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World University Championships

The international University Sports Federation (FISU) organise a series of World University Championships (WUCs) in even-numbered years.

Entries are by nationality (Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and students need not necessarily be studying in the UK or competing in the BUCS domestic programme.


Entries to World University Championships are made by BUCS on behalf of Great Britain & NI, supported by the National Governing Bodies of sport in Great Britain, and the level of performance will dovetail with NGB World Class performance pathways.

All entries are contingent on NGB support and funding.

Typically, each selected athlete will be required to make a standard Personal Contribution. This amount is a set contribution to event costs that typically include: entry, flights, physiotherapy support, travel visas, team management and administration, participation costs (accommodation and catering), competition kit, teamwear, and insurance. Please also refer to the specific selection document for your sport.

BUCS International competition entries will fulfil the following criteria :
• A FISU or FISU-sanctioned competition
• Where FISU competition is supported by the Great Britain NGB at performance level
• Will attract resource support from the NGB towards delivery of the event, such that it is financially viable
• Will aspire to provide a performance environment corresponding with NGB U23 provision

BUCS will prioritise entries against available resources and additional considerations including but not limited to : national performance agenda, BUCS domestic sporting programmes, previous entry record, participant numbers and relative performance levels.

If you are interested in being considered for the Great Britain Team attending the World University Championships click on the specified sports links to the left of this page for further information on each event.

Pages will be updated with Nomination Details & Selection Policies as they are agreed

The next cycle of the of the World University Championships is 2018, and further information will be available in due course.

2018 World University Championship Venues & Dates

Sport Venue Dates
Master 'U BNP Paribas
Lille/Marcq-en-Baroeul (France) 30/11-3/12 2017
Shooting Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia) 14/03-18/03
Speed Skating Minsk, (Belarus) 22/03-25/03
Cross Country St Gallen, (Switzerland) 07/04
Golf Dasmarinas, (Philippines) 16/05-19/05
Sport Climbing Bratislava, (Slovakia) 20/06-23/06
Beach Volleyball Munich, (Germany) 09/07-13/07
Rugby 7s Windhoek, (Namibia) 12/07-14/07
Orienteering Kuortane, (Finland) 17/07-21/07
Karate Kobe, (Japan) 19/07-22/07
Rowing Shanghai (CHN) 10/08-12/08
Sailing Cherbourg, (France) 01/09-10/09
Triathlon Kalmar, (Sweden) 01/09
Squash Birmingham, (GBR) 06/09-12/09
Canoe Sprint Szeged, (Hungary) 13/09-16/09
Weightlifting Biala Podlaska, (Poland) 20/09-23/09
Badminton Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia) 15/10-21/10

 * Please note this is not a World University Championship.

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