The World University Championships give students the chance to step onto the world stage in a single sport event.

Covid-19 Update 

Latest updated 2 September 2020  

BUCS are in communication with FISU with regards to the 2020 World University Championships programme. The following events have been cancelled: 

  • Cross Country, 4 March 2020
  • American Football, 4-14 June 2020
  • Golf, 17-20 June 2020
  • Beach Volleyball, 23-27 June 2020
  • Triathlon, 27-28 June 2020
  • Orienteering, 14-18 July 2020
  • Squash, 17-23 July 2020
  • Futsal, 19-26 July 2020
  • Modern Pentathlon, 18-22 August 2020
  • Canoe, 21-23 August 2020
  • Rowing, 27-29 August 2020
  • Shooting, 9-13 September 2020
  • Weightlifting, 20-24 October 2020 
  • Badminton, 16-22 November 2020


We will continue to plan and prepare for all currently unaffected events. If the situation changes we will update this page.

About the World University Championships

Organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the World University Championships are a series of competitions in a variety of different sports.

These events are conducted in the off-year of the FISU World University Summer Games.