|UEFA Cup||Anorthosis (qualifying round) |
APOEL (qualifying round; via Cypriot Cup)
|UEFA Intertoto||Ethnikos Achna (1st round)|
|Goals scored||628 (3.45 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Marios Neophytou|
Fourteen teams participated in the 2002–03 Cypriot First Division. All teams played against each other twice, once at their home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season crowned champions. The last three teams were relegated to the 2003–04 Cypriot Second Division.
The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup before the end of the championship. At the end of the championship, the higher placed teams among the interested ones participated in the Intertoto Cup (if they had not secured their participation in any other UEFA competition).
Teams received three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.
Changes from previous season
Ethnikos Assia, Doxa Katokopias and Ermis Aradippou were relegated from previous season and played in the 2002–03 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first three teams of the 2001–02 Cypriot Second Division, Nea Salamina, Digenis Morphou and Aris Limassol.
Stadia and locations
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Omonia (C)||26||18||6||2||68||22||+46||60||UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round|
|2||Anorthosis Famagusta||26||19||2||5||65||30||+35||59||2003–04 UEFA Cup (Cypriot Cup Winner)|
|3||APOEL||26||16||7||3||55||24||+31||55||2003–04 UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]|
|4||Olympiakos Nicosia||26||16||4||6||56||29||+27||52||2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round|
|6||Ethnikos Achna||26||10||7||9||35||32||+3||37||2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round|
|10||Enosis Neon Paralimni||26||8||7||11||39||40||−1||31|
|12||Nea Salamina (R)||26||6||11||9||39||40||−1||29||Relegated to 2003–04 Cypriot Second Division|
|13||Aris Limassol (R)||26||2||3||21||31||92||−61||9|
|14||Alki Larnaca (R)||26||1||3||22||21||93||−72||6|
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal differences, 3) Goals for.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Cypriot First Division
- 2002–03 Cypriot Cup
- List of top goalscorers in Cypriot First Division by season
- Cypriot football clubs in European competitions