Step one is to top the BUCS domestic championships, step two is to represent your university on the European stage.

The next multi-sport European Universities Games will take place in Debrecen-Miskolc, Hungary between 12-24 July 2024.

Following top-four qualification in the BUCS National Championships, teams and individuals will be eligible to complete at the European Universities Games 2024 across futsal, handball, 3x3 basketball, badminton, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, judo, orienteering, volleyball, table tennis, beach volleyball, football, tennis, ultimate frisbee, water polo and basketball. 

Universities must express their intention to participate at the start of the 2023-24 season.

Following the 2024 European Universities Games in Debrecen-Miskolc, it was recently announced that the 2026 version of the Games will take place in Salerno, Italy. Information on participation will follow in due course.

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In 2023, the United Kingdom had the largest and broadest representation of British universities ever across the European Universities Championships. The Championships were also the most successful in BUCS history with 285 athletes and 50 officials from across 45 universities taking part across 12 sports between June and September 2023: table tennis, football, water polo, futsal, orienteering, karate, judo, kickboxing, taekwondo, badminton, handball and rowing.

The United Kingdom delegation became our most successful delegation ever at the European Universities Games in Lodz, Poland between 17-30 July 2022. Also, our largest and broadest representation of British universities ever.

The European Universities Games (EUG) are held biennially in even years and are the largest university multi-sport games event in Europe. The European Universities Championships (EUC) are sport specific events held biennially in odd years across Europe. 

EUSA European Universities Championships 2025




3x3 Basketball

Ljubljana, SLO

28 June - 2 July 2025


Coimbra, POR

29 June - 5 July 2025


Budapest, HUN

4-11 July 2025


Bologna, ITA

6-13 July 2025


Camerino, ITA

20-27 July 2025

Rugby 7s

Ankara, TUR

21-24 July 2025


Covilha, POR

22-28 July 2025


Zagreb, CRO

23-31 July 2025

Combart Sports

Poznan, POL

29 July - 1 August 2025

Table Tennis

Burdur, TUR

11-16 September 2025


Yerevan, ARM

16-20 September 2025

Beach Sports

Malaga, ESP

19-24 September 2025


Madrid, ESP


Water Polo

Vukovar, CRO


The European Universities Games 2026 will be held in Salerno, Italy.

The host for the European Universities Games 2028 is due to be confirmed. The candidate cities are Granada (Spain), Manisa (Turkey) and Split (Croatia).

For more information on events that are run by EUSA, please download the competition guide and EUSA Regulations.