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FVLA 2021 ready to be rolled out in new, hybrid format

FISU 18 January 2021

The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 2021 edition will be the first of its kind to be held in a hybrid format, both online and onsite.

The introductory session will be held online from 19-20 June 2021, where selected participants from around the world will be introduced to the International University Sports Federation, its events and activities, as well as the leadership.

Later in the year, from 8-14 September, the main session will be held in Kazan, Russian Federation, as has been done since the inaugural edition, barring 2020.

Dates of the event:

19-20 June 2021 – introduction session (online)
8-14 September 2021 – main session (offline)

The mission of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA) is to further develop university sports globally, in cooperation with National and Continental University Sports Federations (NUSFs and CUSFs), through the training and development of future FISU Student Ambassadors. These Student Ambassadors go on to assist their respective NUSF and CUSF in the implementation of international, national, and local projects and activities, particularly the annual International Day of University Sport on 20 September.

FVLA OCThe Organising Committee of FVLA 2020The strong educational component of the FVLA programme includes an introduction to FISU’s history, structure, sports and educational events. The participants join workshops on various aspects of university sports, including volunteer management at events, media and communications, and also get to try their hand at a variety of sports.

Every year, the participants of the FVLA must be nominated by their NUSF and CUSF. The opportunity is open to all university students aged between 18-25 years, who can demonstrate a genuine interest and involvement in university sports events and in sport, cultural and social life in general.


FISU’s member federations can start nominating their candidates from 8 February 2021 onwards, when the online accreditation system for FVLA 2021 will open.


Member federations may send a separate application for a second participant who meets all participant requirements. In this case, the NUSF or CUSF will be responsible for travel and participation costs.

The stages of selection and participation will be as follows:

  1. The NUSF/CUSF nominate their candidate and submit general and individual forms at FISU Online Accreditation System (OAS).

  2. The Organising Committee(OC)proesses the applications and conducts online interviews with

  3. OC sends a confirmation letter to the NUSF/CUSF letter about successful candidate(s).

  4. OC assists candidates directly with visa support and other travel related information.

  5. Selectedcandidates participate in both parts of FVLA

  6. Participants may receive FISU Student Ambassador status for a maximum of two years

As the FISU events calendar has already been affected by the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, depending on circumstance, both parts of FVLA 2021 may need to be hosted online. The Organising Committee will continue to work with the member federations, participants, and speakers in order to organise both parts of the event to the highest standard.

For any questions, please contact the OC at

FISU looks to see you in the Summer Universiade alumni city of Kazan this year!