Only the competitors who satisfy the following conditions may take part in a FISU World University Championship:

  • Must be national of the country they represent
  • Must be at least 18 and no older than 25 years of age on the 31st December of the year of the event; for 2020, athletes must be born between the 01/01/1995 and the 31/12/2002.
  • Have to be students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognised by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;
  • Have to be former students of the institutions mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event;

Each country may enter a maximum of twenty-one (21) persons: sixteen (16) competitors (with a maximum of eight (8) men and eight (8) women) and five (5) officials.

Each country may enter in:
Middle distance: – six (6) men and six (6) women
Sprint distance: – six (6) men and six (6) women
Pursuit distance: – six (6) men and six (6) women
Mixed relay: – two (2) teams of two (2) runners (1 men + 1 women)

At the first General Technical Meeting, the Head of Delegation or his/her representative shall confirm and sign the official list of competitors accredited by the CIC.



General EntriesBy 23th of September 2019
Quantitative Entries
25% deposit of participation fees
By 23th of December 2019
Individual Entries
Travel schedules of the delegations
Media Individual Entries
By 23th of February 2020
Balance of participation feesUpon arrival/by invoice
Final confirmation of competitorsAt 1st General Technical Meeting

All the general, quantitative and individual entries as well as travel schedules for each person should be filled in online, using FISU’s online accreditation system at: .

FISU has provided all National University Sports Federations the passwords for the system. Entries for the 2020 World University Championships will be possible starting from July 2019.

The Organizing Committee would like to emphasize already at this early stage the great importance of following the deadlines for the entries. Entries arriving after the expiration of the required deadlines will not be taken into consideration.