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.
All entries are contingent on NGB support and funding.
Typically, each selected athlete will be required to make a standard Personal Contribution of £450 for European-based events (or £520 for non-BUCS members) or £770 for Rest-of-World based events (or £885 for non-BUCS members). 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
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|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|
|Sport Climbing||Bratislava, (Slovakia)||20/06-23/06|
|Beach Volleyball||Munich, (Germany)||09/07-13/07|
|Rugby 7s||Windhoek, (Namibia)||12/07-14/07|
|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.