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University World Cups

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


The first University World Cup 3x3 was launched with great success in 2015 (then named World University League) and was followed by the first-ever University World Cup - Football in 2019. Both events have become mainstays on the international sports calendar and will lead the way for this format to be adopted in more sports like Rugby Sevens, Handball, Floorball, American Football and Cheerleading.  


The mission of the 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. 




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For any queries about the University World Cups please contact the FISU University World Cups Department on worldcups@fisu.net.