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The FISU University World Cups are the university sport's newest event properties, created to complement the FISU World University Games and the FISU World University Championships. The cup embraces a university-versus-university format instead of national delegations and, thus, are game-changers. Putting on university colours and competing amongst classmates at an international level, is an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in sports. The FISU University World Cups have caught the imagination of students and universities alike.


The first FISU University World Cup 3x3 Basketball was launched with great success in 2015 (then named World University League) and was followed by the first-ever FISU University World Cup Football event in 2019. Both events have become mainstays on the international sports calendar.


The mission of the FISU University World Cups is to help bring ever more student-athletes into the fold; including those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to compete on the international university sports scene. Through continental qualifiers and aligned events at national, regional, continental and global level, the Cups establish new pathways to high-end international tournaments. Through these series of events, FISU aims to change the role and impact of university sports on student-athletes' lives. 

3x3 Basketball

FISU University World Cups (with Qualifying Tournaments)

Xiamen (CHN)
9-11 Nov 2015
Xiamen (CHN)
21-23 Oct 2016
Xiamen (CHN)
14-17 Sep 2017

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For any queries about the University World Cups please contact the FISU University World Cups Department on